Controversies in Spine Surgery

5c2dbc4078823.jpg Author Alexander R. Vaccaro and Jason C. Eck
Isbn 9781604062397
File size 9MB
Year 2010
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Medicine

Book Description:


"This is exactly the book one should have ready access to."--
American Journal of Neuroradiology


"All providers who care for patients with spinal problems should consider
using this book to help with decision making for their patients on an everyday
."-- Journal of Neurosurgery


Drawing on the expertise of world-renowned orthopedic and
neurological spine surgeons,Controversies in Spine Surgery: Best Evidence Recommendations compiles, summarizes, and synthesizes the most relevant
scientific literature available in the field today.


Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversial issue where there is a lack of consensus about the best possible course of action. The authors provide guidance and objective recommendations for each scenario based on the most relevant data found in the literature to give surgeons the background they need to make fully informed treatment decisions.




  • Concise outline format enables rapid reading for the
    busy spine surgeon
  • Invaluable synopses of highly practical evidence-based
  • Detailed coverage of commonly disputed issues, such as
    how to manage vertebral compression fractures, surgery for axial back pain,
    minimally invasive lumbar fusion, the use of prophylactic antibiotics in spine
    surgery, and much more
  • Grading of Best Evidence feature in which the
    authors rate the viability of the data presented
  • Numerous summary tables throughout the text emphasize
    the main conclusions of published studies
  • Pearls highlight important points in each chapter

cutting-edge clinical reference will help every resident, fellow, and spine
surgeon in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery streamline their medical
decision making process and improve their patient care.</p



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