Spinal Fusion

Science and Technique

  • Jerome M. Cotler
  • Howard B. Cotler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Science of Spinal Fusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard D. Peek, Leon L. Wiltse
      Pages 3-8
    3. George F. Muschler, Joseph M. Lane, Edgar G. Dawson
      Pages 9-21
    4. Keith L. Wapner
      Pages 23-32
    5. William J. Kane
      Pages 33-44
    6. Ronney L. Ferguson, Benjamin L. Allen Jr., Allan F. Tencer
      Pages 45-57
  3. Indications for Spinal Fusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. John W. Frymoyer, Leon J. Grobler
      Pages 61-86
  4. Anatomy and Surgical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Howard B. Cotler, Michael G. Kaldis
      Pages 89-124
  5. Fusion Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Taylor K. Smith
      Pages 127-138
    3. A. Alexander M. Jones, Richard H. Rothman, Richard A. Balderston
      Pages 139-168
    4. Franklin H. Sim, Frank J. Frassica, Rudolph A. Klassen
      Pages 169-188
    5. Paul R. Meyer Jr., Howard B. Cotler
      Pages 189-246
    6. G. Dean MacEwen, Andrew G. S. King, Frank Bonnarens, Stephen D. Heinrich
      Pages 247-283
    7. William A. Phillips, Robert N. Hensinger
      Pages 285-309
    8. David S. Bradford, William C. Lauerman
      Pages 311-332
  6. Postoperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Joel W. Yeakley, John H. Harris Jr.
      Pages 335-347
    3. Victoria M. Dvonch, Wilton H. Bunch
      Pages 349-360
    4. Jerome M. Cotler, Andrew M. Star
      Pages 361-387
  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. John J. Gartland
      Pages 391-395
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 397-407

About this book


Spinal Fusion: Science and Technique puts the experience of top professionals into your own hands. Drs. Jerome M. Cotler and Howard B. Cotler and their impressive group of contributors, including researchers, educators, and clinicians, have joined together to bring you this concise, comprehensive reference. Sections relating to history, basic science, surgical indications and techniques, complications, postoperative management, as well as a philosophical chapter on the future of spine surgery are presented. With the help of over 250 superb illustrations, Spinal Fusion: Science and Technique contains the most current and authoritative compilation of knowledge relating to surgical management of disorders of the spine. It is destined to become an essential tool in your working library.


Chirugische Orthopädie Wirbelsäulenchirugie anatomy biomechanics complication implant infection instability orthopedics spine spine surgery surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerome M. Cotler
    • 1
  • Howard B. Cotler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryJefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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