Best Evidence for Spine Surgery,
Edition 1 20 Cardinal Cases (Expert Consult - Online and Print)
By Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD and Steven R. Garfin, MD

Publication Date: 02 Feb 2012

Best Evidence for Spine Surgery provides representative cases that help you determine the optimal surgical interventions for your patients. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced team of preeminent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, address the trend toward a more collaborative approach between spine and orthopaedic surgery. This easy-to-read, evidence-based resource also features "Tips from the masters" for a quick review of important elements of diagnosis and treatment and online access at with fully searchable text and downloadable images.

Key Features

  • Choose the best options for your patients using evidence that supports the optimal surgical intervention for each case.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with a downloadable image gallery and a video library demonstrating nuances of key techniques.
  • Apply a multi-disciplinary approach through coverage that reflects the changing nature of the specialty with chapters written by neurosurgeons and orthopaedists.
  • Quickly review the most important elements of diagnosis through "Tips from the masters."
  • Easily find the information you need with a consistent, case-based format that clearly presents evidence and techniques.
About the author
By Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angles, California and Steven R. Garfin, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California, USA
Table of Contents

1 Cervical Disc Herniation: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Arthroplasty

2 Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Bone-Grafting Options

3 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Anterior Versus Posterior Approach

4 Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thoracic Disc Herniations

5 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Mild Neurological Deficit: Microdiscectomy Versus Conservative Treatment

6 Cervical Spondylosis-Spinal Stenosis: Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy and Fusion

7 Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Fusion Versus Artificial Disc

8 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Radicular Pain: Decompression Only Versus Decompression and Fusion

9 Asymptomatic Intradural Schwannoma: Surgery Versus Radiosurgery Versus Observation

10 Pseudotumor: Transoral Versus Posterior Fusion

11 Odontoid Fracture in the Elderly: Odontoid Screws Versus Posterior Fusion

12 C1-C2 Fusion: Transarticular Screws Versus Harms/Melcher Procedure

13 Multilevel Cervical Corpectomy: Anterior-Only Versus Circumferential Instrumentation

14 Cervical Jumped Facets and Incomplete Neurological Deficit: Closed-Reduction Versus Urgent Surgery

15 Laminectomy Across Cervicothoracic Junction: Fusion Versus Nonfusion

16 Vertebral Metastases: Ventral and Dorsal Approach Versus Lateral Extracavitary Transpedicular Approach

17 Degenerative Scoliosis: Anterior and Posterior Fusion Versus Posterior Fusion

18 Sagittal Imbalance: Multiple Smith-Peterson Osteotomies Versus Pedicle Substraction Osteotomies

19 L1-S1 Fusion: When to Extend to T12 and Pelvis and When to Include L5-S1 Anterior Grafting

20 High-Grade Spondylolisthesis: Reduction and Fusion Versus In Situ Fusion

Book details
ISBN: 9781437716252
Page Count: 280
Retail Price : £154.00
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