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Steven Agabegi, MD


  • Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Medical Degree: Temple University (Medicine)
  • Bachelor's Degree: Temple University (Journalism)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 20100723)




Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Information
Research Interests

Scoliosis, Complex Spinal Deformity, Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Conditions, Revision Surgery, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Back Injuries

Bone Infections

Curvature of the Spine


Herniated Discs

Hunchback (Kyphosis)

Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Intervertebral Disc Displacement

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Musculoskeletal Disease

Neck/Spine Injury

Orthopaedic Trauma

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)


Sacroiliac Joint Pain


Scheuermann's Disease

Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine)

Spinal Fractures

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Stenosis

Spine Infections




Vertebral Body Compression Fracture

Vertebral Fractures

Vertebral Tumor

Peer Reviewed Publications

Agabegi, Steven S; Kazemi, Namdar; Sturm, Peter F; Mehlman, Charles T 2015. Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Mature Patients: A Critical Review. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, ,

McPhail, Gary L; Ehsan, Zarmina; Howells, Sacha A; Boesch, R Paul; Fenchel, Matthew C; Szczesniak, Rhonda; Jain, Viral; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Wall, Eric; Redding, Greg J 2015. Obstructive lung disease in children with idiopathic scoliosis. The Journal of pediatrics, 166 4, 1018-21

Gordon, Diane; Hosu, Liana; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar 2013. Brain herniation due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) after posterior spine fusion. Paediatric anaesthesia, 23 9, 875-6

McPhail GL, Howelss SA, Boesch RP, Wood RE, Ednick M, Chini BA, Jain V, Agabegi S, Sturm P, Wall E, Crawford A, 2013. Obstructive Lung Disease is Common in Children with Syndromuic and Congenital Scoliosis: A Preliminary Study J. Pediatric Orthop, 33 8, 781

McPhail, Gary L; Howells, Sacha A; Boesch, Richard Paul; Wood, Robert E; Ednick, Mathew; Chini, Barbara A; Jain, Viral; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Wall, Eric; Crawford, Alvin; Redding, Greg 2013. Obstructive lung disease is common in children with syndromic and congenital scoliosis: a preliminary study. Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 33 8, 781-5

Thawrani D, Agabegi SS, Eismann E, Martin R, Sturm PF 2013. Accuracy and Reliability of Drawiing Central Sacral Vertical Line on Scoliosis Radiographs in Clinical Practive. Spine Deformity, 1, 16

Agabegi, Steven S; Iorio, Timothy E; Wilson, Jon D; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S 2011. Juvenile xanthogranuloma in an adult lumbar spine: a case report. Spine, 36 1, E69-73

Agabegi, Steven S; Majid, Kamran; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S; Vaccaro, Alexander R; Patel, Tushar 2011. Can preoperative radiographic parameters be used to predict fusion in non-instrumented posterolateral fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis? Spine, 36 26, E1709-14

Agabegi, Steven S; Asghar, Ferhan A; Herkowitz, Harry N 2010. Spinal orthoses. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 18 11, 657-67

Agabegi, Steven S; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S 2010. Contemporary management of isthmic spondylolisthesis: pediatric and adult. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society, 10 6, 530-43

Francke, Eric I; Demetropoulos, Constantine K; Agabegi, Steven S; Truumees, Eeric; Herkowitz, Harry N 2010. Distractive force relative to initial graft compression in an in vivo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion model. Spine, 35 5, 526-30

Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone K 2008. Postlaminectomy Kyphosis in an Achondroplastic Adolescent Treated for Spinal Stenosis. Orthopedics, 31 2, 168

Agabegi, Steven S; Antekeier, David P; Crawford, Alvin H; Crone, Kerry R 2008. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics, 31 2, 168

Agabegi, Steven S; Stern, Peter J 2008. Bias in research. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 37 5, 242-8

Stern, Peter J; Agabegi, Steven S; Kiefhaber, Thomas R; Didonna, Michael L 2005. Proximal row carpectomy. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 87 Suppl 1 Pt 2, 166-74

Agabegi SS, Kazemi N, Mehlman CT, Sturm PF . Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Mature Patients. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, ,

Agabegi, Steven S; Freiberg, Richard A; Plunkett, James M; Stern, Peter J . Thumb abduction strength measurement in carpal tunnel syndrome. The Journal of hand surgery, 32 6, 859-66