Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury: From Impact to Rehabilitation

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Charles H. Tator, Edward C. Benzel
Thieme, Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 366 pages
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This second edition updates and expands on the original bestseller, Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, with completely new chapters on applied biomechanics, pediatric spinal cord injury, patient selection and timing of the surgery, NASCIS 3 and other spinal cord injury drug trials. In addition, the text reviews the management of spinal cord injured patients with sports injuries from epidemiology to return to play, and the nutritional assessment and management of spina cord-injured patients.

Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, Second Edition provides significant value to the neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, urologists, rehab specialist and others caring for the victims of spinal cord injury.

This must-have text will teach the reader to:

  • Identify the most common spine fractures
  • Understand and evaluate today's state-of-the-art concepts regarding the management of spinal cord injury
  • Understand the appropriate surgical technique
  • Develop a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the spinal cord injured-patient

(Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

  

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Contents

An Historical Perspective
9
Cellular Ionic and Biomolecular Mechanisms of the Injury Process
33
The Application of Biomechanics t0 the Spine and Spinal Cord
51
Imaging of Spinal Cord Injury
73
Immobilization and Traction
91
Patient Selection and Timing of Surgical Intervention
109
Craniocervical Junction
123
Thoracic and Lumbar
173
Prevention and Treatment of Medical Complications
253
Urological Management of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient
273
Spinal Orthotics
285
Fundamentals Techniques and Expectations of the Rehabilitation Process
297
A Paradigm Shift
303
Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury
311
Past and Current Human Spinal Cord Injury Drug Trials
317
HOME STUDY EXAMINATION
335

Penetrating Injuries
199
Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
209
Nutrition Assessment and Management in Spinal Cord Injury Patients
237
INDEX
353
ANSWERS TO HOME STUDY EXAMINATION
365
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Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH 44195

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