Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. For each case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes. Volume I,Principles and Techniques, begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation, computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations. Volume II, Clinical Applications, presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes, deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease. Throughout both volumes, high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear, easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review of important learning points. An accompanying DVD-ROM with video clips from live surgery symposia and practical exercises also enhance the reader's learning experience.
Max Aebi, Vincent Arlet, John K. Webb
The new basic reference book for spinal surgery Volume 1 replaces the former "AO ASIF Principles in Spine Surgery (pringer)" Volume 2 shows the application of the Techniques in case presentations
Volume 1: 1 Introduction - AO Principles applied to the Spine 2 History of Spine Surgery within the AO Organization 3 Organization and Purpose of the AOSpine Group 4 Biomechanics 5 Biology of the Spine 6 Surgical Anatomy of the Spine 7 Spinal Instrumentation 8 Computer-Assisted Surgery 9 Anesthesia for Spine Surgery Volume 2: 1 Spinal Trauma 2 Spinal Tumors 3 Infections of the Spine 4 Inflammatory Processes 5 Deformities of the Spine 6 Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, and Spondyloptosis 7 Degenerative Spinal Diseases 8 Metabolic Bone Disease of the Spine - Osteoporosis 9 Complications in Spine Surgery 10 Documentation, Evaluation, and Outcome in Spine Surgery