Written by internationally recognized experts, this book is a comprehensive, practical guide to prevention, recognition, and management of complications in spine surgery. Sections cover the cervical spine and the thoracolumbar/lumbosacral spine and discuss the full range of complications that may be encountered, including those associated with the newest technologies, procedures, and instrumentation.
Each chapter focuses on a specific type of problem and presents "how-to" strategies for avoiding and managing the problem in specific surgical procedures. Of special note are the detailed discussions of complications related to instrumentation. Each chapter includes extensive, up-to-date references. More than 150 illustrations complement the text.