Decision Making in Spinal Care

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David Greg Anderson, Alexander R. Vaccaro
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 504 pages
Decision Making in Spinal Care presents all the current information on management strategies for the most common spine problems, including trauma injuries, metabolic and degenerative diseases, and spinal deformities. Each chapter opens with a concise introduction to the topic and discussion of the classification of the injury, condition, or management approach. The authors then describe the diagnostic workup of the patient, the treatment options available, the likely outcome, and possible complications. Highlights:
  • Treatment algorithms at the start of each chapter enable clinicians to rapidly determine the pathology of a spine condition, formulate a diagnostic plan, and choose which surgical or nonsurgical treatment is best
  • Discussion of contemporary spinal issues, including spinal tumors, osteoporosis, minimally invasive surgery, and nonfusion techniques, keeps the clinician abreast of the latest advances
  • Annotated lists of key references, complete with synopses of the articles and chapters referenced, enable readers to pursue topics at greater length
  • More than 200 figures demonstrate important concepts
  • This must-have reference is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and primary care physicians seeking to sharpen their clinical decision-making skills in managing spine conditions. The book will also benefit spine fellows, medical students, and residents needing a comprehensive board review.
     

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    Contents

    Occipitoatlantal Injuries
    3
    CI Ring Fractures
    11
    Atlantoaxial Instability
    17
    Odontoid Fractures
    25
    Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis Hangmans Fracture
    31
    FlexionCompression Injuries of the Cervical Spine
    37
    Cervical Distraction Extension Injuries
    43
    Cervical Facet Dislocation
    49
    Infantile Scoliosis
    251
    Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
    257
    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    263
    Neuromuscular Scoliosis
    271
    Adult Scoliosis
    279
    Kyphosis
    287
    Scheuermanns Disease
    289
    Posttraumatic Thoracolumbar Kyphosis
    295

    Cervicothoracic Fractures and Dislocations
    55
    Thoracolumbar Trauma
    59
    Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebral Compression Fractures
    61
    Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures
    67
    Thoracolumbar Flexion Distraction Injuries
    73
    Thoracolumbar Fracture Dislocations
    79
    Sacral Fractures
    85
    Thoracolumbar Distraction Extension Injuries
    91
    Cervical DegenerativeMetabolic Disease
    95
    Cervical Disk Degeneration
    97
    Cervical Radiculopathy
    103
    Cervical Myelopathy Anterior Approach
    109
    Cervical Myelopathy Posterior Approach
    115
    Cervical Kyphosis
    121
    Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
    129
    Cervical Whiplash
    137
    Cervical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventional Procedures
    143
    Cervical Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Techniques
    151
    Thoracic DegenerativeMetabolic Disease
    157
    Ankylosing Spondylitis
    159
    Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
    165
    Thoracic Disk Herniation
    171
    Lumbar DegenerativeMetabolic Disease
    177
    Lumbar Disk Disease and Low Back Pain
    179
    Lumbar Radiculopathy
    185
    Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    191
    Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
    199
    Degenerative Scoliosis
    207
    Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
    213
    Failed Back Syndromes
    219
    Lumbar Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Techniques
    225
    Lumbar Injections and Procedures
    231
    Cauda Equina Syndrome
    237
    Scoliosis
    243
    Congenital Scoliosis
    245
    Corrective Osteotomies for Kyphosis
    303
    Spondylolisthesis
    309
    HighGrade Spondylolisthesis
    311
    Spinal Tumors
    317
    Primary Spinal Tumors
    319
    Metastatic Spinal Tumors
    325
    Classification Staging and Management of Spinal Tumors
    331
    Spinal Infections and Inflammatory Disease
    337
    Pyogenic Infections of the Spine
    339
    Atypical Infections of the Spine Tuberculosis and Fungal Infections
    345
    Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine
    351
    Osteoporosis
    357
    Medical Management of Spinal Osteoporosis
    359
    Surgical Treatment of the Osteopenic Patient
    365
    Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
    371
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    375
    Minimally Invasive Anterior Cervical Approaches
    377
    Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Approaches
    381
    Thoracoscopy
    387
    Lumbar Laparoscopy
    395
    Posterior Lumbar Minimally Invasive Surgery
    403
    ComputerAssisted Spinal Surgery
    409
    Nonfusion Techniques
    413
    Percutaneous Diskogenic Pain Treatment
    415
    Nucleus Replacements
    421
    Cervical Intervertebral Disk Arthroplasty
    427
    Lumbar Intervertebral Disk Arthroplasty
    433
    Posterior Lumbar Nonfusion Devices
    439
    Spinal Imaging
    445
    Imaging for Back Pain and Spinal Infection
    447
    Spinal Imaging for Pseudarthrosis
    453
    Spinal Monitoring
    459
    Neurophysiologic Monitoring for Spinal Surgery
    461
    Index
    465
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    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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