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Surgical Approaches to the Spine

Authors: Watkins, Robert G.

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In the years sin~e publication of the Hrst edition of SurgicaL Approaches to the Spine, a revolution has taken place in spinal surgery, Spinal technology has exploded, thereby in­ creasing the need for multiple access sites to the spine. The book was originally written because the spinal surgeon sometimes lacked the ability to approach the spine with the ideal procedure. As a result, spinal problems were often handled with a posterior approach when the treatment theories and biomechanical considerations of the spine dictated an anterior approach. Then John O'Brien and other anterior surgeons began to emphasize the need to perfect the approach so that the ideal operation was provided for each imli­ vidual patient. Through our work over the last 20 years, with surgeons such as Salvador Brau, a spinal access surgeon, surgeons are now dedicated to providing a safe, pain-free approach to the spine. This will ultimately be to the patient's great advantage. Advances in intradiscal dcvices, prostheses, and fusion techniqucs have mandated a safe and effec­ tive anterior approach to the spine. An operation to relieve spinal pain cannot exist if the approach produces more pain than the original problem. This second edition contains chapters on very complicated operations, such as the ap­ proaches to the sacrum and pelvis, the total vertebrectomy, trans clavicular cervicothoraeic approach, and anterior approach to the clivus of CI-C2. It is these major operations that put the patient' s lif~~ in jeopardy and require expertise in the approach.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This second edition covers new areas like minimally invasive endoscopic approaches … but deals with quite complicated ones as well. … Thanks to the use of colour drawings and photographs, the iconography magnificently illustrates the clearcut text presented in a step-by-step methodical description. … This attractive book will be of a tremendous interest for any adult as well as pediatric orthopaedist or neurosurgeon performing spinal surgery. We can congratulate the authors for this well conceived book and the editor for the quality … ." (C.R. Muller, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 70 (3), 2004)

"Progress in spine surgery combined with the desire to make this work more complete prompted R.G. Watkins to direct this second edition. Several new chapters enrich this work, which now contains 43 chapters, constituting a solid base of work. … The text is enhanced by an abundant of associated iconography with many photographs and drawings … . The text is very didactic, with point-by-point descriptions … . This update is essential for all those who practise spine surgery regularly and constitutes an indisputable reference." (Laurent Balabaud, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 15 (2), 2005)


Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surgical Approaches to the Spine
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0009-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0009-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6508-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 394
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