Spinal Anatomy

Modern Concepts

  • Jean Marc Vital
  • Derek Thomas Cawley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sebastien Pesenti, Nicole Philip, Gerard Bollini
      Pages 19-24
    3. A. Dimeglio, F. Bonnel, F. Canavese
      Pages 25-52
    4. Jean Marc Vital, A. Dimeglio, M. Petit, L. Boissière
      Pages 53-74
    5. J. Sénégas, H. Bouloussa, D. Liguoro, G. Yoshida, Jean Marc Vital
      Pages 75-109
  3. Postural Anatomy

  4. Descriptive Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Jean Marc Vital, L. Boissière
      Pages 143-151
    3. I. Obeid, Jean Marc Vital
      Pages 153-160
    4. O. Gille, T. Chevillotte
      Pages 161-170
    5. Jean Marc Vital, M. Laurentjoye, A. Dimeglio, T. Chevillotte
      Pages 189-206
    6. B. Lavignolle
      Pages 207-216
    7. Christian Louis, René Louis
      Pages 217-227
    8. Jean Marc Vital
      Pages 229-242
    9. B. Lavignolle
      Pages 243-250
    10. Jean Marc Vital
      Pages 251-272
    11. F. Bonnel, A. Dimeglio
      Pages 279-320
    12. M. De Sèze, O. Gille
      Pages 321-327
    13. Martin Seyres, Philippe Seyres
      Pages 329-343
    14. Jean Marc Vital
      Pages 345-362
    15. J. Guérin
      Pages 363-389
    16. B. Lavignolle
      Pages 391-401
    17. Laurent Sakka
      Pages 403-419
    18. R. Robert, O. Hamel
      Pages 421-426
    19. D. Liguoro, X. Barreau
      Pages 427-443
  5. Functional Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Jean Marc Vital, J. Sénégas, C. Garnier, H. Bouloussa
      Pages 457-484
    3. J. P. Farcy
      Pages 485-489
    4. W. Skalli, D. Mitton, P. Rouch, J. Dubousset
      Pages 491-503
    5. A. Dimeglio, F. Bonnel
      Pages 505-507
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 509-520

About this book


This richly illustrated and comprehensive book covers a broad range of normal and pathologic conditions of the vertebral column, from its embryology to its development, its pathology, its dynamism and its degeneration. The dynamic anatomy of the living subject is viewed using the latest technologies, opening new perspectives to elucidate the pathology of the spine and improve spinal surgery. The respective chapters review in depth all sections of the vertebral column and offer new insights, e.g. the 3D study of vertebral movements using the “EOS system,” which makes it possible to define an equilibrium of posture and its limits. New histological and chemical findings on the intervertebral disc, as well as detailed descriptions of the aponeuroses and fasciae, are also provided.

Bringing together the experience of several experts from the well-known French school, this book offers a valuable companion for skilled experts and postgraduate students in various fields: orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiotherapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal therapy, rehabilitation, and kinesiology.


Vertebral Column Embryology of the spine Postural Anatomy Vertrebral joints Spinal cord Dynamic anatomy growing spine intervertebral disc

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Marc Vital
    • 1
  • Derek Thomas Cawley
    • 2
  1. 1.Spinal UnitCentre Hospitalier, Universitaire de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Spinal UnitCentre Hospitalier, Universitaire de BordeauxBordeauxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20924-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20925-4
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