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Handbook of Spine Surgery
  1. John C Barr

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Edited by Ali A Baaj, Praveen V Mummaneni, Juan S Uribe, Alexander R Vaccaro, Mark S Greenberg. 1st Edition, 2012. Published by Thieme, pp 455 (paperback).

The discipline of spine surgery has evolved to address a vast array of disorders and encompasses a wide variety of treatment approaches. Describing the nuances of this field is a daunting task that is best left for dedicated texts such as Benzel's Spine Surgery. The editors of the Handbook of Spine Surgery seek to distill this information into a practical pocket handbook that is intended as a quick and clinically relevant reference for both trainees and practicing surgeons. This unique addition to the literature on spine surgery effectively achieves its aim.

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