Authored by two world-renowned pioneers in the field of spinal surgery, covers the range of spinal deformities—emphasizing scoliosis—and their etiologies, including idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular deformities; tumors; neurofibromatosis; and more.
All too often in other works, too much attention is focused on how to put in metalwork, without sufficiently discussing the what, when, and why. The authors Professor Dickson and Professor Harms provide a wealth of knowledge, gained through two lifetimes of experience, that shows how important newer therapeutic concepts and surgical methods are, such that beyond just preventing the progression of deformity, it is now possible, with correctly performed surgery, to eliminate deformity and straighten spines permanently.
Evidence-based diagnostic and treatment concepts; emphasis on an understanding of the scientific principles that provide the basis for good practiceSuperbly illustrated with many radiographs, CT images, and drawingsState-of-the-art surgical techniques, such as the anterior approach to the spine
Spine surgeons, whether orthopaedically or neurosurgically trained, will value this authoritative and important text on spinal deformities.