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Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management
     

Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management

by J. D. Bartleson Jr, H. Gordon Deen Jr
 

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ISBN-10: 0521889413

ISBN-13: 9780521889414

Pub. Date: 07/23/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An essential, one-stop reference guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease. Based on a course taught by these highly respected authors at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, this volume gives concise descriptions of the anatomy of spine conditions; neurologic and physical findings; advice on

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An essential, one-stop reference guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease. Based on a course taught by these highly respected authors at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, this volume gives concise descriptions of the anatomy of spine conditions; neurologic and physical findings; advice on diagnostic tests and when to order them; and medical and surgical treatment options. Commonly performed spinal procedures are also described, including the rapidly changing field of minimally invasive surgery. Pitfalls of evaluating and treating spine patients are highlighted, along with advice on how to approach the patient who does not improve or worsens after spine surgery. Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management is an essential purchase for all practitioners in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521889414
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Glossary; 1. Introduction; 2. The cervical level; 3. The thoracic level; 4. The lumbar level; 5. Diagnostic testing in the patient with spine and limb pain; 6. When and to whom to refer your patients for spine surgery; 7. What to do when the patient has persistent or new symptoms following surgery; 8. Spinal imaging and diagnostic tests: considerations for surgical diagnosis and pre-operative planning; 9. Disorders of the cervical spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management; 10. Disorders of the thoracic spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management; 11. Disorders of the lumbar spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management; 12. Minimally invasive spine surgery; 13. New technology in spine surgery; 14. Medical management of the spine surgery patient: pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative considerations; Appendix. Please don't make my mistakes.

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