Spinal Deformity

A Case-Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications

  • Praveen V. Mummaneni
  • Paul Park
  • Charles H.  Crawford III
  • Adam S. Kanter
  • Steven D. Glassman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cervical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Todd Vogel, Dean Chou
      Pages 7-15
    3. Andrew K. Chan, Michael S. Virk, Andres J. Aguirre, Praveen V. Mummaneni
      Pages 17-27
    4. Dan Harwell, Frank La Marca
      Pages 29-33
    5. Domagoj Coric, Tyler Atkins
      Pages 35-42
    6. Priscilla S. Pang, Jason J. Chang, Khoi D. Than
      Pages 43-51
    7. Young M. Lee, Joseph Osorio, Sanjay Dhall
      Pages 53-57
    8. Salazar Jones, Charles Sansur
      Pages 59-65
    9. Subaraman Ramchandran, Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, Christopher P. Ames
      Pages 67-74
    10. Frank Valone III, Lee A. Tan, Vincent Traynellis, K. Daniel Riew
      Pages 75-89
  3. Thoracolumbar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Elizabeth W. Hubbard, Daniel J. Sucato
      Pages 93-113
    3. Abhishek Kumar, Dante Leven, Yuan Ren, Baron Lonner
      Pages 115-122
    4. Kin Cheung Mak, Kenneth M. C. Cheung
      Pages 123-136
    5. Chewei Liu, Lee A. Tan, Kathy M. Blanke, Lawrence G. Lenke
      Pages 137-143
    6. Thomas Kosztowski, Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C. Rory Goodwin, Daniel M. Sciubba
      Pages 145-154
    7. Robert F. Heary, M. Omar Iqbal
      Pages 155-165
    8. William C. Newman, Nduka M. Amankulor
      Pages 167-172
    9. Todd Vogel, Junichi Ohya, Dean Chou
      Pages 173-179
    10. Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, Adam S. Kanter, David O. Okonkwo
      Pages 181-184
    11. Travis Loidolt, Jeffrey L. Gum, Charles H. Crawford III
      Pages 185-198
    12. Martin C. Eichler, Ryan Mayer, S. Samuel Bederman
      Pages 199-209
    13. Neel Anand, Jason E. Cohen, Ryan B. Cohen
      Pages 211-218
    14. Peng-Yuan Chang, Michael Y. Wang
      Pages 225-231
    15. Jacob R. Joseph, Paul Park
      Pages 233-238
    16. Kourosh Tavanaiepour, Adam S. Kanter
      Pages 239-244
    17. Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Pooria Hosseini
      Pages 245-257
    18. Sasha Vaziri, Daniel J. Hoh
      Pages 259-267
    19. Hongda Bao, Sravisht Iyer, Frank J. Schwab
      Pages 269-280
    20. John C. Quinn, Avery L. Buchholz, Justin S. Smith, Christopher I. Shaffrey
      Pages 281-290
    21. Randall B. Graham, Sohaib Hashmi, Joseph P. Maslak, Tyler R. Koski
      Pages 291-300
    22. Alexander A. Theologis, Yazeed M. Gussous, Sigurd H. Berven
      Pages 311-320
    23. Michael LaBagnara, Durga R. Sure, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Justin S. Smith
      Pages 321-327
    24. Peter S. Rose
      Pages 329-342
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 343-352

About this book


Although there are a number of excellent books dedicated to spinal deformities, this text employs a case-based format which offers the advantage of easy readability. This format will allow the reader to better synthesize the dense information encompassing spinal deformity complications and pearls to avoid them. Example cases highlight the importance of appropriate diagnosis, radiographic assessment, classification, surgical decision making, and complication avoidance. In addition, complication management is emphasized since complications will occur regardless of skill level, experience, or meticulous technique given the complex nature of spinal deformity. 

Written by key thought leaders, this book not only provides state of the art concepts and techniques but also provides pearls and tips to manage and avoid complications. This book will be useful to the spinal surgeon of any experience level who is interested in optimizing their care for patients with symptomatic spinal deformity. In addition, the concepts presented in this text will be valuable to residents and fellows training in spinal surgery.


Occipital cervical surgery Cervical kyphosis Thoracic scoliosis Lumbar deformity Lumbar scoliosis spondylolisthesis surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Praveen V. Mummaneni
    • 1
  • Paul Park
    • 2
  • Charles H.  Crawford III
    • 3
  • Adam S. Kanter
    • 4
  • Steven D. Glassman
    • 5
  1. 1.Joan O’Reilly Endowed Professor in Spinal Surgery, Vice Chairman, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Professor, Director of Spinal Surgery, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.University of Louisville, Norton Leatherman Spine CenterLouisvilleUSA
  4. 4.Chief, Division of Spine Surgery, Associate Professor of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Louisville, Norton Leatherman Spine CenterLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60082-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60083-3
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