Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition

OT Spine Surgery 2By

  • Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute; Co-Chief Surgery and Co-Director Spine, Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Eli M. Baron, Attending Spine Surgeon, Attending Neurosurgeon, Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Los Angeles, CA

Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition delivers step-by-step, multimedia guidance to help you master the must-know techniques in this field. Part of the popular and practical Operative Techniques series, this orthopaedics reference focuses on individual procedures, each presented in a highly visual, easy-to-follow format for quick reference.

New to This Edition

  • View 12 surgical videos at www.expertconsult.com demonstrating how to perform state-of-the-art procedures such as C1-C2 Posterior Cervical Fixation, Minimally Invasive Deformity Correction and Fusion, and Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty.
  • Learn today’s hottest techniques with new chapters on C2 translaminar fixation, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, internal laminectomy, and interbody fusion.
  • See exactly what to do using step-by-step intraoperative photos demonstrating each technique, and radiographs showing presenting problems and post-surgical outcomes.
  • Achieve optimal results using minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.
  • Contain costs by using new implants related to pedicle screws and interbody devices, as well as new biologics such as BMP (bone morphogenetic protein).
  • Benefit from the latest evidence-based information from randomized trials and retrospective studies.

Key Features

  • Access the entire text, fully searchable, online at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Concentrate on precisely the information you need with brief, highly illustrated coverage of each surgical technique, complemented with just the right amount of relevant science.
  • Find the answers you need quickly and easily with a strictly templated format for consistent and rapid visual reference.


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