An Updated Edition of the Most Comprehensive Guide to Spine Surgery

New York, NY, January 21, 2016 --( Handbook of Spine Surgery, Second Edition, is a completely updated 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 Second Edition:
- New chapters on adult degenerative deformity, pediatric scoliosis and radiographic principles of deformity
- Expanded spinal trauma section now includes separate chapters on cervical, thoracolumbar, and sacropelvic injuries
- Common clinical questions (with answers) at the end of each chapter highlight topics frequently encountered in the operating room and on board exams

The second edition of this handbook is the go-to guide for all those involved in spine surgery.

Baaj et al.
Handbook of Spine Surgery, Second Edition
Thieme Publishers New York/Stuttgart. 2016
558 pp, 150 illustrations
ISBN: 9781626231634
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781626231641

About the Authors

Ali A. Baaj, MD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, is Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.

Juan S. Uribe, MD, is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Spine Section, Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, is Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Co-Chief of Spine Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center at Thomas Jefferson University; Co-Director, Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center; and President, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mark S. Greenberg, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, eOtolaryngology, eSpine, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, and the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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