European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (2018) 28:525
Ali A. Baaj, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Juan S. Uribe, Alexander R.
Vaccaro, Mark S. Greenberg: Handbook of spine surgery
2nd Edition, Thieme Verlag, New York, Stuttgart, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, 2016, 558 pp, 150 Ill.,
89.99 € (Paperback), ISBN: 978-1-62623-163-4
· Alain G. Graftiaux
Received: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published online: 28 November 2017
© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2017
The purpose of this book multi-authors is to treat in a format
“of pocket” of all pathologies concerning the spinal column.
The ﬁrst part relates to the embryology and the anatomy
of the cranio-cervical junction until the sacrum. The second
part relates to the clinical examination and the various com-
plementary examinations, but also the monitoring intraop-
erative and the medicamentous treatments associated with
the surgery. The third part treats various pathologies has the
time congenital, traumatic, tumoral and degenerative. The
fourth part relates to the various at the same time traditional
and more modern surgical techniques such as the endoscopy.
The last part treats intra-operative positions and ortheses.
All the chapters have the same structure and have under
interesting chapters: key points, the most frequent questions
and their answer and a short bibliography.A book which will
interest young people and the most conﬁrmed in search of
fast information about a pathology or of a technique which
they do not use.
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no competing
* Pierre Kehr