Handbook of Spine Surgery by Ali A Baaj, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Juan S. Uribe, Alexander

By Ali A Baaj, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Juan S. Uribe, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Mark S. Greenberg

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Overall, this booklet presents little chance for feedback and is a gold mine of
quick reference fabric and trouble-free illustrations.--Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Drawing at the event of leaders in either neurosurgery and orthopedic surgical procedure, Handbook of backbone Surgery is authoritative, concise, and conveyable, designed to be used in a fast paced scientific surroundings. Its insurance of either ideas and strategies of latest backbone surgical procedure, together with anatomy, pathology, tactics, and instrumentation, makes it hugely precious as a refresher ahead of surgical procedure, an simply digestible learn consultant, or a regular better half for physicians taking care of sufferers with spinal disorders.

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  • An easy-to-read, bullet-style structure that gives readable yet now not overwhelming content material
  • Surgical Pearls that faucet into the stories of surgeons who've mastered that process
  • Common medical Questions (with solutions) on the finish of each one bankruptcy that spotlight themes often encountered within the working room and on board checks
  • Superb visible examples that remove darkness from the techniques defined
  • Helpful appendices that conceal positioning, spinal orthoses, and scales and end result measures

A first-of-its-kind, this instruction manual is designed to be the go-to consultant for these undertaking and thinking about surgical backbone treatment.

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Injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz can cause a spinal cord infarction due to the tenuous blood supply of the lower thoracic cord. 1â•… Principal Thoracic Ligaments: Their Attachments and Modes of Action Ligament Attachments Action Anterior longitudinal Ventral vertebral body and annulus Limits extension and distraction Thickest in thoracic spine Posterior longitudinal Dorsal vertebral body and annulus Limits flexion and distraction Thickest in thoracic spine Ligamentum flavum Lamina of adjacent vertebra Limits flexion Interspinous Spinous processes of adjacent vertebra Limits flexion and distraction Supraspinous Tips of spinous processes and thoracolumbar fascia Limits flexion and distraction Facet capsule Superior and inferior facets of adjacent vertebra Supports facet joint stability Radiate Rib and adjacent verStabilizes rib attachments tebral disc space and vertebral body anteriorly Contributes to limitation of thoracic flexion, Rib and adjacent extension, lateral bendvertebral disc space ing, and axial rotation and vertebral body dorsolaterally Costovertebral Anterior costotransverse The rostral rib neck and the transverse process of the vertebra one level above Posterior costotransverse The transverse process to the tubercle of the rib at the same level 4 Thoracic Spine 25 –â•fi Due to variable thoracic pedicle anatomy, a thin-cut computed tomography (CT) scan can be useful prior to thoracic pedicle screw placement to assist with surgical planning and avoid neural injury.

The arterial feeders of the spinal cord include branches of these radicular arteries as well as the segmental medullary arteries, which also come off of the segmental spinal arteries, with one artery coursing anteriorly and two coursing posteriorly. 3 –â•fi Two different plexuses of veins, one external and the other internal, extend along the vertebral column. The anterior external plexus lies in front of the vertebral bodies, and the posterior external plexus lies around the posterior arch of the vertebral column.

Gore DR, Sepic SB, Gardner GM. Roentgenographic findings of the cervical spine in asymptomatic people. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1986;11(6):521–524 4. Ebraheim NA, Xu R, Yeasting RA. The location of the vertebral artery foramen and its relation to posterior lateral mass screw fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1996; 21(11): 1291–1295 Answers to Common Clinical Questions 1. C5/6 and C6/7 2. The cervical spine normally has a lordotic curvature between 16 and 25 degrees. 3. The spinal cord is supplied by the anterior spinal artery (from the vertebral arteries), two posterior spinal arteries (from either the vertebral arteries or PICA), and segmental medullary arteries.

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