Based on over a decade of research and observation conducted by the members of the Harms Study Group and other spinal deformity experts from around the world, this must-have clinical reference provides focused coverage of the most current evaluation and treatment guidelines for idiopathic scoliosis. It draws on case studies to guide readers through specific surgical and nonoperative approaches to the multiple types of adolescent idiopathic spinal deformity, including practical information on the rationale for each approach, techniques, and results.
In-depth information culled from vast clinical data of the world-renowned experts in the Harms Study Group
Curve assessment and treatment recommendations listed by curve type and pattern
Comprehensive discussion of pathogenesis and epidemiology, osteobiologics for spinal fusion, anesthesia for scoliosis surgery, surgical complications, and more
Chapters on key treatment decisions, such as the selection of fusion levels, that teach readers how to critically address clinical questions
646 high-quality illustrations, including numerous full-color clinical photographs, detailed line drawings, and complementary high-resolution radiographs
This state-of-the-art text is ideal for orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and spine fellows, and is an invaluable companion for any practitioner involved in the surgical and nonsurgical care of patients with spinal deformity.
Chapter 1: The History of Scoliosis Treatment; Chapter 2: Basic Principles of Scoliosis Treatment; Chapter 3: Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 4: Epidemiology of Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 5: Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of the Scoliotic Patient; Chapter 6: The Importance of the Sagittal Plane: Spino-Pelvic Considerations; Chapter 7: The Case For Bracing; Chapter 8: The Case Against Bracing; Chapter 9: Classification of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis for Surgical Intervention; Chapter 10: Biomechanics of Scoliosis and Scoliosis Reduction; Chapter 11: Anesthesia for Scoliosis Surgery; Chapter 12: Selective versus Non-Selective Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 13: Selection of Fusion Levels; Chapter 14: Posterior Correction Techniques in Late Onset Scoliosis; Chapter 15: The Use of Traction in the Treatment of Large Scoliotic Curves in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 16: The Treatment of Rigid Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Releases, Osteotomies, and Apical Vertebral Column Resection; Chapter 17: Surgical Treatment of the Right Thoracic Curve Pattern; Chapter 18: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Double Thoracic Curve Pattern in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 19: The Surgical Treatment Of Lumbar and Thoraco-Lumbar Curve Patterns (Lenke 5): Anterior versus Posterior Approach; Chapter 20: The Surgical Treatment of Double and Triple Curves (Lenke Types 3, 4, and 6); Chapter 21: Outcomes of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment; Chapter 22: Complications in Spinal Deformity Surgery; Chapter 23: Spino-Pelvic Fixation in Idiopathic Scoliosis; Chapter 24: Untreated Late- Onset Idiopathic Scoliosis and Revision Surgery in Adults; Chapter 25: Osteobiologics for Spinal Fusion; Chapter 26: Electrophysiological Monitoring; Chapter 27: Correction Without Fusion; Chapter 28: The Impact of Genetics Research on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis