The treatment of spinal deformities has developed at an amazing pace over the last several decades. This landmark text, an official product of the Scoliosis Research Society, is the first to address this complex field in a single, comprehensive volume. An international team of authors brings you the essential information necessary for treating spinal deformities. More than 800 illustrations demonstrate correct methods for spinal surgery. The book begins with an introduction to surgical anatomy and then goes on to cover such topics as: physiology; pharmacology; neurology; radiology; instrumentation; and much more! Every aspect of spinal deformities is discussed, from initial diagnosis and underlying causes, to treatment, complications, and rehabilitation for people of all ages--from infants to senior citizens.