Category Archives: Spine

Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery

Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery

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Specifically designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting, Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery is a concise surgical guide that gives readers the essential tools needed to successfully perform spine surgery. It provides a distinctive view of complex spinal anatomy that facilitates a better understanding of the subtleties of both open and technically demanding minimally invasive spine procedures. Key Features:

  • An introductory chapter on patient positioning covers the basics for common cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures
  • Detailed illustrations with unique anatomical overlays are provided for each step in a surgical procedure
  • The procedures included represent most of those encountered in a typical spine surgery practice
  • Tips and Pearls before you begin, key steps with visuals, and Potential Pitfalls are included for each procedure

This atlas will serve as a valuable resource to orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical trainees as well as physician assistants, surgical nurses, and all those involved in the operative care of patients undergoing spine surgery.

Spinal Instrumentation: Challenges and Solutions

Spinal Instrumentation: Challenges and Solutions 2nd Edition

List Price: $169.99


In the last two decades, spine instrumentation and surgery have undergone many improvements. The second edition benefits from contributions by renowned orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who helped create and refine the systems described in the book, and devoted their careers to educating next generations of spine surgeons.

Advancements in instrumentation – plates, cages, rods, screws, disc replacements, spacers, and fusion devices – have led to improved outcomes for patients. The spinal device field has grown exponentially, and surgeons are faced with an increasingly diverse choice of instrumentation options. While the first edition categorized available systems, the new edition is focused on helping clinicians avoid complications and quickly recognize and manage complications when they do occur.

Key Features

  • A concise yet comprehensive reference that educates clinicians on the causes, recognition, and avoidance of instrumentation complications
  • Organized by anatomical region and condition, the visualization of relevant anatomical landmarks is discussed in context with safe use of spinal instrumentation
  • Now four-color, with more than 230 new and original illustrations
  • Easy-to-digest text helps translate classroom knowledge into clinical application

This up-to-date book will help orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons learn how to utilize spinal devices more efficaciously and safely. The text is also an excellent reference for radiologists, spine fellows and residents, and physician extenders who are interested in attaining knowledge and experience in spinal instrumentation.

Update: Trampoline injury

Trampoline injury

Trampolines were responsible for over 6,500 pediatric cervical spine injuries in 1998. This represents a five-fold increase in just 10 years. While most have been minor, paraplegiaquadriplegia and death are all reported.

Brown and Lee present 2 cases of trampoline-related cervical spine injury and review the relevant literature. Additionally, they examine the efforts made to reduce the incidence of trampoline injuries, and discuss why these have failed. They conclude that safety guidelines and warnings are inadequate. In addition, they support recommendations for a ban on the use of trampolines by children 1).

see Severe Trampoline Injuries: Incidence and Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents 2).

Case reports

A 4-year-old boy who presented with neck pain after falling off a trampoline. His neurological examination did not reveal any focal abnormalities, but radiographs were thought to be consistent with a right, C4-C5, unilateral, jumped facet.

Reduction attempts were made with Gardner-Wells tongs and traction. After failure to achieve adequate reduction, evaluations using two-dimensional computed tomography confirmed congenitally absent cervical pedicles. He was treated conservatively and experienced resolution of their presenting symptoms.

The congenital absence of a cervical pedicle is a rare entity that is frequently misdiagnosed. Diagnoses can be accurately confirmed with two-dimensional computed tomography. Conservative treatment resulted in successful management of this clinical entity 3).


Brown PG, Lee M. Trampoline injuries of the cervical spine. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2000 Apr;32(4):170-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 10940766.

Korhonen L, Salokorpi N, Suo-Palosaari M, Pesälä J, Serlo W, Sinikumpu JJ. Severe Trampoline Injuries: Incidence and Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608676. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29166677.

Sheehan J, Kaptain G, Sheehan J, Jane J Sr. Congenital absence of a cervical pedicle: report of two cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2000 Dec;47(6):1439-42. Review. PubMed PMID: 11126916.

EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery

EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery

October 29 — October 31

Munich, Germany

Part I: Extended indications and advanced operative techniques

Registration will open in May 2017. Click HERE to register your interest via the course website.

Part II,  ‘complications and management’, is planned again for 2018.


LECTURE TOPICS: Craniocervical junction / Cervicothoracic junction / Thoracic spine / Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) / Lumbar degenerative scoliosis / High-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis / Sacrum / Intramural tumours

CADAVER LAB TEACHING: OC/C1/C2 Instrumentation / Thoracic en bloc vertebrectomies / Lumbar osteotomies / Endoscopic odontoid resection / transoral approaches / Cervicothoracic pedicle screws / Posterolateral corcectomies / Sacral resections and sacropelvic fixation techniques


Emre Acaroglu (Turkey)
Massimo Balsano (Italy)
Stephanie Combs (Germany)
Maarten Coppes (NL)
Bart Depreitere (Belgium)
John Duff (Switzerland)
Joerg Franke (Germany)
Cumhur Kilincer (Turkey)
Heiko Koller (Germany)
Jesús Lafuente (Spain)
Jens Lehmberg (Germany)
Bernhard Meyer (Germany)
Wouter Moojen (NL)
Wilco Peul (NL)
Dominique A Rothenfluh (UK)
Yu-Mi Riyang (Germany)
Ehab Shiban (Germany)
Claudius Thomé (Austria)
Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp (NL)

Essentials of Spinal Stabilization

Essentials of Spinal Stabilization

Essentials of Spinal Stabilization

List Price: $199.00


This text includes stabilization techniques for the entire spinal column, ranging from the cranio-cervical junction to the pelvis. The information is presented in an easily digestible format that is suitable for those in school or training, yet includes pearls and insight that can be appreciated by even the most seasoned surgeon. The text is divided into major sections based on the anatomical regions of the spine – cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral. An additional section is devoted to related surgical concepts and principles such as spinal biomechanics and bone grafting options. Each chapter has a uniform design including background, indications, patient selection, preoperative considerations, surgical technique, technical pearls, and strategies for complication avoidance. Preoperative and postoperative images and/or illustrations are utilized to highlight the presented information.

Edited by a Neurosurgeon and an Orthopedist and written by leading national and international Neurosurgery and Orthopedic spine experts, Essentials of Spinal Stabilization provides a text which will broadly appeal to all spine care professionals.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-10-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .0″ w x 7.00″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 566 pages