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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

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781437716252
Electronic ISBN:
9780323247146