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New York/Stuttgart – Few would argue that spinal medicine has emerged as a mature and semi-independent specialty. Back pain runs second, after only the common cold, as the top reason for visiting a health care provider in the United States.  Given that spinal problems are often complex and require a detailed workup, physicians need a reference that provides comprehensive guidance on the decision-making process for treating patients with spinal conditions.

Updated and expanded to reflect current management strategies and new technologies, “Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition” will enable residents, fellows, spine surgeons, and associated clinicians in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to quickly access the information they need to make the right decisions in treating typical spinal conditions. It covers the spectrum of diagnoses seen in a typical spinal practice, from trauma injuries to metabolic and degenerative diseases to spinal deformities.

“We believe that this text will make a substantial impact on a reader’s understanding of spinal conditions in a concise and efficient manner and we dedicate this effort to those who strive to provide the highest quality care to patients with spinal conditions." – From the Preface

Anderson, Vaccaro
Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition
656 pp, 314 illustrations
ISBN: 9781604064179
eBook – available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781604064636

About the Authors

D. Greg Anderson, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, and Clinical Director of the Spine Section of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, is Everrett J. and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Neurosurgery, Co-Director, Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center, Co-Chief, Spine Surgery, and Co-Director, Spine Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, The Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a 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. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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