Arthroplasty of the Spine

  • Robert Gunzburg
  • Heinz Michael Mayer
  • Marek Szpalski
  • Max Aebi
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert Gunzburg, H. Michael Mayer, Marek Szpalski, Max Aebi
      Pages 1-2
  3. Reviews

    1. Marek Szpalski, Robert Gunzburg, Michael Mayer
      Pages 3-22
  4. Disc Replacement by Excision

    1. Vincent E. Bryan Jr.
      Pages 30-35
    2. Stephen H. Hochschuler, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Richard D. Guyer, Scott L. Blumenthal
      Pages 44-48
    3. J. C. Le Huec, S. Aunoble, T. Friesem, H. Mathews, T. Zdeblick
      Pages 53-58
    4. Bryan W. Cunningham, Gary L. Lowery, Hassan A. Serhan, Anton E. Dmitriev, Carlos M. Orbegoso, Paul C. McAfee et al.
      Pages 59-67
  5. Disc Replacement by Maintaining the Annulus

    1. Charles D. Ray, R. Vazquez
      Pages 81-86
    2. R. Bertagnoli, R. Schönmayr, R. J. Vazquez
      Pages 87-92
    3. A. Korge, Th. Nydegger, J. L. Polard, H. M. Mayer, J. L. Husson
      Pages 93-97
    4. Armin Studer
      Pages 98-100
  6. Motion Segment Controlled by Flexible Fixation

  7. Future

    1. M. Alini, P. J. Roughley, J. Antoniou, T. Stoll, M. Aebi
      Pages 159-164

About these proceedings


Joint replacement is a logical step in the treatment of severe joint pathologies with irreversible lesions resisting conservative therapy. At the spinal level, arthrodesis became, very early, the gold standard of treatment for severe intervertebral disc pathologies. The next logical step was to envision functional replacement, and this step was taken as early as 1956, when the first intervertebral implant was described. However, it took many more years and a great variety of proposed implant designs before clinical applications could be attempted.


Arthroplasty Implant Intervertebral Disc Spine Spine Surgery biomechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Gunzburg
    • 1
  • Heinz Michael Mayer
    • 2
  • Marek Szpalski
    • 3
  • Max Aebi
    • 4
  1. 1.EeuwfeestkliniekAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Orthopädische KlinikMünchen-Harlaching WirbelsäulenzentrumMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Centre Hospitalier Molière LongchampsBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Maurice E. Müller Institute for Evaluative Research and Documentation in Orthopaedic SurgeryBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20295-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18508-3
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