Key Features

  • Access the full text of the book—as well as links to PubMed and periodic content updates—online at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Provides evidence-based, clinically focused guidance on patient selection, pre-operative planning, surgical approach and techniques, instrumentation, disease specific options, the management and avoidance of complications, and more.
  • Discusses variations in technique, including thoracoscopy, microdiscectomy, interbody fusion, osteotomies, laminectomy, MIS decompression techniques and more.
  • Explores alternatives to fusion in younger arthritic patients, including disc arthroplasty, facet joint replacement, nucleus replacement.
  • Includes a review page in every chapter for quick reference to pearls and pitfalls for each topic.
  • Presents photographs and interpretive drawings of surgical techniques in full color to bring out intraoperative details as they appear in the operating room.
  • Features procedural videos—narrated by experts—on the included DVD so you can see how to perform particular techniques.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323315173
eBook ISBN:
9781455708819

About the authors

Francis Shen

Affiliations and Expertise

Warren G Stamp Endowed Professor, Division Head, Spine Division, Director, Spine Fellowship, Co-Director, Spine Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

Christopher Shaffrey

Affiliations and Expertise

Harrison Distinguished Professor, Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA