Spine Classifications and Severity Measures, 1e (Original Publisher PDF)

Spine Classifications and Severity Measures, 1e

by Joseph R. Dettori, Daniel C. Norvell, Jens Chapman

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 540 pages
  • Publisher: AO Publishing, Davos; 1 edition (January 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3131464410
  • ISBN-13: 978-3131464415
  • Amazon Price: $329.99
  • Points to download: 200 Points
  • Format: Original Publisher PDF
  • File Size: 58.8 MB
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Care of spinal conditions has become increasingly complex and confusing.
Classification systems can help in understanding the subject matter at hand, but
have exploded in numbers and complexity. Attempts at extracting classifications
of spinal disorders are cumbersome and require careful study of numerous
reference books without achieving a comprehensive overview in the end. This one
of a kind reference text summarizes over 185 spine classification or severity
easures with standardized art work, provides ratings and critical evaluations of
pertinent strengths and weaknesses in a concise and systematic fashion and
provides help in:

Studying spinal disease conditions
Preparing informed treatment decisions
Communicating individual patient disease severity
Evaluating publications regarding treatment results and
Formulating spinal research projects
Providing a scientific reference tool

The book is divided into two major systems

Disease severity:
General disease severity
Spinal deformity
Degenerative disorders
Heterotopic ossification

Trauma severity:
General trauma scores
Spinal cord injury
Fracture classifications

All identified measures within each category are formally reviewed and displayed in a unique visually friendly manner containing:
A one of a kind compendium of high quality diagrams for
each severity measure or classification system with unrivaled specificity and
The content of each measure and whether it incorporates
the critically important ABCDs of disease severity including: an anatomical
component, a biomechanical component, a clinical component, and the degree of severity component
A summary of the measures validity, reliability, and
predictive ability with corresponding patient populations
An evaluation of each measure using our scoring
criteria focusing on methodological rigor and clinical utility
An overall score for each measure rating the instrument’s strength with respect to methodology and clinical utility

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