The Aging Spine by Max AebiThe Aging Spine by Max Aebi

The Aging Spine

EditorMax Aebi, Robert Gunzburg, Marek Szpalski

Paperback | February 23, 2005

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The "Bone and Joint Decade" draws our attention with increased intensity to the problem of the changes related to aging of our musculoskeletal system and the associated socioeconomic implications. In view of the increasing age of the worldwide population the impact seems to be tremendous. The editors of The Aging Spine pick up this interesting topic and engage opinion leaders to contribute their knowledge in this supplement. The various contributions cover most of the important problems, which are included in the vast specter of aging spine: osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, and tumors of the spine.The aging spine will be an everpresent issue in the life of a physician taking care of the different pathologies of the spine. This text will help to better understand the nature of the different changes in the spine of the elderly. It contributes to enabling us to diagnose and to treat this complex problem in an appropriate way.
Title:The Aging SpineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pagesPublished:February 23, 2005Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540244085

ISBN - 13:9783540244080


Table of Contents

The aging of the population: a growing concern for spine care in the twenty-first century.- The aging spine.- Natural history of the aging spine.- Overview of osteoporosis: pathophysiology and determinants of bone strength.- Biomechanics of the aging spine.- Recognizing and reporting osteoporotic vertebral fractures.- Principles of management of osteometabolic disorders affecting the aging spine.- Medical treatment of vertebral osteoporosis.- Bisphosphonates in osteoporosis.- The aging spine: new technologies and therapeutics for the osteoporotic spine.- Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic spine fracture: prevention and treatment.- Interdisciplinary approach to balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.- Economic implication of osteoporotic spine disease: cost to society.- Lumbar spinal stenosis in the elderly: an overview.- The conservative surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in the elderly.- Cervical myelopathy: clinical and neurophysiological evaluation.- Anterior decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.- Posterior approach to the degenerative cervical spine.- Spinal metastasis in the elderly.