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TitleSpinal Instability [electronic resource] / edited by Robert N. N. Holtzman, Paul C. McCormick, Jean-Pierre C. Farcy, Heidi Winston
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1993
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Descript XXIV, 529 p. 420 illus. in color. online resource


In this volume, world authorities on spinal surgery from the fields of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Neuroscience present current data on the basic science and clinical management of the unstable spine. Unique to this book: a frank presentation of controversies in the field


I. Basic Science -- 1 Growth and Repair of Mineralized Osteoblasts -- 2 Spinal Stability and Instability as Defined by the Louis Three-Column Spine Concept -- 3 Dysfunction of the Spinal Stability System and Its Restabilization -- 4 Pathophysiology of the Nerve Roots in the Lumbar Spine -- 5 Biocompatibility of Metallic Spinal Implants -- II. Clinical Aspects of Instability -- A. Basic Concepts -- 6 Spinal Stabilization: Is Fusion the Right Way? -- 7 The Diagnosis and Treatment of Instability in Collapsing Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis -- 8 Vertebral Injury and Instability -- 9 Nonoperative Stabilization of the Adult Cervical Spine -- B. Operative Management: The Pediatric Spine -- 10 Instability of the Spine Secondary to the Treatment of Intraspinal Tumors in Children: Diagnosis, Cure, and Prevention -- 11 Spinal Trauma in Children -- C. Operative Management: The Adult Spine -- 12 Operative Management of Occipitocervical and Atlantoaxial Instability -- 13 Surgical Stabilization for Tumors of the Thoracic Spine -- 14 Surgical Treatment of the Unstable Thoracic Spine in Trauma and Infection -- 15 The Lateral Extracavitary Approach to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine -- 16 Lumbar Spine Instability -- 17 The Mechanical Stability of Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis -- 18 The Surgical Treatment of Failures of Laminectomy and Spinal Fusion -- 19 Revision Surgery in Late Spine Instability, Including Sacral Stabilization -- 20 Training the Future Spinal Surgeon -- Closing Remarks

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