Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is
a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. For each
case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for
surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe
potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes.
Volume I,Principles and
Techniques, begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the
reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the
spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation,
computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations.
Volume II, Clinical Applications,
presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal
problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes,
deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease.
Throughout both volumes,
high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques
step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear,
easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review
of important learning points. An accompanying DVD-ROM with video clips from live
surgery symposia and practical exercises also enhance the reader's learning