Member-Authored Publications

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Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine

Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine

Christopher M. Bono, MD; Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, MSc

Designed to provide all the information needed by residents during spine surgery rotations, this long-awaited second edition is your go-to source of essential information on every key aspect of spine surgery. Written by established and upcoming leaders and pioneers in the field, this single-volume resource can easily be read cover to cover during a rotation or used for quick reference before a patient workup or operation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it not only provides the high-yield information you must know, but also gives you a practical understanding of treatment options for a wide variety of spinal problems.




Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4

Raj D. Rao, MD; Matthew Smuck, MD, Editors

Quickly find the most up-to-date research and new developments in the rapidly-evolving field of spine care. World renowned editors give you an unbiased perspective of the most important literature in adult and pediatric spine.




Instructional Course Lectures Spine

Instructional Course Lectures Spine

Christopher M. Bono, MD, Editor

Instructional Course Lectures: Spine is an exceptional compilation of selected lectures on spine topics presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meetings. With exceptional editorial oversight by Christopher M. Bono, MD, each section includes an in-depth and informative introduction that summarizes and relates these lectures to your daily clinical practice. Second Edition.




Advanced Reconstruction: Spine

Advanced Reconstruction: Spine

Jeffrey C. Wang, Editor

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.




Accelerated Recovery: How to Recover Your Body After Injury or Surgery

Accelerated Recovery: How to Recover Your Body After Injury or Surgery

by Howard B. Cotler, MD, FACS, FAAOS, FABOS

Being injured is a simple fact of life. Whether it's a sprain, broken bone or disc injury, these usually occur at inconvenient times. However, how you deal with that injury or after a required surgery can determine how you function the rest of your life. In Accelerated Recovery of Your Health: How to Recover Your Body After Injury or Surgery, readers will learn techniques to heal their body faster than previous generations with fewer complications. After all, getting you back on your feet is what it's all about. Learn from Dr. Cotler's experience as an orthopedic surgeon trained in the treatment of traumatic injuries and spinal surgery. By following the accelerated recovery methods detailed in this book, you will be better equipped to deal with whatever curveball life throws your way.




Solving the Mystery: The Key to rapid Recoveries for Most Back and Neck Pain

Solving the Mystery: The Key to rapid Recoveries for Most Back and Neck Pain

by Ronald Donelson, MD, MS

"Solving the Mystery" spreads the good news that an inexpensive and rapid solution can be identified for most with back and neck pain. Many studies document that a unique form of clinical evaluation reveals that the true anatomic cause does not need identification in order to directly and rapidly correct it. Too many are not being offered this evaluation before undergoing unnecessary, risky, and expensive treatments, including imaging, injections, and surgery. Employers and health plans are heavily overpaying for this unneeded care and unnecessary lost work time. Finally, a book asks and answers the right questions that helps solve the mystery of most back and neck pain.




The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life

The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life

by Howard B. Cotler, MD, FACS, FAAOS, FABOS

There are an estimated 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States alone. This is the equivalent of the entire populations of Chicago and Boston combined and represents a tremendous challenge for Americans. However, there are some preventative measures you can take to help avoid the wheelchair and even ways to become ambulatory again after using a wheelchair. In The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life readers will learn the main causes of wheelchair usage, as well as methods to take to decrease the risk of becoming dependent upon a mobility aid. For those readers who already use a wheelchair, this book details exercise regimens that should be considered in order to avoid the disease of inactivity or astronaut s disease and takes a look at the future of the wheelchair. Learn from Dr. Cotler's expertise as a spinal surgeon, and see what you can do to limit the wheelchair.