Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine,
Edition 2 Expert Consult - Online and Print
By Daniel H. Kim, MD, FACS, Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., PhD, MBA, Curtis A. Dickman, MD, Dosang Cho, MD, PhD, SangKook Lee, MD and Ilsup Kim, MD

Publication Date: 16 Aug 2013

Featuring an expanded focus on in-demand endoscopic and minimally invasive spine procedures, Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine, 2nd Edition pairs new anatomic photographs and radiographic images with expertly rendered color illustrations and clear, step-by-step descriptions to help you effectively perform all of the latest and most effective spine surgery techniques. A multidisciplinary approach makes this medical reference book relevant and informative to all surgeons regardless of their specialty or level of surgical experience with the spine.

Key Features

  • Proceed with confidence. An atlas-style format featuring clear, concise, step-by-step descriptions of the anatomy and procedures along with clinical hints and pearls, tables, and management algorithms provideing swift answers and trusted guidance.
  • Sharpen your surgical acumen with a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the surgical target and related anatomy. Comprehensive information on cervical, cervical/thoracic, thoracic/lumbar, lumbar spine, lumbar/pelvis, and other surgical locations ensures the best approaches to spine surgery and results.
  • Understand the spine from all angles with multiple-viewpoint, full-color photographs, and illustrations.

New Features

  • Master surgical anatomy of the spine and the latest minimally invasive techniques. Sweeping revisions and updates—including 22 new chapters—provide new and expanded coverage of spine surgery procedures and topics such as surgical management in gunshot wound to the spine, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty.
  • Visualize every step of each procedure thanks to new anatomic photographs and radiographic images, corresponding with expertly rendered illustrations which more in-depth than ever before.
  • Access the entire text and illustrations online, fully searchable, at Expert Consult.
About the author
By Daniel H. Kim, MD, FACS, Professor, Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., PhD, MBA, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Neurosurgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center of Thomas Jefferson University, Co-Director, Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center, President, Rothman Orthopaedics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Curtis A. Dickman, MD, Director of Spinal Research, Associate Chief, Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd., Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Dosang Cho, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea; SangKook Lee, MD, Clinical Instructor, Korea University College of Medicine, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea and Ilsup Kim, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
Table of Contents


Craniovertebral Junction and Upper Cervical Spine

1 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Craniovertebral Junction

2 Transoral Approach to the Craniocervical Junction and Upper Cervical Spine

3 Transmaxillary and Transmandibular Approaches to the Clivus and Upper Cervical Spine

4 High Cervical Retropharyngeal Approach to the Craniocervical Junction

5 Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction: Posterior and Lateral Approaches

6 Posterior and Far-Lateral Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction: Lateral Transcondylar Approach

7 Endoscopic Approaches to the CraniovertebralJunction

8 Surgical Approaches to Craniovertebral Junction Congenital Malformations, Chiari Malformations, and Cranial Settling (Invagination)

9 Surgical Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

10 Craniovertebral Junction Instabilities and Surgical Fixation Techniques

11 Odontoid Fractures and Screw Fixation

12 C1–C2 Trauma Injuries and Stabilization Techniques


Mid and Lower Cervical Spine

13 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics in the Mid and Lower Cervical Spine

14 Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion

15 Endoscopic Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy (Jho Procedure)

16 Anterior and Posterior Endoscopic Approaches to the Cervical Spine

17 Cervical Corpectomy, Fusion, and Vertebral Restoration Techniques

18 Anterior Cervical Instrumentation Techniques

19 Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Techniques

20 Cervical Microforaminotomy and Decompressive Laminectomy

21 Cervical Laminoplasty

22 Posterior Cervical Stabilization Techniques: Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation, Lateral Mass Screw Fixation, and Wiring

23 Facet Dislocation Injuries and Surgical Management

24 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament


Cervicothoracic Junction and Thoracic Spine

25 Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics in the Cervicothoracic Junction and Thoracic Spine

26 Anterior Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction

27 Posterolateral Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction: Transpedicular, Costotransversectomy, Lateral Extracavitary, and Parascapular Extrapleural Approaches

28 Anterolateral Transthoracic Approaches to the Thoracic Spine

29 Anterior and Posterior Cervicothoracic Junction Stabilization Techniques

30 Thoracic Microdiskectomy: Lateral and Posterolateral Approaches

31 Thoracoscopic and Posterior Endoscopic Approaches to the Thoracic Spine

32 Surgical Decompression and Stabilization Techniques in Thoracic Trauma

33 Surgical Approaches to Thoracic Primary and Secondary Tumors


Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Spines

34 Surgical Anatomy and Posterior Approach to the Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine

35 Thoracoabdominal Approach to the Thoracolumbar Junction

36 Surgical Stabilization Techniques for Thoracolumbar Fractures

37 Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach to the Lumbar Spine

38 Posterior and Posterolateral Approaches to the Lumbar Spine

39 Surgical Approaches to Lumbar Fractures

40 Surgical Decompression and Stabilization for Lumbar Lesions: Osteomyelitis

and Tumors

41 Lumbar Microdiskectomy: Midline Open and Far-Lateral Techniques

42 Percutaneous and Endoscopic Diskectomy

43 Surgical Anatomy and Operative Techniques of Lumbar Stenosis

44 Transpedicular Screw Fixation: Open and Percutaneous Techniques

45 Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

46 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

47 Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

48 Spondylolisthesis Reduction

49 Lumbar Facet Screw Fixation Techniques


Lumbar Sacral Pelvic Junction

50 Surgical Anatomy, Approaches, and Biomechanics in the Lumbosacral Pelvic Junction

51 Surgical Management of Sacral Fractures

52 Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion

53 Sacral Screw Fixation and Plating Techniques

54 Iliac Fixation

55 Surgical Resection of Sacral Tumors/Sacrectomy and Lumbopelvic Reconstruction


Spinal Deformity

56 Surgical Approaches to Cervical Kyphosis and Deformity

57 Surgical Management of Scheuermann Kyphosis

58 Surgical Approach to Posttraumatic Thoracic Kyphosis

59 Anterior Release and Fusion Techniques for Scoliosis

60 Anterior and Posterior Treatment for Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Scoliosis

61 Surgical Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Lenke Curve Types 1 Through 6

62 Surgical Treatment of Flat Back Deformity

63 Surgical Management of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis


Spinal Tumors and Vascular Lesions

64 Primary Malignant and Benign Tumors of the Spine

65 Secondary Metastatic Tumors of the Spine

66 Surgical Technique for Resection of Intradural Tumors

67 Vascular Lesions of the Spinal Cord


Inflammatory Disease

68 Ankylosing Spondylitis: Posterior Approaches (Osteotomy) to the Cervical and Lumbar Spine in the Management of a Fixed Sagittal Plane Deformity


Spinal Infection

69 Bacterial, Fungal, and Tuberculosis Diskitis and Osteomyelitis of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine



70 Surgical Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Spine

71 Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

72 Bone Graft Harvesting Techniques

73 Dural Tears

Book Reviews
"With this book and its online component, readers will easily develop a three-dimensional, step-by-step view of the various surgical approaches. Also, with the emphasis on the clinical implications of each surgical approach and explanations of the spinal disorder being treated, readers will get to know the opinions of various experts about the surgical approaches."  - Ramsis Farid Ghaly, MD, FACS(Ghaly Neurosurgical Associates) Doody Review: 87/100
Book details
ISBN: 9781455709892
Page Count: 760
Retail Price : £160.00
, 1042-3680, Parsa & McCormick: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Volume 17, 2006
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