The Spine: Medical & Surgical Management, Volume 1 & 2

Alexander R Vaccaro, Brian W Su

This new two-volume book on Spine Surgery comprising 135 chapters, written by nine spine surgeons representing eight countries, is a glimpse into how the rest of the world is effectively caring for their patients.

Not only is it a multidisciplinary work bringing together respected professionals from all walks of life, but it is written by leading clinicians and scientists from around the globe, giving it a world-class standing. Evidence-based research is fine and necessary, yet, if not placed in the appropriate clinical context, can be ineffectual and sometimes harmful if misapplied. 

These volumes should be found on the desk of all those who are involved regularly with matters related to the spine—clinically or in research.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: The Aging Lumbar Spine
Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
Chapter 3: Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine
Chapter 4: Biomechanics of Spinal Fixation
Chapter 5: Physical and Neurologic Examination of the Spine
Chapter 6: Electrodiagnostic Studies of the Spine
Chapter 7: Interventional Spinal Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Chapter 8: Surgical Considerations in the Obese Patient
Chapter 9: Surgical Considerations in the Geriatric Patient
Chapter 10: Surgery of the Sympathetic System: Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
Chapter 11: Stereotactic Radiosurgery of the Spine
Chapter 12: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring during Spine Surgery
Chapter 13: Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of Patients for Spine Surgery
Chapter 14: Spinal Orthoses
Chapter 15: Measuring Outcomes in Spinal Surgery
Chapter 16: Outpatient Rehabilitation of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Chapter 17: Embryology of the Spine
Chapter 18: Anatomy and Physiology of Congenital Spinal Lesions
Chapter 19: Congenital Anomalies of the Cervical Spine
Chapter 20: Congenital Anomalies of the Spinal Cord
Chapter 21: Occult Spinal Dysraphism and Tethered Spinal Cord
Chapter 22: Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Myelomeningocele and Associated Anomalies
Chapter 23: Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia
Chapter 24: The Spine in Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Chapter 25: Scheuermann's Disease
Chapter 26: Spinal Deformity in Familial Dysautonomia
Chapter 27: Nonoperative and Operative Management of Paget's Disease
Chapter 28: Spinal Disorders Associated with Skeletal Dysplasias and Metabolic Diseases
Chapter 29: Operative and Nonoperative Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 30: Operative and Nonoperative Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Chapter 31: Techniques and Complications of Bone Graft Harvesting
Chapter 32: Bone Graft Substitutes
Chapter 33: Vascularized Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery
Chapter 34: Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Lumbar Fusion
Chapter 35: Standard and Extended Transoral Approaches to the Upper Cervical Spine
Chapter 36: Anterior Cervical Approaches
Chapter 37: Anterior Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction
Chapter 38: Evaluation and Treatment of Axial Neck Pain
Chapter 39: Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy: Clinical Evaluation and Nonoperative Treatment
Chapter 40: Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy including Anteriorly and Posteriorly Based Procedures
Chapter 41: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Clinical Evaluation and Nonoperative Treatment
Chapter 42: Anteriorly Based Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Excluding Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Chapter 43: Posteriorly Based Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Chapter 44: Natural History and Surgical Treatment for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Chapter 45: Occipitocervical and Atlantoaxial Fusion
Chapter 46: Instrumentation of the Subaxial Spine
Chapter 47: Surgical Treatment of Congenital Foramen Magnum Lesions: Transoral Approach and Foramen Magnum Decompression
Chapter 48: Kyphotic Cervical Deformity Correction Including Post-traumatic and Post-laminectomy Kyphosis
Chapter 49: Osteotomies in the Cervical Spine
Chapter 50: Management of Soft Tissue Injuries of the Cervical Spine: Whiplash Injury and Associated Disorders
Chapter 51: Closed Management of Cervical Spine Injuries
Chapter 52: Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete: Return-to-Play Criteria
Chapter 53: Upper Cervical Spine Trauma
Chapter 54: Nonoperative and Operative Treatment of Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma Including Dislocations
Chapter 55: Revision Anterior and Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
