Surgery of the Cervical Spine

Surgery of the Cervical Spine

by Sanford E. Emery, Scott D. Boden
     
 

Leading North American surgeons provide a state-of-the-art look at the surgical treatment of disorders of the cervical spine in both children and adults. From a review of basic anatomy, approaches, and biomechanics through in-depth explanations of a complete range of techniques, these authorities present today's best operative solutions for both straight-forward

Overview

Leading North American surgeons provide a state-of-the-art look at the surgical treatment of disorders of the cervical spine in both children and adults. From a review of basic anatomy, approaches, and biomechanics through in-depth explanations of a complete range of techniques, these authorities present today's best operative solutions for both straight-forward and complex clinical challenges. Superb artwork demonstrates exactly how to proceed.

• Uses a consistent format to explore each surgical condition, addressing pathophysiology · clinical presentation · diagnostic evaluation · indications for surgery · operative treatment options · preferred methods of surgical management · and common errors and pitfalls.
• Covers degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, and inflammatory disorders of the cervical spine in a single, in-depth source.
• Delivers over 450 precise illustrations—including dozens of meticulous line drawings as well as abundant radiographs and clinical photographs—that capture the key nuances of presentation and technique.
• Features detailed chapters on anterior and posterior instrumentation in the cervical spine, emphasizing state-of-the-art stabilization approaches.
• Consistently presents alternative techniques as well as the authors' preferred methods.
• Addresses difficult areas such as spinal cord trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondilitis.

With 27 additional contributing experts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721657806
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.81(d)

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