Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine

1st Edition

Advanced Techniques and Controversies


  • James Yue
  • Rudolph Bertagnoli
  • Paul McAfee
  • Howard An
  • Key Features

    • Select the best device and approach for each patient!
      * cervical total disc arthroplasty
      * lumbar total disc arthroplasty
      * lumbar partial disc replacement: nucleus replacement
      * lumbar posterior dynamic stabilization: pedicle screw based
      * lumbar posterior dynamic stabilization: interspinous based
      * lumbar facet replacement
    • Produce optimal outcomes with detailed advice on…
      * advantages and disadvantages of each option
      * indications and contraindications
      * patient selection
      * interpretation of imaging studies
      * surgical anatomy and biomechanics
      * surgical techniques
      * tips and pearls
    • See how to perform each technique, thanks to…
      * step-by-step, full-color illustrations
      * more than 3 hours of surgical videos on DVD, narrated by the experts!
    • Access to the complete contents of the book online lets you perform rapid searches, follow links to Medline and PubMed abstracts, and more.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction to Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine (Editor: James Yue)

    01 The Basis for Motion Preservation Surgery: Lessons Learned from the Past, Alvin McKenzie
    02 History and Evolution of Motion Preservation, Rajiv K. Sethi, Lionel Metz, & David S. Bradford
    03 Classification of Spine Arthroplasty Devices, Karin Büttner-Janz
    04 Advanced Applied Anatomy for Spine Arthroplasty, Alexander Vaccaro & Wolfgang Rauschning
    05 Biomechanics of Nonfusion Devices: Novel Testing Techniques, Standards, and Implications for Future Devices, Boyle C. Cheng & William C. Welch
    06 Material Properties and Wear Analysis, Nadim James Halleb, Marcus Wimmer, & Joshua J. Jacobs
    07 Preclinical Evaluation of Dynamic Spinal Stabilization: Animal Models and Basic Scientific Methods, Bryan W. Cunningham & Paul A. Anderson
    08 Indications and Contra-indications for Lumbar Nonfusion Surgery: Patient Selection, James J. Yue & James P. Lawrence
    09 Indications and Contraindications for Cervical Nonfusion Surgery: Patient Selection, Paul C. McAfee
    10 Quantitative Motion Analysis of Motion Preserving and Fusion Technologies of the Spine, John A. Hipp & Nicholas D. Wharton
    11 Invasive Diagnostic Tools, Todd Alamin
    12 Adjacent Segment Degeneration and Adjacent Segment Disease: Cervical and Lumbar, Andrew P. White, David Hannallah, & Alan S. Hilibrand
    13 Statistical Outcome Interpretation of Randomized Clinical Trials, Fred Geisler
    14 Socioeconomic Impact of Motion Preservation Technology, Richard D. Guyer & Donna D. Ohnmeiss

    Part II: Surgical Considerations to Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine (Editor: Paul C. McAfee)

    Approach Techniques: Primary

    15 Technique of Anterior Exposure of Lumbar Spine, Bauer E. Sumpio
    16 Management of Complications of the Anterior Exposure to the Lumbar Spine, Kristina Spate & Bauer E. Sumpio
    17 Lateral Approaches to the Lumb


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    About the authors

    James Yue

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Chief Division of Spine Surgery, Director, Yale University Spine Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    Rudolph Bertagnoli

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head of Spine Center, St. Elsabeth Klinikum Straubing, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rudolfinerhaus, Vienna

    Paul McAfee

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief, Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, St. Josephs Hospital, Towson, MD

    Howard An

    Affiliations and Expertise

    The Morton International Professor for Spine Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL