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AO Spine Textbook

Comprehensive Overview on Surgical Management of the Spine

Michael P Steinmetz Thomas E Mroz Jeffrey C Wang

736 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Founded by four Swiss surgeons in 1958, AO Spine is a premier knowledge provider in spine surgery and at the forefront of education and research.

Endorsed by AO Spine, this book is a comprehensive guide to the management of spinal disorders.

Beginning with a general overview of the spine and its physiology and biomechanics, the next section extensively covers the paediatric spine and associated disorders.

The following sections discuss conditions found in the different anatomical sections of the spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral – and their history, physical examination, diagnosis and surgical and non-operative management techniques. The final part of the book explores future trends in spine surgery.

Authored by leading US-based neuro and orthopaedic surgeons, this textbook is highly illustrated with more than 650 surgical images, diagrams and tables.

Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to surgical and non-operative management of spinal disorders
  • Endorsed by AO Spine committee
  • Covers diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions in each section of the spine
  • Highly experienced and renowned, US-based author team
Author Bio

Michael P Steinmetz MD
William P and Amanda C Madar Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Neurological Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Thomas E Mroz MD
Director, Centre for Spine Health; Director, Spine Research Lab, Centre for Spine Health; Departments of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Jeffrey C Wang MD
Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Service, Co-Director, USC Spine Centre; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, USC Spine Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA