More Details about Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery

General Information  
Author(s)Alexander R Vaccaro and John D Koerner and Daniel H Kim
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Publish YearJanuary 2015


Each section is written by leaders of the field and includes the most recent relevant evidence. Some of the topics include the treatment of Spinal Cord Injury, Disc Arthroplasty, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, among others.

Key Features
• Covers the spectrum of spinal conditions and interventions from the molecular basis to advanced surgical interventions 

• Reviews novel pharmacologic and biologic neuroprotective and neuroregenerative strategies for spinal cord injuries 

• Considers variety of surgical options that exist for the minority of patients that fail non-operative interventions 

• Explores total disc replacement for both cervical and lumbar spines in order to maintain intervertebral motion and decrease the incidence of adjacent pathology 

• Discusses most frequently used outcome measures to evaluate spinal surgery and reviews newer tools to predict outcomes and collect data.