The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine

1st Edition

Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques (Expert Consult - Online and Print)


  • James Yue
  • Richard Guyer
  • J. Patrick Johnson
  • Larry Khoo
  • Stephen Hochschuler
  • Key Features

    • Search the full text and access a video library online at
    • Master the very latest techniques and technologies through detailed step-by-step surgical instructions, tips, and pearls.
    • Stay current on the state-of-the-art in intraspinous and biologic devices—such as Stent (Alphatec) and Optimesh Spineology; thoracic techniques—kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and spacers; and conservative treatment modalities—including injection therapies, acupuncture, and yoga.
    • Make expert-guided decisions on techniques and device selection using the collective clinical experience of pioneering editors and contributors.
    • Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the full range of available microsurgical and endoscopic techniques for management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pathology—minimally invasive fusion, reconstruction, decompression, and dynamic stabilization.
    • View a narrated video library demonstrating surgical techniques and device tips and pearls on the included DVD.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Introdcution to the Aging Spine

    1. Embryology of the Spine

    2. Applied Anatomy of the Normal and Aging Spine

    3. Histological Changes in the Aging Spine

    4. Natural History of the Degenerative Cascade

    5. History and Physical Examination of the Aging Spine

    6. The Role of Nutrition, Weight, and Exercise on the Aging Spine

    7. The Psychology of the Aging Spine, Treatment Options, and Ayurveda as a Novel Approach

    Section 2: Basic Science of the Aging Spine

    8. Biomechanics of the Senescent Spine

    9. Non-Invasive Strength Analysis of the Spine Using Clinical CT Scans

    10. Kinematics of the Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survery of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner

    11. Causes of Premature Aging of the Spine

    12. Osteoporosis and the Aging Spine: Diagnosis and Treatment

    13. Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Arthritides of the Aging Spine

    14. Spinal Stenosis without Spondylolisthesis

    15. Spinal Stenosis with Spondylolisthesis

    16. Imaging of the Aging Spine

    Section 3: Conservative Treatment Modalities

    17. Land Based Rehabilitation and the Aging Spine

    18. Aquatic Physical Therapy

    19. The Role of Spinal Injections in Treating the Aging Spine

    20. Accupuncture in Treatment of Aging-Spine-Related Pain Conditions

    21. Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Other Complementary Alternative Therapies for Treatment of the Aging Spine and Chronic Pain

    22. Oral Analgesics for Chronic Low Back Pain in Adults

    23. Yoga and the Aging Spine

    Section 4: Surgical Treatment Modalities: Cervical Spine

    24. Cervical Stenosis: Radiculpathy - Review of Concepts, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes

    25. Cervical Stenosis: Myelopathy

    26. Cervical Kyphosis

    27. Surgical Treatment Modalities for Cervical


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