Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case Based Approach
This book is a compilation of surgical techniques and pearls for the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal pathology from some of the world’s most prominent figures in spine surgery. The chapters are organized by case vignettes to reflect commonly encountered spinal diseases such as cervical disc herniation, cervical myelopathy, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and deformity as well as conditions including cervical pseudoarthrosis and thoracic disc herniation. The surgical approaches include disc replacement, fusion, decompression, and laminoplasty as performed by expert spine surgeons as they lend their know-how on both minimally invasive and open techniques for the surgical management of spinal pathology. This book will enable spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, physiatrists, pain management professionals, and medical students to gain valuable insight into the typical presentations, appropriate evaluation, surgical techniques, benefits, complications, and the pearls and pitfalls in the treatment of spinal diseases.