The aim of this comprehensive text on the spine was to provide a
single-source reference for residents who are rotating through the
subspecialty of spinal surgery. Multiple authors (fifty-six) collaborated and
contributed to this work. The text is organized with a focus on diagnostic
categories but also includes sections on assessment, surgery, and general
knowledge.The authors have achieved their goal to provide an easily accessible and
user-friendly source for the purpose of educating the orthopaedic resident.
The book serves as a platform for general information on a variety of spinal
disorders, and it also provides references for further information and study.
My favorite chapters include those on imaging, tumors, the biology of spinal
fusion, and outcomes assessment.