Rehabilitative Surgery

A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field

  • Andrew I. Elkwood
  • Matthew Kaufman
  • Lisa F. Schneider

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew I. Elkwood, Matthew Kaufman, Lisa F. Schneider
      Pages 3-4
    3. Hamid Abdollahi, Deborah Yu
      Pages 5-15
  3. Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. Pain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Peter S. Staats, Sean Li
      Pages 35-48
  5. Nervous System and Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Jonathan Lustgarten, David Estin, Ty Olson, Timothy Link, Henry Moyle
      Pages 51-79
    3. Neil R. Holland
      Pages 81-88
    4. I. David Kaye, Peter G. Passias
      Pages 95-111
  6. Airway, Thorax and Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Matthew Kaufman, Thomas Bauer, Mary Massery, John Cece
      Pages 115-128
    3. Melissa Baldwin, Patricia Ayoung-Chee, H. Leon Pachter
      Pages 145-156
    4. Tushar Patel, Eric G. Wimmers, Matthew Pontell, Adam Saad
      Pages 157-178

About this book


This book represents the first interdisciplinary text on the emerging field of rehabilitative surgery, in which state of the art procedures from multiple surgical specialties are combined. It proposes a completely new framework for understanding, coordinating, and providing treatment for paralyzed or severely neurologically impaired patients and explains the potentially critical impact of surgery in creating a new baseline of functional status, thereby improving the patient’s daily life. Every major aspect of reconstructive surgical treatment is considered, including anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, and otolaryngology. The most up-to-date and evidence-based surgeries are clearly described and evaluated, with coverage of treatment of pressure sores, placement of feeding tubes, and upper extremity interventions to improve function and hygiene. Cutting-edge protocols are presented for the surgical treatment of severe nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, and stroke or cerebrovascular accidents, and a first description and evaluation of phrenic nerve repair to assist weaning of paralyzed patients from ventilators is provided. Both surgical and nonsurgical readers will find this book to be an ideal guide and reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew I. Elkwood
    • 1
  • Matthew Kaufman
    • 2
  • Lisa F. Schneider
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced ReconstructionThe Plastic Surgery CenterShrewsburyUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced ReconstructionThe Plastic Surgery CenterShrewsburyUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Advanced ReconstructionThe Plastic Surgery CenterShrewsburyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41404-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41406-5
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