Publication Year: 2018
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Fessler, Richard G.; Sandhu, Faheem A.; Voyadzis, Jean-Marc; Eck, Jason C.; Kepler, Christopher K.
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
The most comprehensive textbook to date detailing minimally invasive spine (MIS) versus open spine surgery techniques.
The book features debates by renowned experts on one of the most provocative topics in spine surgery. Twenty-four chapters are systematically organized into four sections - degenerative, trauma, tumor, and other issues, cover procedures and underlying pathologies, backed by a large, diverse body of literature.
MIS and open approaches are thoroughly compared and contrasted in each chapter. Evidence is presented and analyzed in an objective manner with 'opposing sides' presenting differing opinions and techniques, resulting in a synchronous collection of pros and cons. Every chapter is summed up by the book's editors - each of whom have varying stances on the topics at hand. This unique 'duel' and 'duet' discussion enables readers to assimilate information, benefit from the balanced harmony between divergent opinions, and reach their own conclusions.
This book is a tremendous, evidence-based tool to guide spine surgeons as they make important decisions on selecting the most optimal spine surgery techniques. It is a must-have resource for all resident and veteran orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who specialize in treating patients with spine conditions.