Lumbar Spine

Official Publication of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Spine 9780781742979
Rights Link

Publication Date: Jun 10, 2004
Availability: IN STOCK
Format: Book
Edition: Third
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781742979
Promotion Code


The official publication of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, this volume is the most authoritative and up-to-date reference on the lumbar spine. This edition provides more balance between basic science and clinical material and has been completely reorganized for easy reference.

New chapters cover gene therapy, outcomes assessment, and alternatives to traditional nonoperative treatment. The editors have also added chapters on preparation for surgery, surgical approaches, spinal instrumentation, and bone grafts. Chapters on specific disorders have a consistent structure—definition, natural history, physical examination, imaging, nonoperative treatment, operative treatment, postoperative management, results of surgery, and complications.


--Official book of the ISSLS, which makes it the most authoritative book in the field
--International authorship
--Contains latest basic science and clinical information

About the Author(s)

  • Jiří Dvořák MD
  • Professor, Chief of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Spine Unit, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Gordon R Bell MD
  • Head, Section of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • Dieter Grob MD
  • Professor, Chief of Spine Surgery (Ortho), Schulthess Clinic, Spine Unit, Zürich, Switzerland


  • Edition: Third
  • Product Format: Hardbound
  • ISBN: 9780781742979
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 976
  • Pub Date: Jun 10, 2004
  • Weight: 6.0

Table of contents


  1. Epidemiology and the Economics of Low Back Pain
    Alf Nachemson

    A Functional Anatomy
  2. Pathophysiology of Nerve Root Pain in Disc Degeneration and Spinal Stenosis
    Bjorn L. Rydevik and Kjell Olmarker

    B Biomechanical Considerations
  3. Biomechanical Considerations of Disc Degeneration
    Allison Kaigle Holm and Sten H. Holm
  4. Morphological Changes of Endplates in Degenerative Disc Disease
    Robert J. Moore
  5. Clinical Spine Instability Due to Injury and Degeneration
    Manohar Panjabi, Vijay Goel, Allison M. Kaigle Holm, and Malcolm H. Pope
  6. Spinal Instrumentation
    Vijay K. Goel, Manohar M. Panjabi, H. Huroki, S. Rengachary, D. McGowan, and N. Ebraheim
  7. Fracture and Repair of Lumbar Vertebrae
    Tony S. Keller, Victor Kosmopoulos, and Thomas Steffen
  8. Genetic Transmission of Common Spinal Disorders
    Michele C. Battié and Tapio Videman
  9. Genetic Applications to Lumbar Disc Disease
    Christian Lattermann, Lars G. Gilbertson, and James D. Kang
  10. Clinical Neurophysiologic and Electrodiagnostic Testing in Disorders of the Lumbar Spine
    Jiri Dvorak and Scott Haldeman
  11. Sensorimotor Control of the Lumbar Spine
    Sten Holm and Aage Indahl

    C Outcomes Assessment
  12. Overview and Specific Tools
    James Weinstein and Kevin F. Spratt
  13. The Role of Outcomes and How to Integrate into Your Practice
    Richard A. Deyo

    D Alternatives to Traditional Nonoperative Treatment
  14. Manual Therapy in Patients with Low Back Pain
    Jiri Dvorak, Scott Haldeman, and Wolfgang Gilliar
  15. Acupuncture and Reflexology
    Marianne L. Magnusson and Malcolm H. Pope


  16. Returning Workers to Gainful Employment
    Margareta Nordin
  17. Occupational Ergonomics
    William S. Marras


  18. Preparation for Surgery
    Orso L. Osti, Simon Macklin, and Hiroaki Nakamura

    A Surgical Approaches
  19. Surgical Approaches to the Thoracolumbar Spine
    Scott D. Daffner and Todd J. Albert
  20. Lumbar
    Anthony Dwyer
  21. Posterior and Anterior Surgical Approaches to the Lumbosacral Junction
    Peter A. Robertson
  22. Endoscopic Anterior Lumbar Procedures
    Ensor E. Transfeldt and John Graber

    B Bone Graft
  23. Biology of Bone Grafting: Autograft and Allograft
    Robert Gunzburg and Marek Szpalski
  24. Bone Graft Substitutes in Spinal Surgery
    Anis O. Mekhail and Gordon R. Bell

    C Spinal Instrumentation Overview in Lumbar Degenerative Disorders
  25. Principles of Spinal Instrumentation in Degenerative Disorders of the Lumbar Spine
    Ashok Biyani and Howard S. An
  26. Cages
    Kenneth M.C. Cheung and John C.Y. Leong
  27. Translaminar Screw Fixation
    Dieter Grob


    A Lumbar Disc Disorders
  28. Lumbar Disc Disorders
    Mats Grönblad
  29. Facet Joint Denervation: A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Low Back Pain in Selected Patients
    David J. Hall