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Decision Making in Spinal Care Paperback – January 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1588904157 ISBN-10: 9781588904157 Edition: 1st edition

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Editorial Reviews


Very concise and focused...The strength of the text is the breadth with which it covers conditions of the spine, incorporating 70 chapters to the wide range of diagnoses, imaging, and treatment methods...recommend[ed].--Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical TherapySize, volume and weight of the book make it an ideal companion to take along frequently and to look up various topics easily...Most important topics in spine surgery are nicely detailed and on each major subject conclusions are drawn with an accurate overview and ensuing algorithm for swift decisions...provides insight into medical conditions in spinal care. The inherent thought process of each chapter guides the surgeon straight to the most important topic on each subject, giving enough background information for junior doctors, whilst also giving concise knowledge for senior physicians in an easy to handle book.--European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyAn ideal companion to take along frequently...provides a general overview of major and current topics in spinal surgery...nicely detailed...very good.--European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

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Decision Making in Spinal Care presents all the current information on management strategies for the most common spine problems, including trauma injuries, metabolic and degenerative diseases, and spinal deformities. Each chapter opens with a concise introduction to the topic and discussion of the classification of the injury, condition, or management approach. The authors then describe the diagnostic workup of the patient, the treatment options available, the likely outcome, and possible complications.


  • Treatment algorithms at the start of each chapter enable clinicians to rapidly determine the pathology of a spine condition, formulate a diagnostic plan, and choose which surgical or nonsurgical treatment is best
  • Discussion of contemporary spinal issues, including spinal tumors, osteoporosis, minimally invasive surgery, and nonfusion techniques, keeps the clinician abreast of the latest advances
  • Annotated lists of key references, complete with synopses of the articles and chapters referenced, enable readers to pursue topics at greater length
  • More than 200 figures demonstrate important concepts

This must-have reference is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and primary care physicians seeking to sharpen their clinical decision-making skills in managing spine conditions. The book will also benefit spine fellows, medical students, and residents needing a comprehensive board review.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers; 1st edition edition (January 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781588904157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588904157
  • ASIN: 1588904156
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,462,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tamir Ailon on July 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
I've given this 5 stars because I think it achieved what the authors set out to do which is a concise introduction to every major topic in spine. If you are looking for a detailed discussion of any one particular topic you will not find it here (though the suggested readings at the end of each chapter are very helpful). This is the perfect book for residents starting their junior spine rotation and wanting to develop a fluency in this discipline.
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