Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. For each case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes.
Volume I,Principles and
Techniques, begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation,
computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations.
Volume II, Clinical Applications,
presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes,
deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease.
Throughout both volumes,
high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear,
easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review of important learning points. An accompanying DVD-ROM with video clips from live surgery symposia and practical exercises also enhance the reader’s learning experience.
|Edition description:||1st edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Spine Unit, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, UK
Table of Contents
1 Introduction - AO Principles applied to the Spine
2 History of Spine Surgery within the AO Organization
3 Organization and Purpose of the AOSpine Group
5 Biology of the Spine
6 Surgical Anatomy of the Spine
7 Spinal Instrumentation
8 Computer-Assisted Surgery
9 Anesthesia for Spine Surgery
1 Spinal Trauma
2 Spinal Tumors
3 Infections of the Spine
4 Inflammatory Processes
5 Deformities of the Spine
6 Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, and Spondyloptosis
7 Degenerative Spinal Diseases
8 Metabolic Bone Disease of the Spine - Osteoporosis
9 Complications in Spine Surgery
10 Documentation, Evaluation, and Outcome in Spine Surgery