Better understanding of biomechanics, improvements in technology, and new knowledge of the disease process in the spine have led to rapid advances in spinal instrumentation. This book is your complete guide to all contemporary forms of spinal implant systems. It not only highlights the newest devices, but also gives you the clinical guidelines you need to choose and apply the best implant for any surgical situation.
Along with an all-inclusive list of the spinal instruments available today, the book offers direct comparisons of each system to help you make an informed and confident selection. You will also find valuable tips on insertion techniques and complication avoidance to maximize success in the operating room. And, thousands of exquisite graphics ensure a lucid understanding of all implants and their applications.
Here is your single authoritative source for upgrading your knowledge and skill set in current implant systems. No spine surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, or resident should be without this encyclopedic volume.
Kim, Vaccaro, Fessler
2005, 1330 pp, 25 tables, 1103 illustrations