Curbside Consultation of the Spine
Wydanie: 2008 r.
Dostępność: aktualnie niedostępny
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional spine references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation of the Spine: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a "e;curbside consultation"e; between spinal surgeons. Dr. Kern Singh has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the spine. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the spine with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion. Curbside Consultation of the Spine: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic and neurosurgical residents, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within. Some of the questions that are answered: How do I know intraoperatively that I have done a thorough lumbar decompression? When I see my patients pre-operatively, what risk factors should I warn them about that may increase their chance for a post-operative infection? I have a 65-year-old female who fell and suffered a central cord syndrome. What's her prognosis and are there other types of incomplete spinal cord syndromes? I have a 34-year-old patient with back pain and some buttock pain for two weeks. When should I get an MRI? Do I need to perform neuromonitoring for every spine surgery? The cost appears to be relatively high and I want to be selective about its use. I have a 64-year-old female who was fused posteriorly in the lumbar spine and I need to correct her lordosis. What's the difference between a Smith-Peterson and a pedicle subtraction osteotomy?