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The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine

Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine provides all the state-of-the-art coverage you need on both operative and non-operative treatments for different clinical pathologies of the aging spine. Dr James Yue and a team of talented, pioneering orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons cover hot topics like minimally invasive fusion, dynamic stabilization, state-of-the-art intraspinous and biologic devices, and more…in print and online.


Hardbound, 496 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0373-3


  • Section 1: Introdcution to the Aging Spine

    1. Embryology of the Spine

    2. Applied Anatomy of the Normal and Aging Spine

    3. Histological Changes in the Aging Spine

    4. Natural History of the Degenerative Cascade

    5. History and Physical Examination of the Aging Spine

    6. The Role of Nutrition, Weight, and Exercise on the Aging Spine

    7. The Psychology of the Aging Spine, Treatment Options, and Ayurveda as a Novel Approach

    Section 2: Basic Science of the Aging Spine

    8. Biomechanics of the Senescent Spine

    9. Non-Invasive Strength Analysis of the Spine Using Clinical CT Scans

    10. Kinematics of the Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survery of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner

    11. Causes of Premature Aging of the Spine

    12. Osteoporosis and the Aging Spine: Diagnosis and Treatment

    13. Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Arthritides of the Aging Spine

    14. Spinal Stenosis without Spondylolisthesis

    15. Spinal Stenosis with Spondylolisthesis

    16. Imaging of the Aging Spine

    Section 3: Conservative Treatment Modalities

    17. Land Based Rehabilitation and the Aging Spine

    18. Aquatic Physical Therapy

    19. The Role of Spinal Injections in Treating the Aging Spine

    20. Accupuncture in Treatment of Aging-Spine-Related Pain Conditions

    21. Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Other Complementary Alternative Therapies for Treatment of the Aging Spine and Chronic Pain

    22. Oral Analgesics for Chronic Low Back Pain in Adults

    23. Yoga and the Aging Spine

    Section 4: Surgical Treatment Modalities: Cervical Spine

    24. Cervical Stenosis: Radiculpathy - Review of Concepts, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes

    25. Cervical Stenosis: Myelopathy

    26. Cervical Kyphosis

    27. Surgical Treatment Modalities for Cervical Stenosis: Central Cord Syndrome and Other Spinal Cord Injuries in the Elderly

    28. Occipital Cervical and Upper Cervical Spine Fractures

    29. Subaxial Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine Fractures in the Elderly

    30. Infections of the Cervical Spine

    31. Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine

    32. Tumors of the Cervical Spine

    33. Role of Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Surgery in the Aging Spine

    Section 5: Osteoporotic Surgical Treatment Modalities: Thoracic Spine

    34. Kyphoplast

    35. Vertebroplasty

    36. Vertebral Body Stenting

    37. Structural Osteoplasty: The Treatment of Vertebral Body Compression Fractures Using the Osseofix Device

    38. Kiva System in the Treatment of Vertebral Osteoporotic Compression Fractures

    39. Directed Cement Flow Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

    40. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty: A Novel Approach to Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures

    41. Structural Kyphoplasty: The StaXx FX System

    42. Crosstrees Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation

    43. Biologic Treatment of Osteoporotic Compression Fractures: OptiMesh

    44. Vessl - X

    Part 6: Other Surgical Treatment Modalities: Thoracic Spine

    45. Treatment of Thoracic Vertebral Fractures

    46. Tumors of the Thoracic Spine

    47. Infections of the Thoracic Spine

    48. Thoracic Spinal Stenosis

    49. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spine Tumors

    Part 7: Surgical Treatment Modalities: Lumbar Spipne

    50. The Role of Spinal Fusion and the Aging Spine: Stenosis without Deformity

    51. The Role of Spinal Fusion and the Aging Spine: Stenosis with Deformity

    52. A Case Study Approach to the Role of Spinal Deformity Correction in the Aging Spine

    53. Assessment and Avoiding Complications in the Scoliotic Elderly Patient

    54. Interspinous Spacers for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Dynamic Spinal Stenosis and Low Back Pain

    55. Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty: Indications and Contraindications

    56. The Role of Dynamic Stabilization and the Aging Spine

    57. Pedicle Screw Fixation in the Aging Spine

    58. The Role for Biologics in the Aging Spine

    59. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgical (MISS) Techniques for the Decompression of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    60. Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Treatment

    61. Lateral XLIF Fusion Techniques

    62. Pelvic Fixation of the Aging Spine

    63. Intradiscal Biologics: A Potential Minimally Invasive Cure for Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease?

    Part 8: The Future of the Aging Spine

    64. Endoscopic Surgical Pain Management in the Aging Spine

    65. Dorsal Endoscopic Rhizotomy for Chronic Nondiscogenic Axial Low Back Pain

    66. Economics of Spine Care

    67. Micro- and Nanotechnology and the Aging Spine

    68. Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    69. Laser and Ozone Spinal Decompression

    70. The Biochemistry of Spinal Implants: Short- and Long-Term Considerations






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