This issue will serve as a review of current ideas and surgical trends in the management of complex cervical spine disorders. Each chapter will discuss surgical techniques will illustrative cases and end on a very contemporary evidence-based review of the literature.
Length Tension Testing Book 2, Upper Quadrant provides clear and comprehensive descriptions and illustrations for assessing flexibility and length tension in the muscles of the upper quadrant. It includes techniques for the cervical spine, temporomandibular joint, thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, and wrist and hand. Each technique listing includes concise, standardized descriptions of the actions and positions involved, high-quality colour photos and alternative positions to accommodate patient variability and comfort. Most of these tests can be adapted into treatment techniques. This resource will help physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists improve patient care, and it will be an invaluable reference for students at the college and university level. Also available: Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant. Murray MacHutchon is a physiotherapist at Pembina Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also an examiner and instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant provides clear and comprehensive descriptions and photos for assessing flexibility and length tension in the muscles of the lower quadrant. It includes techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. Each technique listing includes concise, standardized descriptions of the actions and positions involved, high-quality colour photos and alternative positions to accommodate patient variability and comfort. Most of these tests can be adapted into treatment techniques. This resource will help physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists improve patient care, and it will be an invaluable reference for students at the college and university level. Also available: Length Tension Testing Book 2, Upper Quadrant. Murray MacHutchon is a physiotherapist at Pembina Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also an examiner and instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
For nearly a quarter century Millers Review of Orthopaedics and the accompanying annual Miller Review Course (www.MillerReview.org) have been must-have resources that residents and practitioners have turned to for efficient and effective exam preparation. This 7th Edition continues to provide complete coverage of the fields most-tested topics, now reorganized to be more intuitive, more user-friendly, and easier to read. Numerous study aids help you ace your exams : a superb art program, including full-color tables, images, and pathology slides; improved concise, bulleted text design; testable facts in every chapter; multiple-choice review questions written by experts in the field; and much more. Content and topic emphasis are fully aligned with the ABOS (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery) and OITE (Orthopaedic In-Service Training Exam) exams, giving you the confidence you need to prepare for certification and recertification. Completely revised sections on anatomy, spine, and tumors, along with input from many new authors , keep you fully up to date. An increased emphasis on imaging , along with the most current results and techniques, ensure that youre prepared for todays exams. Includes new coverage of femoroacetabular impingement, spine trauma, common medications used in orthopaedics, and recent advances in basic sciences.
This textbook is based on the curriculum for US, UK, Canadian and Australasian Orthopedic trainees. It offers an in-depth summary of the knowledge needed to pass the boards and FRCS examination in Trauma and Orthopedic surgery. The focus is on basic information on every orthopedic subspecialty, including: surgical anatomy, basic sciences, adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic pathology, the spine, sports surgery, upper limb, wrist and hand surgery, and orthopedic traumas. All sections are written by experts in the respective field and utilize a consistent bullet-point format, chosen to facilitate the learning experience and help readers memorize and organize knowledge. A clear and concise take-home message section precedes each topic, and key references are highlighted at the end of each chapter. Dr Cyril Mauffrey is Director of Orthopedic Research in the Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health / University of Colorado. Dr Mauffrey is strongly involved in publishing activities as Section Editor for the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology as well as Deputy Editor for Patient Safety in Surgery Journal. Dr Mauffrey has also already co-edited the book External Fixation in Orthopedic Traumatology. Dr David Hak is Professor and Associate Director in the Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health / University of Colorado. Dr Hak has Medical Student and Resident Teaching Presentations at the University of Colorado. His AO (North America) Course Faculty and Presentations started in 1996 and are still ongoing as course evaluator or course moderator. Dr Hak also serves as the Editor in chief of the AO North America News.
