prof. dr. F.C. (F. Cumhur) Oner

prof. dr. F.C. (F. Cumhur) Oner

Full Professor
  • Department of Orthopaedics



Cumhur Öner obtained in 1980 his Medical Degree in Ankara, Turkey and did his orthopaedic surgery training in Rotterdam between 1987 and 1993. Since 1993 he works as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) in 1999 from the University of Utrecht. The work for his PhD thesis focused on the diagnostic and prognostic parameters in spinal trauma patients. He is the head of the neuro-orthopaedic spine unit since 2002. Cumhur Öner has actively participated in the foundation of the international Spine Trauma Study Group and is currently member of the steering committee of the Knowledge Forum Trauma of the AOSpine International. He has been involved in clinical spine research as well as the bone and intervertebral disc RM program in the UMC Utrecht. He was the president of the Dutch Spine Society between 2007-2011.

Side Activities

AOSpine Knowledge Forum Spinal Trauma, board member

Global Spine Tumor Study Group, board member

Member Concilium of Dutch Orthopaedic Society

Director AOSpine Reference Center Utrecht

Editorial Board Member ‘Spine’ and ‘European Spine Journal’

Fellowship and Awards

Anna Award, 2005

Research Output (271)

Establishing the Injury Severity of Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma:Validating the Hierarchical Nature of the AO Spine Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System

Schroeder Gregory D, Canseco Jose A, Patel Parthik D, Divi Srikanth N, Karamian Brian A, Kandziora Frank, Vialle Emiliano N, Oner F Cumhur, Schnake Klaus J, Dvorak Marcel F, Chapman Jens R, Benneker Lorin M, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Kepler Christopher K, Vaccaro Alexander R, 17 dec 2020, In: Spine. 46 , p. 649-657 9 p.

Reliability and Validity of the English Version of the AOSpine PROST (Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma)

Sadiqi Said, Dvorak Marcel F., Vaccaro Alexander R., Schroeder Gregory D., Post Marcel W., Benneker Lorin M., Kandziora Frank, Rajasekaran S., Schnake Klaus J., Vialle Emiliano N., Oner F. Cumhur 1 sep 2020, In: Spine. 45 , p. E1111-E1118


Van Erp J. H.J., Gielis W. P., Arbabi V., De Gast A., Weinans H., Arbabi S., Öner F. C., Castelein R. M., Schlösser T. P.C. sep 2020, In: Bone and Joint Journal. 102 , p. 1261-1267 7 p.

Description and Reliability of the AOSpine Sacral Classification System

Vaccaro Alexander R., Schroeder Gregory D., Divi Srikanth N., Kepler Christopher K., Kleweno Conor P., Krieg James C., Wilson Jefferson R., Holstein Jörg H., Kurd Mark F., Firoozabadi Reza, Vialle Luiz R., Oner F. Cumhur, Kandziora Frank, Chapman Jens R., Schnake Klaus J., Benneker Lorin M., Dvorak Marcel F., Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Vialle Emiliano N., Joaquim Andrei F., El-Sharkawi Mohammad Mostafa, Dhakal Gaurav R., Popescu Eugen C., Kanna Rishi M., Muijs S. P.J., Tee Jin W., Bellabarba Carlo 19 aug 2020, In: The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 102 , p. 1454-1463 10 p.

Surgical Restoration of Sagittal Alignment of the Spine:Correlation with Improved Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ochtman A. E. A., Kruyt M. C., Jacobs W. C. H., Kersten R. F. M. R., le Huec J. C., Oner F. C., van Gaalen S. M. 1 aug 2020, In: JBJS reviews. 8 , p. 1-11

Neurological recovery after traumatic spinal cord injury:what is meaningful? A patients’ and physicians’ perspective

ter Wengel Paula Valerie, Post Marcel W.M., Martin Enrico, Stolwijk-Swuste Janneke, Hosman Allard Jan Frederik, Sadiqi Said, Vandertop William Peter, Öner Fetullah Cumhur 1 aug 2020, In: Spinal Cord. 58 , p. 865-872 8 p.

Increasing Fusion Rate Between 1 and 2 Years After Instrumented Posterolateral Spinal Fusion and the Role of Bone Grafting

Lehr A Mechteld, Oner F Cumhur, Delawi Diyar, Stellato Rebecca K, Hoebink Eric A, Kempen Diederik H R, van Susante Job L C, Castelein Rene M, Kruyt Moyo C, 25 mei 2020, In: Spine. 45 , p. 1403-1410 8 p.

Complete Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury:Current Insights Regarding Timing of Surgery and Level of Injury

Wengel Paula Valerie ter, De Haan Yvette, Feller Ricardo E., Oner F. Cumhur, Vandertop William Peter 1 mei 2020, In: Global Spine Journal. 10 , p. 324-331 8 p.

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins for Nucleus Pulposus Regeneration

Krouwels Anita, Iljas Juvita D, Kragten Angela H M, Dhert Wouter J A, Öner F Cumhur, Tryfonidou Marianna A, Creemers Laura B 14 apr 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21

Clinical, radiological, and patient-reported outcomes 13 years after pedicle screw fixation with balloon-assisted endplate reduction and cement injection

De Gendt Erin E A, Kuperus Jonneke S, Foppen Wouter, Oner F Cumhur, Verlaan Jorrit-Jan 1 apr 2020, In: European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 29 , p. 914-921 8 p.

All research output

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