European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Luiz Roberto Vialle (ed), Michael G. Fehlings, Norbert Weidner (guest
eds): AOSpine masters series vol 7
Thieme Verlag, New York, Stuttgart, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, 2016, EUR (D) 109,99 EUR (A) 113.10
CHF 126,00, ISBN: 978-1-62623-227-3
Received: 6 May 2018 / Accepted: 20 May 2018
© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2018
Volume 7 of this important AOSpine series devoted to the
treatment of the spinal aﬀections is dedicated to the trau-
matic lesions of the spinal cord and its regeneration.
After a chapter on the evaluation of the medullary attack
and the classiﬁcation of the lesions, the role of the biomark-
ers serologic in the establishment of the forecast is pre-
sented, as well as the place of the MRI current and future.
The current state of the art concerning the non-opera-
tional treatment in emergency follows now.
The surgical treatment is seen under the two questions:
What do we know and which must we do?
The therapy by methylprednisolone can be a valid alter-
native and constitutes another question which is studied in
the following chapter. The place of hydrogels in repair and
neuronal regeneration; the transplantation of stem cells;
electric stimulation to help recovery after trauma medullary;
the modern strategies of equipment, are as many enthralling
chapters which supplement this book.
This Work should appear in the library of all the neurolo-
gists, neurosurgeons and rehabilitation doctors concerned
with the diagnosis, the forecast and the modern treatment
of the spinal cord trauma.
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest The author declares that he has no competing in-
* Pierre Kehr