Spine Surgery in an Aging Population

Spine Surgery in an Aging Population

by Nathaniel P. Brooks (Author), Andrea L. Strayer (Author)

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An invaluable primer on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of aging patients with spine conditions

The growing population of people aged 65 and older has significant implications for health care systems and spine care providers. Older patients today demand interventions that enable them to return to a functional lifestyle. Treatment of degenerative spine disease in aging adults requires in-depth understanding of changes in physiology, biomechanics, function, and modifiable risk factors. Equally important, providers need to listen to patients, diagnose thoughtfully, learn about the person’s goals, and teach them in plain language about the risks, alternatives, and expectations of treatment options. This foundation is critical to developing informed patient-centered treatment plans to improve outcomes.

Spine Surgery in an Aging Population by Nathaniel Brooks, Andrea Strayer, and a cadre of global contributors reflects a rich array of expertise. With multidisciplinary contributions from renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, geriatrics, and rehabilitation, the book provides invaluable insights on caring for aging adults with degenerative spine disease. Throughout 21 chapters, readers are provided with key concepts, expert knowledge, and effective management strategies to avoid complications and improve outcomes for older adult spine patients.

Key Highlights

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis to help prevent fractures and optimize treatment approaches prior to elective surgery Management of common pathologies of the aging spine such as cervical spondylosis, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis and trauma Special topics include value-based care, nonsurgical management of spinal pain, vertebral augmentation, minimally invasive surgery, and instrumentation considerations This one-stop compendium is essential reading for orthopaedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows, as well as veteran surgeons and allied health providers who care for older adults with spine conditions.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.

Expert Techniques in Spine Surgery

Expert Techniques in Spine Surgery

Alexander R. Vaccaro, Arjun Sebastian

List Price: $150.00

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This book provides neurosurgeons and trainees with the latest techniques in spinal surgery.

Divided into three sections, each is dedicated to surgical procedures in a key region of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbar.

Each topic is presented in a step by step process covering anatomy, indications and contraindications, techniques and outcomes.

Authored by internationally recognised, Philadelphia-based experts in the field, this invaluable text is enhanced by more than 200 surgical images and illustrations.

Key points

Practical guide to latest techniques in spinal surgery for neurosurgeons and trainees

In depth coverage of procedures for each section of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbar

Internationally recognised, Philadelphia-based author team

Highly illustrated with surgical images and illustrations

Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery Book

Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery Book

by Christopher Ames (Author), K. Daniel Riew (Author), Justin Smith (Author), Kuniyoshi Abumi (Author)

List Price: $149.99

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The first comprehensive book dedicated solely to the evaluation and treatment of cervical spine deformity!

The number of cervical fusion procedures has increased in the U.S. and globally during the last decade, in part due to an aging population and higher incidence of complex cervical problems. Despite advances in the surgical treatment of cervical deformities, few resources detail modern clinical assessment, radiographic evaluation, and surgical approaches. Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery by world-renowned spine surgeons Christopher Ames, K. Daniel Riew, Justin Smith, and Kuniyoshi Abumi fills a void in the literature. It provides a concise, state-of-the-art resource on current cervical deformity knowledge compiled from the literature and recognized masters in the field.

The generously illustrated text begins with a background on the marked health impact of cervical deformity. Opening chapters provide primers on the clinical and radiographic assessment of patients, malalignment and disability scores, and the physical exam. Subsequent chapters detail surgical planning and approaches for a full spectrum of cervical spine conditions, such as semi-rigid and rigid deformities, sagittal deformities, distal junctional kyphosis, congenital cervical deformity, and hemivertebra.

Key Features

Insightful technical nuances and pearls on managing surgical, neurological, and medical complications associated with cervical procedures, as well as risk stratification and patient frailty

Diverse osteotomies including low grade, uncovertebral joint (anterior view), cervical pedicle subtraction, cervical opening wedge, upper thoracic, C1-2 joint, and cervical pedicle screw fixation

Focused discussion on continuing efforts to create a clinically meaningful comprehensive cervical osteotomy classification system

Neurosurgical and orthopedic residents and practicing spine surgeons who treat patients with cervical deformities will greatly benefit from consulting this comprehensive and unique resource.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.

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