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Spine Disorders
Medical and Surgical Management


  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521889414

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  • An essential, one-stop reference guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease. Based on a course taught by these highly respected authors at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, this volume gives concise descriptions of the anatomy of spine conditions; neurologic and physical findings; advice on diagnostic tests and when to order them; and medical and surgical treatment options. Commonly performed spinal procedures are also described, including the rapidly changing field of minimally invasive surgery. Pitfalls of evaluating and treating spine patients are highlighted, along with advice on how to approach the patient who does not improve or worsens after spine surgery. Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management is an essential purchase for all practitioners in this field.

    • Co-authored by a neurologist and a neurosurgeon - provides readers with a balanced approach to the patient with a spine disorder
    • Based on the authors' extensive clinical and pedagogical experience - provides expert opinion on management, including examples of previous mistakes in diagnosis and management
    • Easy-to-read tables give a quick, clear guide to diagnosis and treatment
    • Examples of previous mistakes within diagnosis and management help care providers to avoid similar errors
    • Sections on diagnostic imaging help the care provider to exchange meaningful information with radiology colleagues
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Co-written by a neurologist and a surgeon, this book was conceived from an annual course given at the American Academy of Neurology. It is an interesting guide on the evaluation and treatment provided to patients with disorders of the cervical, dorsal, and lumbar spine. It offers on one hand a concise description of the anatomy of the spine, neurological and physical signs and secondly, follows with advice on imaging, diagnostic testing … various medical and surgical treatments, new technologies, and the increasing evolution of … mini-invasive surgery. … [It] is embellished with beautiful illustrations and summary tables that help readers better understand the topic, choose the best treatments, and detect when the surgery will be necessary …' Bulletin Signalétique Réédoc

    '… current, well presented and provides for all members of extended para-medical, medical and surgical teams, a resource which will aid their knowledge extension, as they support a demanding group of patients. The text is easily accessible, logical and portable!' Journal of Perioperative Practice

    '… clearly written and easy to read … gives a balanced view about all topics … well-supported by additional information in tabular form and good graphics including illustrations and photographs. … The authors believe that the book will benefit all healthcare providers who see patients with spine disorders. I would certainly agree that it provides a very good insight into all aspects of spinal disease and the surgical treatment of such conditions for all non-medical practitioners. It would also provide a very good grounding for all surgical trainees considering embarking upon a career in spinal surgery.' Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521889414
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 194 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 166 b/w illus. 59 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The cervical level
    3. The thoracic level
    4. The lumbar level
    5. Diagnostic testing in the patient with spine and limb pain
    6. When and to whom to refer your patients for spine surgery
    7. What to do when the patient has persistent or new symptoms following surgery
    8. Spinal imaging and diagnostic tests: considerations for surgical diagnosis and pre-operative planning
    9. Disorders of the cervical spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management
    10. Disorders of the thoracic spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management
    11. Disorders of the lumbar spine: pre-operative assessment and surgical management
    12. Minimally invasive spine surgery
    13. New technology in spine surgery
    14. Medical management of the spine surgery patient: pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative considerations
    Appendix. Please don't make my mistakes.

  • Authors

    J. D. Bartleson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
    J. D. Bartleson M.D. is Associate Professor and Consultant in the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

    H. Gordon Deen, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
    H. Gordon Deen M.D. is Professor and Consultant in the Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

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