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Spine Surgery


Contents 3 eNeurosurgery 4 AOSpine 6 General Spine 11 Spinal Disorders 12 Craniovertebral Surgery / Intervertebral Disc  13 Resident Texts 13 Nifty Fifty Specials 14 Journals 15 Imaging



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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


AOSpine Manual Volume 1: Principles and Techniques

Techniques, Evidence, and Controversies

Volume 2: Clinical Applications

R. Haertl, MD and A. Korge, MD

M. Aebi, MD, V. Arlet, MD and John. K. Webb, FRCS

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Techniques,Evidence, and Controversies is the most comprehensive book of its kind. It includes more than 500 pages of surgical techniques, illustrations, case images, tips and tricks, and research, providing an invaluable tool for spine surgeons around the world.

These beautifully illustrated reference volumes provide thorough coverage of the latest AO spine techniques, and feature high-quality color photographs and drawings to facilitate rapid review.

FEATURES: •O  bjectively reviews the pros and cons of each technique •S  ummarizes the spectrum of indications and contraindications • Discusses historical and modern day controversies relating to each technique •C  hapters in the text are further supported by an evidencebased section summarizing research studies, analysis, and conclusions into each technique, from peer-reviewed journals

2007/1,528 pp./1,000 color illus./ 2 hardcover books with DVD/ ISBN 978-3-13-144481-3

Introduction to Spine Surgery Essentials for ORP, Fellows, and Residents S. Corbett, RN A comprehensive outline of spine surgery that will provide operating room personnel, spine fellows, and spine residents with a firm understanding of the general science concepts, equipment, and key procedures in spinal patient care. 2006/296 pp./97 illus./hardcover ISBN 978-3-13-143351-0

Spine Classifications and Severity Measures J. R. Chapman, MD, J. R. Dettori, PhD, MPH and D. C. Norvell, PhD This one-of-a-kind book presents ratings and critical evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of more than 185 spine classification and severity measures. 2009/544 pp./430 color illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-146441-5

Spine Outcomes Measures and Instruments J. R. Chapman, MD, et. al An invaluable reference tool, this comprehensive book evaluates and summarizes more than 100 outcomes instruments for the spine and its associated diseases. 2008/300 pp./400 color illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-147981-5


Measurements in Spine Care J. R. Chapman, MD, M. Lee, MD, J. Hermsmeyer, MD, J. R. Dettori, PhD, MPH and D. C. Norvell, PhD 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 measurement tools for the spine is a beneficial reference for a wide spectrum of healthcare providers: students, nurses, residents, fellows, and established surgeons. The detail presented in this text will not only serve as a reference, but will also allow the reader to accurately reproduce measurement techniques, thus enhancing inter-physician communication, research of the spine, and improvement of patient care. 2013/384 pp./228 illus./hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-171191-5

2013/510 pp./711 illus./hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-172381-9

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General Spine


Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury Basic Research to Clinical Practice M. Fehlings, MD, et al. Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury is written for the spinal cord injury (SCI) team and reflects the multidisciplinary nature of treating patients with SCI. This comprehensive yet concise reference will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals caring for SCI patients to translate research results into patient care. It is also an excellent resource for those preparing for the board exam in SCI medicine.

General Spine

Spinal Injection Techniques

Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine

T. Theodoridis, MD and J. Kraemer, MD

J. Jallo, MD, PhD and A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS

Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, this book presents all of the common methods for the injection of local anesthetics to address pain from the cervical spine to the sacrum.

In Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine – called “very informative” by the Journal of TRAUMA® Injury, Infection, and Critical Care – experts in the fields of neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery lead clinicians through each stage of patient care.

2009/253 pp./397 illus., incl. 358 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-145071-5

Spine Radiosurgery P. C. Gerszten, MD, MPH and S. Ryu, MD

•M  aterial is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCI

This authoritative textbook discusses the benefits and limitations of current spine radiosurgery treatments for benign and malignant spine disorders, primary and metastatic tumors, and spinal cord arteriovenous malformations.

