Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781455709892, 9781455723263

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
eBook ISBN: 9781455723263
eBook ISBN: 9780323247306
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455709892
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 760

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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

22 Posterior Cervical Stabilization Techniques: Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation, Lateral Mass Screw Fixation, and Wiring

23 Facet Dislocation Injuries and Surgical Management

24 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament


Cervicothoracic Junction and Thoracic Spine

25 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics in the Cervicothoracic Junction and Thoracic Spine

26 Anterior Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction

27 Posterolateral Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction: Transpedicular, Costotransversectomy, Lateral Extracavitary, and Parascapular Extrapleural Approaches

28 Anterolateral Transthoracic Approaches to the Thoracic Spine

29 Anterior and Posterior Cervicothoracic Junction Stabilization Techniques

30 Thoracic Microdiskectomy: Lateral and Posterolateral Approaches

31 Thoracoscopic and Posterior Endoscopic Approaches to the Thoracic Spine

32 Surgical Decompression and Stabilization Techniques in Thoracic Trauma

33 Surgical Approaches to Thoracic Primary and Secondary Tumors


Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Spines

34 Surgical Anatomy and Posterior Approach to the Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine

35 Thoracoabdominal Approach to the Thoracolumbar Junction

36 Surgical Stabilization Techniques for Thoracolumbar Fractures

37 Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach to the Lumbar Spine

38 Posterior and Posterolateral Approaches to the Lumbar Spine

39 Surgical Approaches to Lumbar Fractures

40 Surgical Decompression and Stabilization for Lumbar Lesions: Osteomyelitis

and Tumors

41 Lumbar Microdiskectomy: Midline Open and Far-Lateral Techniques

42 Percutaneous and Endoscopic Diskectomy

43 Surgical Anatomy and Operative Techniques of Lumbar Stenosis

44 Transpedicular Screw Fixation: Open and Percutaneous Techniques

45 Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

46 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

47 Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

48 Spondylolisthesis Reduction

49 Lumbar Facet Screw Fixation Techniques


Lumbar Sacral Pelvic Junction

50 Surgical Anatomy, Approaches, and Biomechanics in the Lumbosacral Pelvic Junction

51 Surgical Management of Sacral Fractures

52 Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion

53 Sacral Screw Fixation and Plating Techniques

54 Iliac Fixation

55 Surgical Resection of Sacral Tumors/Sacrectomy and Lumbopelvic Reconstruction


Spinal Deformity

56 Surgical Approaches to Cervical Kyphosis and Deformity

57 Surgical Management of Scheuermann Kyphosis

58 Surgical Approach to Posttraumatic Thoracic Kyphosis

59 Anterior Release and Fusion Techniques for Scoliosis

60 Anterior and Posterior Treatment for Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Scoliosis

61 Surgical Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Lenke Curve Types 1 Through 6

62 Surgical Treatment of Flat Back Deformity

63 Surgical Management of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis


Spinal Tumors and Vascular Lesions

64 Primary Malignant and Benign Tumors of the Spine

65 Secondary Metastatic Tumors of the Spine

66 Surgical Technique for Resection of Intradural Tumors

67 Vascular Lesions of the Spinal Cord


Inflammatory Disease

68 Ankylosing Spondylitis: Posterior Approaches (Osteotomy) to the Cervical and Lumbar Spine in the Management of a Fixed Sagittal Plane Deformity


Spinal Infection

69 Bacterial, Fungal, and Tuberculosis Diskitis and Osteomyelitis of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine



70 Surgical Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Spine

71 Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

72 Bone Graft Harvesting Techniques

73 Dural Tears


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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