The success of any spinal operation depends on good definition of the indications, consideration of the contraindications, technical and organizational factors, good operating technique and correct preoperative preparation and positioning of the patient. These points are presented in this book as clearly as possible and are illustrated with detailed high quality artwork.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Providing a step by step guide to cervical spine surgery, this invaluable covers all the major surgical procedures in cervical spine surgery, including tips and pearls for a safe and efficient surgery. Written by Dr K Daniel Riew, MD and Dr Han Jo Kim MD, this book describes each surgical procedure in fine detail. Each chapter describes a specific procedure, starting with positioning and surgical approach, followed by the technical aspects of the surgery and the reasoning behind why the surgery is performed with these techniques. The step by step explanation of the procedure is accompanied by vivid illustrations, and a surgical video of how the surgery is performed that is included with the book. At the end of each chapter, additional tips and pearls from international experts in cervical spine surgery are listed. The Step-by-Step Guide to Cervical Spine Surgery may be used as a textbook for cervical spine surgeons who want to have a reference for performing cervical spine surgery in a safe and systematized manner in order to minimize complications. The detailed explanations provided are helpful for understanding the fine nuances of cervical spine anatomy that tailor the authors' methods and guide their techniques.
Volume 1 presents basic scientific and technical principles - it provides the reader with the scientific background to understand spine surgery and it teaches how to apply these surgical principles using the instrumentation necessary in a step-by-step manner with exceptional illustrations. Volume 2 presents discussion concerning typical clinical cases. The readers is involved in the development of the rationale of treatment, the indications, the contraindications, the argumentation in favor of a technique or against one, and the outcome. Case examples are outlined with learning points from more than 50 surgeons of which each leader in their surgical field. [taken from back cover] AOSpine teaching videos and clips enhance learning on the accompanying DVDRom.
Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. Principles and Techniques begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation, computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations. Clinical Applications presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes, deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease. For each case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes. Throughout both volumes, high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear, easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review of important learning points.
Don’t miss it! The second, completely revised and expanded edition of the successful surgical manual on minimally invasive spine surgery includes 51 chapters (including more than 20 new chapters) covering all current minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery. A complete survey of all microsurgical and endoscopic techniques with a special focus on semi-invasive injection techniques for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in low back pain is given. The clear chapter structure with terminology, history, surgical principles, advantages/disadvantages, indications, access principles, complications, and results facilitates navigation through the manual. Topics include the principles of microsurgical and endoscopic treatment, spinal navigation and computer-assisted surgery, minimally invasive reconstruction, fusion, dynamic stabilization in fractures, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, low back pain and deformities. The didactic presentation of surgical steps makes the reader familiar with all types of new minimally invasive techniques in clinical use or still in ongoing clinical trials such as minimally invasive spine arthroplasty.
This book has become necessary as a consequence of the rapid expansion of the surgical procedures and implants available for spinal surgery within the "AO Group". We have not attempted to write an in-depth book on spinal surgery, but one which will help the surgeon in the use of AO concepts and implants. We con sider the practical courses held all over the world essential for the teaching of sound techniques so that technical complications and poor results can be avoid ed for both the surgeon and, in particular the patient. This book is a practical manual and an outline of what is taught in the courses. It is intended to help the young spinal surgeon to understand the correct use of AO implants. The indi- tions given will aid the correct use of each procedure. . It must be strongly emphasized that surgery of the spine is technically de manding. The techniques described in this book should only be undertaken by surgeons who are trained and experienced in spinal surgery. Certain techniques, in particular pedicle screw fIxation and cages, have not yet been fully approved by the FDA in the United States. However, throughout the rest of the world, the use of pedicle screws has become a standard technique for the spine surgeon, since it has been shown to improve fIxation techniques and allow segmental correction of the spine. The use of cages has become more and more popular, specifIcally as a tool of minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Handbook of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Spine Surgery, edited by Drs. Wang, Anderson, Ludwig, and Mummaneni, is destined to become a favorite with all students of spine surgery, whether residents in training or experienced practitioners. Small enough to fit in a lab coat pocket, this exceptional manual is just the resource you need. It will prove invaluable as a quick reference in daily practice or simply as a refresher when confronting a difficult clinical problem. This fully illustrated fundamental guide focuses on procedures and techniques that require minimal exposure. Presented in a concise and readable format, this text delivers the basics for those new to minimally invasive surgery as well as pointers and tips for more advanced surgeons. It is destined to become a favorite with all students of spine surgery. Composed of 11 chapters, this practical manual begins with the true foundation of minimally invasive surgery--imaging. Safe and effective surgery performed through minimal exposures demands a thorough mind's-eye understanding of anatomy without visualization. Moreover, it requires a keen ability to mentally translate two-dimensional imaging into three-dimensional anatomy. Next, the most common techniques of cannulation are covered in a logical step-by-step fashion, just as it is taught in the operating room. Minimally invasive options for pedicle screw placement are completed with a chapter describing the mini-open technique. The second half of this book focuses on fusion and pedicle screw insertion. Finally, this handbook does not ignore the endpoint of all these techniques--achieving successful fusion. Techniques to enhance the success of this outcome are discussed in Chapter 9, whereas potential complications and methods to avoid them are outlined in Chapter 8. Each chapter concludes with "Surgical Pearls and Pitfalls," which provide summaries of the salient points discussed in the chapter. Unique to this text are highlighted boxes outlining "Bailouts/Alternative Strategies" for completing the task when classic techniques fail. Furthermore, each chapter is well illustrated, with step-by-step images that clearly demonstrate the points being made. Written by world-recognized minimally invasive spine surgeons, this handbook provides essential coverage of key topics.
Now is its revised and expanded third edition, including nine new chapters, this step-by-step, state-of-the-art procedural manual covers over 50 unique surgical approaches for injuries and conditions of the spine. Generously illustrated, various surgical approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine are clearly enumerated and described, including anterior, lateral, and posterior approaches and the worldwide movement toward the use of tubular retractors for a multitude of approaches. Written and edited by leaders in the field of spine surgery, this updated edition will be an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and sports medicine practitioners alike.
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Limited
Comprising two volumes, this pictorial atlas is a comprehensive guide to operative neurosurgery for trainees. Divided into 21 sections across more than 1700 pages, the book begins with discussion on preoperative and intraoperative considerations, and basic techniques. Each of the following sections covers numerous surgical procedures for disorders in the brain and spine including trauma, tumours, skull base surgery, vascular surgery, cervical spine, minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and many more. A complete section is dedicated to paediatric neurosurgery and the book concludes with chapters on postoperative management. Presented in a step by step format, the atlas explains procedures using detailed photographs and illustrations. Each chapter begins with an introduction, then radiological imaging, guidance on positioning, and direction on the surgical technique. Authored by recognised experts in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for junior and trainee neurosurgeons.
This book is a comprehensive guide to defining the value of spine care. Beginning with an introduction and definition of common terminology, the following chapters evaluate the processes and outcomes of spinal surgery. Written by recognised, US-based experts in the field, this practical manual provides spine care specialists with an in depth understanding of the key concepts, measurement tools and methods for value-based spine care.
Based on the instructional course of orthopaedic spine surgery, the "Ulm Spine Week", which is held annually at the Department of Orthopaedics of the University of Ulm, a panel of experts in the field of spine surgery is presenting a variety of issues related to the treatment of acquired disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine as well as to lumbar non-fusion technology.