Publication Year: 2004
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Authors/Editor: Herkowitz, Harry N.; Dvorák, Jirí; Bell, Gordon R.; Nordin, Margareta; Grob, Dieter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Official publication of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
This volume is the most authoritative and up-to-date reference on the lumbar spine, providing a nice balance between basic science and clinical material. Topics covered include gene therapy, outcomes assessment, and alternatives to traditional nonoperative treatment. Chapters on specific disorders have a consistent structure: definition, natural history, physical examination, imaging, nonoperative treatment, operative treatment, postoperative management, results of surgery, and complications. Additional topics include: