Dr. Ella Been

Faculty of Health Professions

Ono Academic College, Israel

Head of Physical Therapy Department

Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Tel Aviv University, Israel



2006 Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

1990 BPT., Physical Therapy Department, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Publications (Selected)

  1. Bezalel T, Carmeli E, Been E, &Kalichman L. (2014). Scheuermann's disease: Current diagnosis and treatment approach. Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, 27(4), 383-390.
  2. Been E, Shefi S, Zilka L. &Soudack M. (2014). Foramen Magnum Orientation and Its Association with Cervical Lordosis: A Model for Reconstructing Cervical Curvature in Archeological and Extinct Hominin Specimens. Advances in Anthropology, 4, 133-140. doi: 10.4236/aa.2014.43017.
  3. Been E, Gómez-Olivencia A, and Kramer PA. (2014). Lumbar lordosis in extinct hominins: Implications of the pelvic incidence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22507.
  4. Been E, and Kalichman L. 2014. Lumbar lordosis. The Spine Journal 14:87-97. (IF, 3.2; No. of Citations, 2; Rank, 4/65)
  5. Shefi S, Soudack M, Konen E, and Been E. 2013. Development of the Lumbar Lordotic Curvature in Children From Age 2 to 20 Years. Spine 38(10):E602-E608.
  6. Gómez-Olivencia A, Been E, Arsuaga JL, and Stock JT. 2013. The Neandertal vertebral column 1: The cervical spine. Journal of Human Evolution 64:608-630.
  7. Been E, Pessah H, Peleg S, and Kramer PA. 2013. Sacral orientation in hominin evolution. Advances in Anthropology 3:133-141.
  8. Been E, Gomez A, and Kramer PA. 2012. Lumbar lordosis of extinct hominins. American Journal of  Physical Anthropology 147:64–77.
  9. Kalichman L, Li L, Hunter DJ, and Been E. 2011. Association between lumbar lordosis and CT-evaluated features of spinal degeneration. The Spine Journal 11(4):308-315.
  10. Been E, Li L, Hunter DJ, and Kalichman L. 2011. Geometry of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs in lumbar segments adjacent to spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: pilot study. European Spine Journal 20(7):1159-1165.
  11. Been E, Peleg S, Marom A, and Barash A. 2010. Morphology and Function of the Lumbar Spine of the Kebara 2 Neandertal. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142(4):549-557.
  12. Been E, Barash A, Pessah H, and Peleg S. 2010. A new look at the geometry of the lumbar spine. Spine 35(20):E1014-E1017.
  13. Been E, Barash A, Marom A, and Kramer PA. 2010. Vertebral Bodies or Discs Which Contributes More to Human-like Lumbar Lordosis?. Clinical Orthopedic and Related Research 468(7):1822-1829.
  14. Been E, Barash A, Marom A, Aizenberg I, and Kramer PA. 2010. A New Model for Calculating the Lumbar Lordosis Angle in Early Hominids and in the Spine of the Neandertal from Kebara. The Anatomical Record 293(7):1140-1145.
  15. Peleg S, Dar G, Steinberg N, Masharawi Y, Been E, Abbas J, and Hershkovitz I. 2009. Sacral orientation and spondylolysis. Spine 34(25):E906-E910.
  16. Been E, Pessah H, Been L, Tawil A, and Peleg S. 2007. A New Method for Predicting the Lumbar Lordosis Angle in Skeletal Material. The Anatomical Record 290:1568-1573.
  17. Masharawi Y, Rothschild B, Dar G, Peleg S, Robinson D, Been E, and HershkovitzI. 2004. Facet orientation in the thoracolumbar spine: three-dimensional anatomic and biomechanical analysis. Spine 29:1755-1763.

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