•A  n Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters

2009/176 pp./112 illus., incl. 80 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-58890-509-3


• E ach editor is a worldrenowned expert in a core discipline involved in the management of SCI patients 2013/682 pp./177 illus./hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-726-2

2009/256 pp./131 illus., incl. 3 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-033-1


Physical Examination of the Spine T. J. Albert, MD and A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS An ideal reference for enhancing your examination skills and refreshing your understanding of frequently performed tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Succinct, easy-tounderstand descriptions allow for a rapid mastery of key concepts. 2005/130 pp./198 b&w illus./ softcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-124691-2


Decision Making in Spinal Care Second Edition D. G. Anderson, MD and A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS The key concepts and techniques for managing complex spine conditions caused by trauma, disease, and deformity and extensive coverage of important topics including cervical and thoracolumbar trauma, degenerative/metabolic diseases, and deformities such as scoliosis. Highlights of the Second Edition: • Focuses on must-know information that significantly impacts clinical decisions • Includes new spinal technologies in the Contemporary Topics section to keep readers current • Contains more algorithms, figures, and diagrams to aid understanding and facilitate rapid management guidance • Written by world-renowned spinal care experts 2013/638 pp./314 b&w illus./ softcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-417-9

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General Spine

General Spine

Surgical Management of Low Back Pain

Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine

Endoscopic Spine Procedures

Second Edition

D. H. Kim, MD, FACS F. P. Cammisa Jr., MD and R. G. Fessler, MD, PhD

D. H. Kim, MD, FACS, G. Choi, MD, PhD and S.-H. Lee, MD, PhD

Providing ample coverage of both anterior and posterior approaches to dynamic stabilization, this essential reference is a musthave overview of state-ofthe- art technologies in spinal arthroplasty and instrumentation for dynamic stabilization.

This concise technical guide distills the vast experience of internationally recognized spine surgery experts to provide detailed coverage of minimally invasive operative techniques for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

2007/424 pp./563 illus., incl. 226 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-142681-9

2011/296 pp./625 illus., incl. 350 color/hardcover with DVD/ ISBN 978-1-60406-307-3

Spinal Instrumentation

Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques

D. K. Resnick, MD, R. W. Haid, Jr., MD and J. C. Wang, MD The second edition of this popular text provides evidence-based discussion of the indications, various techniques, and anticipated results of surgical intervention. 2009/232 pp./156 b&w illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-035-5 (A co-publication of the AANS and Thieme Publishers)

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty D. K. Resnick, MD, J. D. Barr, MD and S. R. Garfin, MD This is the first book to cover everything that is currently known about vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, including patient selection, operative techniques, complication avoidance, management, outcomes, and more! 2005/138 pp./140 illus./hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-58890-227-65

Surgical Techniques D. H. Kim, MD, FAC, A. R. Vaccaro, MD and R. G. Fessler, MD, PhD

Spine and Peripheral Nerves

This is the complete guide to all contemporary forms of spinal implant systems. It gives you the clinical guidelines you need to choose and apply the best implant for any surgical situation.

This atlas engages the full range of approaches -- anterior, antero-lateral, posterior, and postero-lateral -- for operations on peripheral nerves and in every area of the spine.

2005/1,330 pp./1,103 illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-141331-4

2006/1,048 pp./1,269 illus., incl. 811 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-127531-8

R. G. Fessler, MD, PhD and L. N. Sekhar, MD, FACS

Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery F. Sandhu, MD, PhD, J. M. Voyadzis, MD and R. G. Fessler, MD, PhD Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery provides the critical tools needed to determine exactly when, for whom, and why minimally invasive spine surgery is a viable option. 2011/232 pp./128 b&w illus./ softcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-266-3

Cervical Spine Surgery Challenges Diagnosis and Management T. J. Albert, MD, J. Y. Lee, MD and M. R. Lim, MD Cervical Spine Surgery Challenges is a practical reference for surgeons treating patients with the full range of cervical spine disorders, including degenerative spine conditions, neoplasms, inflammatory conditions, infectious conditions, trauma, and deformities. 2008/264 pp./175 b&w illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-142551-5

