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Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine

Part of the new Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics series, this book fills a need for a relatively succinct, affordable reference that fosters a rapid mastery of the key concepts and core knowledge in spine surgery. It begins with a review of spinal anatomy and the examination techniques most relevant to the diagnosis of suspected spinal disorders. The remainder of the book progresses logically from the most commonly seen clinical problems to the least frequently encountered ones, and outline the appropriate management techniques, both surgical and non-surgical. With an authorship composed primarily of members of the acclaimed Rothman Institute spine surgery staff, Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine embodies a consistent, cohesive approach based on a wealth of hands-on experience.

Orthopaedic Residents, Spine Fellows, Orthopaedic Surgeons, PM&R Specialists, Physical Therapists


Published: December 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02731-1


  • Chapter 1 Basic Anatomy of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral Spine

    Chapter 2 Physical Examination of the Spine

    Chapter 3 Surgical Approaches to the Spine

    Chapter 4 Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Understanding the Pain Generator

    Chapter 5 Low Back Pain: Non-Operative Treatment Strategies

    Chapter 6 Herniation of the Nucleus Pulposus in the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

    Chapter 7 Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Spinal Stenosis

    Chapter 8 Surgical Management of Low Back Pain

    Chapter 9 Management of the Failed (Surgical) Back Patient

    Chapter 10 Kyphosis of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

    Chapter 11 Spinal Scoliotic Deformities: Adolescent Idiopathic, Adult Degenerative, and Neuromuscular

    Chapter 12 Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

    Chapter 13 Osteoporosis: Medical Management and Surgical Treatment Options

    Chapter 14 Metabolic and Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine

    Chapter 15 The Rheumatoid Spine

    Chapter 16 Vertebral Discitis and Osteomyelitis

    Chapter 17 Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors

    Chapter 18 Intradural Spinal Lesions

    Chapter 19 Pathophysiology and Pharmacologic Treatment of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

    Chapter 20 Spinal Cord Injury: Pre-Hospital and Emergency

    Chapter 21 Cervical Spine Trauma

    Chapter 22 Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Trauma


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