This outstanding new guide provides step-by-step instructions to nearly 60 different spinal procedures, describing the most advanced techniques available today. Each chapter is written by top international experts who offer valuable insights based on years of clinical experience. More than 500 high quality illustrations enhance the text by providing detailed examples of the procedures. The text covers everything from anterior odontoid resection, cervical corpectomy, and thoracic fixation techniques, to anterior thoracoplasty, lateral discectomy, and scoliosis correction. Within each chapter, you'll find preoperative work-up, indications, contraindications, procedural steps, pearls, pitfalls, and postoperative care tips. Benefit from: ·A convenient "how to do it" format, with every chapter written in the same consistent style ·Key advice on what tests need to be done before surgery--and equally importantly, what test are not necessary ·Pearls and pitfalls to successfully complete the procedure and avoid potential problems ·The experience of top international specialists, many of whom are explaining procedures they invented This concise, "how-to" guide is essential for all orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and residents involved in spinal surgery. You'll learn to successfully perform the procedures and avoid potential complications at the same time. Be aware of the newest surgical techniques leading to optimal patient care.