Rothman-Simeone the Spine

Rothman-Simeone the Spine

by Harry N. Herkowitz, Steven R. Garfin, Richard A. Balderston, Frank J. Eismont, Gordon R. Bell
     
 

The 4th Edition of the ultimate reference on the management of spinal disorders. Emphasizes natural history of disorders and careful evaluation of indications for surgery. Presents broad, contemporary coverage of pain management from neuroscience through alternative medicine. Features information on spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive lumbar surgery, and

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The 4th Edition of the ultimate reference on the management of spinal disorders. Emphasizes natural history of disorders and careful evaluation of indications for surgery. Presents broad, contemporary coverage of pain management from neuroscience through alternative medicine. Features information on spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive lumbar surgery, and thoracoscopic surgery as well as up-to-date coverage of bone substitutes, discongenic back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, re-do disc surgery, and outcomes research.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Edward Abraham, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This fourth edition textbook addresses the diseases and disorders of the child and adult spine in a comprehensive and thorough manner in two volumes. The editors' main objective, clearly stated, is to inform readers of the important relationships between clinical disorder and basic science, natural history, clinical course, proven treatment modalities, and outcome studies.
Purpose: As in previous editions, the editors continue to emphasize the importance of the team approach to patient care between orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, and basic scientists. It is clear that these objectives are met.
Audience: This book is written for spine specialists. A secondary but important audience includes other orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and psychiatrists. The six editors are all senior orthopedists and they represent the new editorial leaders for this edition, which has many contributors. The editors have amassed some of the finest people to collaborate on this monumental, blockbuster work.
Features: The book is divided into ten sections. They cover such topics as "Basic Science and Diagnosis," "The Child's Spine," "Arthritis and Disc Disease in the Adult," "Deformity," "Trauma," "Infections of the Vertebra," "Principles and Techniques of Spine Surgery," and "Complications and Rehabilitation." Newer sections include outcome research and laproscopic and endoscopic surgery. Most chapters are enhanced by illustrations. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on alternative forms of disk excision. Figure 27-18, which tries to explain the ligamentum flavum flap technique was the only one I found difficult to understand.
Assessment: As a proud owner of the first edition volumes and one who has read them from cover to cover, I can truly appreciate the great efforts the current editors are taking to preserve the vision Rothman and Simeone had for a comprehensive textbook on spinal disorders they named The Spine, 3rd Edition (W.B. Saunders, 1992). This textbook is very highly recommended for all spine specialists and others caring for the spine in both children and adults. It represents a landmark reference on the spine and it ought to be on the shelves of all medical science libraries.
4 Stars! from Doody
Edward Abraham
This fourth edition textbook addresses the diseases and disorders of the child and adult spine in a comprehensive and thorough manner in two volumes. The editors' main objective, clearly stated, is to inform readers of the important relationships between clinical disorder and basic science, natural history, clinical course, proven treatment modalities, and outcome studies. As in previous editions, the editors continue to emphasize the importance of the team approach to patient care between orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, and basic scientists. It is clear that these objectives are met. This book is written for spine specialists. A secondary but important audience includes other orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and psychiatrists. The six editors are all senior orthopedists and they represent the new editorial leaders for this edition, which has many contributors. The editors have amassed some of the finest people to collaborate on this monumental, blockbuster work. The book is divided into ten sections. They cover such topics as ""Basic Science and Diagnosis,"" ""The Child's Spine,"" ""Arthritis and Disc Disease in the Adult,"" ""Deformity,"" ""Trauma,"" ""Infections of the Vertebra,"" ""Principles and Techniques of Spine Surgery,"" and ""Complications and Rehabilitation."" Newer sections include outcome research and laproscopic and endoscopic surgery. Most chapters are enhanced by illustrations. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on alternative forms of disk excision. Figure 27-18, which tries to explain the ligamentum flavum flap technique was the only one I found difficult to understand. As a proud owner of thefirst edition volumes and one who has read them from cover to cover, I can truly appreciate the great efforts the current editors are taking to preserve the vision Rothman and Simeone had for a comprehensive textbook on spinal disorders they named The Spine, 3rd Edition (W.B. Saunders, 1992). This textbook is very highly recommended for all spine specialists and others caring for the spine in both children and adults. It represents a landmark reference on the spine and it ought to be on the shelves of all medical science libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721671765
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1851
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

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