Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323400664, 9780323483926

Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery

3rd Edition

Authors: Eli Baron Alexander Vaccaro
eBook ISBN: 9780323483926
eBook ISBN: 9780323483919
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323400664
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th January 2017
Page Count: 480

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Cervical Spine

1. Closed Cervical Skeletal Tong Placement and Reduction Techniques

2. Halo Placement in the Pediatric and Adult Patient

3. Anterior Odontoid Resection: The Transoral Approach

4. Odontoid Screw Fixation

5. Anterior C1-C2 Arthrodesis: Lateral Approach of Barbour and Whitesides

6. Anterior Cervical Corpectomy/Diskectomy

7. Anterior Resection of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

8. Anterior Cervical Disk Arthroplasty

9. Occipital-Cervical Fusion

10. C2 Translaminar Screw Fixation

11. Harms Technique and Magerl Technique

12. Cervical Spine: Lateral Mass Screw Fixation

13. Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation

14. Posterior Cervical Osteotomy Techniques

15. Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty

16. Posterior cervical foraminotomy, microdiscectomy

17. Cervical trauma classification and surgical treatment

Section 2: Thoracic Spine

18. Anterior Thoracic Diskectomy and Corpectomy

19. Anterior Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion via Open Approach for Idiopathic Scoliosis

20. Operative Management of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

21. Resection of Intradural Intramedullary or Extramedullary Spinal Tumors

22. Endoscopic Thoracic Diskectomy

23. VEPTR Opening Wedge Thoracostomy for Congenital Spinal Deformities

24. Posterior Thoracolumbar Fusion Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

25. Thoracoplasty for Rib Deformity

26. Complete Vertebral Resection for Primary Spinal Tumors

27. Surgical treatment of Arachnoid Cysts

28. The Adult Surgical Management of Syringomyelia

29. Surgical treatment of Dural AV fistulas and AVM’s

30. Adult scoliosis: classification and treatment

31. Spinopelvic balance: preop planning and calculation

Section 3

32. Sacropelvic Fixation

33. Posterior Far Lateral Diskectomy

34. The Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Vertebrectomy

35. Osteotomy Techniques (Smith-Petersen and Pedicle Subtraction) for Fixed Sagittal Imbalance

36. Spondylolysis Repair

37. Surgical Treatment of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis

38. Interspinous Process Motion-Sparing Implant and Coflex Interlaminar spacer

39. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

40. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

41. Transpsoas Approaches to the Thoracolumbar Spine for Discectomy and Fusion

42. Lumbar Total Disk Arthroplasty

43. Vertebraplasty/Kyphoplasty

44. Minimally Invasive Exposure Techniques of the Lumbar Spine

45. Hemivertebrae Resection

46. Lumbar Internal Laminectomy

47. Lumbar cortical screw fixation

48. Neuronavigation: setup and workflow

49. Thoracolumbar trauma classification and surgical treatment

50. Sacral Trauma clssificaltion and Surgical Treament

51. SI Joint Fusion


Focusing solely on must-know procedures, Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 3rd Edition by Drs. Alexander R. Vaccaro and Eli Baron, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to the latest techniques in the field. Thorough updates keep you current with recent changes in spine surgery, and new contributors bring a fresh perspective to this rapidly-changing specialty. Part of the popular Operative Techniques series, this practical reference focuses on individual procedures, each presented in an easy-to-follow format for quick reference.

Key Features

  • Step-by-step intraoperative photos depict each technique, and high-quality radiographs show presenting problems and post-surgical outcomes.
  • Surgical videos available online demonstrate how to perform state-of-the-art procedures.
  • Clean design layout features brief, bulleted descriptions, clinical pearls, and just the right amount of relevant science.
  • Ideal for orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons.

  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.


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About the Authors

Eli Baron

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Vaccaro

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the Leon Wiltse award given for excellence in leadership and clinical research for spine care by the North American Spine Society (NASS) and is the past President of the American Spinal Injury Association and current President of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research. He has over 530 peer reviewed and 195 non-peer reviewed publications. He has published over 300 book chapters and is the editor of over 44 textbooks and co-editor of OKU-Spine I and editor of OKU-8. Dr. Vaccaro is the President of Rothman Institute, Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley and Co-Director of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he instructs current fellows and residents in the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal problems and disorders.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Everrett J. and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center; Co-Chief Spine Surgery, Co-Director Spine Surgery; Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA