Minimally invasive techniques are now the preferred method for spine surgery because the incision is much smaller, causing less damage to surrounding muscles, pain is usually greatly reduced, and recovery time is faster. This book is a practical guide to minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques for spine operations. Beginning with an overview of spinal anatomy and the basics of minimally invasive surgery, the following chapters examine the management of numerous different spinal conditions. A complete chapter is dedicated to patients with spinal cord injury and rehabilitation. More than 200 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables enhance the comprehensive text, making it an invaluable resource for both trainees and practising spine surgeons. Key points Comprehensive guide to minimally invasive spine surgery Covers diagnosis and treatment of numerous spinal disorders Complete chapter dedicated to spinal injury and rehabilitation Includes more than 200 photographs and illustrations
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. 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. Provides more than 25 brand-new chapters, as well as extensive revisions or total rewrites to the majority of existing chapters-to 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. With 267 additional contributing experts.
The Spine: Medical and Surgical Conditions is a complete, two volume, evidence based study edited by an internationally recognised team of spine surgeons based in the USA, China, Canada, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Egypt and India. The two volumes are divided into 137 chapters, across fourteen sections. The first section covers general topics in spinal medicine, including anatomy, biomechanics, physical and neurological examination, interventional diagnostics and therapeutics, and anaesthesia. This is followed by sections on the development of the spine, metabolic disorders, and bone grafting. Subsequent sections focus on surgery for particular parts of the spine, including cervical, lumbar and thoracic, as well as sections on spinal cord injuries and motor preservation. Later sections in the book provide information on the spine in paediatrics, adult deformity, tumours, vascular malformations and infections, complications of spinal surgery, and a final section on minimally invasive techniques. Enhanced by 1500 full colour images, The Spine: Medical and Surgical Conditions is also made available online, complete with text, images and video, with each physical copy. Key Points Comprehensive, two volume guide to spinal medicine Covers anatomy, biomechanics, examination, diagnostics, therapeutics, anaesthesia, surgery and complications Enhanced by 1500 full colour images Includes access to online version with complete text, images and video
Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery provides full-color, step-by-step explanations of all operative procedures in spine surgery. It contains 19 chapters from the spine section and 10 chapters from the pediatric section of Dr. Sam W. Wiesel's Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as 18 new chapters covering advanced procedures. Written by experts from leading institutions around the world, this superbly illustrated volume focuses on mastery of operative techniques and also provides a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications, and what outcomes to expect. The user-friendly format is ideal for quick preoperative review of the steps of a procedure. Each procedure is broken down step by step, with full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings that demonstrate how to perform each technique. Extensive use of bulleted points and tables allows quick and easy reference. Each clinical problem is discussed in the same format: definition, anatomy, physical exams, pathogenesis, natural history, physical findings, imaging and diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, non-operative management, surgical management, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications.
This atlas is a comprehensive review of spine surgery, discussing traditional and new techniques. Divided into sections, the first part introduces surgical anatomy. The following sections focus on procedures for different parts of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral, to present expanded coverage of all aspects of spine surgery. Each section presents numerous disorders and different surgical techniques for their management. Highly illustrated, each chapter discusses indications for a surgical approach, the most common surgeries, pertinent anatomy, postoperative care and potential complications. Key points are summarised for each chapter. Written by recognised US authors, this atlas is enhanced by 800 full-colour illustrations, clinical pictures and radiographic images. Key points Comprehensive review of spine surgery covering new and traditional techniques Discusses disorders and surgeries in different spinal sections Key points summarised for each chapter Recognised US author team Includes 800 illustrations, clinical pictures and radiographic images
Representing the collective efforts of a multinational, multidisciplinary panel of spine and spinal cord trauma masters, this beautifully illustrated evidence-based textbook does more than provide multiple treatment options -- it offers unique access to insights from recognized spine experts and a thoughtful yet practical review of the most relevant literature and clinical evidence available in the field today. Each chapter centers on pertinent questions and objective reviews of state-of-the-art procedures that guide readers from an evaluation of the evidence through practical recommendations they can easily apply to their own practices. Features: Succinct outline format -- easy to read and reference 138 detailed evidentiary tables appear throughout the text An innovative new classification system for spine trauma developed by The Spine Trauma Study Group, composed of 50 internationally recognized spine experts High-quality radiographs and full-color drawings and photographs complement the text Practical recommendations for the treatment of many common spinal injuries, including odontoid fractures, central cord injuries, and thoraco-lumbar flexion distraction injuries --in-depth information on everything from intensive care to rehabilitation Accompanying MediaCenter web content contains 15 narrated videos -- over one hour of footage -- of actual procedures by the authors Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management is an invaluable reference for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, residents and fellows in those specialties, and allied health professionals who care for spine injury patients.
