An essential, one-stop reference guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease. Based on a course taught by these highly respected authors at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, this volume gives concise descriptions of the anatomy of spine conditions; neurologic and physical findings; advice on diagnostic tests and when to order them; and medical and surgical treatment options. Commonly performed spinal procedures are also described, including the rapidly changing field of minimally invasive surgery. Pitfalls of evaluating and treating spine patients are highlighted, along with advice on how to approach the patient who does not improve or worsens after spine surgery. Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management is an essential purchase for all practitioners in this field.
Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. This is an easily readable teaching tool focusing on fundamentals and basic principles and provides a homogeneous syllabus with a consistent didactic strategy. The chosen didactic concept highlights and repeats core messages throughout the chapters. This textbook, with its appealing layout, will inspire and stimulate the reader for the study of spinal disorders.
Leo F. Czervionke, MD and Douglas S. Fenton, MD present Imaging Painful Spine Disorders, the diagnostic companion to Image-Guided Spine Intervention, with 1,400 high-quality radiographic images to help you diagnose common and rare spine pain conditions. The full-color, easy-to-navigate format takes you from Spinal Anatomy, which includes normal CT and MR images of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, to Clinical Disorders, where each chapter is introduced by an actual patient case. No other reference features as many case studies illustrating the imaging presentation of back pain, provides a detailed differential diagnosis, and points out clinical pitfalls and common diagnosis errors quite like this one. Access representative cross-sectional images of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the sacrum, in axial, sagittal, and coronal planes, to understand the imaging appearance of healthy anatomy prior to diagnosis. Get a complete explanation of each clinical disorder, including a detailed description of the condition, as well as relevant clinical and pathological information, to help make a more accurate diagnosis. Broaden your recognition of imaging features with case studies that often include additional images of other patients with the same condition, to emphasize the range of features possible for the area being discussed. Keep your memory fresh with the current nomenclature of various types of disc herniations, listed in a separate, illustrated chapter, and get a brief overview of the major treatment options currently available for each particular disorder.
Spine disorders, including degenerative disk disease, spinal tumors, scoliosis, spinal trauma, etc., are very common. The problems range from inconvenient to life-threatening. New treatments are curing or at least improving the Quality Of Life of spine disorder patients. This easy to read book answers all questions that a patient diagnosed with a spine disorder will need to know about what to expect.
This book draws together recent results and ideas from most of the leading UK researchers into back pain. The emphasis is on disorders of the lumbar spine, their pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. This is in contrast to most books on the spine which either concentrate on the normal spine or deal with a specialised approach such as surgery. By drawing together contributions from a wide range of clinical and scientific backgrounds, including alternative therapies such as osteopathy and chiropractice, the problem of low back pain is shown to be complex and multifactorial.
As both a spine surgeon and chiropractor, Dr Donald Corenman has developed a comprehensive understanding of lumbar disorders and conditions. His more than thirty years of practice on both sides of the fence have taught him that the treatment options expand when the disorder is well understood. This book covers the whys and wherefores of all lower back and leg pain management from chiropractic and physical therapy to surgery and is presented in a logical and easy to understand manner.
