Surgery for Low Back Pain

  • Marek Szpalski
  • Robert Gunzburg
  • Björn L. Rydevik
  • Jean-Charles Le Huec
  • H. Michael Mayer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cornelia Neidlinger-Wilke, Hans-Joachim Wilke
      Pages 3-10
    3. Björn Rydevik, Helena Brisby
      Pages 17-21
    4. Christine Cedraschi, Valérie Piguet
      Pages 23-27
    5. Tommy Hansson
      Pages 29-36
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 38-38
    2. J. J. Abitbol, Soon-Woo Hong, Sana Khan, Jeffrey C. Wang
      Pages 39-45
    3. Michael R. Zindrick, Michael N. Tzermiadianos, Cary R. Templin, Raymond E. Hines III
      Pages 57-61
  4. Conservative Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 64-64
    2. Michel Benoist, Thibaut Lenoir
      Pages 65-71
    3. F. Balagué, J. Dudler
      Pages 73-78
    4. Michel Benoist, Thibaut Lenoir
      Pages 101-106
  5. Surgical Treatment: Fusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 108-108
    2. Max Aebi
      Pages 109-122
    3. Jeremy Fairbank
      Pages 123-125
    4. J. C. Le Huec, R. Meyrat, F. Debusscher, S. Aunoble
      Pages 131-135
    5. Brian J. C. Freeman, Ujjwal K. Debnath
      Pages 137-145
    6. F. Pellisé
      Pages 155-158
    7. David A. Wong, Katherine E. Wong
      Pages 159-164
    8. Bengt Sturesson
      Pages 165-168
    9. Serena S. Hu, Jeremy A. Lieberman
      Pages 169-173
  6. Surgical Treatment: Other Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 176-176
    2. Michael R. Zindrick, Mark Lorenz, Leonard I. Voronov, Michael N. Tzermiadianos, Alexander Hadjipavlou
      Pages 183-191
    3. Richard D. Guyer, Donna D. Ohnmeiss
      Pages 193-197
    4. Serena S. Hu
      Pages 199-205
    5. Brian J. C. Freeman, Caspar E. W. Aylott
      Pages 213-220
    6. Richard D. Guyer, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Kevin R. Strauss
      Pages 221-226
    7. Dieter Grob, Andrea Luca, Anne F. Mannion
      Pages 227-231
    8. Marek Szpalski, Robert Gunzburg, Christopher J. Colloca, Robert J. Moore
      Pages 241-248
    9. Massimo Balsano, Domagoj Coric, Margreet Derks
      Pages 249-256
  7. Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 258-258
    2. Rikke Søgaard, Terkel Christiansen, Finn Bjarke Christensen
      Pages 259-266
    3. Andrew P. White, Justin G. Brothers, Alexander R. Vaccaro
      Pages 267-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About this book


Low back pain is a very common problem. Various treatments are available, but surgery has acquired increasing importance. In the United States, low back pain is now the principal reason for spinal surgery, and the number of procedures performed for this reason is similar to the number of total hip replacements. Consequently there is a need for careful evaluation of the possible surgical approaches to low back pain, with detailed appraisal of the factors leading to their success or failure. This book aims to meet such a need. It explains the scientific basis for surgery and considers the different diagnostic techniques that may be employed, thereby providing a better understanding of the surgical rationale, indications, and contraindications. The value of conservative options is also assessed to help the reader weigh the need for surgery. The various surgical modalities, including the most recent, are then fully described and evaluated with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book concludes with a chapter devoted to evidence-based analysis of the outcome of surgery in patients with low back pain. This book will be invaluable to orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, and all who are concerned with the effective treatment of this often debilitating condition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marek Szpalski
    • 1
  • Robert Gunzburg
    • 2
  • Björn L. Rydevik
    • 3
  • Jean-Charles Le Huec
    • 4
  • H. Michael Mayer
    • 5
  1. 1.BruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Algemeen Ziekenhuis MonicaEeuwfeestkliniekAntwerpenBelgium
  3. 3.Dept. Orthopaedic SurgerySahlgrenska Univ.Hospital/SahlgrenskaGöteborgSweden
  4. 4.Hopital PellegrinCHU BordeauxBordeaux CXFrance
  5. 5.München-HarlachingOrthopädische KlinikMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04546-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04547-9
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