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1st Edition

Spine Surgery Vivas for the FRCS (Tr & Orth)

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ISBN 9781032062310
January 3, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
200 Pages 139 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Up to date and evidence-based answers to a wide range of spinal surgical questions that could be asked in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Viva exam. Using a clear, case-based structure key points emphasise the core information that will improve the performance of every surgical in training.

Sections cover all the key areas of Trauma, Degenerative spinal pathology, Spinal cord injury, Spinal deformity, Primary bone tumours, Metastatic disease, Paediatric spinal surgery, Basic sciences, and other topics.

Suitable for use by trainees at all levels in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, both in the UK and internationally, and those with an interest in spinal surgery.

Table of Contents

Trauma  1: Traumatic Occipito-cervical instability  2: Hangman’s Fracture (Bilateral C2 pars fracture)  3: Atlas fracture  4: Sub-axial cervical spinal fracture  5: Axis fracture  6: T12 burst fracture  7: L1 burst fracture with kyphosis  8: Cervical facet fracture/dislocation  9: Chance Fracture  10: Ankylosing spondylitis fracture  11: Transient Quadriplegia and return to sport  12: Neurogenic shock  13: Spinal shock  14: Sacral fractures  15: DISH (Forestier disease) fractures.  Degenerative spinal pathology.  16: Lumbar stenosis  17: Synovial cyst  18: Cauda Equina Syndrome  19: Cervical Myelopathy  20: Cervical radiculopathy  21: Lumbar stenosis with achondroplasia  22: Thoracic disc  23: Adult degenerative spondylolisthesis  24: OPLL  Spinal cord injury.  25: Incomplete spinal cord injury  26: Central Cord syndrome  27: Complete spinal cord injury  28: ADULT DEGEN SCOLIOSIS  29: Scheuermann's Kyphosis  30: Spinal osteotomy  31: Adult isthmic spondylolisthesis  32: Ankylosing spondylitis deformity  Primary bone tumours.  33: Osteoid Osteoma  34: Schwannoma  35: Cervical chordoma  Metastatic disease.  36: Renal Metastasis to the spine  37: Myeloma  38: Lung metastatic lesion  Paediatric spinal surgery.  39: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis  40: Neuromuscular scoliosis  41: Paediatric spondylolisthesis  42: Congenital scoliosis  Infection.  43: Epidural abscess  44: Spinal TB  Other useful cases.  45: Atlantoaxial subluxation in rheumatoid arthritis  46: Klippel Feil/Sprengel Deformity  47: Post-operative stridor  48: Epidural haematoma  49: Spinal cord monitoring  50: Intervertebral disc anatomy 

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Mr Kelechi Eseonu. BSc (Hons), MSc (Oxon), FRCS (Tr and Orth) Senior clinical fellow in spinal surgery, St Michaels Hospital, Canada Kelechi is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in Spinal Surgery. He obtained his primary medical qualification from the University of Edinburgh and was awarded a Masters’ degree in Musculoskeletal sciences from the University of Oxford. He is a council member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) National Trainees Council and the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) trainees committee. He completed speciality training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, before completing his first fellowship in Spinal surgery at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London 2: Mr Nicolas Beresford-Cleary MBChB, BEng, FRCS (Tr and Orth). Senior clinical fellow in Spinal Surgery at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada Nicolas is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in Spinal Surgery. He initially graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University College, London, before obtaining his Primary Medical Qualification from the University of Edinburgh. He completed Speciality Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Oxford Deanery before completing his first fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford.