Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques: Cages, Dowels, and Grafts
Edited by Regis Haid, MD; Richard G. Fessler, MD; Mark R. McLaughlin, MD
This book presents various techniques in lumbar interbody fusion. Contributors include both expert neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. Both anterior and posterior approaches are presented with numerous illustrations detailing each technique. The breadth and depth of the information and thorough coverage of techniques allow the reader to compare the various approaches and decide on a course of action that will produce optimal results for patients.
This is an excellent reference and one that should be included in every spine surgeon's library!
Furnishes step-by-step information on performing fusion techniques
Editors and contributors are leading experts in these techniques
Includes both neurological and orthopaedic perspectives
Surgical Neurology "This is a well written and amply and clearly illustrated book, by expert authors many of whom are notable in spine surgery circles. [It] covers the gamut of techniques and internal fixation devices used for anterior and posterior lumbar fusion." (November 2004)
British Journal of Neurosurgery "Overall, this is a very timely book dealing with a complex subject. With so many different techniques available the authors are to be congratulated in drawing this together into a very comprehensive overview that is an extremely useful core textbook for surgeons involved in lumbar fusion, particularly as this is going to have to be seriously weighed up against the potentially explosive increase in the use of disc arthoplasty in future years." (2005)