In the course of evaluating the patient with spinal disease, a myriad of measurements need to be performed before determining the diagnosis and severity of the disease process. This text explicitly outlines the measurement of the spine from a clinical, laboratory and radiographic approach. A detailed description of the actual technique of measurement and the clinical implication are presented with accompanying illustrations. this amalgamation of measurements tools for the spine is a beneficial reference for a wide spectrum of healthcare providers: students, nurses, residents, fellows, and stablished surgeons.
- Allows the reader to accurately reproduce measurement techniques, a crucial issue for correct diagnosis and treatment
- All measurement techniques have been graded for both scientific and clinical utility. This is a unique information that is not available anywhere else.