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Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma

Evidence-Based Management


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781604062212
Publication Date: December 2010

Presents evidence-based spine trauma management in a concise, user-friendly format

Representing the collective efforts of a multinational, multidisciplinary panel of spine and spinal cord trauma masters, this beautifully illustrated evidence-based textbook does more than provide multiple treatment options -- it offers unique access to insights from recognized spine experts and a thoughtful yet practical review of the most relevant literature and clinical evidence available in the field today. Each chapter centers on pertinent questions and objective reviews of state-of-the-art procedures that guide readers from an evaluation of the evidence through practical recommendations they can easily apply to their own practices.


  • Succinct outline format -- easy to read and reference
  • 138 detailed evidentiary tables appear throughout the text
  • An innovative new classification system for spine trauma developed by The Spine Trauma Study Group, composed of 50 internationally recognized spine experts
  • High-quality radiographs and full-color drawings and photographs complement the text
  • Practical recommendations for the treatment of many common spinal injuries, including odontoid fractures, central cord injuries, and thoraco-lumbar flexion distraction injuries --in-depth information on everything from intensive care to rehabilitation
  • An accompanying DVD contains 15 narrated videos -- over one hour of footage -- of actual procedures by the authors

Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management is an invaluable reference for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, residents and fellows in those specialties, and allied health professionals who care for spine injury patients.


  • Section 1. Evidence-Based Medicine: Outcomes Assessment
  • Section 2. Fundamental Principles and Clinical Assessment
  • Section 3. Imaging
  • Section 4. Problem-Based Approach to the Principles of Spinal Injury Management
  • Section 5. Upper Cervical Injuries and their Management
  • Section 6. Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries and their Management
  • Section 7. Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries and their Management
  • Section 8. Rehabilitation Following Spinal Injury and Late Complications
  • Section 9. Emerging Techniques and Translational Research

"I would recommend this text to neurosurgeons and orthopeaedic surgeons."-JOST

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