Table of contents

  1. Jonathan Parish, Domagoj Coric
  2. Matthew N. Scott-Young, Mario G. T. Zotti
  3. Matthew N. Scott-Young, David M. Grosser, Mario G. T. Zotti
  4. A. Karim Ahmed, Zach Pennington, Camilo A. Molina, C. Rory Goodwin, Daniel M. Sciubba
  5. I. D. Coulter, M. J. Schneider, J. Egan, D. R. Murphy, Silvano A. Mior, G. Jacob
  6. Christoph Wipplinger, Yu Moriguchi, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Eliana Kim, Farah Maryam, Roger Härtl
  7. Jae Hyuk Yang, Juliane D. Glaeser, Linda E. A. Kanim, Carmen Y. Battles, Shrikar Bondre, Hyun W. Bae
  8. Paul A. Anderson
  9. Thomas J. Buell, Mark E. Shaffrey
  10. Bobby G. Yow, Andres S. Piscoya, Scott C. Wagner
  11. Joseph D. Smucker, Rick C. Sasso
  12. Kris E. Radcliff, Daniel A. Tarazona, Michael Markowitz, Edwin Theosmy
  13. Catherine Miller, Deepak Bandlish, Puneet Gulati, Santan Thottempudi, Domagoj Coric, Praveen Mummaneni
  14. Tyler M. Kreitz, James McKenzie, Safdar Khan, Frank M. Phillips
  15. Miroslav Vukic, Sergej Mihailovic Marasanov
  16. Katherine Kavlock, Srinidhi Nagaraja, Jonathan Peck
  17. Nadim James Hallab, Lauryn Samelko, Marco Caicedo
  18. Mario G. T. Zotti, Laurence P. McEntee, John Ferguson, Matthew N. Scott-Young
  19. Paul Page, Mark Kraemer, Nathaniel P. Brooks
  20. Paul C. McAfee, Mark Gonz
  21. Robert Sommerich, Melissa (Kuhn) DeCelle, William J. Frasier
  22. Stephanie Gottheil, Kimberly Lam, David Salonen, Lori Albert
  23. William M. Mihalko, Catherine R. Olinger
  24. Bilal B. Butt, Rakesh Patel, Ilyas Aleem
  25. Karim Ahmed, Zach Pennington, Camilo A. Molina, Daniel M. Sciubba
  26. Nickul S. Jain, Raymond J. Hah
  27. Rajbir Singh Hundal, Mark Oppenlander, Ilyas Aleem, Rakesh Patel
  28. Ashok Biyani, Deniz Erbulut, Vijay Goel, Jasmine Tannoury, John Pracyk, Hassan Serhan
  29. Zach Pennington, A. Karim Ahmed, Daniel M. Sciubba
  30. Patricia Zadnik Sullivan, Michael Spadola, Ali K. Ozturk, William C. Welch

About this book


This handbook is the most authoritative and up-to-date reference on spine technology written for practitioners, researchers, and students in bioengineering and clinical medicine. It is the first resource to provide a road map of both the history of the field and its future by documenting the poor clinical outcomes and failed spinal implants that contributed to problematic patient outcomes, as well as the technologies that are currently leading the way towards positive clinical outcomes. 
The contributors are leading authorities in the fields of engineering and clinical medicine and represent academia, industry, and international government and regulatory agencies. The chapters are split into five sections, with the first addressing clinical issues such as anatomy, pathology, oncology, trauma, diagnosis, and imaging studies. The second section, on biomechanics, delves into fixation devices, the bone implant interface, total disc replacements, injury mechanics, and more. The last three sections, on technology, are divided into materials, commercialized products, and surgery. All appropriate chapters will be continually updated and available on the publisher’s website, in order to keep this important reference as up-to-date as possible in a fast-moving field. 


Spinal interventions and implants Man-made spine technologies Clinical outcomes Imaging studies Clinical biomechanics Injury mechanics Positive biomechanics Spine Implants Robotic assisted surgery Surgical approaches to the lumbar spine Total disc replacements Spinal instability Neurologic deficiencies

Editors and affiliations

  • Boyle Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAllegheny General Hospital Department of NeurosurgeryMarsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33037-2
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology