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Essentials of Spinal Stabilization

  • Langston T. Holly
  • Paul A. Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tristan B. Fried, Douglas A. Hollern, Michael Markowitz, Gregory D. Schroeder, Alexander R. Vaccaro
    Pages 1-8
  3. Randall J. Hlubek, Nicholas Theodore
    Pages 9-16
  4. Vijay M. Ravindra, Robert G. Whitmore, Zoher Ghogawala
    Pages 17-30
  5. Andrew Z. Mo, Darren R. Lebl
    Pages 31-41
  6. Oliver Tannous, Naveed Nabizadeh, R. Todd Allen
    Pages 43-56
  7. Mark Benjamin Frenkel, David J. Hart
    Pages 57-68
  8. Vincent J. Alentado, Thomas E. Mroz
    Pages 69-79
  9. Jau-Ching Wu, Michael S. Virk, Praveen V. Mummaneni
    Pages 81-89
  10. Mena Kerolus, Vincent Traynelis
    Pages 105-112
  11. Kevin L. Ju, FeiFei Zhou, John M. Rhee
    Pages 113-124
  12. Carolina Gesteira Benjamin, Anthony Frempong-Boadu
    Pages 125-134
  13. Melvin C. Makhni, K. Daniel Riew
    Pages 135-148
  14. James S. Harrop, Jeff Wilson, Payman Vahedi
    Pages 149-159
  15. Hesham Mostafa Zakaria, Victor Chang
    Pages 161-178
  16. Christopher D. Witiw, Richard G. Fessler
    Pages 179-193
  17. Stephen K. Mendenhall, Saad A. Khairi
    Pages 195-209
  18. Ian K. White, Eric Potts, Jean-Pierre Mobasser
    Pages 211-226

About this book


This text includes stabilization techniques for the entire spinal column, ranging from the cranio-cervical junction to the pelvis. The information is presented in an easily digestible format that is suitable for those in school or training, yet includes pearls and insight that can be appreciated by even the most seasoned surgeon. The text is divided into major sections based on the anatomical regions of the spine – cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral. An additional section is devoted to related surgical concepts and principles such as spinal biomechanics, computer image guidance, and deformity surgery. Each chapter has a uniform design including background, indications, patient selection, preoperative considerations, surgical technique, technical pearls, and strategies for complication avoidance. Preoperative and postoperative images and/or illustrations are utilized to highlight the presented information.

Edited by a Neurosurgeon and an Orthope
dist and written by leading national and international Neurosurgery and Orthopedic spine experts, Essentials of Spinal Stabilization provides a text which will broadly appeal to all spine care professionals.


Cervical Spine Halovest Placement Lumbar Osteotomy Lumbar Arthroplasty Sacro-Illiac Joint Fusion Image-Guided Spinal Stabilization Posterior Thoracic Spinal Fixation

Editors and affiliations

  • Langston T. Holly
    • 1
  • Paul A. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and OrthopaedicsDavid Geffen UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics and RehabilitationUniversity of Wisconsin UWMFMadisonUSA

About the editors

Langston T. Holly, M.D.
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurosurgery 
Director, UCLA Spine Center
Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics 
300 Stein Plaza, Ste. 562 
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310 267-5580

Jeffrey C. Wang, M.D.
Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Service
Co-Director USC Spine Center
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery
USC Spine Center
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA  90033
Office: (323)442-5303

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Spinal Stabilization
  • Editors Langston T. Holly
    Paul A. Anderson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-59712-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86683-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-59713-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 566
  • Number of Illustrations 224 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing Essentials of Spinal Stabilization and found it to be one of the most useful spine textbooks. … Two strengths of the book in particular are that it discusses different methods and indications for spinal fixation and includes both open and minimally invasive approaches. … The book serves as an excellent overview with pertinent case examples. … All neurosurgery residents should have access to this book for reference throughout their training.” (Juan S. Uribe, Neurosurgery, Vol. 83 (1), August, 2018)