Howard S. An; Kern Singh
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 offers a
well-rounded perspective on surgical and nonsurgical management of
spine-related conditions and 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.
information is summarized in an outline format, enabling readers to
peruse broad topics in an expeditious manner. Chapters are
categorically arranged, encompassing cervical, thoracic and lumbar
spine pathologies. Within the framework of trauma, degenerative
changes, congenital conditions, tumors, and infections topics include
spinal cord injury, thoracolumbar spine 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
New chapters on surgical positioning and neuromonitoringUpdates on minimally invasive surgical techniques, bone physiology, and biologicsMore than 300 beautiful illustrations presented in full-color Key references offer more in-depth insight on topics Succinct layout enables cover-to-cover reading and study prep for board examinationsThis
handy resource is small enough to carry around during rounds and is
particularly useful for orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in
training. The reader-friendly format also makes it an excellent
reference book for practicing spine surgeons and practitioners involved
in the nonsurgical management of spine conditions.
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