Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus
Copyright © 2007 by Blackwell Publishing
Editor(s): Arun Paul Amar
Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405122061
Online ISBN: 9780470753163
About this Book
Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus reviews the controversies pertaining to the emergency, diagnostic, medical, and surgical management of spinal cord injury (SCI).
In vitro studies, animal models, and clinical outcome analyses have all failed to yield incontrovertible guidelines that define the role of surgery in SCI. As a result, there is no consensus regarding the necessity, timing, nature, or approach of surgical intervention. In this concise yet comprehensive book some of the leading authorities in the field scrutinize the scientific data and summarize the foundations of rational treatment paradigms.
Specific topics include:
- the timing of decompressive surgery
- the adjunctive use of solumedrol
- management of penetrating injuries
- radiographic evaluation
- spinal stabilization
- pediatric SCI
Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury is an essential new book for all members of the patient care team involved in spinal cord injury.