This new edition of the well-regarded original has been thoroughly revised by Drs. John M. Mathis, Hervé Deramond, and Stephen M. Belkoff to reflect recent advances in percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Obsolete sections have been judiciously replaced with cutting-edge material, such as an in-depth look at the latest bone cements and devices. Chapters outline spine anatomy, medical management, and patient selection. The addition of practical and challenging case studies furthers the focus of the previous edition by bridging the gap between theory and practice for spine interventionalists, radiologists, neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons. The text is enhanced by a wealth of illustrations. Featured in the Second Edition: * New data on alternate routes for therapy, sacroplasty, and treating tumors * New treatment techniques * Updated examination of biomechanics * New material on complications * New figures and color images * Inclusion of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty cases * Expanded presentation of ACR and SIR care standards.
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