Being a very mobile region of the body that encloses vital structures, the
considerable risk involved with surgery in the area of the craniovertebral junction
makes it a field of continuous research.
Especially as regards refinement and improvement of surgical approaches that ideally should combine the highest degree of efficiency with the highest margin of safety, the development of such techniques has always been an exquisite challenge which continues to evolve. Over the last decade quite a number of new insights in biomechanics as well as new surgical techniques have been developed, dynamically changing the face of treatment of craniovertebral junction pathology.
Intended for neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and spine surgeons, this book presents the most up-to-date information on surgical diagnosis and therapy of this complex area, and will provide these surgeons with increased confidence to serve their patients as well as possible.