Handbook of Spine Surgery

Handbook of Spine Surgery

by Ali A Baaj
     
 

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Drawing on the experience of leaders in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery is authoritative, concise, and portable—designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting. Its coverage of both principles and techniques of contemporary spine surgery, including anatomy, pathology, procedures, and instrumentation, makes it highly useful

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Drawing on the experience of leaders in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery is authoritative, concise, and portable—designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting. Its coverage of both principles and techniques of contemporary spine surgery, including anatomy, pathology, procedures, and instrumentation, makes it highly useful as a refresher before surgery, an easily digestible study guide, or a daily companion for physicians caring for patients with spinal disorders.

Key Features:

•An easy-to-read, bullet-style format that provides readable but not overwhelming content

•Surgical Pearls that tap into the experiences of surgeons who have mastered that procedure

•Common Clinical Questions (with answers) at the end of each chapter that highlight topics frequently encountered in the operating room and on board exams

•Superb visual examples that illuminate the procedures described

•Helpful appendices that cover positioning, spinal orthoses, and scales and outcome measures

A first-of-its-kind, this handbook is designed to be the go-to guide for those conducting and involved in surgical spine treatment.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
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.
From the Publisher

It is a welcome resource for those training in spine surgery as well as a contemporary refresher before surgery.--AANS Young Neurosurgeons' Newsletter

The authors have been very successful in condensing many important aspects of spine surgery into a relatively small, portable paperback handbook.-- Journal of Neurosurgery

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604064193
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
09/23/2011
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

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