Spinal disorders are common medical conditions and can seriously affect a patient's quality of life.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders, for trainees.
Beginning with an introduction to the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine, the following chapters describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis and both surgical and non surgical treatment options for different disorders, including spinal cord injury, cervical disc disease, adult scoliosis, and spinal tumours.
A complete chapter is dedicated to spinal imaging as a crucial component for diagnosis, helping reduce cost, as well as the need for invasive surgical investigations. The final chapter discusses bone grafting for spinal reconstruction.
Authored by internationally recognised specialists from the USA, this invaluable guide includes nearly 230 images, diagrams and tables.
Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of spinal disorders
Covers anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology and surgical and non surgical treatment
Separate chapters dedicated to spinal imaging and bone grafting
Internationally recognised US author team
Jason C Eck DO MS Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Christian P DiPaola MD Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Massachusetts, USA
Anatomy of the Spine Spinal Imaging Spinal Biomechanics History and Physical Examination of the Spine Cervical Disk Disease Cervical Spine Stenosis Cervical Spine Trauma Spinal Cord Injury Lumbar Disk Disease Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Adult Scoliosis Inflammatory Disorders of the Spine Osteoporosis of the Spine Spinal Infections Spinal Tumors Bone Grafting