Description: Spine surgery has evolved over the years, incorporating developments in radiological techniques, anatomical and physiological understanding, and neurosurgical techniques. This book attempts to incorporate all these aspects to summarize the current state of the art.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the multiple facets of spine surgery in a succinct yet comprehensive manner.
Audience: Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and related healthcare professionals, such as anesthesiologists and radiologists, are the main audience for this book.
Features: Over 80 authors contribute 65 chapters in this book. With such a broad variety of expertise and personal experience, the book reflects the difficult decision process, instrument utilization, positioning, and correct use of radiological methods to assess the most appropriate views and approaches. In my view, this is not just a handbook but a very well-written, succinct, well-referenced, and well-illustrated manual to be carried by residents, fellows, and neurosurgeons.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook that will be useful to any resident, fellow, neurosurgeon, or orthopedic surgeon with an interest in the management of patients with surgical spinal conditions.