This best-selling resource explores the full spectrum of surgical techniques used in spine surgery, and describes how to avoid and manage complex problems. It emphasizes how to achieve successful outcomes and minimize risks. The 2nd Edition delivers more than 25 brand-new chapters, as well as extensive revisions and updates throughout, to reflect all of the latest advances in the field. It also features contributions from an increased number of orthopaedic surgeons to round out the strong coverage provided by the many neurosurgeon contributors.
Provides more than 25 brand-new chapters, as well as extensive revisions or total rewrites to the majority of existing chaptersto present all of the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of spine surgery.
Includes chapters on hot topics such as Nonspinal Pathology Masquerading as Spinal Disease · Bone Void Fillers: Bone and Bone Substitutes · Data Management · Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion · Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Disorders · Craniocervical Junction Deformities · Pediatric Spinal Deformities · Subsidence and Dynamic Spinal Stabilization · and The Nonoperative Management of Neck and Back Pain.
Features contributions from well-known neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, for well-rounded, authoritative coverage from beginning to end.
Offers more than 825 outstanding illustrations that demonstrate how to perform every procedure step by step.
Review of the First Edition: "Covers the breadth of spine surgery, from patient evaluation, pathology, and treatment decisions to surgical techniques, associated complications, and long-term care. Nonoperative care, biomechanics, and medical economics are also given thorough consideration...The chapters are well organized, easy to read, and well illustrated. The discussions are to the point and easily understood...This text will be of great value to the practicing spine surgeon, whether neurosurgically or orthopaedically trained. I strongly recommend it to all practitioners."The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Review of this edition: "The editor has pooled a distinguished and diverse assembly of authors who represent various opinions regarding the most significant issues that spine surgeons encounter in daily practice...[T]he new edition is an outstanding update of an already great reference source. I would recommend this text surgeons who treat spinal disorders, particularly those in training. This is a source one can refer to time and time again."--Journal of Neurosurgery, July 2005
By Edward C. Benzel, MD, Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute; Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
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