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Author Krämer, Jürgen, 1939-

Title Intervertebral disk diseases : causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis / Juergen Kraemer ; with contributions by Monika Hasenbring [and others] ; translated by Ethan Taub ; illustrators, Christiane and Michael von Solodkoff
Edition Third edition
Published Stuttgart ; New York : Thieme, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 365 pages) : illustrations
Contents Intervertebral Disk Diseases: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prophylaxis; Copyright; Contributors; Preface; Table of Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 History and Terminology; History; Pre-Christian Times; AD 1-1700; 1700-1900; From 1900 Onward; Terminology; Anatomy and Pathology; Clinical Syndromes; Summary; 3 Epidemiology; Lifetime Prevalence; Point and Annual Prevalence; Localization and Frequency; International Figures; Summary; 4 General Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics; Development of the Intervertebral Disk; Anatomy; Ligaments; Fine Structure and Biochemistry; Biomechanics
Intervertebral Joint Pain (Facet Syndrome, Pseudoradicular Syndrome)Muscle Pain; Combined Types of Pain; Nociception and the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain; Physiology of Nociception in the Spine; Evolution of Chronic Pain; Temporal Course; Secondary Pain; Painful Syndromes; Therapeutic Approaches; Summary; Pharmacological Pain Therapy; Definition; Classification; Nonopioid Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories; Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs); Opioids; Muscle Relaxants; Anticonvulsants; Summary; 9 Cervical Syndrome; Definition and Prevalence
Prediscotic DeformitiesDefinition; Summary; 7 Traumatology; Etiologies and Types of Spinal Injury, and the Role of Pre-existing Degenerative Changes; Sprains of the Motion Segment; Isolated Traumatic Disk Rupture; Vertebral Body Fracture with Injury of the Intervertebral Disk; Summary; 8 Pain: Its Pathogenesis and the Evolutions of Chronic Pain; Local and Radiating Pain; Nerve Supply of the Spine; The Foramino-articular Region; Discogenic Pain; Spinal Deformities without Pain; Pain Arising from the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament; Radicular Pain
The Disk as an Osmotic SystemChanges of Intervertebral Disk Height; Traction and the Intervertebral Disk; Vibration and the Intervertebral Disk; Mechanical Functions of the Intervertebral Disks; The Disk and the Intervertebral Joints; Therapeutic Approaches; Summary; 5 Nondegenerative Disk Diseases; Developmental Disturbances; Notochord Remnants; Developmental Disturbances of the Vertebral Bodies and Intervertebral Disks in Childhood; Congenital Anomalies; Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders; Bacterial Infection of the Intervertebral Disk; Rheumatic Inflammation of the Intervertebral Disk
TumorsInvolvement of the Intervertebral Disks in Systemic Illness; Possible Reactions; Achondroplasia; Ochronosis (Alkaptonuria); Loss of Bone Density in the Vertebral Bodies; Disk Calcification and Ossification; Summary; 6 Discosis; Definition; Classification; Etiology; Pathogenesis; Biochemical Changes of Aging; Biomechanical Basis of Disk Tissue Displacement; Effects on the Osmotic System; Instability of the Motion Segment; Definition; Pathogenesis of Instability; Clinical Significance; Surgical Indications; Prognosis and Course of Discogenic Degenerative Instability
Summary The new edition of this book provides the current information on the diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches that will help clinicians optimize care for .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Intervertebral disk -- Diseases.
Intervertebral disk -- Surgery.
Intervertebral Disc.
Intervertebral Disc Displacement.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Spinal Diseases.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282865226
3131495618 (electronic bk.)
9783131495617 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Bandscheibenbedingte Erkrankungen. English