This is a companion to Volume 1 with the same title and a similar approach: namely to draw together current understanding of the multifactorial nature of back pain. Both volumes together contain chapters contributed by most of the leading researchers into back pain in the UK and as such they constitute an unparalleled resource. Rather than concentrating on specialist areas such as surgery or the lumbar spine, the emphasis is on understanding the function and failure of the spine and its component tissues. As such it contains material which is applicable to anyone with an interest in any aspect of the spine; from biomechanics to blood flow, epidemiology to economics, nerves to nutrition and everything else in between. Contents: Epidemiology of Low Back Pain: The British Contribution (P R Croft)Measuring Health Outcomes in Low Back Pain (A Garratt & D Ruta)Pain Sources in the Lumbar Spine (R C Mulholland)Characterisation of the Innervation to the Intervertebral Discs and Associated Ligaments (P W McCarthy)The Role of the Blood Supply in Lumbar Spine Disorders (I L H Reichert et al.)Pathology of Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Protrusion: Medico-Legal and Surgical Implications (R W Porter)Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine (P Thorpe & F W Smith)Digital Videofluoroscopy and Abnormal Spinal Movement (A C Breen & R Allen)Radionuclide Bone Scanning (F W Smith & P Thorpe)Spondylolisthesis (J R Johnson)Ankylosing Spondylitis (A C Ross & M Dolman)Isolated Disc Resorption (H Crock & S Matsuda)Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Cages (M R K Karpinski)Clinical Trial to Investigate Stabilisation of the Spine (J C T Fairbank et al.)Management of Spinal Stenosis (J E Nixon)Epidural Injections in the Management of Low Back Pain and Sciatica (K Bush) Readership: Clinicians and researchers in orthopaedics and rheumatology. keywords:Spine;Low Back Pain;Epidemiology of Low Back Pain;Intervertebral Disc;Innervation;Pain;Imaging;Surgical Management;Stability;Degeneration
This issue will serve as a review of current ideas and surgical trends in the management of complex cervical spine disorders. Each chapter will discuss surgical techniques will illustrative cases and end on a very contemporary evidence-based review of the literature.
Redesigned and updated with new information, this chart illustrates how one's posture changes due to the different types of spinal disorders, and also explains how other diseases or disorders can cause back pain. The chart shows tumors on the spinal column, ilium, sacrum, and spinal cord, arthritis of the hip, herniated disc, fractures of the vertebrae and sacrum, and the effects of osteoporosis on bones. It also shows the anatomy of a typical vertebra and an intervertebral disc and explains the function of the intervertebral disc. "Three dimensions let you feel texture and form. Three-dimensional images, bold titles, and clear, easy-to-read labels make it easy and fun to learn about the body. The durable, lightweight, non-toxic, recyclable plastic will last indefinitely. The chart has a hole at the top for easy wall hanging, and will also stand up on an easel.
Spinal disorders in very young children may be caused by a variety of conditions. The treatment of such conditions is often challenging due to the age of the patient and the progressive nature of the deformity. There also may be associated problems such as congenital anomalies, respiratory insufficiency, and neurological problems. Depending on the etiology of the deformity, these children are often cared for by multiple specialists including pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedists or orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists, and/or pulmonologists. Health professionals in all of the mentioned disciplines are involved in the management of these patients, which is why compiling a comprehensive textbook that is not limited to orthopedic specialists is essential. This textbook will effectively help to standardize the care of these patients. Furthermore, other professionals such as nurses, physical therapists and healthcare professionals in training are usually not familiar with these conditions and are in need of a reference book to consult when caring for children with spinal deformities.
Annotation General and emergency physicians, orthopedic surgeons in training, rheumatologists, radiologists. If it were a disease, back pain would be called an epidemic. At least 5 million people will consult their doctor about back pain this year. The total costs to the UK alone are estimated at 12 billion/year. This book details the common conditions that cause back pain and outlines a methodology for the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of these conditions.
Biomechanics of the Spine encompasses the basics of spine biomechanics, spinal tissues, spinal disorders and treatment methods. Organized into four parts, the first chapters explore the functional anatomy of the spine, with special emphasis on aspects which are biomechanically relevant and quite often neglected in clinical literature. The second part describes the mechanics of the individual spinal tissues, along with commonly used testing set-ups and the constitutive models used to represent them in mathematical studies. The third part covers in detail the current methods which are used in spine research: experimental testing, numerical simulation and in vivo studies (imaging and motion analysis). The last part covers the biomechanical aspects of spinal pathologies and their surgical treatment. This valuable reference is ideal for bioengineers who are involved in spine biomechanics, and spinal surgeons who are looking to broaden their biomechanical knowledge base. The contributors to this book are from the leading institutions in the world that are researching spine biomechanics. Includes broad coverage of spine disorders and surgery with a biomechanical focus Summarizes state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research in the field of spine biomechanics Discusses a variety of methods, including In vivo and In vitro testing, and finite element and musculoskeletal modeling
Spinal problems are one of the most common presentations confronting general practitioners. GPs see over 5 million patients per year in relation to back pain alone. It is one of the most common causes of absence from work and has an estimated treatment cost of £12 billion. Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, including doctors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths, the ABC of Spinal Disorders is uniquely placed to address the causes and management of the different spinal conditions presenting in general practice. Providing practical guidance and advice on diagnosis, treatment, and when to refer the patient for further help, it is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, Foundation doctors, and all allied health professionals.
