Best Evidence for Spine Surgery provides representative cases that help you determine the optimal surgical interventions for your patients. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced team of preeminent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, address the trend toward a more collaborative approach between spine and orthopaedic surgery. This easy-to-read, evidence-based resource also features "Tips from the masters" for a quick review of important elements of diagnosis and treatment and online access at [external URL] with the fully searchable text, images, and a video library of procedures.
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1 Cervical Disc Herniation: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Arthroplasty
2 Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Bone-Grafting Options
3 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Anterior Versus Posterior Approach
4 Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thoracic Disc Herniations
5 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Mild Neurological Deficit: Microdiscectomy Versus Conservative Treatment
6 Cervical Spondylosis-Spinal Stenosis: Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy and Fusion
7 Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Fusion Versus Artificial Disc
8 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Radicular Pain: Decompression Only Versus Decompression and Fusion
9 Asymptomatic Intradural Schwannoma: Surgery Versus Radiosurgery Versus Observation
10 Pseudotumor: Transoral Versus Posterior Fusion
11 Odontoid Fracture in the Elderly: Odontoid Screws Versus Posterior Fusion
12 C1-C2 Fusion: Transarticular Screws Versus Harms/Melcher Procedure
13 Multilevel Cervical Corpectomy: Anterior-Only Versus Circumferential Instrumentation
14 Cervical Jumped Facets and Incomplete Neurological Deficit: Closed-Reduction Versus Urgent Surgery
15 Laminectomy Across Cervicothoracic Junction: Fusion Versus Nonfusion
16 Vertebral Metastases: Ventral and Dorsal Approach Versus Lateral Extracavitary Transpedicular Approach
17 Degenerative Scoliosis: Anterior and Posterior Fusion Versus Posterior Fusion
18 Sagittal Imbalance: Multiple Smith-Peterson Osteotomies Versus Pedicle Substraction Osteotomies
19 L1-S1 Fusion: When to Extend to T12 and Pelvis and When to Include L5-S1 Anterior Grafting
20 High-Grade Spondylolisthesis: Reduction and Fusion Versus In Situ Fusion
Garfin, Steven R. Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California, USA.