Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation phases. Given the resource-limited setting in South Africa, questions are often raised regarding whether the outcome of this […]
Rugby is increasingly popular in South Africa, with World Cup success following resumption of the country’s international participation. New role models are continuously presented in the media, as a result of the numerous national and international tournaments. However, the risk of spinal column injury in rugby is perceived to be higher than in other sports, […]
The definitive guide to thoracic spine pathologies and state-of-the-art surgical approaches by renowned spine surgeons Ali Baaj, Kumar Kakarla, and Han Jo Kim fills a gap in the literature, with content focused solely on pathologies and surgical techniques of the thoracic spine and vertebral column. Starting with a thoughtful discussion on the uniqueness of the […]
Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and highly readable reference that helps spine specialists understand the clinically important biomechanical principles underpinning spinal surgery and instrumentation so that the best clinical decisions can be made for patients. This new edition includes coverage of the latest spine technology that has evolved over the past […]
Spine Basics reviews the anatomical planes, basic spine anatomy and the functions of the spine. Spine Basics includes 3d rendered images of the spinal column and vertebrae, and concludes with a quiz to assess mastery of the subject matter.
Backache is one of the most common complaints by patients seen in a family doctor’s clinic. The complaint may be: 1. Constant aching, pain or stiffness that occurs anywhere along your spine, from the base of the neck to the hips. 2. Sharp pain in the neck, upper back, or lower back, especially after lifting […]
Handbook of Spine Surgery, Second Edition, is a completely updated and comprehensive reference that distills the basic principles of contemporary spine surgery. Its coverage of both principles and techniques makes it an excellent refresher before surgery or a valuable daily companion for residents and surgeons caring for patients with spinal disorders. Key Features of the […]