The first comprehensive ebook dedicated solely to the evaluation and treatment of cervical spine deformity!
The quantity of cervical fusion procedures has increased in the United States and globally during the last decade, in part because of an aging population and higher incidence of complex cervical problems. In spite of advances in the surgical treatment of cervical deformities, few resources explain modern clinical assessment, radiographic evaluation, and surgical approaches. Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery (PDF) by world-known spine surgeons K. Daniel Riew, Christopher Ames, Justin Smith, and Kuniyoshi Abumi fills a gap in the literature. It delivers a concise, state-of-the-art resource on current cervical deformity knowledge assembled from the literature and recognized masters in the field.
The liberally illustrated text starts with a background on the marked health impact of cervical deformity. Beginning chapters provide primers on the clinical and radiographic assessment of patients, disability and malalignment scores, and the physical exam. The following chapters detail surgical planning and approach for a complete spectrum of cervical spine conditions, like semi-rigid and rigid deformities, distal junctional kyphosis, sagittal deformities, hemivertebra, and congenital cervical deformity.
- Emphasized discussion on continuing efforts to make a clinically meaningful comprehensive cervical osteotomy classification system
- Insightful technical nuances and pearls on handling surgical, neurological, and medical complications related to cervical procedures, in addition to risk stratification and patient frailty
- Diverse osteotomies including low grade, cervical pedicle subtraction, cervical opening wedge, upper thoracic, C1-2 joint, uncovertebral joint (anterior view), and cervical pedicle screw fixation
Orthopedic and neurosurgical residents and practicing spine surgeons who treat patients with cervical deformities will greatly benefit from consulting this unique and comprehensive resource.
NOTE: The product only includes the ebook Spine Deformity Surgery in PDF. No access codes are included.