Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, Jefferson R. Wilson, MD, Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Published August 30, 2018
Reference - 266 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498768306 - CAT# K29236
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There has been an exponential increase in the volume and quality of published research relating to spine care over the last several decades. Among thousands of articles, a small fraction has been shown to be truly "game changing," forcing the entire field to pause and take notice. These landmark studies may describe a new procedure or surgical approach, evaluate the relative effects of known treatments or techniques, introduce a new classification system, or provide new insights into natural history or disease prognosis. Such studies form the foundations of spine surgery today.This book will be a useful reference not only to the established spine surgeon, but also to neurosurgery and orthopedic residents, as well as to spine surgery fellows as they continue to fortify their knowledge surrounding spinal disorders. Further, this will no doubt serve as a useful evidence-based resource for trainees studying for professional examinations and perhaps most importantly challenge and inspire clinicians to produce high-quality impactful research.
Section One: Tumors. 1. Direct Decompressive Surgical Resection in the Treatment of Sspinal Cord Compression Caused by Metastatic Cancer. 2. A Novel Classification System for Spinal Instability in Neoplastic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach and Expert Consensus from the Spine Oncology Study Group. 3. Spinal Metastases: Indications for and Results of Percutaneous Injection of Acrylic Surgical Cement. 4. Primary Bone Tumors of the Spine: Terminology and Surgical Staging. 5. A Revised Scoring System for the Preoperative Evaluation of Metastatic Spine Tumor Prognosis. 6. Surgical Strategy for Spinal Metastases. 7. Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery for Metastatic Spine Disease: What Are the Options, Indications, and Outcomes. 8. Feasibility and Safety of En Bloc Resection for Primary Spine Tumors: A Systematic Review by the Spine Oncology Study Group. Section Two: Trauma. 9. The Three-Column Spine and Its Significance in the Classification of Acute Thoracolumbar Spinal Injuries. 10. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Methylprednisolone or Naloxone in the Treatment of Acute Spinal-Cord Injury. 11. Methylprednisolone for Acute Spinal Cord Injury: An Inappropriate Standard of Care. 12. Fractures of the Odontoid Process of the Axis. 13. Fractures of the Ring of the Axis: A Classification Based on the Analysis of 131 Cases. 14. A New Classification of Thoracolumbar Injuries: The Importance of Injury Morphology, the Integrity of the Posterior Ligamentous Complex, and Neurological Status. 15. A Comprehensive Classification of Thoracic and Lumbar Injuries. 16. International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). 17. New Technologies in Spine: Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for the Treatment of Painful Osteoporotic Compression Fractures. 18. The Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System: A Novel Approach to Recognize the Importance of Morphology, Neurology, and Integrity of the Disco-Ligamentous Complex. 19. Early versus Delayed Decompression for Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Results of the Surgical Timing in Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study (STASCIS). 20. The Canadian C-Spine Rule versus the NEXUS Low-Risk Criteria in Patients with Trauma. Section Three: Degenerative. 21. Lumbar Disc Herniation. A Controlled, Prospective Study with 10 Years of Observation. 22. Radiculopathy and Myelopathy at Segments Adjacent to the Site of a Previous Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis. 23. Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. 24. Surgical versus Nonsurgical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. 25. Surgical versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disk Herniation: The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT): A Randomized Trial. 26. 2001 Volvo Award Winner in Clinical Studies: Lumbar Fusion versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial from the Swedish Lumbar Spine Study Group. 27. Cervical Spine Fusion in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 28. Efficacy and Safety of Surgical Decompression in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Results of the AOSpine North America Prospective Multicenter Study. 29. Radiographic and Pathologic Features of Spinal Involvement in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. 30. Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Decompressive Laminectomy and Arthrodesis with and without Spinal Instrumentation. 31. Laminectomy Plus Fusion versus Laminectomy Alone for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. 32. A Randomized Control Trial of fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Section Four: Deformity. 33. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A New Classification to Determine Extent of Spinal Arthrodesis. 34. Radiographic Analysis of Sagittal Plane Alignment and Balance in Standing Volunteers and Patients with Low Back Pain Matched for Age, Sex, and Size: A Prospective Controlled Clinical Study. 35. Classification of Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis. 36. Scoliosis Research Society-Schwab Adult Spinal Deformity Classification: A Validation Study. 37. The Impact of Positive Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal Deformity. 38. The Comprehensive Anatomical Spinal Osteotomy Classification. 39. The Natural History of Congenital Scoliosis. 40. Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. 41. Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective Multicenter, Propensity-Matched Cohort Assessment with Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up. 42. Spino-Pelvic Sagittal Balance of Spondylolisthesis: A Review and Classification. Section Five: Surgical Technique. 43. The Paraspinal Sacrospinalis-Splitting Approach to the Lumbar Spine. 44. The Treatment of Certain Cervical-Spine Disorders by Anterior Removal of the Intervertebral Disc and Interbody Fusion. 45. Posterior C1-C2 Fusion with Polyaxial Screw and Rod Fixation. 46. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for the Treatment of Fixed Sagittal Imbalance. 47. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technique, Complications, and Early Results. Section Six: Pediatrics. 48. Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality in Children—The SCIWORA Syndrome. 49. Pediatric Spinal Trauma: Review of 122 Cases of Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Injuries. 50. The Tethered Spinal Cord: Its Protean Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Surgical Correction.
"This is a highly useful review of many important studies in the field that are absolutely essential for spine surgeons, residents, medical students, and support staff to know."
Fady Charbel, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)