Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and Procedures eBook PDF Download
The only book on spinal pathology and management created with contributions from medical students and residents High-impact citations and questions at the end of each chapter highlight key topics Detailed drawings, diagrams, radiographic images, and MRIs elucidate and expand upon chapter topics
Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and Procedures
Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and Procedures here we discuss the Clinical Notes about Spinal Orthopedis
What caused the injury?
Historically the result of pedestrians being hit by car
Most common causes now falls and motor vehicle accident
• Higher energy mechanisms associated with more severe and concomitant injuries
Complaints are consistent
• Severe knee pain
• Inability to bear weight
• Rarely changes in sensation distal to injury
Obtain general medical and social history
Advancing age is associated with different fracture patterns.
Does the pt smoke?
• Smokers have more difficulty in healing fractures and incisions.
Does the pt have diabetes, vascular disease, or any immunocompromise?
• Pts with significant medical comorbidities may be best treated nonoperatively
to avoid potential operative complications.
Core fundamentals cover spine anatomy, clinical evaluations, spine imaging, diagnostic spine tests, and select spine procedures. Common surgical approaches are delineated in succinct bulleted text, accompanied by case studies and radiographic pathology. This format is conducive to learning and provides an ideal spine surgery review for medical students, postgraduate trainees participating in spine rotations, and residents.