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Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy

Treatment Approaches and Options

  • Michael G. Kaiser
  • Regis W. Haid
  • Christopher I. Shaffrey
  • Michael G. Fehlings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Ganau, Rahel Zewude, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 3-12
    3. Bryan S. Lee, Edward C. Benzel
      Pages 13-28
    4. Alexander Tuchman, Dominque M. O. Higgins
      Pages 29-36
    5. Aria Nouri, Jean-Christophe Murray, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 37-51
    6. Cory J. Hartman, Daniel J. Hoh
      Pages 53-65
    7. John E. O’Toole, Joseph E. Molenda
      Pages 67-74
  3. Evaluation and Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Meena Thatikunta, Maxwell Boakye
      Pages 77-87
    3. Jian Guan, Zoher Ghogawala
      Pages 89-95
    4. Ha Son Nguyen, Shekar N. Kurpad
      Pages 97-107
    5. Kurt M. Eichholz
      Pages 109-119
  4. Surgical Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hamadi Murphy, Scott C. Wagner, Alex Vaccaro, Stephen Silva
      Pages 123-127
    3. Alexander M. Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Daniel T. Nagasawa, Langston T. Holly
      Pages 129-138
    4. Mena G. Kerolus, Vincent C. Traynelis
      Pages 139-152
    5. Randy S. D’Amico, Peter D. Angevine
      Pages 153-165
    6. Jerry Ku, Jefferson R. Wilson
      Pages 167-176

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for clinicians involved in the management of patients with cervical degenerative disease. The text is divided into sections, organized in a clinically strategic manner. Initial chapters address the basics of cervical spine anatomy and biomechanics as well as the pathophysiology leading to various cervical degenerative disorders and the possible neurological sequelae. Subsequent chapters outline characteristics of the clinical presentation and the various diagnostic modalities to evaluate these patients. Key elements involved in the surgical-decision making process are covered, providing the necessary elements to establish a solid foundation for treatment planning. The final sections discuss specific procedures; including traditional approaches as well as more recent developments such as motion preservation surgery and minimally invasive techniques. Individual chapters are organized with an introductory outline containing key chapter elements. Chapters focusing on specific pathological entities include discussions regarding pathophysiology, genetics, and risk factors. Those describing surgical procedures include a discussion on indications/contraindications, pre-operative planning, surgical technique, post-operative care, and complication avoidance. Chapter authors present their personal experience enhancing the information from current, evidence-based, referenced material. When appropriate, case presentations are added to provide a practical application of chapter’s key points.


Cervical Spondylosis Posterior Laminoforaminotomy Cervical Laminectomy Cervical Corpectomy Interbody Grafting Cervical Fixation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Kaiser
    • 1
  • Regis W. Haid
    • 2
  • Christopher I. Shaffrey
    • 3
  • Michael G. Fehlings
    • 4
  1. 1.Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Atlanta Brain and Spine CareAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Duke University Health SystemDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Toronto Western Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

About the editors

Michael G. Kaiser
The Neurological Institute 
Columbia University   
New York, NY

Regis W. Haid
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
Atlanta, GE

Christopher I. Shaffrey
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Micheal G. Fehlings
Department of Surgery and Spine Program
University of Toronto
Division of Neurosurgery
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy
  • Book Subtitle Treatment Approaches and Options
  • Editors Michael G. Kaiser
    Regis W. Haid
    Christopher I. Shaffrey
    Michael G. Fehlings
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-97951-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-97952-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 431
  • Number of Illustrations 85 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The book is beautifully written … allowing the readers to have a very experienced view in all aspects related to cervical degenerative disease from anatomy to surgical techniques.” (Jesus Lafuente, Operative Neurosurgery, Vol. 86 (2), February, 2020)