Differential Diagnosis in Spine Surgery

by Alexander R Vaccaro, John D Koerner, Daniel H Kim

This book “Differential Diagnosis in Spine Surgery” provides a systematic approach to patients presenting with the most common spine and non-spine related disorders. Spinal disorders are among the most common reasons patients present to clinicians. The differential diagnosis for these pathologies includes a wide spectrum of disorders encompassing multiple organ systems. In addition, this textbook details the appropriate workup for less commonly evaluated pathologies and their clinical nuances. This book describes some of the most common reasons patients with spinal pathology present to physicians, and explains the differential diagnosis and appropriate workup for each condition. The most common diagnoses are described in detail, along with red-flags to be aware of. This book will be helpful to spine and non-spine clinicians in reaching a diagnosis for patients presenting with neck and back related complaints. This book is comprise total 14 chapters. This book provides lucid and comprehensive understanding on lower back pain in children and adolescents, lower back pain in adults, arm pain, weakness and numbness, cervical versus shoulder/periscapular pain, groin pain, leg pain/weakness/numbness, neck pain in adults, headaches, gait abnormalities, sacroiliac joint pain, hemiparesis, etc.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Vaccaro Alexander R
2. Koerner John D
3. Kim Daniel H
Editor's Affiliation
1. Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Centre; Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pa
2. The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
3. Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute; UTHealth Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA
ISBN
9789385999475
Speciality
Orthopedics,Neurosurgery
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12843
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2016
Pages
224
Book Type
Professional

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