Controversies in Spine Surgery, MIS versus OPEN: Best Evidence Recommendations

Controversies in Spine Surgery, MIS versus OPEN: Best Evidence Recommendations

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Master spine surgeons Alexander R. Vaccaro, Richard G. Fessler, and a cadre of esteemed co-editors have compiled the most comprehensive textbook to date detailing minimally invasive spine (MIS) versus open spine surgery techniques. Controversies in Spine Surgery, MIS versus OPEN: Best Evidence Recommendations features debates by renowned experts on one of the most provocative topics in spine surgery. Twenty-four chapters systematically organized into four sections — degenerative, trauma, tumor, and other issues, cover procedures and underlying pathologies, backed by a large, diverse body of literature.

MIS and open approaches are thoroughly compared and contrasted in each chapter. Evidence is presented and analyzed in an objective manner with ‘opposing sides’ presenting differing opinions and techniques, resulting in a synchronous collection of pros and cons. Every chapter is masterfully summed up by the book’s editors — each of whom have varying stances on the topics at hand. This unique ‘duel’ and ‘duet’ discussion enables readers to assimilate information, benefit from the balanced harmony between divergent opinions, and reach their own conclusions.

Key Highlights

  • Comparative risks, benefits, complications, and outcomes for a full spectrum of lumbar, thoracic and cervical procedures
  • MIS versus open approaches for lumbar stenosis, synovial cysts, lumbar adjacent segment degeneration, degenerative scoliosis, flatback syndrome, thoracic disc herniation, and dural tears
  • Tumor resection and stabilization, quality of life issues, and potential advantages and risks of MIS techniques
  • Key differences in MIS versus open operations such as radiation exposure and costs
  • Analysis of 3-D navigational imaging to improve outcomes and reduce radiation exposure and operating time

This book is a tremendous, evidence-based tool to guide spine surgeons as they make important decisions on selecting the most optimal spine surgery techniques. It is a must-have resource for all resident and veteran orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who specialize in treating patients with spine conditions.

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS, MBA, is Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals; and President, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, is Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Faheem A. Sandhu, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Spine Surgery, and Co-Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.

Jean-Marc Voyadzis, MD, is Co-Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.

Jason C. Eck, DO, MS, is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Christopher K. Kepler, MD, MBA, is an Associate Professor and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, and The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine

Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine

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Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine provides a concise review of the current surgical interventions and medical treatments for patients with traumatic spine injuries. Experts in the fields of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery lead clinicians through each stage of patient care, from prehospital care to initial assessment to diagnostic work up and finally through operative and nonoperative treatments. The book places special emphasis on critical care of the patient and provides insight into future techniques for management.Features:

  • Review of fundamental science concepts, including pathophysiology, spinal cord regeneration, and the biomechanics of the spine
  • Guidelines for selecting appropriate imaging modalities and administering diagnostic tests, such as electrophysiological studies
  • Thorough descriptions of preoperative evaluation and medical optimization of the patient
  • Chapters covering such important topics as pediatric management, multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation and recovery, socioeconomic issues, and ethical issues
  • Summary tables that synthesize the literature and provide an overview of treatment options
  • More than 130 high-quality illustrations demonstrating key concepts

Guiding clinicians from assessment through rehabilitation, this book presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, trauma and emergency specialists, and residents in these specialties to optimize patient care. The companion volume to this book is Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain.

 

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques

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This book includes operative videos and teaches the reader how to perform all currently available minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques. Each chapter covers a MISS procedure and includes an introduction, indications and contraindications, surgical technique, pitfalls and pearls, discussion, conclusion, references, videos and figures.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques is aimed at spine surgeons who are interested in learning or improving their MISS skills.