This well-illustrated textbook is the first comprehensive and authoritative source of information on minimally invasive lateral access spine surgery. It covers all aspects of the subject, including patient selection, approach and monitoring techniques, soft tissue management, application in a variety of pathologies, technical nuances, and the prevention and management of complications. In addition, current controversies in the field are discussed and the biomechanics of lateral spinal reconstruction, the physiologic benefits, and cost implications are explained. As use of the lateral approach in spinal surgery has become more popular, so its diversity and complexity have increased. Nevertheless, publications devoted entirely to the technique are lacking, and Lateral Access Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is designed to fill this vacuum. Written by the worlds experts on the topic, it will be an excellent resource for both beginning and experienced surgeons. Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS, is Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. Dr. Wangs previous positions include Spine Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Chief, Spine Surgery Program, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, Los Angeles. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons in 2006 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2007. Dr. Wang has held a variety of national leadership positions, including as a Member of the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section Executive Committee (since 2006) and Scientific Program Chair of the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section (2013-2014). He is a member of several journal editorial review boards, including Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine , Acta Neurochirurgica , and Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques . Dr. Wang is the lead or co-author of 107 peer-reviewed journal publications. He has co-edited several previous books, including Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques (Springer, Vienna, 2013). Andrew A. Sama, MD , graduated from the University of Miami, School of Medicine, in 1995 and subsequently completed residencies in General and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery, Affiliated with The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2002 and is currently Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cornell University Medical College and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Samas hospital appointments are as Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York and New York - Presbyterian Hospital. He is a member of the editorial board for Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine and a reviewer for Spine . Dr. Sama is a longstanding member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was named in Americas Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Medical Guide) in 2013. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Juan S. Uribe, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Spine Section, the Biomechanical Laboratory (Department of Neurological Surgery), and the Cahill Spine Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. He is also Director of the Spinal Cord Trauma Committee at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Uribe studied Medicine at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (CES), Medellin, Colombia and subsequently undertook residencies in Neurosurgery at Hospital San Vicente de Paul, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, and the Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida and a fellowship in Spine Surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami. Dr. Uribe received a Platinum Annual Research Award from the University of South Florida in 2010, and in 2012 he chaired the Annual Meeting of the Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery (SMISS) in Miami. He is the lead or co-author of 46 peer-reviewed journal publications and a co-editor of the book Handbook of Spine Surgery (Thieme, New York, 2011).
This atlas documents current surgical approaches to the craniocervical junction and the cervical spine, providing step-by-step guidance on procedures and cervical spine stabilization techniques. Opening chapters present essential information on anatomy, depict pathologies with the aid of illustrative cases, describe the role of imaging techniques in patient evaluation, and discuss surgical instrumentation and patient positioning. The different techniques employed in this delicate anatomic region, including transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniocervical junction and posterior and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, are then explained and illustrated with a view to providing the surgeon with a clear reference that can be used in the operating room. In addition, practical advice is offered on the treatment of potential complications, postoperative management, and rehabilitation. This book will be of value not only to neurosurgeons but also to orthopedists, ENT surgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists. Dr Stefano Boriani is Director of Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery at Rizzoli Institute (IOR), Bologna, Italy. After his first specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology he became responsible of sub-unit of Oncologic Spine Surgery in the Department of Bone Tumor Surgery. His most important surgical and scientific interest concerns diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors. Other field of activity and research are: spine fractures, post-traumatic deformities, mini-invasive approaches.
