The Neurosurgical Instrument Guide provides a much-needed baseline reference for visual identification of surgical instruments and their intended use in specific neurosurgical procedures. It facilitates a unique learning experience for medical students, interns, residents, surgical technicians, nurses, and other neurosurgical support staff, as well as for neurosurgeons who want to educate their team about basic instrumentation encountered in the operating room. Special Features: Designed in didactic two-page spreads, with clear photographs of instruments on one side facing concise information on category, purpose, and usage on the other The only book solely focused on the core tools of neurosurgery, providing a one-of-a-kind resource for support staff and others Describes instruments from the perspective of the neurosurgeon, so all members of the neurosurgical operating team "speak the same language" Covers the neurosurgical implements most often used in the operating room, so readers can immediately put knowledge into practice Complete with an overview of basic operating room principles and instrument sets, The Neurosurgical Instrument Guide gives readers a solid background on instrumentation as well as a lasting and progressively stronger comfort level for those working in the neurosurgical operating room. "This unique, detailed guide [is] a must read for young neurosurgeons and the gold standard reference for all neurosurgical operative services." -Duke Samson, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Southwestern Medical School.