Best Evidence for Spine Surgery, 20 Cardinal Cases (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Best Evidence for Spine Surgery

20 Cardinal Cases (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

By Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD, Section Head, Spine Program Department of Neurosurgery Assistant Professor of Surgery City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Beckman Research Institute Duarte, CA and Steven R. Garfin, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of California, San Diego; Chief, Section of Spine Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA


1 Cervical Disc Herniation: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Arthroplasty

2 Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Bone-Grafting Options

3 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Anterior Versus Posterior Approach

4 Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thoracic Disc Herniations

5 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Mild Neurological Deficit: Microdiscectomy Versus Conservative Treatment

6 Cervical Spondylosis-Spinal Stenosis: Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy and Fusion

7 Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Fusion Versus Artificial Disc

8 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Radicular Pain: Decompression Only Versus Decompression and Fusion

9 Asymptomatic Intradural Schwannoma: Surgery Versus Radiosurgery Versus Observation

10 Pseudotumor: Transoral Versus Posterior Fusion

11 Odontoid Fracture in the Elderly: Odontoid Screws Versus Posterior Fusion

12 C1-C2 Fusion: Transarticular Screws Versus Harms/Melcher Procedure

13 Multilevel Cervical Corpectomy: Anterior-Only Versus Circumferential Instrumentation

14 Cervical Jumped Facets and Incomplete Neurological Deficit: Closed-Reduction Versus Urgent Surgery

15 Laminectomy Across Cervicothoracic Junction: Fusion Versus Nonfusion

16 Vertebral Metastases: Ventral and Dorsal Approach Versus Lateral Extracavitary Transpedicular Approach

17 Degenerative Scoliosis: Anterior and Posterior Fusion Versus Posterior Fusion

18 Sagittal Imbalance: Multiple Smith-Peterson Osteotomies Versus Pedicle Substraction Osteotomies

19 L1-S1 Fusion: When to Extend to T12 and Pelvis and When to Include L5-S1 Anterior Grafting

20 High-Grade Spondylolisthesis: Reduction and Fusion Versus In Situ Fusion