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Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery
     

Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery

by Sam W. Wiesel, John Rhee, Scott D Boden, John M Flynn
 

Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery provides full-color, step-by-step explanations of all operative procedures in spine surgery. It contains 19 chapters from the spine section and 10 chapters from the pediatric section of Dr. Sam W. Wiesel's Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as 18 new chapters covering advanced procedures.

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Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery provides full-color, step-by-step explanations of all operative procedures in spine surgery. It contains 19 chapters from the spine section and 10 chapters from the pediatric section of Dr. Sam W. Wiesel's Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as 18 new chapters covering advanced procedures.  Written by experts from leading institutions around the world, this superbly illustrated volume focuses on mastery of operative techniques and also provides a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications, and what outcomes to expect.

The user-friendly format is ideal for quick preoperative review of the steps of a procedure. Each procedure is broken down step by step, with full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings that demonstrate how to perform each technique. Extensive use of bulleted points and tables allows quick and easy reference.

Each clinical problem is discussed in the same format: definition, anatomy, physical exams, pathogenesis, natural history, physical findings, imaging and diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, non-operative management, surgical management, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451127690
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/29/2012
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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