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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892031603
  • Publisher: American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Series: AAOS Symposia Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 766
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Lumbar Radiculopathy
1 Intervertebral Disk Herniation: Epidemiology and Natural History 7
2 Biomechanics and Ergonomics in Disk Herniation Accompanied by Sciatica 23
3 Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Herniated Nucleus Pulposus 49
4 Accuracy of the History and Physical Examination for Detecting Clinically Important Lumbar Disk Herniations 61
5 Imaging of the Patient With Lumbar Radiculopathy 73
6 The Role of Genetic Influences in Disk Degeneration and Herniation 85
7 Epidural Corticosteroid Therapy for Acute Disk Herniations 97
8 Surgical Outcomes for Herniated Lumbar Disk 113
9 Cost of Low Back Problems: An Economic Analysis 125
10 Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Treatment of Painful Disorders of the Lumbar Spine: Arthroscopic Lumbar Disk Surgery 141
Sect. 2 Basic and Applied Science Issues of Lumbar Radiculopathy
11 The Role of Cytokines in Nociception and Chronic Pain 163
12 Pain Arising From the Nerve Root and the Dorsal Root Ganglion 187
13 The Difference in Nociceptive Potential of the Nucleus Pulposus and the Anulus Fibrosus 209
14 Mechanical and Biochemical Injury of Spinal Nerve Roots: An Experimental Perspective 215
15 Intraradicular Edema Formation as a Basic Factor in Lumbar Radiculopathy 235
16 The Neuropathology of Nerve Injury and Pain 247
17 Associated Neurogenic and Nonneurogenic Pain Mediators That Probably Are Activated and Responsible for Nociceptive Input 265
18 Experimental Models for Study of the Pathophysiology and Modulation of Effects of Herniated Intervertebral Disk at the Spinal Level 275
19 Biomechanics of Disk Herniation and Related Issues 289
Sect. 3 Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Idiopathic Low Back Pain
20 A Critical Review of the Epidemiology of Idiopathic Low Back Pain 317
21 Occupational Hazards for Low Back Pain 333
22 Skeletal Muscle Pathophysiology in Low Back Pain 347
23 Low Back Pain and Spinal Instability 367
24 The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Assessment of Disk Degeneration and Diskogenic Pain 385
25 Needle Techniques in the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain 407
26 Physical Agents and Exercise in Low Back Pain 423
27 A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Medications and Spinal Manipulation for Idiopathic Low Back Pain 439
28 Surgical Indications for Chronic Idiopathic Low Back Pain 447
Sect. 4 Basic and Applied Science Issues of Idiopathic Low Back Pain
29 Animal Models for Human Disk Degeneration 479
30 Proteoglycans of the Intervertebral Disk 493
31 The Role of Proteinases and Other Degradation Mechanisms in Idiopathic Low Back Pain 511
32 Cytokines, Nitric Oxide, Prostaglandin E[subscript 2], and Idiopathic Low Back Pain 529
33 Collagens of the Intervertebral Disk: Structure, Function, and Changes During Aging and Disease 539
34 Mechanical Behavior of the Intervertebral Disk and the Effects of Degeneration 557
35 Neural Mechanisms of Idiopathic Low Back Pain 583
36 Intervertebral Disk Degeneration and Back Pain 607
Sect. 5 Epidemiologic and Clinical Issues of Degenerative Stenosis
37 Epidemiology of Spinal Stenosis 637
38 New Horizons in Imaging 643
39 Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Natural History and Results of Simple Decompression and Decompression and Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis 663
40 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Fusion With and Without Instrumentation 677
41 Comorbidity and Outcome in Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 689
Sect. 6 Basic and Applied Science Issues of Degenerative Stenosis
42 Effects of Mechanical Compression on Nerve Roots 709
43 Distinction Between Nerve Root and Dorsal Root Ganglion Sources of Pain as it Relates to Irritation 729
44 Dynamic Influences of Posture and Walking on the Stenotic Spinal Canal 741
Directions for Future Research 751
Clinical Questions 755
Index 758
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