Spinal Cord Medicine, a comprehensive, clinically directed reference guide for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with spinal cord injury and related disorders, is a singular premier resource for professionals in the field. Spinal Cord Medicine, Third Edition draws on the expertise of seasoned editors and experienced chapter authors to produce one authoritative, collaborative volume with the most up-to-date medical, clinical, and rehabilitative knowledge in spinal cord injury management across the spectrum of care.
This jointly configured and newly updated third edition builds on the foundation of both prior spinal cord injury books 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 spinal procedures/surgical considerations, medical management, neurological and musculoskeletal care, rehabilitation, recent research advances, 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 spinal surgery 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 spinal cord medicine, including those experienced in spinal cord injury medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, therapists, and researchers, this third edition goes beyond either of the prior volumes to combine the best of both and create a new unified spinal cord reference that defines the current standard of care for the field.