Prepared by the Cervical Spine Research Society, this comprehensive surgical atlas demonstrates the full range of operative techniques for treating cervical spine disorders. Internationally renowned experts provide thoroughly illustrated step-by-step instructions on patient preparation, approaches to the cervical spine, and all current decompression, graft, fixation, and stereotactic techniques. The consistent chapter organization allows easy access to information. Chapters on approaches cover limits of exposure; anatomy; dangers; perioperative considerations; operating room setup; instruments; positioning; skin incisions; deep dissection; closure; and postoperative management. Chapters on techniques cover indications/contraindications; benefits/limitations; recommended approach; perioperative considerations; operating room setup; instruments; biomechanical considerations; technique; and postoperative management.
Owing to their frequency and possible consequences and considering the fact they frequently affect young people, trauma tic lesions of the thoraco lumbar spine represent a special point of interest within the field of Neurotraumatology. Traffic accidents are the commonest cause, which accounts for the high peak of occurrence between 15 and 24 years of age. It is also worth noting that according to published series nearly 50% ofthe cases affect the thoraco-lumbar junction. From an anatomical point of view, we must note the severity of thoracic spinal cord lesions especially of the thoraco-lumbar junction and of the lumbar region and be able to associate injuries ofthe conus medullaris and of the ca uda equina where there is a possibility of neurological recovery. Clinical evaluation is not always easy, but remains the basis for diagnosis and prognosis. The neurological classification proposed by FRANKEL et al. in 1969 and used at STOKE MANDEVILLE Hospital seems to retain its value. A more sophisticated study of medullary evoked potentials, as described by TsUBOKAWA can allow a more precise localisation and appreciation of the extent ofthe lesion as well as a better evaluation ofthe prognosis and ofthe evaluation of treatment in the acute phase. The neuro-radiological study should include standard views ofthe whole of the spine with antero-posterior and lateral tomograms of the fractured or luxated area. At present, the unquestionable contribution of the CT.
This book offers essential guidance on selecting the most appropriate surgical management option for a variety of spinal conditions, including idiopathic problems, and degenerative disease. While the first part of the book discusses the neuroanatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pain mechanisms, and imaging techniques, the second guides the reader through the diagnostic process and treatment selection for disorders of the different regions of the spine, based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. I.e., it clearly explains why a particular technique should be selected for a specific patient on the basis of the available evidence, which is carefully reviewed. The book identifies potential complications and highlights technical pearls, describing newer surgical techniques and illustrating them with the help of images and accompanying videos. Though primarily intended for neurosurgeons, the book will also be of interest to orthopaedic surgeons, specialists in physical medicine, and pain specialists.
This new edition has been fully revised to provide spine surgeons with the latest advances in their field. Beginning with an overview of surgical anatomy of the spine, the following chapters describe numerous surgical techniques for each section of the spine – cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral. The text covers both traditional and new procedures, and includes discussion on recent technologies such as disk arthroplasty and minimally invasive techniques. The final section of this comprehensive volume focuses on associated practices including graft harvesting, discography, and cement augmentation. Authored by renowned experts in the field, this guide is enhanced by clinical photographs and diagrams. A list of ‘key points’ summarises the most important aspects in each chapter. Previous edition (9789350903261) published in 2013. Key points Fully revised, new edition presenting latest advances in spinal surgery Covers techniques for each section of the spine Authored by internationally recognised, US-based experts in the field Previous edition (9789350903261) published in 2013
Ideal for neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons, Surgery of the Pediatric Spine is a comprehensive multidisciplinary reference for the surgical management of the most frequently encountered spine problems in the pediatric patient. An overview of developmental and clinical aspects provides essential information on biomechanics, neuroimaging, preoperative evaluation, anesthesia, and neurophysiological monitoring. The book goes on to present the surgical anatomy and various approaches to the spine and spinal cord. Chapters are grouped into easy-to-reference sections that are organized by type of problem, including congenital anomalies and developmental disorders; neoplasms; vascular malformations; inflammatory and infectious diseases; neuromuscular disease; trauma; and deformities. The book also presents special techniques for the treatment of spinal deformity, such as osteotomy, vertebrectomy, VEPTR expansion thoracoplasty, and fusionless techniques. A chapter devoted to the rehabilitation of children with spinal cord injury covers the principles and key concepts in treatment, as well as the possible secondary complications and challenges that are unique to pediatric patients. Highlights: Clinical insights from well-known experts in the fields of neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, and orthopedics Detailed information for each stage of management guides the reader through clinical presentation, diagnostic studies, indications, operative techniques, nonsurgical treatments, possible complications, and outcomes More than 1,000 illustrations and images demonstrate key concepts Numerous cases in selected chapters illustrate management principles and treatment outcomes An invaluable resource for multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, this comprehensive text provides readers with a solid foundation in the specific issues associated with treating the pediatric patient with spine disease and disorders.