Spinal Disorders

Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Norbert Boos
  • Max Aebi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. History of Spinal Disorders

    1. Philipp Gruber, Thomas Boeni
      Pages 1-37
  3. Basic Science

    1. Stephen Ferguson
      Pages 41-66
    2. Daniel Haschtmann, Stephen J. Ferguson
      Pages 67-90
    3. Atul Sukthankar, Andreas G. Nerlich, Günther Paesold
      Pages 91-122
    4. Heike E. Künzel, Norbert Boos
      Pages 123-151
    5. Achim Elfering, Anne F. Mannion
      Pages 153-173
    6. Anne F. Mannion, Achim Elfering
      Pages 175-197
  4. Patient Assessment

    1. Clément Werner, Norbert Boos
      Pages 201-225
    2. Marius R. Schmid, Jürg Hodler
      Pages 227-259
    3. Massimo Leonardi, Christian W. Pfirrmann
      Pages 261-290
    4. Uta Kliesch, Armin Curt
      Pages 291-318
    5. Armin Curt, Uta Kliesch
      Pages 319-336
    6. Norbert Boos, Claudio Affolter, Martin Merkle, Frank J. Ruehli
      Pages 337-371
  5. Peri- and Postoperative Management

    1. Stephan Blumenthal, Youri Reiland, Alain Borgeat
      Pages 373-388
    2. Juan Francisco Asenjo
      Pages 389-415
    3. Stephan Blumenthal, Alain Borgeat
      Pages 417-425
  6. Degenerative Disorders

    1. Massimo Leonardi, Norbert Boos
      Pages 429-479
    2. Massimo Leonardi, Norbert Boos
      Pages 481-512
    3. Patrick O. Zingg, Norbert Boos
      Pages 513-537
    4. Martin Merkle, Beat Wälchli, Norbert Boos
      Pages 539-583
    5. Florian Brunner, Sherri Weiser, Annina Schmid, Margareta Nordin
      Pages 585-601
    6. Florian Brunner, Shira Schecter-Weiner, Annina Schmid, Rudolf Kissling
      Pages 603-620
  7. Spinal Deformities and Malformations

    1. Mathias Haefeli, Kan Min
      Pages 623-662
    2. Jean A. Ouellet, Vincent Arlet
      Pages 663-692
    3. Francis H. Shen, Vincent Arlet
      Pages 693-711
    4. Max Aebi
      Pages 713-732
    5. Clayton N. Kraft, Rüdiger Krauspe
      Pages 733-763
    6. Dietrich Schlenzka, Vincent Arlet
      Pages 765-796
    7. Dilek Könü-Leblebicioglu, Yasuhiro Yonekawa
      Pages 797-821
  8. Fractures

    1. Michael Heinzelmann, Karim Eid, Norbert Boos
      Pages 825-881
    2. Michael Heinzelmann, Guido A. Wanner
      Pages 883-924
    3. Paul F. Heini, Albrecht Popp
      Pages 925-947
  9. Tumors and Inflammation

    1. Bruno Fuchs, Norbert Boos
      Pages 951-976
    2. Dante G. Marchesi
      Pages 977-996
    3. Yashuhiro Yonekawa, Richard Marugg
      Pages 997-1019
    4. Norbert Boos
      Pages 1021-1039
    5. Dieter Grob
      Pages 1041-1056
    6. Thomas Liebscher, Kan Min, Norbert Boos
      Pages 1057-1086
    7. Martin Krismer, Norbert Boos
      Pages 1087-1121
    8. Mathias Haefeli, Norbert Boos
      Pages 1123-1142
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1143-1166

About this book


Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. Spinal surgery is still one of the fastest growing areas in clinical medicine. The increasing age of the population will require an increased need for the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders particularly spinal stenosis. Basic knowledge on the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders is required not only for spine specialists but also for general orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, basic scientists and health care executives to choose and/or evaluate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. "Spinal Disorders" is an easily readable teaching tool focusing on fundamentals and basic principles. It provides a homogeneous syllabus with a consistent didactic strategy teaching fundamentals and general principles. The chosen didactic concept highlights and repeats core messages throughout the chapters. This modern, up-to-date and easy to read textbook on spinal disorders with its appealing layout will inspire and stimulate the reader for the study of spinal disorders. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Boos
    • 1
  • Max Aebi
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentrum für Wirbelsäulen- und RückenmarkchirurgieUniversität Zürich Universitätsklinik BalgristZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Evaluative Forschung in Orthopädischer Chirurgie MEM ForschungszentrumUniversität BernBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40511-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69091-7
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology