With the advent of technology, a lot of progress has been witnessed in the field of medicine. Though Spinal Surgery is still in its nascent stage, it has come a long way from its predecessors such as General Surgery. Human Spine and Pedicle Screws is an in-depth guide and informative book written by the famed Neuro Spinal Surgeon, Prof. P.S. Ramani. He is a renowned spinal surgeon in India who has played an instrumental role in the development of Spinal Surgery since the past 45 years. In this book, the writer has grasped the intricacies and technical aspects of Pedicle Screw Insertion in Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical, and CVJ.
Spondylolisthesis is one of the commonly occurring ailments affecting children and adults at large. The reasons range from birth defects, abnormal wear of the cartilage and bones in addition to stress caused due to certain sports activities like weightlifting, gymnastics that stress the lower backbone. The pedicle screw is an effective method used for correcting this deformity by fusing the rods and plates of the spine.
This book lays special emphasis on using the pedicle screws at various levels in the spine to help readers understand the minute technicalities of carrying out such surgical procedures. It touches each and every aspect of the topic beginning with its brief understanding thereby moving on to its applicability in the lumbar, thoracic, cervical and CVJ region. There are many useful tips provided herein through pictorial representation that enable a better understanding of the concepts. Certainly, this book can be called as a one-stop teaching guide by Prof. P.S. Ramani for aspiring spinal surgeons who will be attending many such surgical procedures during the course of their career.