Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization

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Edward C. Benzel
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 526 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Physical Principles and Kinematics
19
Chapter 4
32
Degenerative and Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine
45
Chapter 13
55
Trauma Tumor and Infection
61
Chapter 6
83
Surgical Approaches to the Subaxial Spine
101
Dorsal Subaxial Spine Constructs
255
Chapter 20
277
LumboSacralPelvic Constructs
297
Regional Nuances
311
Chapter 24
325
Exercises Conditioning and Other NonOperative Strategies
343
Component Strategies
357
Complex Clinical Strategies
375

Chapter 10
116
Implant Properties
135
ImplantBone Interfaces
155
Chapter 14
171
Quantitative Attributes of Spinal Implants
189
Craniocervical and Upper Cervical Constructs
221
Ventral Subaxial Spine Constructs
239
Chapter 28
403
Subsidence and Dynamic Spine Stabilization
431
Construct Failure and Failure Prevention
453
Biomechanical Testing
469
The DecisionMaking Process
483
Glossary
507
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Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH 44195

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