Rothman-Simeone The Spine e-dition: Text with Continually Updated Online Reference, 2-Volume Set


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Tap into all of the latest knowledge and expertise in your field ... in print and online! Both a user-friendly printed reference and a fully searchable web site, the e-dition of this classic text gives you two fast ways to find expert solutions to the clinical challenges that arise in your practice. Regular updates online ensure that you'll always have access to the most current information!

• Equips you with state-of-the-art, evidence-based guidance to help you offer your patients the best possible outcomes.
• Includes more than 2500 outstanding illustrations that show you exactly what to look for and how to proceed.
• Uses highly structured full-color page layouts inside the printed 2-volume set to make reference effortless.
• Offers rapid access to the answers you need via the fully searchable web site.
• Delivers regular updates online, overseen by the authors, to keep you continually apprised of important new clinical developments.
• Lets you download all of the book's illustrations for use in electronic presentations.
• Links references to the corresponding MEDLINE abstracts to simplify further research.

• Includes state-of-the-art discussions of bone grafting and bone growth augmentation · artificial disc replacement · minimally invasive surgical procedures · genetic applications · bone morphogenetic protein as an alternative to traditional spine fusion · and other timely topics.
• Provides a completely new section on diagnosis that delivers multi-disciplinary perspectives on this primary clinical concern.
• Presents a new section on The Failed Back that systematically covers even the most complex problems.
• Covers both surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches.
• Features a total reorganization into shorter, more focused chapters.
• Offers contributions from mostly new contributors, to ensure fresh, contemporary insights on every topic.
• Incorporates a significant amount of new and redrawn art work.
• Multimedia E-dition Features a fully searchable text, a weekly Secret from Spine Secrets, literature reviews, image collection, drug database and references hyperlinked to PubMed.

With more than 125 additional contributing experts.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This fifth edition of a comprehensive reference on spine disorders in adults and children and related basic sciences is offered in two hardcover volumes with 99 chapters and over 1,600 pages.
Purpose: The purpose is to update the previous editions and add several new chapters to provide information on new concepts and techniques.
Audience: The audience includes orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, as well as other physicians and healthcare personnel involved in managing patients with spine disorders.
Features: Volume one starts with related basic sciences and the diagnostic process, anatomy, and surgical approaches to cervical thoracic and lumbar spines followed by spinal fusion techniques and children's spine disorders. Volume two deals with regional spine problems, such as cervical and thoracic spine and other specific disorders that include stenosis, trauma, deformities, tumors, and complications and problems related to failed surgery.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive reference on spine disorders in adults and children. It is well organized and includes useful quality illustrations. Like the previous editions, this book will be very popular and will be a great help to orthopedic surgeons and other physicians who are involved in treating patients with spine disorders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416033653
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/24/2006
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1744
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 3.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital; Director, Section of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of California, San Diego; Chief, Section of Spine Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics and Clinical Professor of Neurologic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL; Co-Director of Spinal Cord Injury Service, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Head, Section of Spinal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Mrdicine, Chief, Spine Service, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

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Table of Contents


1. Developmental Anatomy

2. Applied Anatomy

3. Architectural Design and Function of Human Back Muscles

4. Intervertebral Disc: Normal, Aging, and Pathologic

5. Lumbar Musculature: Anatomy and Function

6. Pain Mechanisms: Basic Science

7. Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology

8. Genetic Applications: Overview

9. Biomechanics

10. Outcomes Research for Spine Disorders


11. The Patient History and Physical Examination: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar

12. Spine Imaging

13. Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Velocity, and Dermatomal Somatosensory Evoked Potential

14. Intraoperative Somatosensory and Motor-Evoked Potentials

15. Epidural Nerve Block, Nerve Root Injections, and Discography


16. Cervical Spine: Anterior and Posterior

17. Thoracic Spine: Anterior

18. Thoracic Spine: Posterior

19. Thoracoscopic Approach for Spinal Conditions

20. Lumbosacral Spine: Anterior

21. Minimally Invasive Posterior Surgical Approaches to the Lumbar Spine

22. Lumbosacral Spine: Laparoscopic

23. Lumbosacral Spine: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

24. Lumbosacral Spine: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)


25. Spinal Fusion: Techniques and Complications of Bone Graft Harvesting

26. Principles of Bone Fusion

27. Growth Factors and Cytokines as Stimulants of Bone Healing in Spinal Fusion: Clinical Applications

28. Electrical Stimulation of Bone Healing: Clinical Applications

29. Cervical Instrumentation: Anterior and Posterior

30. Thoracic and Lumbar Instrumentation: Anterior and Posterior


31. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents

32. Congenital Scoliosis

33. Idiopathic Scoliosis

34. Neuromuscular Scoliosis

35. Kyphosis: Congenital and Scheuermann’s

36. Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

37. Trauma in the Immature Spine

38. The Immature Spine and Athletic Injuries

39. Congenital Anomalies of the Cervical Spine

40. Congenital Anomalies of the Spinal Cord

41. Spinal Disorders Associated with Skeletal Dysplasias and Metabolic Diseases


42. Arthritic Disorders

43. Surgical Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

44. Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis


45. Cervical Spine: Clinical Syndromes Radiculopathy and Myelopathy

46. Cervical Spine: Differential Diagnosis

47. Medical Myelopathies

48. Nonoperative Management of Disc and Degenerative Disorders

49. Surgical Management of Axial Pain

50. Cervical Radiculopathy: Anterior Surgical Approach

51. Cervical Myelopathy: Anterior Surgical Approach

52. Cervical Myelopathy: Posterior Approach—Laminectomy

53. Cervical Myelopathy: Posterior Approach—Laminoplasty

54. Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament


55. Thoracic Disc Disease

56. Lumbar Disc Disease

57. Percutaneous Fusion

58. Disc and Nucleus Replacement: Basic Science and Clinical Results

59. Lumbar Disc Herniation


60. Spinal Stenosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Evaluation, and Differential Diagnosis

61. Nonoperative Management of Spinal Stenosis

62. Surgical Management of Spinal Stenosis


63. Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

64. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

65. Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis

66. Thoracoscopic Surgery: Clinical Applications


67. Injuries of the Upper Cervical Spine

68. Injuries of the Lower Cervical Spine

69. Thoracolumbar Spinal Injuries

70. Late Decompression of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

71. Injuries of the Sacrum

72. Acute Treatment of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

73. Vertebral Artery Injuries Associated with Cervical Spine Trauma

74. Spinal Orthoses for Traumatic and Degenerative Disease

75. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation


76. Tumors of the Spine

77. Infections of the Spine

78. Metabolic Bone Disorders of the Spine

79. Osteoporosis: Surgical Strategies


80. Intradural Tumors

81. Intradural Infections

82. Interventional Neuroradiology of the Spine

83. Arteriovenous Malformations of the Spinal Cord

84. Syringomyelia


85. Spinal Cord and Nerve Root Injuries

86. Dural Tears

87. Vascular Complications

88. Instrumentation Complications

89. Postoperative Infections


90. Failed Surgery: Algorithm for Treatment

91. Revision Surgery: Disc and Stenosis

92. Treatment of Pseudarthrosis

93. Revision Strategies: Failed Instrumentation

94. Postoperative Cervical Deformities

95. Iatrogenic Flatback Deformity

96. Surgical Procedures for Chronic Pain Management


97. Restoring Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain to Gainful Employment

98. Psychological Strategies for Chronic Pain Management

99. Pharmacological Strategies for Chronic Pain Management

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