Providing a step by step guide to cervical spine surgery, this invaluable covers all the major surgical procedures in cervical spine surgery, including tips and pearls for a safe and efficient surgery.Written by Dr K Daniel Riew, MD and Dr Han Jo Kim MD, this book describes each surgical procedure in fine detail. Each chapter describes a specific procedure, starting with positioning and surgical approach, followed by the technical aspects of the surgery and the reasoning behind why the surgery is performed with these techniques. The step by step explanation of the procedure is accompanied by vivid illustrations, and a surgical video of how the surgery is performed that is included with the book. At the end of each chapter, additional tips and pearls from international experts in cervical spine surgery are listed.The Step-by-Step Guide to Cervical Spine Surgery may be used as a textbook for cervical spine surgeons who want to have a reference for performing cervical spine surgery in a safe and systematized manner in order to minimize complications. The detailed explanations provided are helpful for understanding the fine nuances of cervical spine anatomy that tailor the authors' methods and guide their techniques.
Anterior Approach to Cervical Spine; Posterior Approach to Cervical Spine; ACDF; ACCF; Cervical Arthroplasty; Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy; Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty; Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion; Posterior Occipitocervical and Atlantoaxial Fusions; Sagittal Plane Deformity Correction - Osteotomy Techniques; Coronal Plane Deformity Correction; Revision Strategies for the Anterior Cervical Spine; Revision Strategies for the Posterior Cervical Spine; Techniques for addressing Vertebral Artery Injuries; Diagnostic Methods in Uncommon Radiculopathies; Anterior Cervicothoracic Fusions at C7-T2.