Neurosurgery for Spasticity

A Practical Guide for Treating Children and Adults

Authors: Sindou, Marc, Georgoulis, George, Mertens, Patrick

  • Presenting knowledge most relevant to present-day neurosurgical management of disabling spasticity
  • Clinical observations, gained in the treatment of more than a thousand patients
  • An appendix contains scales, schematic drawings and forms that can be used in dealing with patients
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About this book

The book is devoted to the neurosurgical management of spasticity. Starting with a chapter on the anatomical and physiological foundations of spasticity and a short history of its neurosurgical treatment, it describes the neurosurgical methods currently available. As management differs between adults and children, the book is also structured accordingly, including evaluation, decision-making, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB), botulinum toxin therapy and surgery. Beyond ITB, the neurosurgical options covered include procedures focusing on the peripheral nerves, dorsal roots, Dorsal Root Entry Zone and spinal cord.

Based on surgical experience collected with more than a thousand patients, the book gathers the most important aspects of our present understanding, presented using a practical, educational approach. It stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, including neurologists, pediatricians and rehabilitation specialists. Close collaboration with other surgical disciplines like orthopedic surgery and neuro-urology are also outlined.

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“It outlines the fundamentals of pathophysiology to presentations and therapeutic options, and the various neurosurgical techniques. The audience includes pediatric and adult neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedists, pediatricians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, both practicing and in training. It is appropriate for physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation teams. … This is an excellent guide to spasticity in patients of all ages, and it represents the lifetime experience of legends in the field. The book is great contribution to the field.” (Ramsis Farid Ghaly, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sindou, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • History of Neurosurgical Treatment for Spasticity

    Sindou, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

  • Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Motricity Applied to the Study of Spasticity

    Sindou, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Evaluation of Spasticity in Adults

    Sindou, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • Decision-Making for Treatment of Adults with Disabling Spasticity

    Sindou, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 59-67

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1771-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1770-5
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: July 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1958-7
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Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurosurgery for Spasticity
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide for Treating Children and Adults
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1771-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1771-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1770-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1958-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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