Decision Making in Spinal Care

Decision Making in Spinal Care

Updated and expanded to reflect current management strategies and new technologies, Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition provides readers with focused guidance to every major topic in spine, with an emphasis on clinical decision making. Covering the most common spine problems, this new edition covers the spectrum of diagnoses seen in a typical spinal […]

AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

World-renowned experts share the latest updates in translational research as well as surgical and nonsurgical strategies for treating spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, clinically challenging injury, leading to varying degrees of neurological function impairment and paralysis. Underlying biological mechanisms either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord. Researchers […]

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 2: Primary Spinal Tumors

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 2: Primary Spinal Tumors

This second volume in the AOSpine Masters Series balances critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with the opinions of experienced spine surgeons to create a unique clinical reference for spine oncology surgeons. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. […]

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells--the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells–the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Introduction Stem cells are key players in the development and maintenance of specific mammalian tissues, and their presence has been long established in blood, skin and intestine. A general definition of stem cell is “a cell that is capable of both self renewal and differentiation”. Stem cells are considered multipotent; since they can produces mature […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Introduction Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) was first described in the literature in 1967, when it was used by Shealy to treat pain secondary to invasive cancer involving the thoracic nerve roots. (1) Shortly after this initial report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of SCS for neuropathic pain of the trunk and […]