This book offers essential guidance on selecting the most appropriate surgical management option for a variety of spinal conditions, including idiopathic problems, and degenerative disease. While the first part of the book discusses the neuroanatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pain mechanisms, and imaging techniques, the second guides the reader through the diagnostic process and treatment selection for disorders of the different regions of the spine, based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. I.e., it clearly explains why a particular technique should be selected for a specific patient on the basis of the available evidence, which is carefully reviewed. The book identifies potential complications and highlights technical pearls, describing newer surgical techniques and illustrating them with the help of images and accompanying videos. Though primarily intended for neurosurgeons, the book will also be of interest to orthopaedic surgeons, specialists in physical medicine, and pain specialists. ? Dr Erik van de Kelft graduated magna cum laude as a Doctor in Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 1985. After 2 years of training in general surgery at the General Hospital Stuivenberg, he specialized in neurosurgery under the supervision of Drs. J.J. Martin and P. Selosse at the University Hospital, Antwerp (UZA). His training included periods in Montpellier, France and La Timone Hospital in Marseille, where he focused on pediatric neurosurgery. After successfully completing his training in 1993, Dr. van de Kelft became a permanent staff member in the Neurosurgery Department at the UZA and also a consultant at the Maria Middelares General Hospital in Sint-Niklaas. During this period, he earned a Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, writing his doctoral thesis on the molecular genetics of malignant brain tumours. Since 1999 he has been a permanent member of the Neurosurgery Department of the Niklaas Hospital, Sint Niklaas, and the OLV (Our Lady) Hospital in Aalst; he is also a neurosurgery consultant at St. Jozef Hospital, Bornem. Dr. van de Kelft is especially known for his expertise in back surgery and in the surgical treatment of facial pain. He is the author of 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and a regular speaker at international conferences.
The authors present anatomical, biomechanical, and clinical basic knowledge relevant to degenerative diseases of the surgical spine and describe how to choose the approach, implant, and surgical technique in detail. Numerous figures illustrate the decision-making process and surgical techniques step-by-step. The book also contains key points about implant safety and possible complications as well as an outlook to the future of cervical spine surgery. Degenerative Diseases of the Cervical Spine is aimed at spinal surgeons (neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons), physical therapists, general practitioners, and rehabilitation physicians, worldwide. S. Alexander König and Uwe Spetzger Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
This book describes the principles and applications of radiofrequency treatments for various spinal indications, including disc herniation, discogenic and radicular pain, facet joint arthropathy, and benign and malignant lesions of the vertebral column. The aim is to provide a handy guide that will acquaint readers with all aspects of radiofrequency neurotomy at different levels of the spine, enabling them to carry out treatments effectively and safely. Radiofrequency neurotomy, or radiofrequency ablation, is a minimally invasive procedure that is associated with a reduction in complications, side effects, and risks of anesthesia as well as with lower costs. This book, written by world-renowned authorities in the field, fills a significant gap in the literature by specifically focusing on the use of radiofrequency for spinal conditions. It will be of value to a range of specialists, including interventional neuroradiologists and radiologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedists. Stefano Marcia, MD, is Chief of the Radiology Unit at SS. Trinità Hospital, ASL Cagliari, Italy. He is an interventional radiologist who has performed more than 13,000 less-invasive procedures such as percutaneous vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, disc decompression, facet joint neurotomy, implantation of interspinous spacers, percutaneous arthrodesis, steroid injections, biopsies, and tumor ablations. Dr. Marcia has been a faculty member/invited speaker at the annual meetings of the Society of Interventional Radiology (2015), American Society of Spine Radiology (2013, 2014), Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (2013-2015), World Symposium Neuroradiologicum (2014), and European Society of Neuroradiology (2015). He has been lead author on a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters. He has also conducted many cadaver labs for different companies and has trained numerous doctors to perform interventional radiology procedures on the spine. Luca Saba research fields are focused on Multi-Detector-Row Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Neuroradiology, and Diagnostic in Vascular Sciences. His works, as lead author, achieved more than 160 high impact factor, peer-reviewed, Journals as American Journal of Neuroradiology, Atherosclerosis, European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Acta Radiologica, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Saba has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards during his career. Dr Saba presented more than 500 papers and posters in National and International Congress (RSNA, ESGAR, ECR, ISR, AOCR, AINR, JRS, SIRM, AINR). He wrote 21 book-chapters and he is Editor of 8 books in the field of Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular, Plastic Surgery, Gynecological Imaging and Neurodegenerative imaging.