How do leading spine surgeons perform advanced surgical techniques? Area of Focus: Spine. This book helps you learn from leading spine surgeons as they detail cutting-edge surgical techniques for many complex spine disorders. Developed in collaboration with the North American Spine Society (NASS), this techniques-oriented book provides concise, step-by-step procedural guidance - from surgical approach to wound closure. Each chapter is liberally illustrated with fullcolor intraoperative photographs and includes pearls from master spine surgeons. Chapters are clearly organized for quick reference and include: Indications; Contraindications; Alternative Treatments; Results; Techniques; Setup and Exposure; and, Instruments, Equipment, and Implants Required.