Revision Spine Surgery Pearls and Pitfalls eBook PDF Download
Revision Spine Surgery Pearls and Pitfalls is best selling book among other spine review books.Spine surgery is frequently performed in the treatment of spine trauma, tumors, and complex degenerative disorders. With an estimated 413,000 fusion procedures performed in the United States annually, the number of procedures performed has increased 2.4-fold since 1998.As more patients undergo spine surgery and patients live longer, a greater proportion of these patients will require revision surgery.
Revision Spine Surgery Pearls and Pitfalls
Apart from common etiologies such as stenosis and disk herniation, recurrent back pain after surgery can result from infection, iatrogenic fracture, failure of fusion, or adjacent segment pathology. Pseudarthrosis has been reported at rates as high as 48% in multilevel posterolateral lumbar fusions.
Given that failed spine surgery is
a major burden on our healthcare system, substantial research has been dedicated to identifying factors that contribute to this problem and developing
methods for successful revision surgery.
1 The approach to revision procedures 3
Joseph A. Weiner and Wellington K. Hsu
2 How to dissect the plane between the scar of a laminectomy defect in the posterior cervical spine 13
3 How to dissect the plane between the scar of a laminectomy defect in the posterior thoracic and lumbar spine 19
Nickul S. Jain and Raymond J. Hah
4 Local muscle flaps in the setting of revision spine surgery: Indications, operative planning, principles, and postoperative management 27
Briar L. Dent, Jaime L. Bernstein, and Jason A. Spector
5 Revision and reimplantation of a spinal cord stimulator device 35
Fadi Al-Saiegh, John M. DePasse, Francis J. Sirch IV, Gregory D. Schroeder, and Chengyuan Wu.
About the Author
Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in 1983 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was promoted with “Distinction.” He earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and graduated with honors in 1987. He completed a year of Surgical Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University where he graduated in 1992.
. Vaccaro completed a Spine Fellowship at the University of San Diego, CA. He earned a PhD in 2007 in the field of Spinal Trauma. He is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.