With an ever-expanding array of biomaterials and implant devices appearing in the field, Spinal Reconstruction: Clinical Examples of Applied Basic Science, Biomechanics and Engineering helps surgeons assess and utilize the latest technologies to improve the reconstruction of the spine and enhance the reconstitution of diseased spinal segments. With illustrative descriptions of specific clinical scenarios, this guide helps surgeons select the best devices and materials for reconstructive procedures and considers issues in biocompatibility, biostability, and structure-function relationships for enhanced patient outcomes and mobility.
With more than 350 figures and photographs, this book:
The Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Instrumented Lumbar Fusions. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MITLIF). Non-Endoscopic Percutaneous Disc Decompression as Treatment of Discogenic Radiculopathy. Endoscopic Decompression for Lumbar Spondylolysis: Clinical and Biomechanical Observation. Anular Repair Following Intervertebral Disc Herniation. The Lumbar Alligator Spinal System-A Simple and Less Invasive Device for Posterior Lumbar Surgery. Review of the Effect of Cox-Ii Agents on the Healing of a Lumbar Spine Arthrodesis. Functional Spinal Stability: The Role of the Back Muscles. Influence of Injury or Fusion of a Single Motion Segment on Other Motion Segments in the Spine. Degenerative Disease Adjacent to Spinal Fusion. Adjacent Segment Degeneration. Quantifying the Surgical Risk Factors for Adjacent Level Degeneration in the Lumbar Spine: A Metaanalysis of the Published Literature. Transition Zone Failure in Patients Undergoing Instrumented Lumbar Fusion from L1 Or L2 to the Sacrum. Adjacent Intervertebral Disc Lesions Following Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: A Minimum Ten-Year Follow-Up. The Role of Biologics in Lumbar Interbody Fusions. Current Perspectives on Biologic Strategies for the Therapy of Intervertebral Disc Regeneration. Intervertebral Disc Growth Factors. Biological Manipulation for Degenerative Disc Disease Utilizing Intradiscal Osteogenic Protein-I (OP-1/BMP-7) Injection. Clinical Strategies for Delivery of Osteoinductive Growth Factors. New Adjunct in Spine Interbody Fusion: Bioabsorbable Cage Design with Cell-Based Gene Therapy. Scientific Basis for Interventional Therapies for Discogenic Pain. Molecular Diagnosis of Spinal Infection. Motion Preservation Instead of Spinal Fusion. Intervertebral Disc Arthroplasty as an Alternative to Spinal Fusion: Rationale, Biomechanical and Design Considerations. Biomechanical Aspects of the Spine Motion Preservation Systems. Rationale and Design Criteria for Disc Repl