Surgery of the Lumbar Spine

Larson and Maiman have pioneered both the study of the lumbar spine, as well as the surgical and non-surgical management of lumbar spine pathology. A comprehensive treatise... clearly enhances the surgeon's ability to care for patients with lumbar spine pathology; most importantly; it significantly advances the field. -- Edward C. Benzel, MD (from the foreword)

Written by two of the most distinguished leaders in modern spine surgery, this book provides everything you need to know regarding surgery of the lumbar spine. Throughout, you will find an emphasis on incorporating biomechanics into clinical decision-making, with detailed coverage of anatomy and pathology, fusion principles, and surgical approaches. Lumbar spine-specific pathology is addressed from an anatomical, clinical, and therapeutic point of view.

Plus, you will benefit from the authors' frank discussions of techniques, complications, and surgical pearls. The numerous high-quality drawings aid the discussion in providing a thorough understanding of the surgical procedures used in the lumbar spine. Surgery of the Lumbar Spine is an invaluable book for resident and experienced surgeon alike.

Highlights of this outstanding work include:

  • Provides a comprehensive view of lumbar-spine pathology and treatment
  • Straight talk from experienced surgeons on techniques and complications
  • A unique approach to clinical decision making that stresses biomechanics
  • Hundreds of clear photographs and descriptive surgical drawings