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MasterCases in Spine Surgery

MasterCases in Spine Surgery


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780865779242
Publication Date: February 2001

Use the case format for quick reference and easy clinical application!

Thieme congratulates Todd J. Albert on being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious Best Doctors 2015 list.

Over the last decade, a plethora of references on global treatment of spinal disorders have inundated the marketplace-- at the same time that increased responsibilities have limited the time surgeons have to wade through these large tomes. Now the information you need is at your fingertips in a quick, case-oriented approach designed for easy access and practical application.

The MasterCases Series from Thieme uses the case format to provide key diagnostic and therapeutic information that can be applied in patient management. You will find concise data on degenerative disorders of the cervical and thoracolumbar spine, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, inflammatory spinal disease, metabolic disorders, trauma management, spinal neoplasms, and adult and pediatric deformities.

Edited by two prominent specialists from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, MasterCases in Spine Surgery features:

  • A convenient, case-oriented format for easy reference and application in daily practice
  • Dozens of pearls and pitfalls and complete patient work-ups for each problem
  • More than 60 studies on common and unusual cases and hundreds of superb figures that clarify all concepts
  • Reviews of alternative treatment methods, with advantages and disadvantages of each
  • The knowledge and expertise of leading spine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, for a combined approach that leads to optimal results

MasterCases in Spine Surgery is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, spine fellows, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and residents who need to be thoroughly proficient in operative and alternative treatments of numerous spinal conditions. Get "soup-to-nuts" answers to many of your specific problems and keep your skills up-to-date: order MasterCases in Spine Surgery today!

Section I: Degenerative Conditions
Case 1. Axial Neck Pain: Nonoperative Approach
Case 2. Whiplash Injuries: Nonoperative Approach
Case 3. Cervical Spondylosis—Soft Disc Herniation: Anterior Approach
Case 4. Cervical Spondylosis—Soft Disc Herniation: Posterior Approach
Case 5. Cervical Spondylosis—Myelopathy: Anterior Approach
Case 6. Cervical Spondylosis—Myelopathy: Posterior Approach
Case 7. Thoracic Disc Herniation: Anterior Approach
Case 8. Thoracic Disc Herniation: Posterior Approach
Case 9. Thoracic Disc Herniations: Minimally Invasive Approach
Case 10. Axial Low Back Pain: Nonoperative Approach
Case 11. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease—Axial Back Pain: Anterior Approach
Case 12. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease—Axial Back Pain: Posterior Approach
Case 13. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis without Instability
Case 14. Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Case 15. Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis with Spinal Stenosis
Case 16. Microdiscectomy, Arthroscopic Discectomy, Chymopapain Injection
Case 17. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease—Axial Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Approach
Case 18. Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation
Case 19. Intradural Disc Herniation—Lumbar Spine
Case 20. Spinal Meningeal or Perineural Cysts
Case 21. Iatrogenic Lumbar Instability
Case 22. Management of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Case 23. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Section II: Inflammatory Disorders
Case 24. Rheumatoid Arthritis Cranial–C1/C2 Disease
Case 25. Osteomyelitis—Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine
Case 26. Postoperative Lumbar Discitis
Case 27. Ankylosing Spondylitis—Cervical Osteotomy
Case 28. Postoperative Spinal Wound Infections
Section III: Metabolic Disease
Case 29. Pagetoid Disease of the Spine
Case 30. Circumferential Surgery for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in the Cervical Spine
Case 31. Transthoracic and Transabdominal Approach to T9 to T12 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament with Herniated Disc/Stenosis
Case 32. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Case 33. Osteoporotic Fractures of the Spine
Case 34. Spinal Deformity in the Presence of Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Section IV: Trauma
Case 35. Spinal Cord Injury: Pharmacologic and Nonoperative Management
Case 36. Traumatic Injuries of the Occipitocervical Junction
Case 37. Bilateral Cervical Facet Joint Dislocation without Neurologic Deficit
Case 38. Fixed Traumatic Atlantoaxial Rotatory Deformity
Case 39. Thoracolumbar Trauma with or without Neurologic Deficit
Case 40. Low Lumbar Fracture with or without Neurologic Deficit
Case 41. Sacral Fractures
Case 42. Gunshot Wounds—Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine
Section V: Spinal Neoplasms
Case 43. Primary Tumor—Cervical Spine,Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine
Case 44. Primary Tumor of the Cervical Spine
Case 45. Spinal Cord Herniation
Case 46. Metastatic Disease—Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine
Case 47. Spinal Intradural Intramedullary and Extramedullary Tumors
Section VI: Adult and Pediatric Deformity
Case 48. Congenital Scoliosis
Case 49. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Case 50. Kyphosis—Round-Back Deformity, Scheuermann's Kyphosis
Case 51. Postlaminectomy Kyphosis
Case 52. Fixed Pelvic Obliquity
Case 53. Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Case 54. Chiari Malformations
Case 55. Diastematomyelia
Case 56. Spinal Deformity in Myelodysplasia—Lumbar Kyphectomy
Case 57. Adult Scoliosis
Case 58. Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
Case 59. Achondroplasia—Cervical Postlaminectomy Kyphosis
Case 60. Postradiation Spinal Deformity
Section VII: Miscellaneous
Case 61. Persistent Spinal Fluid Leakage Following Spinal Surgery
Case 62. Syringomyelia and Scoliosis
Case 63. Vascular Malformation of the Spinal Cord

Useful, practical information packaged in a case history format for quick reference...Drs. Vaccaro and Albert have succeeded in enlisting the participation of a great number of highly-experienced spine surgeons...should be used as a resource for those interested in obtaining alternate opinions on treatment methodology. --Journal of Neurosurgery

"Very useful and educational for many readers...cases range from the routine and commonplace to the rare and exotic...a well-thought out and appropriately detailed reference...particularly well suited for residents and fellows as well as for those who are studying for an examination....the innovative format will be a refreshing change for readers interested in spinal disorders." --Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

"Provides the reader with a sound clinical approach to a specific case, rather than a broad discussion...each case is well illustrated with appropriate radiographs and reasoned discussions of treatment options." --Journal of Orthopaedic Sports and Physical Therapy

"Easy to read...concise style...a quick reference book, useful in a daily practice for everyone involved in spine surgery: orthopaedic residents, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons." --Acta Orthopaedica Belgica

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