Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management

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Representing the collective efforts of a multinational, multidisciplinary panel of spine and spinal cord trauma masters, this beautifully illustrated evidence-based textbook does more than provide multiple treatment options -- it offers unique access to insights from recognized spine experts and a thoughtful yet practical review of the most relevant literature and clinical evidence available in the field today. Each chapter centers on pertinent questions and objective reviews of state-of-the-art procedures that guide readers from an evaluation of the evidence through practical recommendations they can easily apply to their own practices.

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  • Succinct outline format -- easy to read and reference
  • 138 detailed evidentiary tables appear throughout the text
  • An innovative new classification system for spine trauma developed by The Spine Trauma Study Group, composed of 50 internationally recognized spine experts
  • High-quality radiographs and full-color drawings and photographs complement the text
  • Practical recommendations for the treatment of many common spinal injuries, including odontoid fractures, central cord injuries, and thoraco-lumbar flexion distraction injuries --in-depth information on everything from intensive care to rehabilitation
  • Accompanying MediaCenter web content contains 15 narrated videos -- over one hour of footage -- of actual procedures by the authors Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management is an invaluable reference for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, residents and fellows in those specialties, and allied health professionals who care for spine injury patients.
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    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto Krembil Neuroscience Center, Toronto Western HospitalKrembil Chair, Neural Repair and RegenerationHead, Spinal Program, University Health Network

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    Publisher
    Thieme
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    Published on
    Jan 1, 2011
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    Pages
    592
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    ISBN
    9781604062229
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    Language
    English
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    Medical / Orthopedics
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    "Spinal cord injury has devastating consequences for the person involved. An initial period of hospitalization is followed by a period of readjustment and rehabilitation in which the person with SCI must learn a new way of life. These changes have a cost that is borne by the person involved, their families and friends, and society at large. SCI costs the nation more than $9.73 billion per year. Each newly injured person with SCI incurs total first year costs that average $2.367 billion. Annual SCI-related medical care costs average $1.624 billion per year. Medications and supplies cost $449 million annually for those beyond their first year post-injury. The average cost of personal assistance is estimated to be $2.068 billion for those who are beyond the first year post-injury.

    These are the obvious direct costs that must be borne by persons with SCI or by someone on their behalf. When viewed from a societal point of view, SCI also imposes huge indirect costs. Such costs do not arise from anyone's purchase of goods or services but from the losses that come about as persons with SCI are forced to stop work or to reduce their productive activities. Taking these costs into account the authors estimate that:

    Losses of productivity, the indirect costs of SCI, are approximately $2.591 billion nationwide. Over the course of the post-injury lifetime, a person with SCI can expect to expend anywhere from $292,800 to $880,700 for injury-related costs, and to lose anywhere from $296,800 to $440,100 in lifetime earnings because of the injury.Data are needed on the details of these costs to provide guidelines for the allocation of funds to improve the quality of care post-injury and to ease the transition to work. The development of new technologies and improvement in the scope and timing of interventions requires both technical expertise and a realistic measure of their economic feasibility. The attempt to identify and quantify the costs of SCI is a step in the direction of supplying such information.

    This volume expands and updates information previously presented in 'The Economic Consequences of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury,' reporting results from a new survey of the costs of spinal cord injury (SCI). It explores in detail the elements that make up both the medical and the nonmedical direct costs of SCI, focusing specifically on the costs of home modifications, vehicle adaptations, and wheelchairs. It also focuses on the determinants of employment for persons with this traumatic condition.

    The population sample was obtained by using lists supplied by hospitals that are members of the Spinal Cord Model Systems, together with names from the membership list of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

    This volume is important reading for everyone who is involved in the acute management and long-term care of persons with SCI."

    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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