This valuable reference provides coverage on disorders of the thoracic spine including biomechanics, imaging, nonoperative therapies, indications/contraindications for surgery, exposures and techniques, monitoring, instrumentation, and complications. Anterior and posterior approaches are thoroughly covered as well as minimally invasive techniques for spine surgery. Topics covered range from common disorders to more complex problems, including deformity correction, tumor, degenerative disease, infection, and trauma. Treatment protocols are described for higher-risk subgroups such as pediatric, elderly, obese, osteopenic, critically ill, and spinal cord injury patients. The Thoracic Spine is an essential resource for surgeons who treat patients with spinal disorders. Add it to your library today!