Modern Anterior Scoliosis Surgery
Lawrence Lenke, M.D., Randal Betz, M.D., and Jurgen Harms, M.D.
2004. Hardcover, 750 pages, 565 illustrations (many in color)
The many advantages of the anterior approach to scoliosis surgery—improved spine mobilization, fusion of fewer segments, faster patient recovery, improved cosmetics—have become more evident as its key proponents have continued to refine their methods. Modern Anterior Scoliosis Surgery, written by leading practitioners, is the first comprehensive volume dedicated exclusively to this approach, with its many variations and modifications.
This definitive text provides a complete overview of all preliminary considerations, including the biomechanics of scoliosis and of anterior column support; spinal cord monitoring; pulmonary considerations; complications in adult and adolescent idiopathics; performance measures; and a new method of idiopathic curve classification.Both adult and pediatric issues are identifies and discussed as well as pathologic conditions. Numerous technical diagrams and drawings demonstrate surgical techniques, guidinghte surgeon step-by-step through each procedure. Minimally invasice methods are also fully covered.
Clearly written, well illustrated chapters address the entire range of anterior approaches and, where appropriate, evaluate any option of the posterior approach. All current operative procedures are described in full, including those employing the following instrumentation systems: Zielke threaded rod (thoracic and thoracolumbar/lumbar applications); Moss-Miami single solid rod; TSRH single solid rod; CD horizon single solid rod; Halm-Zielke combined threaded and solid rod; Kaneda dual solid rod (KASS); and others.
Modern Anterior Scoliosis Surgery will hold a unique place in the contemporary library of spine surgery.
Biomechanics of Scoliosis Deformities
The Lenke Treatment--Directed Classification System for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Radiographic Scoring System for Scoliosis
Spinal Cord Monitoring
Pulmonary and Nutritional Considerations
Complications of Anterior Spine Surgery
Patient Health Outcomes
Single Thoracotomy Approach
Double Anterior Thoracotomy Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Retroperitoneal Approach
Anterior Kyphoscoliosis Surgery: Release and Strut Grafts
Anterior Hemivertebra Resection Through a Posterior Approach
Anterior Decancellation Procedures for Scoliosis with Sagittal Imbalance
Vertebral Column Resection in the Management of Fixed Coronal Decompensation
Zielke Threaded Rod: Anterior and Thoracolumbar/Lumbar Applications
Moss-Miami Single Solid Rod
CD Horizon Single Solid Rod
Combined Treaded and Solid Rod (Halm-Zielke) Instrumentation
Kaneda Dual Solid Rod (KASS)
Anterior Treatment of Scoliosis Using the CD Horizon Legacy Dual-Rod Spinal System
Thoracoscopic Anterior Release and Fusion
Thoracoscopic Insertion of Moss Instrumentation
Thoracoscopic Insertion of CD Eclipse
Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Minimally Invasive Instrumented Techniques
Surgery for Infantile and Juvenile Scoliosis Including Thoracoscopic Indications
Adult Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis
Anterior Vertebral Osteotomies to Correct Lumbar Scoliosis Without Fusion
The Future of Anterior Scoliosis Surgery