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

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.


Degenerative spine Osteoporosis Pediatric Spine Trauma Tumor

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34126-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34125-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34126-7
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