Authored by a multi-disciplinary team that includes orthopedists and neurosurgeons, Textbook of the Cervical Spine is a practical, clinically focused medical reference for treating patients with the full range of cervical spine disorders. From degenerative spine conditions and inflammation, to trauma and infections, it guides today’s spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and residents through state-of-the art surgical and fixation techniques, today's emerging technologies, and possible complications.
"I assure you this textbook is beneficial for both specialists and residents."
Foreword by: Shin-ichi Kikuchi President of Fukushima Medical University, Feb 2015
"Drs. Shen, Samartzis, and Fessler have produced an outstanding textbook that is relevant for cervical spine surgeons all over the world."
Foreword by: K. Daniel Riew, Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Feb 2015
"This textbook is a valuable addition to spine literature, and I would definitely recommend it."
Foreword by: Madjid Samii, Founder and President International Neuroscience Institute, Feb 2015
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SECTION 1: BASICS
1. Cervical Spine Anatomy
2. Approaches to the Upper Cervical Spine
3. Anterior Surgical Approach to the Cervical Spine
4. Posterior Surgical Approach to the Cervical Spine
5. Anterior Approaches and Surgical Considerations for Pathology of the Cervicothoracic Junction
6. Developmental and Congenital Disorders of the Cervical Spine
7. Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine
8. Evaluation of the Cervical Spine
9. Radiographic and Computed Tomography Evaluation of the Cervical Spine
10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cervical Spine
11. Neurophysiological Monitoring of the Cervical Spine
SECTION 2: DEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS
12. Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
13. Cervical Radiculopathy
14. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
15. Cervical Deformity and Treatment Algorithms
16. Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
SECTION 3: TRAUMA
17. Occipitocervical and Upper Cervical Spine Fractures
18. Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries
19. Spinal Cord Injuries and Syndromes
20. Traumatic Arterial Injuries: Diagnosis and Management
21. Stingers and Transient Paresis
SECTION 4: SPINAL TUMORS, INFECTIONS, AND INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS
22. Primary Tumors of the Spinal Cord
23. Primary Bony Tumors of the Cervical Spine
24. Metastatic Disease of the Cervical Spine
25. Infections of the Cervical Spine
26. Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine
27. Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine
28. Ankylosing Spondylitis of the Cervical Spine
SECTION 5: SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
30. Anterior Cervical Discetomy and Fusion
31. Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion and Hybrid Techniques
32. Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
33. Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy
34. Laminectomy and Fusion
35. Cervical Laminoplasty
36. Posterior Cervical Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy
37. Osteotomies of the Cervical Spine
SECTION 6: FIXATION TECHNIQUES
38. Occipitocervical Fixation
39. C1 Lateral Mass and C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation
40. C1-C2 Transarticular Screws
41. C2 Translaminar Screw Fixation
42. Cervical Pedicle Screws
43. Lateral Mass Screws
44. Interspinous Wiring
SECTION 7: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
45. Minimally Invasive Techniques in the Cervical Spine
46. Image-Guided Navigation for Cervical Spine Surgery
47. Biologics for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration and Repair
48. Biologics for Spinal Fusions
49. Intervertebral Disc Transplantation
SECTION 8: COMPLICATIONS
50. Vascular Injuries
51. Spinal Cord and Nerve Injuries in the Cervical Spine
52. Tracheoesophageal Injuries
53. Dural Tear
54. Wound Complications
55. Adjacent Segment Disease
56. Nonunions and Implant Failure of the Cervical Spine
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Dr. Shen cares for patients with spinal pathology through a combination of both operative and nonoperative techniques. When surgery is required, Dr. Shen combines both traditional open surgical techniques with cutting-edge minimal invasive techniques individualized to the patient's specific spine pathology. Dr. Shen's lab is also improving the future of patient care by applying tissue engineering principles to solve clinically relevant problems. He is dedicated to advancing the future of spine surgery by training not only post-doctorate research fellows, but also training the next generation of clinical spine surgeons as well. Dr. Shen has special expertise in surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine, including anterior and posterior approaches. He also manages degenerative conditions, spinal deformity, trauma, tumors and infections of the spine. In addition to traditional open surgery, Dr. Shen also specializes in minimally invasive surgery, image guided spine surgery and microsurgery. Awards: 2016-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
Warren G Stamp Endowed Professor, Division Head, Spine Division, Director, Spine Fellowship, Co-Director, Spine Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
Dr. Samartzis obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and further pursued graduate studies in biological sciences, evidence-based health care, clinical epidemiology, medical sciences, and international studies at Harvard University, University of Oxford (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), Erasmus University (The Netherlands), Charles University (Czech Republic), and London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the The University of Hong Kong. He went on to become the Gilbert Beebe Fellow of the Radiation and Nuclear Board of the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C. and the United States Department of Energy, the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (a.k.a. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) in Hiroshima, Japan. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed studies in high-impact journals (e.g., Lancet, Arthritis & Rheumatism, JBJS, etc.), book chapters and web-based articles.
Director, International Spine Research and Innovation Initiative (ISRII), Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery, Rush Medical College Fessler is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. He is dedicated to finding innovative methods to repair spinal cord injuries, and he has been a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery. Fessler has made significant contributions to endoscopic and microendoscopic surgical developments, including microendoscopic discectomy and microendoscopic compression of lumbar stenosis. He has a special interest in spinal cord transplantation and was the first physician in the United States to perform human embryonic spinal cord transplantation.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
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