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New York/Stuttgart - The adult spine includes 24 vertebrae and hundreds of specialized ligaments. Due to the intricate nature of the spine an operation to remove a tumor or to repair a slipped disc is highly complex. That's one of the reasons why surgeons are always eager to stay abreast of the latest advancements in this area. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, the bestselling book published by Thieme, has just been released in a second edition. This new version concisely covers the major procedures in spine surgery as well as the latest innovations in the field.

Editors Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, and Todd J. Albert, MD, actively recruited world renowned physicians to assist them in their endeavor to update this popular text. More than 80 experts in the field have joined forces to create the most up-to-date guide detailing both commonly and rarely performed spinal procedures.

Additions to the book include new sections on minimally invasive exposure methods, motion sparing techniques, and newer methods of spinal fixation. Each of the 81 chapters succinctly outlines surgical procedures. Nearly 500 illustrations, many of which are new to this edition, adeptly demonstrate key technical information.

Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade also reveals invaluable tips, special considerations, and possible pitfalls as experienced by some of the most seasoned spine surgeons in the world. It is a highly reliable resource that warrants a special place in the personal collection of medical professions working in spine surgery, orthopaedics, and neurosurgery.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via www.thieme-connect.com, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the www.thiemeteachingassistant.com for faculty, and www.winkingskull.com for students. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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