Chapter 56: Acute Management of Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 57: Pharmacology and Timing of Surgical Intervention for Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 58: Pediatric Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 59: Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 60: Novel Approaches to Neural Repair and Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 61: Nutrition in Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 62: Rehabilitation of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient
Chapter 63: Anterior and Lateral Exposures to the Lumbosacral Spine
Chapter 64: Posterior Approaches to the Lumbosacral Spine
Chapter 65: Surgical Approaches and Reconstruction of the Sacrum
Chapter 66: Spinal Pelvic Fixation Techniques
Chapter 67: Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
Chapter 68: Transfacet, Translaminar, and Cortical Screw Fixation of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 69: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Chapter 70: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Chapter 71: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Chapter 72: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques: Degenerative and Scoliotic
Chapter 73: Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation
Chapter 74: Open Operative Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations
Chapter 75: Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndrome
Chapter 76: Lumbar Nucleus Pulposus Replacement
Chapter 77: Annular Disease and Surgical Treatment of the Annulus
Chapter 78: Surgical Management of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Chapter 79: Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis
Chapter 80: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Open Operative Treatment
Chapter 81: Lumbar Interspinous Implants
Chapter 82: Operative Treatment of Low-grade Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Chapter 83: Operative Treatment of High-grade Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Chapter 84: Nonoperative Treatment of Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine
Chapter 85: Surgical Indications and Management of Thoracolumbar Fractures
Chapter 86: Thoracolumbar Trauma: Lower Lumbar Fractures
Chapter 87: Surgical Treatment for Sacral Fractures
Chapter 88: Nonoperative and Operative Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Chapter 89: Tarlov Cysts
Chapter 90: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Chapter 91: Biomechanics of Motion Preservation Strategies
Chapter 92: Posterior Pedicle-Based Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 93: Total Facet Replacement
Chapter 94: Lumbar Disc Replacement
Chapter 95: Cervical Disc Replacement
Chapter 96: Thoracic Disc Herniation
Chapter 97: Thoracoscopic Approach for Spinal Disorders
Chapter 98: Thoracic Discectomy and Corpectomy
Chapter 99: Thoracic Pedicle Screw Fixation
Chapter 100: Direct Lateral Thoracic Interbody Fusion
Chapter 101: Back Pain in Children and Adolescents
Chapter 102: Congenital Scoliosis
Chapter 103: Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Chapter 104: Nonoperative Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Chapter 105: Operative Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Chapter 106: Anterior Lumbar and Thoracolumbar Correction and Fusion for AIS
Chapter 107: Short Segment 'Bone-on-Bone' Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Chapter 108: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Children
Chapter 109: Immature Spine and Athletic Injuries
Chapter 110: Sacropelvic Morphology and Spinopelvic Alignment
Chapter 111: Nonoperative Treatment of Adult Deformity
Chapter 112: Preoperative Considerations for the Adult Deformity Patient
Chapter 113: Surgical Treatment of Adult Thoracolumbar Idiopathic Scoliosis
Chapter 114: Surgical Management of Adult Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis
Chapter 115: Osteotomy Techniques for Coronal and Sagittal Plane Thoracolumbar Deformities
Chapter 116: Surgical Treatment of Spinal Deformities in the Setting of Osteoporosis
Chapter 117: Primary Bony Spinal Lesions
Chapter 118: Tumors of the Sacrum
Chapter 119: Metastatic Tumors of the Spine
Chapter 120: Intradural Intramedullary and Extramedullary Tumors
Chapter 121: Spinal Intradural Vascular Malformations
Chapter 122: Spinal Infections, Pyogenic Osteomyelitis, and Epidural Abscess
Chapter 123: Spinal Tuberculosis
Chapter 124: Complications
Chapter 125: Management of Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks
Chapter 126: Complications of Lumbosacral Spine Surgery
Chapter 127: Management of Intraoperative Neurologic Loss
Chapter 128: Complications of Anterior and Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
Chapter 129: Complications of Anterior and Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
Chapter 130: Minimally Invasive Surgery and Navigation
Chapter 131: Minimally Invasive Techniques of the Thoracic Spine
Chapter 132: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery for Disc Herniations and Stenosis
Chapter 133: Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Chapter 134: Minimally Invasive Deformity Surgery
Chapter 135: Use of Navigation in Spine Surgery