The spinal cord is a tubular structure consisting of nervous tissue. It extends from the medulla oblongata to the lumbar region. Its primary function is to transit nerve signals from the motor cortex to the sensory cortex. There are 8 cervical segments, 12 thoracic segments, 51 lumbar segments, 5 sacral segments and 1 coccygeal segment in the human spinal cord. The conditions, which impair the functioning of the backbone, are known as spinal diseases. Some common examples include ankylosing spondylitis, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, osteoporosis, lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, etc. This book includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to spinal disorders. It elucidates new diagnostic and treatment techniques and their applications. For all readers who are interested in spinal disorders, the case studies included in this book will serve as an excellent guide to develop a comprehensive understanding.
Staying healthy requires knowledge and attention. Diseases and Disorders provides instructive details on more than 250 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders. Written with young adult readers especially in mind, each article looks at risk factors, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and other subjects that will enhance your librarys resources for promoting good health. More than 50 overview articles examine broad health care issues in articles such as Prevention, Alcohol-related disorders, Food poisoning, Cardiovascular disorders, and Injury.
This volume contains the papers presented at the International Symposium on Spine and Spinal Disorders in Growth and Aging held in Niigata on November 22-23, 1992. The symposium commemorates the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Niigata University School of Medicine. . The purpose of the symposium was to investigate the field of spine and spinal disorders in growth and aging. Topics ranged from osteoporosis, other of the spinal column to degenerative metabolic bone diseases, and deformity spinal disorders and heterotopic ossification with resultant myelopathy. Spinal manifestations of systemic and local diseases were also included. Symptoms of spinal disorders in both the lower and upper extremity were presented and biomechanics and bone mineral measurement of the spine were also discussed. The organizing committee would like to thank the following for their sponsorship and support of this international symposium: Japan Osteoporosis Foundation, Japan-North America Medical Exchange Foundation, Japan Russia Medical Exchange Foundation, Niigata Prefectural Government, and Niigata City Government. We deeply appreciate their support and contributions to the success of the symposium. The chairman of the organizing committee is most grateful for the contributions and support of the International Advisory Committee, Dr. B.D. Burr (USA), Dr. H.M. Frost (USA), and Dr. R.R. Recker (USA); the Local Advisory Committee, Dr. S. Kono (Prof. Emeritus of Niigata University) and Dr. T. Tajima (Prof. Emeritus ofNiigata University); and the members of the organizing committee, Dr. Y. Watanabe (Yamagata University), Dr. K.
Management of Spinal Disorders looks at the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders and injuries of the spine. Chapters on anatomy and investigations are followed by specific disorders. Each chapter describes particular abnormalities and considers indications for conservative or surgical treatment, outcomes and prognosis.
Fulfilling the need for an easy-to-use resource on managing musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, this book provides differential diagnostic workups with recommended gold standard evaluations that lead to a simple and accurate diagnosis, followed by first-line treatment options. Organized by five sections - head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen/pelvis with trunk and chest, and cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine - chapters present a concise summary and move on to a description of the most common symptoms, etiology, epidemiology and/or common causes if traumatic in nature. The best and most accepted diagnostic tests are illustrated, along with recommended evidence-based medicine and what may be done based on community standards of care. Treatment options will be listed in order of the most conservative to the most aggressive. This complete reference will provide primary care, physiatry, and ER physicians, residents, PA’s and students a simple and practical approach for clinical and academic use.