Diagnosis, Non-Surgical Management, and Surgical Techniques

  • Adam L. Wollowick
  • Vishal Sarwahi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basic Principles, Diagnosis, and Nonsurgical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Venu M. Nemani, Han Jo Kim, Matthew E. Cunningham
      Pages 17-23
    3. Eugene J. Carragee, Michael P. Stauff
      Pages 25-32
    4. Matthew E. Oetgen, Laurel C. Blakemore
      Pages 33-41
    5. Gregory D. Schroeder, Alpesh A. Patel
      Pages 43-57
    6. Beverly A. Thornhill, Debra J. Green, Alan H. Schoenfeld
      Pages 59-94
    7. Richard Kim, Anuj Singla, Amer F. Samdani
      Pages 95-106
    8. Hubert Labelle, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
      Pages 107-118
    9. Benjamin D. Roye, Michael Vitale, Farah Hameed
      Pages 119-127
    10. Joseph M. Zavatsky, David C. Briski, Richard Frisch
      Pages 129-136
  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Leok-Lim Lau, Suken A. Shah
      Pages 139-148
    3. John R. Dimar II, Calvin C. Kuo, Andrew J. Cordiale
      Pages 149-161
    4. Louis F. Amorosa, Jeffrey A. Rihn, Todd J. Albert
      Pages 163-178
    5. Johnny Zhao, Jeffrey L. Gum, John R. Dimar II, Jacob M. Buchowski
      Pages 179-190
    6. Kshitij Chaudhary, James D. Schwender
      Pages 191-201
    7. Luiz Pimenta, Leonardo Oliveira, Luis Marchi
      Pages 203-211
    8. Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, Peter C. Gerszten
      Pages 213-230
    9. Scott C. Wagner, Harry L. Shufflebarger, Ronald A. Lehman
      Pages 231-239
    10. Ali M. Maziad, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
      Pages 241-256
    11. Kelley Banagan, Steven C. Ludwig
      Pages 257-265
    12. Cara L. Sedney, John C. France
      Pages 267-273
  4. Results of Treatment and Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Theodore D. Koreckij, Jeffrey S. Fischgrund
      Pages 277-290
    3. Christina L. Goldstein, Stephen J. Lewis
      Pages 291-299
    4. Khalid Abbed, William E. Neway III
      Pages 311-317
    5. Jahangir K. Asghar, Harry L. Shufflebarger
      Pages 331-338
    6. Melissa Esparza, Sigurd H. Berven
      Pages 339-350
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-361

About this book


This comprehensive text is the most current and definitive source for information related to the care of adult and pediatric patients with spondylolisthesis.  It contains a complete analysis of this common, yet intricate spinal condition, including basic science, diagnosis, non-surgical management, surgical techniques (including minimally invasive options) and outcomes. The management of the various types of spondylolisthesis requires a thorough understanding of both fundamental principles and subtle nuances, which are highlighted here in three sections. Part I details the basic principles, diagnosis and non-surgical management of spondylolisthesis, including imaging and classification. Part II covers surgical management, including a step-by-step discussion of strategies, techniques and tips that are necessary to apply standard procedures to this specific disorder.  Procedures that are covered include decompression, spinal fusion from various approaches, and the latest minimally invasive techniques. Part III discusses the outcomes and complications of surgical treatment. Written and edited by top clinicians in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, residents, fellows, and any caregiver who treats the spine.


Anterior lumbar interbody fusion Decompression Displaced vertebra Lateral interbody fusion Posterior lumbar interbody fusion Pre-sacral fusion Reduction techniques Spinal fusion Spine surgery Spondylolisthesis Spondylolysis Spondyloptosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam L. Wollowick
    • 1
  • Vishal Sarwahi
    • 2
  1. 1.Assistant Professor of Orthopedic SurgeryAlbert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7574-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7575-1
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