Surgical Anatomy. Surgical Approaches. Surgical Techniques: Positioning for Anterior and Posterior Procedures.- Upper Cervical.- Subaxial Cervical Spine.
This comprehensive, up-to-date textbook of modern cervical spine surgery describes the standard and advanced techniques recommended by the Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section (CSRS-E) with a view to enabling both young and experienced surgeons to further develop their skills and improve their surgical outcomes. Success in cervical spine surgery depends on the surgeon's awareness of the main challenges posed by distinct cervical spine diseases, theoretical understanding of treatment concepts, and knowledge of technical options and the related potential for complications. It is the surgeon who has to merge theory and practice to achieve the desired outcome, in each case appraising the details of surgical anatomy and weighing the challenges and complications associated with a surgical technique against the skills that he or she possesses. This excellently illustrated book, written by key opinion makers from the CSRS-E with affiliated surgeons as co-authors, presents the full range of approaches and techniques and clearly identifies indications, precautions, and pitfalls. It will be a superb technical reference for all cervical spine surgeons, whether orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons.
Heiko Koller is Head of the Spine and Scoliosis Center at Schoen Clinics Vogtareuth in the South of Germany. Prof.Koller's work is dedicated to the treatment and research of patients with spinal deformity at all levels both in very young or adolescent patients as well as adult deformity patients. He is board member of the Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe since 2012 and he is also engaged in the German Spine Society. He received several awards for his research and is lead or co-author in more than 100 article or book chapters.
Yohan Robinson is Head of Medical Research at the Armed Forces Centre of Defence Medicine in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is Associate Professor at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. He was trained at Charite - University Hospital Berlin, Germany, where he undertook multi-trauma research at the Center for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery. In 2008 Dr. Robinson moved to Uppsala. University Hospital, Sweden, as orthopaedic spine surgeon. He has educational responsibility in medical undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and is supervisor for PhD students and international spine surgery fellows. In 2018 he completed his MBA in International Healthcare Management with a thesis on cost-effectiveness of cervical disc replacement over anterior cervical fusion. Dr. Robinson joined the Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe in 2010 where he currently serves as Chair of the Programme Committee.