AO Spine Masters Series Volume 3: Cervical Degenerative Conditions 1st Edition
The AO Spine Masters Series provides just that—each volume in the series delivers pathology-focused expert opinion on procedures, diagnosis, clinical wisdom, and pitfalls, and highlights today’s top research papers. To bring the value of its masters level educational courses and academic congresses to a wider audience, AOSpine has assembled internationally recognized spine pathology leaders to develop AO Spine Masters Series Volume 3 as a vehicle for sharing their experiences and expertise and providing links to the literature.
AO Spine Masters Series Volume 3 focuses on a current compelling and sometimes controversial topic in spine care. The unique and efficient format of the Masters Series volumes quickly focuses the attention of the reader on the core information critical to understanding the topic, while encouraging the reader to look further into the recommended literature.
Through this approach, AOSpine is advancing spine care worldwide The title of this compellation of guides is “The Masters Series.” By its very nature, such a series requires multiple authors because even within the narrow field of cervical spine procedures, it is difficult for any one person to have sufficient volume and experience to become a true master of every surgical technique.
Hence, we have chosen recognized leaders in the field to write the various chapters on topics with which they have extensive operative experience. The techniques chosen for this volume are procedures that are common and relevant for most surgeons, including laminoplasty, anterior procedures, pedicle screw fixation, laminectomy and fusion, posterior foraminotomy, arthroplasty, and occipitocervical fixation.
AO Spine Masters Series Volume 3: Cervical Degenerative Conditions 1st Edition content
AO Spine Masters Series Volume 3 chapter provides pearls and pitfalls that will be useful for all surgeons, even for those with extensive experience with such procedures. We have also included four chapters that are not procedure oriented per se but rather discuss methods for avoiding complications; the use of navigation in cervical spine surgery; sagittal alignment, which is increasingly becoming recognized as clinically important; and adjacent segment pathology and how it relates to what we as surgeons do procedurally to patients. We sincerely hope that this addition to the Masters Series will enlighten surgeons and encourage further innovation and development in the field