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General Spine

Spinal Disorders

Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma

Controversies in Spine Surgery

Evidence-Based Management

Best Evidence Recommendations

A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS, M. G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC and M. Dvorak, MD, FRCSC This unique, evidence-based book provide surgeons with the latest clinical data they need to learn how to make critical treatment and management decisions. Each chapter centers on pertinent questions and objective reviews of state-ofthe-art procedures that guide readers from an evaluation of the evidence through practical recommendations they can easily apply to their own practices. 2011/592 pp./524 illus., incl.100 color/hardcover ISBN 978-1-60406-221-2

A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS and J. C. Eck, DO, MS Drawing on the expertise of world-renowned orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons, this book compiles and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature. Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversial issue where there is a lack of consensus about the best possible course of action. 2011/304 pp./76 illus./hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-239-7

Synopsis of Spine Surgery Second Edition

Spine Surgery

H. S. An, MD and K. Singh, MD

Tricks of the Trade

Synopsis of Spine Surgery presents the latest diagnostic and management techniques for a range of spine problems.

Second Edition A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS and T. J. Albert, MD “ Required reading for orthopedic and neurosurgical fellows and residents.” —Doody’s Review 2009/344 pp./490 b&w illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-58890-519-2

2008/274 pp./98 b&w illus./ softcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-143112-7

Idiopathic Scoliosis The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide

Tethered Cord Syndrome in Children and Adults Second Edition

P. O. Newton, MD, et al.

S. Yamada, MD, PhD

Based on over a decade of research and observation conducted by the members of the Harms Study Group and other spinal deformity experts from around the world, this musthave clinical reference provides focused coverage of the most current evaluation and treatment guidelines for idiopathic scoliosis.

This landmark text is the only reference dedicated to optimizing the management of tethered cord syndrome (TCS). It covers the essentials of clinical management for TCS and explains how to distinguish this disorder from others with similar symptoms and imaging findings.

2011/448 pp./646 illus., incl. 171 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-024-9

2010/288 pp./184 illus., incl. 33 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-241-0

The Essentials

Cavernous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord

R. F. Heary, MD and T. J. Albert, MD

G. Lanzino, MD and R. F. Spetzler, MD

Cover Art Illustrator: C. Tannoury, MD

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the basic science and current clinical knowledge on cavernous malformations of the brain and spinal cord.

Spinal Deformities

This book features 400 highquality radiographs, drawings, and photographs that demonstrate the pathology of spinal deformities as well as techniques to correct them. 2007/320 pp./417 b&w illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-144121-8

2008/139 pp./175 illus., incl. 8 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-141891-3

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Craniovertebral Surgery/Intervertebral Disc

Resident Texts

Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction

The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery

Handbook of Spine Surgery

Second Edition

F. M. Phillips, MD and C. Lauryssen, MD

K. Singh, MD, et al.

A. A. Baaj, MD, et al.

N. C. Bambakidis, MD, et al. This new edition focuses on surgical decision making and technological advances in the treatment modalities for this region. A content-rich, interactive DVD containing surgical approaches and techniques is included with the book.

Combining the experience of leading authorities in the field of spine care, this comprehensive must-have reference systematically covers the latest techniques for managing intervertebral disc disorders and optimizing patient care.

This first-of-its-kind pocket atlas covers the 40 most common procedures performed in spine surgery using a highly visual approach. The procedures covered represent 90-95% of a typical spinal practice.

Designed to be a practical guide for trainees and specialists, this handbook provides key facts on the principles and techniques of contemporary spine surgery.

2012/560 pp./752 illus., incl. 315 color/hardcover with DVD/ ISBN 978-1-60406-338-7

2010/326 pp./236 illus., incl. 60 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-048-5

The Craniovertebral Junction

Intervertebral Disk Diseases

Diagnosis • Pathology • Surgical Techniques

Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis

A. Goel, MD and F. Cacciola, MD

Third Edition


J. Kraemer, MD

•D  iscusses Dr Goel’s groundbreaking treatment methods plus 22 well-illustrated cases

The third edition of Intervertebral Disk Diseases covers the full range of problems encountered in the clinical setting and the most current diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches to help optimize care.

