Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781455709892, 9780323247306

Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine

2nd Edition

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Authors: Daniel Kim Alexander Vaccaro Curtis Dickman Dosang Cho SangKook Lee Ilsup Kim
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455709892
eBook ISBN: 9780323247306
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 760


Featuring an expanded focus on in-demand endoscopic and minimally invasive spine procedures, Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine, 2nd Edition pairs new anatomic photographs and radiographic images with expertly rendered color illustrations and clear, step-by-step descriptions to help you effectively perform all of the latest and most effective spine surgery techniques. A multidisciplinary approach makes this medical reference book relevant and informative to all surgeons regardless of their specialty or level of surgical experience with the spine.

Key Features

  • Proceed with confidence. An atlas-style format featuring clear, concise, step-by-step descriptions of the anatomy and procedures along with clinical hints and pearls, tables, and management algorithms provideing swift answers and trusted guidance.
  • Sharpen your surgical acumen with a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the surgical target and related anatomy. Comprehensive information on cervical, cervical/thoracic, thoracic/lumbar, lumbar spine, lumbar/pelvis, and other surgical locations ensures the best approaches to spine surgery and results.
  • Understand the spine from all angles with multiple-viewpoint, full-color photographs, and illustrations.

Table of Contents


Craniovertebral Junction and Upper Cervical Spine

1 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Craniovertebral Junction

2 Transoral Approach to the Craniocervical Junction and Upper Cervical Spine

3 Transmaxillary and Transmandibular Approaches to the Clivus and Upper Cervical Spine

4 High Cervical Retropharyngeal Approach to the Craniocervical Junction

5 Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction: Posterior and Lateral Approaches

6 Posterior and Far-Lateral Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction: Lateral Transcondylar Approach

7 Endoscopic Approaches to the CraniovertebralJunction

8 Surgical Approaches to Craniovertebral Junction Congenital Malformations, Chiari Malformations, and Cranial Settling (Invagination)

9 Surgical Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

10 Craniovertebral Junction Instabilities and Surgical Fixation Techniques

11 Odontoid Fractures and Screw Fixation

12 C1–C2 Trauma Injuries and Stabilization Techniques


Mid and Lower Cervical Spine

13 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics in the Mid and Lower Cervical Spine

14 Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion

15 Endoscopic Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy (Jho Procedure)

16 Anterior and Posterior Endoscopic Approaches to the Cervical Spine

17 Cervical Corpectomy, Fusion, and Vertebral Restoration Techniques

18 Anterior Cervical Instrumentation Techniques

19 Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Techniques

20 Cervical Microforaminotomy and Decompressive Laminectomy

21 Cervical Laminoplasty</P


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About the Author

Daniel Kim

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Alexander Vaccaro

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

Curtis Dickman

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Spinal Research, Associate Chief, Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd., Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Dosang Cho

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

SangKook Lee

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Instructor, Korea University College of Medicine, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea

Ilsup Kim

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea


"After reviewing the anatomy and approaches to the spine, Kim (spinal neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center), two other neurosurgeons, and an orthopedic surgeon lead readers through the latest techniques in spine surgery, detailing procedures commonly performed for degenerative disease, trauma, scoliosis, tumor, and infection. Techniques are illustrated with color drawings, computer-generated images, and cadaver dissection photos. A companion CD-ROM contains all of the images from the book in a searchable format for use in electronic presentations." -- SciTech Book News, March 2006