Best Evidence for Spine Surgery

1st Edition

20 Cardinal Cases (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Print ISBN: 9781437716252
eBook ISBN: 9780323247146
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th January 2012
Page Count: 280


Best Evidence for Spine Surgery provides representative cases that help you determine the optimal surgical interventions for your patients. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced team of preeminent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, address the trend toward a more collaborative approach between spine and orthopaedic surgery. This easy-to-read, evidence-based resource also features "Tips from the masters" for a quick review of important elements of diagnosis and treatment and online access at with fully searchable text and downloadable images.

Key Features

  • Choose the best options for your patients using evidence that supports the optimal surgical intervention for each case.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with a downloadable image gallery and a video library demonstrating nuances of key techniques.
  • Apply a multi-disciplinary approach through coverage that reflects the changing nature of the specialty with chapters written by neurosurgeons and orthopaedists.
  • Quickly review the most important elements of diagnosis through "Tips from the masters."
  • Easily find the information you need with a consistent, case-based format that clearly presents evidence and techniques.

Table of Contents

1 Cervical Disc Herniation: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Arthroplasty

2 Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Bone-Grafting Options

3 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Anterior Versus Posterior Approach

4 Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thoracic Disc Herniations

5 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Mild Neurological Deficit: Microdiscectomy Versus Conservative Treatment

6 Cervical Spondylosis-Spinal Stenosis: Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy and Fusion

7 Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Fusion Versus Artificial Disc

8 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Radicular Pain: Decompression Only Versus Decompression and Fusion

9 Asymptomatic Intradural Schwannoma: Surgery Versus Radiosurgery Versus Observation

10 Pseudotumor: Transoral Versus Posterior Fusion

11 Odontoid Fracture in the Elderly: Odontoid Screws Versus Posterior Fusion

12 C1-C2 Fusion: Transarticular Screws Versus Harms/Melcher Procedure

13 Multilevel Cervical Corpectomy: Anterior-Only Versus Circumferential Instrumentation

14 Cervical Jumped Facets and Incomplete Neurological Deficit: Closed-Reduction Versus Urgent Surgery

15 Laminectomy Across Cervicothoracic Junction: Fusion Versus Nonfusion

16 Vertebral Metastases: Ventral and Dorsal Approach Versus Lateral Extracavitary Transpedicular Approach

17 Degenerative Scoliosis: Anterior and Posterior Fusion Versus Posterior Fusion

18 Sagittal Imbalance: Multiple Smith-Peterson Osteotomies Versus Pedicle Substraction Osteotomies

19 L1-S1 Fusion: When to Extend to T12 and Pelvis and When to Include L5-S1 Anterior Grafting

20 High-Grade Spondylolisthesis: Reduction and Fusion Versus In Situ Fusion


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