The Textbook of Spinal Surgery: Edition 3

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Recognized as one of the leading references on the spine, this comprehensive two-volume text brings together experts from around the world to discuss the full scope of spinal surgery. This edition has many new contributors, including both neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, and presents a broad survey of all aspects of spinal surgery, including degenerative disorders, deformities, tumors, fractures, infections, and more. Chapters describe current surgical techniques in detail and discuss indications, preoperative and postoperative care, and possible complications. More than 3,500 illustrations complement the text, and bulleted points, tables, and algorithms are used extensively throughout.
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Published on
Jan 26, 2012
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Pages
2112
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ISBN
9781451153927
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Education & Training
Medical / Orthopedics
Medical / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical / Rheumatology
Medical / Surgery / Neurosurgery
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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?




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

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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.

Over the past two decades there have been major advances in the treatment of spinal disorders including anterior decompression of the neural structures as well as various forms of spinal stabilization by utilization of implants. These changes primarily reflect the development of better techniques of diagnosis and anesthesia, as well as new fusion procedures that are often supplemented with instrumentation. Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization bridges the gap that has existed between the physics of biomechanical research and the clinical arena. The book helps surgeons to plan treatments for the injured spine based on sound biomechanical principles - principles that will influence the surgeon's choice for the surgical approach, type of fusion and type of instrumentation. Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization begins with the essentials, proceeds gradually toward the development of an understanding of biomechanical principles, and, finally, provides a basis for clinical decision-making. These features make it a cover-to-cover must-read for anyone who is involved with the care of a patient with an unstable spine. Chocked full of illustrations, Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization includes: -Physical principles and kinematics -Segmental motion, stability and instability -Spine and neural element pathology -Surgical approaches and spinal fusion -Spinal instrumentation: General principles -Spinal instrumentation constructs: biomechanical attributes and clinical applications -Non-operative spinal stabilization -Special concepts and concerns -CD-ROM containing illustrations from book to create mental images of critical anatomical, biomechanical and clinical points
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.

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Key features:

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This textbook ‘Biochemistry’ has become one of the most preferred text books (in India and many other countries) for the students as well as teachers in medical, biological and other allied sciences. The book has undergone three editions, several reprints, and revised reprints in a span of 13 years.

There are many biochemistry textbooks in the market. Some of them are purely basic while others are applied, and there are very few books which cover both these aspects together. For this reason, the students learning biochemistry in their undergraduate courses have to depend on multiple books to acquire a sound knowledge of the subject.

This book, ‘Biochemistry’ is unique with a simultaneous and equal emphasis on basic and applied aspects of biochemistry. This textbook offers an integration of medical and pure sciences, comprehensively written to meet the curriculum requirements of undergraduate courses in medical, dental, pharmacy, life-sciences and other categories (agriculture, veterinary, etc.).

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