Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery Second Edition


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Derived from Sam W. Wiesel’s four-volume Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, this single-volume resource contains the user-friendly, step-by-step information you need to confidently perform the full range of operative techniques in spine surgery.  In one convenient place, you’ll find the entire Spine section, as well as relevant chapters from the Oncology and Pediatrics sections of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Superb full-color illustrations and step-by-step explanations help you master surgical techniques, select the best procedure, avoid complications, and anticipate outcomes. Written by global experts from leading institutions, Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition, provides authoritative, easy-to-follow guidance to both the novice trainee or experienced surgeon.

Key Features

  • Step-by-step procedures are illustrated with outstanding full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings that demonstrate how to perform each technique.
  • Each clinical problem is discussed in the same concise format: definition, anatomy, physical exams, pathogenesis, natural history, contraindications, imaging and diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, non-operative management, surgical management, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications.
  • Detailed descriptions of surgical anatomy help you master even the most challenging and highly technical procedures.
  • Extensive use of bullet points and a highly templated format allow for quick and easy reference.
  • Ideal for quick preoperative review of the steps of a procedure, whether a familiar standard or a new and evolving technique.


Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

Editorial Reviews


‘edition continues the excellent quality and updates topics, which is paramount in the evolving area of spine surgery.’

Precise operating room illustrations, step-by-step instructions on how to perform a procedure, tricks and pearls from the world’s specialists’

‘All spine surgeons should have this book to consult when performing procedures they do not routinely do.’

‘a great job of putting together a precise review of how to perform every aspect of the most common surgical procedures for the spine’

Weighted Numerical Score: 99 – 5 Stars!

-Doodys Publishers’ Club, April 1, 2016

Product Details
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: LWW; Second edition (February 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451193157
ISBN-13: 978-1451193152
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