Reconstruction of Upper Cervical Spine and Craniovertebral Junction

  • Petr Suchomel
  • Ondrej Choutka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Radiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Suchomel, O. Choutka, P. Barsa
      Pages 3-15
    3. P. Suchomel, P. Buchvald
      Pages 17-22
    4. O. Choutka, P. Suchomel
      Pages 23-36
  3. Principles of Reconstruction Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. P. Suchomel, J. Hradil, R. Frič
      Pages 39-54
    3. O. Choutka, P. Suchomel
      Pages 55-63
    4. P. Suchomel, O. Choutka
      Pages 125-136
  4. Indications for Surgery and Examples of Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. P. Suchomel, V. Beneš
      Pages 139-144
    3. P. Suchomel, L. Jurák
      Pages 145-149
    4. P. Suchomel, R. Brabec
      Pages 151-163
    5. P. Suchomel, L. Jurák
      Pages 165-178
    6. P. Suchomel, J. Hradil
      Pages 179-196
    7. P. Suchomel, J. Hradil
      Pages 197-208
    8. P. Suchomel, R. Frič
      Pages 215-218
    9. P. Suchomel, R. Frič
      Pages 219-226
    10. P. Suchomel, O. Choutka
      Pages 227-233
    11. P. Suchomel, P. Buchvald, O. Choutka
      Pages 235-246
    12. P. Suchomel, V. Benes, M. Kaiser
      Pages 247-283
    13. P. Suchomel, O. Choutka
      Pages 285-297
    14. P. Suchomel, P. Barsa
      Pages 299-305
    15. P. Suchomel, O. Choutka
      Pages 307-312
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book


An illustrative manual for general spine surgeons, this text atlas covers all currently available techniques of upper cervical spine and craniovertebral junction reconstruction. All the surgical risks and benefits are discussed and compared with the outcome of more than 300 surgeries of this region. The surgical procedures are demonstrated step-by-step in instructive drawings and illustrations describing the approach, technique of implant introduction and spine reconstruction. A special focus is on realtime and virtual navigation techniques as well as potential complications and their avoidance.


Navigation Real-time Spine Surgery Virtual

Authors and affiliations

  • Petr Suchomel
    • 1
  • Ondrej Choutka
    • 2
  1. 1.NeurocenterHospital LiberecLiberecCzech Republic
  2. 2.Medical Center, Dept. NeurosurgeryUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13157-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13158-5
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