Manual of Spine Surgery

  • Uwe Vieweg
  • Frank Grochulla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Aspects of Spinal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Werner Schmoelz
      Pages 17-21
    3. Werner Schmoelz, Annette Kienle
      Pages 23-26
    4. Luca Papavero
      Pages 27-33
    5. Stefan Kroppenstedt
      Pages 35-42
    6. Frank Grochulla
      Pages 43-47
    7. Uwe Vieweg
      Pages 49-57
    8. Sebastian Ruetten
      Pages 59-62
    9. Uwe Vieweg
      Pages 63-67
    10. Frank Grochulla, Uwe Vieweg
      Pages 69-74
    11. Robert Morrison
      Pages 75-80
    12. Christoph Röder, Thomas Zweig
      Pages 81-87
  3. Anterior Upper Cervical Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Meic H. Schmidt
      Pages 95-103
    3. Uwe Vieweg, Meic H. Schmidt
      Pages 105-109
    4. Meic H. Schmidt, Uwe Vieweg
      Pages 111-113

About this book


This manual of spine surgery has become necessary as a consequence of the rapid expansion of instrumented spine surgery using different minimally invasive and non-fusion techniques. To do justice to this development, the manual aims to present the different techniques to spinal surgeons (orthopaedic and neurosurgeons) in a clear and instructive way using detailed illustrations. The description of different open, less invasive or minimally invasive techniques will provide the spinal surgeon with useful guidelines for their use. The success of any spinal operation depends on good definition of the indications, consideration of the contraindications, technical and organisational factors, good operating technique and correct preoperative preparation and positioning of the patient. These points are presented in this book as clearly as possible and are illustrated with detailed high quality artwork.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Vieweg
    • 1
  • Frank Grochulla
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für WirbelsäulenchirurgieSANA Krankenhaus RummelsbergSchwarzenbruckGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfall- und, WirbelsäulenchirurgieEuromedClinicFürthGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22681-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22682-3
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