by James N., Ed. Weinstein Ed.

ISBN-10: 0892031603

ISBN-13: 9780892031603

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons

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American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons
Publication date:
AAOS Symposia Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Lumbar Radiculopathy
1Intervertebral Disk Herniation: Epidemiology and Natural History7
2Biomechanics and Ergonomics in Disk Herniation Accompanied by Sciatica23
3Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Herniated Nucleus Pulposus49
4Accuracy of the History and Physical Examination for Detecting Clinically Important Lumbar Disk Herniations61
5Imaging of the Patient With Lumbar Radiculopathy73
6The Role of Genetic Influences in Disk Degeneration and Herniation85
7Epidural Corticosteroid Therapy for Acute Disk Herniations97
8Surgical Outcomes for Herniated Lumbar Disk113
9Cost of Low Back Problems: An Economic Analysis125
10Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Treatment of Painful Disorders of the Lumbar Spine: Arthroscopic Lumbar Disk Surgery141
Sect. 2Basic and Applied Science Issues of Lumbar Radiculopathy
11The Role of Cytokines in Nociception and Chronic Pain163
12Pain Arising From the Nerve Root and the Dorsal Root Ganglion187
13The Difference in Nociceptive Potential of the Nucleus Pulposus and the Anulus Fibrosus209
14Mechanical and Biochemical Injury of Spinal Nerve Roots: An Experimental Perspective215
15Intraradicular Edema Formation as a Basic Factor in Lumbar Radiculopathy235
16The Neuropathology of Nerve Injury and Pain247
17Associated Neurogenic and Nonneurogenic Pain Mediators That Probably Are Activated and Responsible for Nociceptive Input265
18Experimental Models for Study of the Pathophysiology and Modulation of Effects of Herniated Intervertebral Disk at the Spinal Level275
19Biomechanics of Disk Herniation and Related Issues289
Sect. 3Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Idiopathic Low Back Pain
20A Critical Review of the Epidemiology of Idiopathic Low Back Pain317
21Occupational Hazards for Low Back Pain333
22Skeletal Muscle Pathophysiology in Low Back Pain347
23Low Back Pain and Spinal Instability367
24The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Assessment of Disk Degeneration and Diskogenic Pain385
25Needle Techniques in the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain407
26Physical Agents and Exercise in Low Back Pain423
27A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Medications and Spinal Manipulation for Idiopathic Low Back Pain439
28Surgical Indications for Chronic Idiopathic Low Back Pain447
Sect. 4Basic and Applied Science Issues of Idiopathic Low Back Pain
29Animal Models for Human Disk Degeneration479
30Proteoglycans of the Intervertebral Disk493
31The Role of Proteinases and Other Degradation Mechanisms in Idiopathic Low Back Pain511
32Cytokines, Nitric Oxide, Prostaglandin E[subscript 2], and Idiopathic Low Back Pain529
33Collagens of the Intervertebral Disk: Structure, Function, and Changes During Aging and Disease539
34Mechanical Behavior of the Intervertebral Disk and the Effects of Degeneration557
35Neural Mechanisms of Idiopathic Low Back Pain583
36Intervertebral Disk Degeneration and Back Pain607
Sect. 5Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Degenerative Stenosis
37Epidemiology of Spinal Stenosis637
38New Horizons in Imaging643
39Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Natural History and Results of Simple Decompression and Decompression and Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis663
40Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Fusion With and Without Instrumentation677
41Comorbidity and Outcome in Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis689
Sect. 6Basic and Applied Science Issues of Degenerative Stenosis
42Effects of Mechanical Compression on Nerve Roots709
43Distinction Between Nerve Root and Dorsal Root Ganglion Sources of Pain as it Relates to Irritation729
44Dynamic Influences of Posture and Walking on the Stenotic Spinal Canal741
Directions for Future Research751
Clinical Questions755

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