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Arthroplasty of the Spine : European Spine Journal, V. 11, Suppl. 2 - Robert Gunzburg

Arthroplasty of the Spine

European Spine Journal, V. 11, Suppl. 2

By: Robert Gunzburg (Editor), H. Michael Mayer (Editor), Marek Szpalski (Editor), Max Aebi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd December 2003
ISBN: 9783540202950
Number Of Pages: 164

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Joint replacement is a logical step in the treatment of severe joint pathologies with irreversible lesions resisting conservative therapy. At the spinal level, arthrodesis became, very early, the gold standard of treatment for severe intervertebral disc pathologies. The next logical step was to envision functional replacement, and this step was taken as early as 1956, when the first intervertebral implant was described. However, it took many more years and a great variety of proposed implant designs before clinical applications could be attempted.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book primarily addresses the current concepts on lumbar and cervical spine intervertebral disc replacement ... . It is clearly of interest to those spine surgeons possibly contemplating this form of surgery but it also forms very useful reading for all those clinicians, including physicians and physiotherapists, involved with the management of spinal pain syndromes ... . this book makes easy reading for those of us who wish to understand the concepts better." (Dr. Keith Bush, Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, Vol. 26 (2), 2004)

"This book is a comprehensive review by various authors who are experts in their own fields, dealing with total disc replacement ... . there are a number of valuable review articles dealing with wider aspects. The historical review by the editors is a fascinating account of the enormous number of patent applications related to total disc replacement ... . Surgeons considering disc replacements for low back pain should read this book and study it carefully as it covers the field very fully." (R. Mulholland, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 87-B (4), April, 2005)

"Arthroplasties are among the most recent but are also those which theoretically seem the most tempting of the many innovations of spine surgery. ... This work provides a collection of articles primarily written by the promoters of new processes ... . This work must appear in the library of all spine surgeons." (Laurent Balabaud, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 15 (1), 2005)

Introduction: Arthroplasty of the spine: the long quest for mobilityp. 1
Reviews
Spine arthroplasty: a historical reviewp. 3
Non-fusion technology in degenerative lumbar spinal disorders: facts, questions, challengesp. 23
Disc Replacement by Excision
Cervical motion segment replacementp. 30
History, design and biomechanics of the Link SB Charite artificial discp. 36
Artificial disc: preliminary results of a prospective study in the United Statesp. 44
Optimal minimally traumatic approach for the SB Charite Artificial Discp. 49
Maverick total lumbar disk prosthesis: biomechanics and preliminary clinical resultsp. 53
Total disc replacement arthroplasty using the AcroFlex lumbar disc: a non-human primate modelp. 59
Minimally invasive total disc replacement: surgical technique and preliminary clinical resultsp. 68
Indications for full prosthetic disc arthroplasty: a correlation of clinical outcome against a variety of indicationsp. 75
Disc Replacement by Maintaining the Annulus
The PDN prosthetic disc-nucleus devicep. 81
Surgical and clinical results with the PDN prosthetic disc-nucleus devicep. 87
A spiral implant as nucleus prosthesis in the lumbar spinep. 93
Nucleus prosthesis: a new conceptp. 98
Motion Segment Controlled by Flexible Fixation
Graf ligamentoplasty: a 7-year follow-upp. 101
Mechanical supplementation by non-rigid fixation in degenerative intervertebral lumbar segments: the Wallis systemp. 108
The dynamic neutralization system for the spine: a multi-center study of a novel non-fusion systemp. 114
The objectives for the mechanical evaluation of spinal instrumentation have changedp. 123
Development and preclinical testing of a new tension-band device for the spine: the Loop systemp. 130
Elastic stabilization alone or combined with rigid fusion in spinal surgery: a biomechanical study and clinical experience based on 82 casesp. 136
Rationale, principles and experimental evaluation of the concept of soft stabilizationp. 142
Future
A potential role for cell-based therapeutics in the treatment of intervertebral disc herniationp. 150
A biological approach to treating disc degeneration: not for today, but maybe for tomorrowp. 159
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ISBN: 9783540202950
ISBN-10: 3540202951
Series: European Spine Journal, V. 11, Suppl. 2
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 2nd December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 27.43 x 20.83  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.64