Scott D. Hodges, D.O.

Scott D. Hodges, D.O.

Scott D. Hodges, D.O.

Fellowship-trained spine surgeon

Dr. Hodges is a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He has completed over 15,000 spine surgeries throughout his career, with a special interest in spine motion preservation techniques. Dr. Hodges entered private practice in 1994 with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he works alongside a team of medical professionals specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Hodges is a pioneer in joint replacement and also holds an interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the spine. He was an early adopter of navigationally-assisted MI and has served as a faculty member and chairman of numerous educational programs for over two decades. Dr. Hodges’ current research focuses on spinal mobility before and after surgical intervention. He is an active innovator with over 50 patents for spine/orthopedic devices, and currently serves as chairman of the research committee for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Dr. Hodges is a native of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Adventist University and graduated cum laude from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He also served in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of major.

Education

Spine Surgery Fellowship

Hinsdale Hospital
Hinsdale, IL

Spine Surgery Fellowship

Loyola University of Chicago
Maywood, IL

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor’s Hospital
Columbus, OH

Rotating Internship

Tulsa Regional Medical Center
Tulsa, OK

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Health Sciences
Kansas City, MO
*Graduated with honors in the top 5%

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN

United States Air Force

Recent Publications & Books

  • Gornet, M. F., Lanman, T. H., Burkus, J. K., Dryer, R. F., McConnell, J. R., Hodges, S. D., & Schranck, F. W. (2019). Two-level cervical disc arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: 10-year outcomes of a prospective, randomized investigational device exemption clinical trial. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine1(aop), 1-11.
  • Eck, Jason C., and Scott D. Hodges. "What is the future of spinal surgery in patients with osteoporosis?." Seminars in Spine Surgery. Vol. 30. No. 1. WB Saunders, 2018.
  • Eck J.C., Hodges S.D. “Inflammatory Arthritides.” In: Bono C, et al., eds. Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine 2nd Edition. 2017; 231-239.
  • Hodges, S.D., Lanman T.H., Burkus, J.K., Dryer, R.G., Gornet, M.F., McConnell J. “Long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Prestige LP artificial cervical disc replacement at 2 levels: Results from a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Published online April 7, 2017; DOI: 10.3171/2016.11.SPINE16746.
  • Hodges S.D., Gornet M.F., Lanman, T.H., Burkas, J.K., McConnell J.R., Copay, A.G., Nian, H., Harrell, F.E. Jr., Dryer, R.F. “Cervical disc arthroplasty with the Prestige LP disc versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, at 2 levels: Results of a prospective, multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial at 24 months.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. March 17, 2017.
  • Eck, J.C., Hodges, S.D. Spine: Cases 7-8. In: Sethi MK (Ed). Orthopaedic Surgery Examination and Board Review. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2016. Pp 9-11.
  • Hodges, S.D., Eck, Jason C., Newton, Danette. “Analysis of CT-based Navigation System for Pedicle Screw Placement.” Orthopedics 2012; 25(8):e1221-e1224.

Active Professional Distinctions

  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AOAO)
  • Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
  • American Spine Injury Association (ASIA)

Articles by Scott D. Hodges, D.O.

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Total Disc Replacement At Age 50/60

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Total Disc Replacement In Your 30s: Is it right for you?

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Are you in your 30s and considering a total disc replacement for back pain? Here are some things to think about—and an alternative that could be a better option.

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