The Failed Spine

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Although careful patient selection, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate choice of surgical procedure improve outcomes for patients undergoing spinal surgery, not all such surgeries are successful. This unique resource offers an organized and rational approach to the radiographic and surgical management of this challenging patient group. Particular emphasis is placed on new diagnostic techniques such as gadolinium-enhanced MRI as well as more traditional modalities including myelography and CT. After outlining the...

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Overview

Although careful patient selection, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate choice of surgical procedure improve outcomes for patients undergoing spinal surgery, not all such surgeries are successful. This unique resource offers an organized and rational approach to the radiographic and surgical management of this challenging patient group. Particular emphasis is placed on new diagnostic techniques such as gadolinium-enhanced MRI as well as more traditional modalities including myelography and CT. After outlining the selection process for patients who may benefit from additional surgery, the text proceeds to describe specific surgical options and techniques, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each. Extensive case illustrations help readers avoid the pitfalls unique to the postoperative patient. Management of postoperative complications and pain is also addressed.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780781717601
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
Sect. I Cervical Spine 1
1 Cervical Spine: Evaluation 3
2 Cervical Spine: Nonoperative Treatment 18
3 Cervical Spine: Degenerative Disease 30
4 Cervical Spine: Deformity 48
5 Cervical Spine: Trauma 60
6 Cervical Spine: Tumor 88
Sect. II Thoracic Spine 99
7 Thoracic Spine: Evaluation 101
8 Thoracic Spine: Nonoperative Treatment 119
9 Thoracic Spine: Degenerative Disease 126
10 Thoracic Spine: Deformity 135
11 Thoracic Spine: Trauma 150
12 Thorcic Spine: Tumor 161
Sect. III Lumbar Spine 173
13 Lumbar Spine: Evaluation 175
14 Lumbar Spine: Nonoperative Treatment 192
15 Lumbar Spine: Degenerative Disease 203
16 Lumbar Spine: Deformity 220
17 Lumbar Spine: Trauma 237
18 Lumbar Spine: Tumor 244
Sect. IV Management of Miscellaneous Postoperative Problems 255
19 Pt. A Postoperative Infections after Spinal Surgery: General Principles 257
19 Pt. B Postoperative Cervical Spine Infections 272
19 Pt. C Postoperative Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Infections 275
20 Miscellaneous Postoperative Complications of Spinal Surgery 290
Index 303
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