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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional spine references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation of the Spine: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between spinal surgeons.

Dr. Kern Singh has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the spine. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the spine with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.

Curbside Consultation of the Spine: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic and neurosurgical residents, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within.


Some of the questions that are answered:

• How do I know intraoperatively that I have done a thorough lumbar decompression?
• When I see my patients pre-operatively, what risk factors should I warn them about that may increase their chance for a post-operative infection?
• I have a 65-year-old female who fell and suffered a central cord syndrome. What’s her prognosis and are there other types of incomplete spinal cord syndromes?
• I have a 34-year-old patient with back pain and some buttock pain for two weeks. When should I get an MRI?
• Do I need to perform neuromonitoring for every spine surgery? The cost appears to be relatively high and I want to be selective about its use.
• I have a 64-year-old female who was fused posteriorly in the lumbar spine and I need to correct her lordosis. What’s the difference between a Smith-Peterson and a pedicle subtraction osteotomy?




The second edition of Synopsis of Spine Surgery uses a succinct, easily accessible outline format to present the latest diagnostic and management techniques for a range of spine problems. The book opens with review of general principles, including anatomy, surgical approaches, the physical examination, imaging and diagnostic testing, biomechanics of the spine and instrumentation, and the physiology of bone grafting. In the chapters that follow, the authors share their clinical expertise on the management of degenerative spinal conditions, deformities, and trauma, as well as on special topics such as tumors, infections, rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, and pediatric spine disorders. Features:Succinct outline format speeds reader through review of the goals of treatment, evaluation, classification of injuries, diagnosis, prognosis, indications, surgical treatments, and nonoperative treatment options, including pharmacologic interventionPrecise line drawings aid comprehension of surgical approaches and techniquesNew chapters cover biological implants and motion sparing devices Annotated bibliography provides reader with key references for further studyHandy portable size is ideal for busy physicians on the moveSynopsis of Spine Surgery will enable orthopedic surgeons, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists, and trainees, residents, and fellows in these specialties to optimize patient care. With its concise, easy-to-read format, the book is ideal for residents preparing for their annual in-service examination. It will also help medical students prepare for spine surgery rotations.
A unique, visually appealing, and easy-to-read guide on spinal anatomy, pathology, and management

The management of patients with spinal conditions involves a team-based approach, with professionals and trainees contributing through their respective roles. As such, medical trainees need resources that enable them to quickly and adeptly learn spine "basics," such as performing spinal examinations. This handbook is a concise, compact guide on key principles of spine surgical knowledge — from the atlanto-occipital joint to the coccyx. It provides both professionals and medical trainees with user-friendly, insightful text gleaned from the hands-on insights of seasoned spinal surgeons.

Core fundamentals cover spine anatomy, clinical evaluations, spine imaging, diagnostic spine tests, and select spine procedures. Common surgical approaches are delineated in succinct bulleted text, accompanied by case studies and radiographic pathology. This format is conducive to learning and provides an ideal spine surgery review for medical students, postgraduate trainees participating in spine rotations, and residents.

Key Highlights

The only book on spinal pathology and management created with contributions from medical students and residentsHigh-impact citations and questions at the end of each chapter highlight key topicsDetailed drawings, diagrams, radiographic images, and MRIs elucidate and expand upon chapter topicsTables provide a quick reference, with concise information including impacted anatomy, nerves, and procedural maneuvers utilized in exams

Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and Procedures is a must-have resource for orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents and medical students. It will also benefit physiatrists, spine practitioners, orthopaedic and neurosurgical trainees and nurses, and chiropractors.

Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition by Kern Singh and Alexander Vaccaro is unique in its presentation, utilizing multilayered visuals to delineate the most commonly performed spine procedures. High-definition intraoperative photographs are juxtaposed with translucent anatomic drawings. This facilitates visualization of both the entire surgical field and complex anatomy never "seen" during surgery. It also provides greater insights into the subtleties of both open and technically demanding minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

Unlike many large spine surgery atlases, this is the perfect, on-the-go, pocket-size resource for busy spine surgeons who work in any clinical setting. From the cervical to lumbar spine, 21 concise chapters reflect the collective technical expertise of internationally renowned spine surgeons. Easy-to-follow guidance is provided on fundamental open and minimally invasive techniques, including pedicle screw placement, fusion, discectomy, corpectomy, foraminotomy, laminoplasty, and laminectomy. Each procedural chapter focuses on the importance of accurate visualization, adequate homeostasis, and impacted anatomical structures.

Insightful tips, pearls, and potential pitfalls throughout the book expedite acquisition of knowledgeNearly 200 detailed, clearly labeled images of common spine procedures provide invaluable anatomical and clinical guidanceExpanded insights on positioning in spine surgeryAdded discussion of surgical challenges, including warnings and descriptions of internervous planes

Orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical trainees will discover an indispensable and friendly white coat reference for everyday practice. The visually rich atlas will also benefit physician assistants, surgical nurses, and all practitioners involved in the operative care of spine surgery patients.

The third edition of this concise, essential spine handbook expands on the previous edition, reflecting recent advances in the field. Written by highly renowned spine surgeons, the new edition is presented in full color with the addition of several hundred exquisitely crafted illustrations. Portable but comprehensive, this book offers a well-rounded perspective on surgical and nonsurgical management of spine-related conditions and disease in adult and pediatric patients. In the opening chapters, a solid clinical foundation is laid – covering anatomy, physical examination, imaging and diagnostic testing, biomechanics of the spine, and instrumentation.

Clinical information is summarized in an outline format, enabling readers to peruse broad topics in an expeditious manner. Chapters are categorically arranged, encompassing cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathologies. Within the framework of trauma, degenerative changes, congenital conditions, tumors, and infections – topics include spinal cord injury, thoracolumbar spine fractures; lumbar disk disease, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis; and spinal deformities in children and adults. Rounding out the volume are chapters on tumors, infections, and immune disorders that impact the spine such as rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies.

Key features:

New chapters on surgical positioning and neuromonitoringUpdates on minimally invasive surgical techniques, bone physiology, and biologicsMore than 300 beautiful illustrations presented in full-color Key references offer more in-depth insight on topics Succinct layout enables cover-to-cover reading and study prep for board examinationsThis handy resource is small enough to carry around during rounds and is particularly useful for orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in training. The reader-friendly format also makes it an excellent reference book for practicing spine surgeons and practitioners involved in the nonsurgical management of spine conditions.
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