Cervical Spine

Minimally Invasive and Open Surgery

  • Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michele D’Arienzo, Giovanni Peri, Biagio Valentino, Antonella Conti, Antonio D’Arienzo, Daniele Peri
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alessandro Ramieri, Maurizio Domenicucci, Massimo Miscusi, Giuseppe Costanzo
    Pages 11-25
  4. Alessandro Maria Costantini, Antonio Leone, Marco Pileggi, Ronel D’Amico, Cesare Colosimo
    Pages 27-46
  5. Ronald H. M. A. Bartels
    Pages 47-56
  6. Chierichini Angelo, Santoprete Stefano, Frassanito Luciano
    Pages 57-72
  7. Joachim M. K. Oertel, Benedikt W. Burkhardt
    Pages 89-106
  8. Alessandro Landi, Roberto Delfini
    Pages 107-113
  9. Paolo Perrini, Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Pages 115-124
  10. Alberto Maleci, Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti, Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Pages 125-134
  11. Kris B. Siemionow, Bruce M. McCormack, Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti
    Pages 135-149
  12. Francesco Cacciola, Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Pages 151-158
  13. Carlo Doria, Massimiliano Gallo
    Pages 159-171
  14. Giles G. Dubois, A. Lerch
    Pages 179-191
  15. Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Carlo Logroscino
    Pages 193-206
  16. Francesco Cacciola, Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Pages 207-214
  17. Riccardo Ciarpaglini, Paolo Fornaciari, Gianluca Maestretti
    Pages 215-236
  18. Daniele Castelli, Dalila Scaturro, Antonio Sanfilippo, Giulia Letizia Mauro
    Pages 237-242
  19. Daniele Castelli, Dalila Scaturro, Antonio Sanfilippo, Giulia Letizia Mauro
    Pages E1-E1
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 243-251

About this book



This book addresses conventional and minimally invasive surgery of the cervical spine  to cater for both experts and young surgeons with less experience in this field of surgery. It is written by a group of highly trained specialists from all over the world, who present the requirements for the most advanced surgical techniques on the cervical spine. Most of the chapters concern the osteodiscoarthrosic pathology, the main condition responsible for chronic cervical and/or radicular pain. Step by step presentations of the most advanced MISS (endoscopy) and standard procedures such as ACDF (anterior cervical decompression and fusion), using cages or autologous bone, posterior approach to axis instability, minimally invasive stabilization systems, and cervical disc arthroplasty are examined for the treatment of the osteodiscoarthrosis.

Looking towards the future, this book also includes chapters about the role of materials in cervical spine fusion and biomechanical engineering evaluation in cervical tribology. Considering the growing incidence of cervical spine discoarthrosis, the authors aim to provide an expert overview of cervical spine surgery to assist the medical community with treating this increasingly common pathology.


Cervical disc herniation Cervical endoscopy Cervical pain management Cervical prosthesis Cervical spine fusion Robotic spine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Spine CenterRome American HospitalRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21607-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21608-9
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