Covering disorders of the entire spine, this concise and accessible text guides you step-by-step through a wide range of techniques, from surgical approach to wound closure. Developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), this powerful resource puts the expertise of top surgeons at your fingertips–pearls, tips, and techniques that reflect the leading edge of reconstructive spine surgery.
The chapters in Advanced Reconstruction: Spine are uniformly organized, each containing standard sections on indications, contraindications and alternative treatments. A section on results briefly reviews the literature supporting or criticizing the procedure. The equipment and surgical preparation necessary to complete the procedure are described, as are tips for avoiding pitfalls and complications. The heart of each chapter is a step-by-step guide to the procedure as performed by the author, an expert in that particular technique. Each author was asked to include intraoperative photographs clearly illustrating the steps in the surgical technique.
1. Section 1: Cervical Spine (23 techniques covered)
2. Section 2: Thoracic Spine (16 techniques covered)
3. Section 3: Lumbar Spine (27 techniques covered)
4. Section 4: Special Topics (5 techniques covered)
688 pages. ©2011 American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons