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Spinal Cord Medicine

Spinal Cord Medicine

ISBN: 9780826137746
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In this comprehensive, clinically directed, reference for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with spinal cord injury and related disorders, editors of the two leading texts on spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine have joined together to develop the premier reference for professionals in the field. Spinal Cord Medicine, Third Edition combines the unique approaches of previous editions and draws on the expertise of both seasoned editors, along with experienced chapter authors, to bring together in one volume the most up-to-date medical, clinical, and rehabilitative knowledge in spinal cord injury management across the spectrum of care. This jointly configured third edition builds on the foundation of the prior texts to reflect the breadth and depth of the specialty. Containing 60 state-of-the-art chapters, the book is divided into sections covering introduction and assessment, acute injury management and surgical considerations, medical management, neurological and musculoskeletal care, rehabilitation, recent research advances, and system-based practice and special topics. New and expanded content focuses on the significant changes in the epidemiology of traumatic injury, the classification of SCI, and the latest medical treatments of multiple medical complications. In addition, chapters discuss new surgical considerations in acute and chronic SCI and the many advances in technology that impact rehabilitation and patients' overall quality of life. With chapters authored by respected leaders in the field of spinal cord medicine, including those experienced in spinal cord injury medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, therapists, and researchers involved in spinal cord injury, this third edition goes beyond either of the prior volumes to combine the best of both and create a new unified reference that defines the current standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Key Features: Covers all aspects of spinal cord injury and disease with updates on epidemiology of spinal cord injury, the classification of spinal cord injury, newer methods of surgical intervention post-injury, updates to medications, advances in rehabilitation, and changes in technology Brings together two leading references to create a singular evidence-based resource that defines the current standard of care for spinal cord medicine Presents the most current medical, clinical, and rehabilitation intelligence Chapters are written by experts from across the spectrum of specialists involved in the care of persons with spinal cord injury Includes access to the downloadable ebook


By: Steven Kirshblum,Vernon W. Lin

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Pages: 1000

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