• Introduces a novel concept of craniovertebral realignment 2011/592 pp./1,185 illus., incl. 285 color/hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-145581-9

2009/375 pp./560 b&w illus./ hardcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-582403-1

2012/152 pp./187 illus./softcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-308-0

2012/480 pp./124 b&w illus./ softcover/ ISBN 978-1-60406-419-3

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Challenging Cases in Spine Surgery

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

M. Abdulhak, MD 2006/ISBN 978-3-13-141941-5

C. A. Dickman, MD 2006/ISBN 978-3-13-130771-2

Surgical Techniques for the Spine

Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation

T. R. Haher, MD

D. H. Kim, MD, FACS

2003/ISBN 978-3-13-124761-2

2005/ISBN 978-3-13-136651-1

MasterCases in Spine Surgery

Atlas of Spinal Operations

A. R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, FACS

1994/ISBN 978-3-13-114001-2

R. Bauer, MD

2001/ISBN 978-3-13-125991-2

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World-class journals. Cutting-edge research.


Dx-Direct Series Dx-DIRECT FEATURES: • Presents all the cases you are most likely to encounter in daily practice

New at Thieme

Global Spine Journal

• Concise organization – each problem covered in a couple of pages

Editor-in-Chief: J. Wang

• To-the-point descriptions – ideal for rapid review

Vol. 3, 4 issues

Spinal Imaging

plus 2 issues of Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal

H. Imhof, MD et al.

ISSN 2192-5682 Intro rate: €152 (Regular €190) Handling charges: €72

13  Abdulhak, Challenging Cases in Spine Surgery Aebi, AO Spine Manual, Books and DVD 4  - Vol. 1: Principles and Techniques - Vol. 2: Clinical Applications

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Editors-in-Chief: M. Gleeson, D. Kraus, V. Rohde Vol. 74, 12 issues plus 2 open access issues Intro rate: €329 (Regular €411) Handling charges: Germany €74, Europe €77, Africa, Asia & Australia €84

9  Albert, Cervical Spine Surgery 7  Albert, Physical Examination of the

9 Kim, Endoscopic Spine Procedures 13  Kim, Endoscopic Spine Surgery and


10 An, Synopsis of Spine Surgery 7  Anderson, Decision Making in Spinal Care

13 Baaj, Handbook of Spine Surgery 5  Bambakidis, Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction

13 Bauer, Atlas of Spinal Operations 5  Chapman, Measurements in Spine Care 5  Chapman, Spine Classifications and Severity Measures

5  Chapman, Spine Outcomes Measures

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and Instruments

4 Corbett, Introduction to Spine Surgery 13  Dickman, Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

3 eNeurosurgery 6  Fehlings, Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury

Individual print subscriptions come with free online access (if available) to current and back issues via For institutional sales, e-mail For sample issues, visit Orders from individuals must include the recipient’s name and private address, and be paid by private funds. Only qualified professionals and students are eligible for individual subscriptions

of the Spine

Kim, Dynamic Reconstruction of the 8  Spine


Journal of Neurological Surgery

11 Heary, Spinal Deformities 15 Imhof, Dx-Direct: Spinal Imaging 7  Jallo, Neurotrauma and Critical Care

9  Fessler, Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques

6 Gerszten, Spine Radiosurgery 12 Goel, The Craniovertebral Junction

4  Haertl, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

13  Haher, Surgical Techniques for the Spine


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2008/311 pp./347 b&w illus./softcover/ ISBN 978-3-13-144071-6


8 Kim, Spinal Instrumentation 12 Kraemer, Intervertebral Disk Diseases 11  Lanzino, Cavernous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord

11 Newton, Idiopathic Scoliosis 12 Phillips, The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc 8  Resnick, Surgical Management of Low Back Pain

8  Resnick, Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

9  Sandhu, Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

13 Singh, Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery 6  Theodoridis, Spinal Injection Techniques

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Vaccaro, Controversies in Spine Surgery Vaccaro, MasterCases in Spine Surgery Vaccaro, Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma Vaccaro, Spine Surgery

Yamada, Tethered Cord Syndrome in Children and Adults

14 JOURNALS Global Spine Journal / Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal Journal of Neurological Surgery

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