Publication Year: 2016
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Vialle, Luiz Roberto; Fehlings, Michael G.; Weidner, Norbert
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
This essential textbook delivers invaluable insights to spine surgeons, spinal cord injury clinicians, and researchers and trainees, from translational researchers to experienced researchers and clinicians experienced in the operative and non-operative management of spinal cord injury.
Written by renowned experts in the ever-evolving field of SCI research and clinical practice, the 7th volume in the AOSpine Masters series is a state-of-the-art compendium on the latest in SCI diagnosis, spine surgery interventions, and long-term management.
Each chapter contains pearls from leading spine specialists gleaned from the research laboratory and years of hands-on experience treating SCI patients in the emergency setting and long term.
- Pathobiology, assessment, and diagnostic considerations
- The use of biomarkers as predictors of functional recovery
- Surgical and nonsurgical interventions for traumatic SCI
- The role of neural stem cells and biologics in spinal cord repair
- Functional and epidural stimulation and brain-computer interfaces
The AOSpine Masters series, a copublication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues featuring international masters sharing their expertise in the core areas in the field. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of evidence-based approach to spine care.