Spine Surgery Basics

  • Vikas V. Patel
  • Alpesh Patel
  • James S. Harrop
  • Evalina Burger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher M. J. Cain
      Pages 3-12
    3. Virgilio Matheus, Edward C. Benzel
      Pages 13-21
    4. Jennifer Malone, Ravi Madineni, Niti Cooper, Angud Mehdi, Ashwini Sharan
      Pages 23-35
    5. Angela Valladares-Otero, Brian Christenson, Brian D. Petersen
      Pages 37-73
    6. Richard Kendall, Zach Beresford
      Pages 75-82
    7. Michael C. Gerling, Sheeraz A. Qureshi
      Pages 91-98
    8. Adam Pearson, Todd Albert
      Pages 99-112
    9. Joanne Elston, Nelson Saldua
      Pages 113-145
    10. Harshpal Singh, Allan D. Levi
      Pages 147-152
    11. Tod B. Sloan, Leslie Jameson, Daniel Janik, Paul Mongan
      Pages 153-174
  3. Degenerative Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Selvon F. St. Clair, John M. Rhee
      Pages 177-183
    3. Prokopis Annis, Alpesh A. Patel
      Pages 185-192
    4. Michael Fernandez, Sandeep N. Gidvani
      Pages 193-201
    5. William Ryan Spiker, Brandon D. Lawrence
      Pages 203-214
    6. Paul D. Kim, Hyun Bae
      Pages 215-219
    7. Loukas Koyonos, Jeffrey A. Rihn
      Pages 221-227
    8. William D. Long III, Peter G. Whang
      Pages 229-238
    9. Kern Singh, Jonathan A. Hoskins, Steven J. Fineberg, Matthew Oglesby
      Pages 239-246
    10. Joshua Ellwitz, Munish Gupta
      Pages 247-258
  4. Pediatric Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Prerana Patel, Andrew G. S. King
      Pages 261-286
    3. Michael J. Kramarz, Steven W. Hwang, Amer F. Samdani, Phillip B. Storm
      Pages 287-300
    4. William D. Long III, Jonathan N. Grauer
      Pages 301-310
    5. Sumeet Garg, Mark Erickson
      Pages 311-324
    6. Xuan Lo, Raymond W. Hwang, Harvey E. Smith, David Gendelberg, Alexander R. Vaccaro
      Pages 325-338
    7. Kelli L. Crabtree, Paul M. Arnold, Karen K. Anderson
      Pages 339-358
    8. Yasutsugu Yukawa
      Pages 359-371
    9. Vu H. Le, Nitin Bhatia
      Pages 373-385
    10. Megan Brady, Stephen Tolhurst, Timothy Moore
      Pages 387-398
    11. Jefferson R. Wilson, Newton Cho, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 399-409
  5. Tumor, Infection, Inflammatory and Metabolic Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Marco Ferrone, Joseph Schwab
      Pages 413-421
    3. Byung C. Yoon, Camilo Molina, Daniel M. Sciubba
      Pages 423-432
    4. David B. Bumpass, Jacob M. Buchowski
      Pages 433-451
    5. Ricky R. Kalra, Andrew T. Dailey
      Pages 453-463
    6. Scott D. Daffner, Colleen M. Watkins
      Pages 465-474
    7. Xuan Luo, Harvey E. Smith, Raymond Hwang, Scott D. Daffner
      Pages 475-489
    8. Jacques Hacquebord, Michael J. Lee
      Pages 491-497
  6. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 499-499
    2. Michael Murray, Wellington Hsu
      Pages 501-508
    3. Sheeraz A. Qureshi, Steven M. Koehler, Michael C. Gerling
      Pages 509-519
    4. Shannon Hann, Nelson Saldua, James S. Harrop
      Pages 521-531
    5. Raj Kullar, Eric Klineberg, Munish Gupta
      Pages 533-540
    6. Rachid Assina, Robert F. Heary
      Pages 541-566
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 567-577

About this book


Spine surgery has increasingly become a surgical field of its own, with a distinct body of knowledge. While available textbooks cover the intricacies of spine surgery and provide extensive information on each pathology, these books are not geared towards the requirements of the novice and are insufficiently portable for the busy resident to carry while on rounds or on call.


This easy-to-use book, written by acknowledged experts, is designed to meet such needs by providing essential information on spine pathology, diagnostic evaluation, surgical procedures, and other treatments. After an opening general section, degenerative spinal disease, pediatric spine conditions, spine trauma, spine tumors, infections, inflammatory disorders, and metabolic conditions are all discussed in more depth. Alongside description and evaluation of surgical options, important background information is included on pathology, presentation, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatments. Potential complications of surgery are also carefully considered. Spine Surgery Basics will be an invaluable practical aid for all who are embarking on a career in spinal surgery or require a ready reference that can be consulted during everyday clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vikas V. Patel
    • 1
  • Alpesh Patel
    • 2
  • James S. Harrop
    • 3
  • Evalina Burger
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Colorado, Denver Dept. OrthopaedicsAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Neurosciences CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.University of Colorado, Denver Dept. OrthopaedicsAuroraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34125-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34126-7
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