Spine Trauma, 2nd Edition

Spine trauma 2By

  • Jack E. Zigler, MD
  • Frank J. Eismont, MD
  • Steven R. Garfin, MD
  • Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

This comprehensive new title covers the many elements of spinal injury care, including epidemiology, emergency evaluation, diagnosis of spine injury in the polytrauma patient—and reflects advancements and options in radiologic imaging, pharmacologic management, and surgical treatment, and rehabilitation.

For a variety of upper and lower cervical spine injuries—as well as the major thoracic, lumbar, and sacral injuries—the editors offer a consistent and practical resource. For each injury, they provide a full review of the anatomy and evaluation methods, followed by discussion of the appropriate techniques for operative and non-operative care, concluding with the expected results of treatment, as well as potential complications.

Spine Trauma 2nd. Edition, explores:

  • Anatomy and pathophysiology of spinal trauma and spinal cord injury
  • Detailed initial evaluation of the patient who has potential spinal injury
  • Up-to-date treatment algorithms, surgical techniques, and instrumentation
  • Specific injuries of the upper and lower cervical spine
  • Major thoracic, lumbar, and sacral injuries
  • Rehabilitation of the spinal cord injury patient and the common long-term complications

The team approach is a hallmark of spinal injury care. From stabilization and evaluation through surgical treatment and on to rehabilitation, this text addresses all the health professionals involved in the complex spectrum of care of spinal injury patients.


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