Spine Secrets Plus

2nd Edition

Authors: Vincent Devlin
Print ISBN: 9780323069526
eBook ISBN: 9780323081627
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th June 2011
Page Count: 544


Spine Secrets Plus—a Secrets Series® title in the new PLUS format— gives you the answers you need to succeed on your rotations, your boards, and your career. Dr. Vincent J. Devlin provides the expert perspective you need to grasp the nuances of spine surgery and related specialties. This new edition offers expanded coverage, a larger format, and colorful visual elements to provide an overall enhanced learning experience. All this, along with the popular question-and answer approach, makes it a perfect concise board review tool and a handy clinical reference.

Key Features

  • Prepare effectively with the proven question-and-answer format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®.
  • Master all common conditions and their treatments.
  • Identify key facts using the "Top 100 Secrets".
  • Review material quickly thanks to bulleted lists, tables, and short answers.
  • Apply memory aids and "secrets" from experts in the field.

Table of Contents

I. Regional Spinal Anatomy

Chapter 1: Clinically Relevant Anatomy of the Cervical Region

Chapter 2: Clinically Relevant Anatomy of the Thoracic Region

Chapter 3: Clinically Relevant Anatomy of the Lumbar and Sacral Region

II Clinical Evaluation of the Spine Patient

Chapter 4: Evaluation of Cervical Spine Disorders

Chapter 5: Evaluation of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders

Chapter 6: Evaluation of the Spine Trauma Patient

Chapter 7: Evaluation of Spinal Deformities

Chapter 8: Disability Evaluation

III Spinal Imaging

Chapter 9: Strategies for Imaging in Spinal Disorders

Chapter 10: Radiographic Assessment of the Spine

Chapter 11: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine

Chapter 12: Computed Tomography and CT-Myelography

Chapter 13: Nuclear Imaging and Spinal Disorders

IV Assesssment and Non-surgical Management of Spinal Disorders

Chapter 14: Rehabilitation Medicine Approaches to Spinal Disorders

Chapter 15: Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Spinal Pain

Chapter 16: Diagnostic and Theraputic Spinal Injections

Chapter 17: Electrodiagnosis in Spinal Disorders

Chapter 18: Spinal Orthoses

Chapter 19: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment for Back Pain

V Surgical Management of the Spine: General Considerations

Chapter 20: Indications for Surgical Intervention in Spinal Disorders

Chapter 21: When Not to Operate for Spinal Disorders

Chapter 22: Preoperative Assessment and Planning for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery

Chapter 23: Procedures for Decompression of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots

Chapter 24: Spinal Arthrodesis and Bone-Grafting Techniques

Chapter 25: Surgical Approaches to the Cervical Spine


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About the Author

Vincent Devlin

Affiliations and Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Silver Spring, Maryland