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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Fernando Techy, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This excellent book explains all major spine procedures in detail, yet it is a concise and quick read.
Purpose: The purpose is to go over the indications and technical aspects of the main spinal surgery procedures. The authors do an excellent job of achieving these very important objectives.
Audience: It is targeted for spine surgeons, fellows, and residents in orthopedics and neurosurgery. The authors have written many peer reviewed articles and books in the field..
Features: This is basically an overview of the indications and technical nuances of the most commonly performed spine surgery procedures. The illustrations and algorithms are relevant and well done. The book provides not only a summary of the current literature on various topics, but also tips and pearls from experienced surgeons on how to actually perform the procedures.
Assessment: I enjoyed this book. It is concise and organized, with plenty of valuable information, providing an extremely helpful tool for both young and experienced spine surgeons.