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Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437715200, 9781455733781

Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery

2nd Edition

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Authors: Alexander Vaccaro Eli Baron
eBook ISBN: 9781455733781
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st May 2012
Page Count: 432

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Table of Contents

Section I: 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. Posterior C1-C2 Fusion: Harms and Magerl Techniques

12. Cervical Spine: Lateral Mass Screw Fixation

13. Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation

14. Posterior Cervical Osteotomy Techniques

15. Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty

Section II: Thoracic Spine

16. Anterior Thoracic Diskectomy and Corpectomy

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

18. Operative Management of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

19. Resection of Intradural Intramedullary or Extramedullary Spinal Tumors

20. Endoscopic Thoracic Diskectomy

21. VEPTR Opening Wedge Thoracostomy for Congenital Spinal Deformities

22. Posterior Thoracolumbar Fusion Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

23. Thoracoplasty for Rib Deformity

24. Complete Vertebral Resection for Primary Spinal Tumors

Section III: Lumbar Spine

25. Sacropelvic Fixation

26. Posterior Far Lateral Disk Herniation

27. The Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Vertebrectomy

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

29. Spondylolysis Repair

30. Surgical Treatment of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis

31. Interspinous Process Motion-Sparing Implant

32. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

33. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

34. Transpsoas Approach for Thoracolumbar Interbody Fusion

35. Lumbar Total Disk Arthroplasty

36. Kyphoplasty

37. Minimally Invasive Exposure Techniques of the Lumbar Spine

38. Hemivertebrae Resection

39. Lumbar Internal Laminectomy

40. Minimally Invasive Presacral Retroperitoneal Approach for Lumbosacral Axial Instrumentation


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About the Authors

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

Eli Baron

Affiliations and Expertise

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