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Based on over a decade of research and observation conducted by the members of the Harms Study Group and other spinal deformity experts from around the world, this must-have clinical reference provides focused coverage of the most current evaluation and treatment guidelines for idiopathic scoliosis. It draws on case studies to guide readers through specific surgical and nonoperative approaches to the multiple types of adolescent idiopathic spinal deformity, including practical information on the rationale for each approach, techniques, and results.
In-depth information culled from vast clinical data of world-renowned experts in the Harms Study Group
Curve assessment and treatment recommendations listed by curve type and pattern - Comprehensive discussion of pathogenesis and epidemiology, osteobiologics for spinal fusion, anesthesia for scoliosis surgery, surgical complications, and more
Chapters on key treatment decisions, such as the selection of fusion levels, that teach readers how to critically address clinical questions
More than 600 high-quality illustrations, including numerous full-color clinical photographs, detailed line drawings, and complementary high-resolution radiographs
This state-of-the-art text is ideal for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and spine fellows, and is an invaluable companion for any practitioner involved in the surgical and nonsurgical care of patients with spinal deformity.
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Here is the first book to bring basic and clinical science together in the challenging field of spinal deformities. A renowned team of international authors provide the soup-to-nuts information you need, demonstrating not only how to stop progression of a deformity, but also how to quickly and safely correct it.
Beginning with an introduction to surgical anatomy, the book covers physiology, pharmacology, neurology, radiology, instrumentation, surgical techniques, complications, and more. It provides vital details on every aspect of spinal deformities from degenerative disc disease and neuromuscular scoliosis to fusion techniques and revision surgery.
State-of-the-art approaches to clinical evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation from a who's who of leading experts
More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations demonstrate all surgical procedures
Detailed, in-depth analysis of everything from anatomy and pharmacology to biomechanics and anesthesiology
Endorsed by the world's leading scoliosis/spinal organization, The Scoliosis Research Society
This book is the bible for treating spinal deformities that every orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, and resident needs. Take advantage of this single-volume text that contains all the facts and information necessary to successfully manage spinal deformities!