By Ali A Baaj, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Juan S. Uribe, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Mark S. Greenberg

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Overall, this e-book offers little chance for feedback and is a gold mine of
quick reference fabric and hassle-free illustrations.--Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Drawing at the event of leaders in either neurosurgery and orthopedic surgical procedure, Handbook of backbone Surgery is authoritative, concise, and transportable, designed to be used in a fast paced scientific atmosphere. Its insurance of either ideas and methods of latest backbone surgical procedure, together with anatomy, pathology, approaches, and instrumentation, makes it hugely priceless as a refresher prior to surgical procedure, an simply digestible learn advisor, or an everyday spouse for physicians taking care of sufferers with spinal disorders.

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  • An easy-to-read, bullet-style structure that offers readable yet now not overwhelming content material
  • Surgical Pearls that faucet into the reports of surgeons who've mastered that strategy
  • Common medical Questions (with solutions) on the finish of every one bankruptcy that spotlight issues usually encountered within the working room and on board checks
  • Superb visible examples that remove darkness from the methods defined
  • Helpful appendices that conceal positioning, spinal orthoses, and scales and end result measures

A first-of-its-kind, this guide is designed to be the go-to consultant for these carrying out and concerned about surgical backbone treatment.

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Koski I. Key Points –â•fi The normal thoracic spine includes 12 rib-bearing vertebral segments; anatomical variations can have 11 or 13 rib-bearing segments. –â•fi Compared with the cervical and lumbar spine, the motion of the thoracic spine is limited due to the osteoligamentous relationship with the rib cage. 1 II. Bony Anatomy (Figs. 1,3 Superior vertebral notch Superior articular facet Transverse process Superior costal facet Costal facet on transverse process Inferior vertebral notch Body Inferior costal facet Inferior articular facet Spinous process Fig.

1). Atlanto-occipital capsule Alar ligaments Tectorial membrane Longitudinal fascicles Transverse foramen Transverse ligament of atlas Intervertebral disk Posterior arch of atlas Lateral atlantoaxial joint Cruciform ligament of atlas Vertebral body Vertebral arch Posterior longitudinal ligament Transverse process Fig. 1╅ CVJ ligamentous structures (from THIEME Atlas of Anatomy, General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, (c) Thieme 2005, Illustration by Karl Wesker). 10╅ I╇ Clinical Spine Anatomy II.

T7-T8 D. T9-T10 E. T11-T12 References 1. Frempong-Boadu AK, Guiot BH. Thoracic spine anatomy and biomechanics. In Batjer H and Loftus C, eds. Textbook of Neurological Surgery: Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003:1544–1551 2. Gray’s Anatomy 1918 edition, public domain 3. Yoganandan N, Halliday AL, Dickman CA, Benzel E. Practical anatomy and fundamental biomechanics. In Benzel EC. Spine Surgery Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management. 2nd ed. Philadelphia PA: Elsevier; 2005:109–135 Answers to Common Clinical Questions 1.

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