The third edition of this concise, essential spine handbook expands on the previous edition, reflecting recent advances in the field. Written by highly renowned spine surgeons, the new edition is presented in full color with the addition of several hundred exquisitely crafted illustrations. Portable but comprehensive, this book offersa well-rounded perspective on surgical and nonsurgical management of spine-related conditionsand disease in adult and pediatric patients. In the opening chapters, a solid clinical foundation is laid covering anatomy, physical examination, imaging and diagnostic testing, biomechanics of the spine, and instrumentation.
Clinical information is summarized in an outline format,enabling readers to peruse broadtopics in an expeditious manner. Chapters are categorically arranged, encompassing cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathologies. Within the framework of trauma, degenerativechanges, congenital conditions, tumors, and infections topics include spinal cord injury, thoracolumbarspine fractures; lumbar disk disease,stenosis, and spondylolisthesis;and spinal deformities in children and adults. Rounding out the volume are chapters on tumors, infections, and immune disorders that impact the spine such as rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies.
New chapterson surgical positioning andneuromonitoring
Updates on minimally invasive surgical techniques, bone physiology, and biologics
More than 300 beautiful illustrations presented infull-color
Key references offer more in-depth insight on topics
Succinct layout enables cover-to-coverreading and study prep for boardexaminations
This handyresource is small enough tocarry around during rounds and is particularly useful for orthopaedicsurgeons and neurosurgeonsin training. The reader-friendlyformat also makes it anexcellent
reference book for practicing spine surgeons and practitioners involved in the nonsurgical management of spine conditions.
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