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Spinal Cord Medicine

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  • Steven Kirshblum MD
  • Vernon W. Lin MD, PhD
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In this comprehensive, clinically directed, reference for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with spinal cord injury and related disorders, editors of the two leading texts on spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine have joined together to develop 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 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 third edition builds on the foundation of both prior texts 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 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 surgical 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 reference that defines the current standard of care for the field.

Key Features:

  • Covers all aspects of spinal cord injury and disease with updates on epidemiology of spinal cord injury, the classification of spinal cord injury, newer methods of surgical intervention post-injury, updates to medications, advances in rehabilitation, and changes in technology
  • Brings together two leading references to create a singular evidence-based resource that defines the current standard of care for spinal cord medicine
  • Presents the most current medical, clinical, and rehabilitation intelligence
  • Chapters written by experts across the spectrum of specialists involved in the care of persons with spinal cord injury
  • Includes access to the downloadable ebook

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 28, 2018
  • Page Count 1068
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826137746
  • EISBN 9780826137753

Table of Contents 





1. History of Spinal Cord Medicine

John F. Ditunno, Jr., William H. Donovan, and Christina V. Oleson

2. Development, Anatomy, and Function of the Spinal Cord

Harry G. Goshgarian

3. Pathology of the Spinal Cord

Ronald C. Kim and Mari Perez-Rosendahl

4. Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury

Yuying Chen and Michael J. DeVivo

5. Neurological Assessment and Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

Steven Kirshblum and Ryan Solinsky

6. Imaging of the Spinal Cord

Roland R. Lee and Blaine L. Hart

7. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Spinal Cord Disorders

Mark A. Lissens, Ryan Solinsky, and Steven Kirshblum

8. Functional Assessment in Spinal Cord Injury

Marcel P. J. M. Dijkers and Jeanne M. Zanca

9. Predicting Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury

Christina V. Oleson and Adam E. Flanders


10. Prehospital Management of Spinal Cord Injury

William D. Whetstone

11. Management of Trauma Patients With Complex Injuries

Adam D. Fox

12. Neuro-Critical Care Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Beverly Hon, Jing Wang, Peter Yonclas, and Steven Kirshblum

13. Factors Affecting Surgical Decision Making in the Management of Spinal Cord Injury

So Kato, Satoshi Nori, and Michael G. Fehlings

14. Surgical Management for Cervical Spinal Injuries

Christine Hammer, Ravichandra A. Madineni, and James S. Harrop

15. Surgical Management for Thoracolumbar Spinal Injuries

Tristan B. Fried, Hamadi A. Murphy, Joseph S. Butler, Daniel Tarazona, Gregory D. Schroeder, and Alexander R. Vaccaro


16. Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders

Sunil Sabharwal

17. Autonomic Dysfunction and Management

Andrei Krassioukov

18. Respiratory and Sleep Disorders in Spinal Cord Dysfunction

Anthony F. DiMarco

19. Infections in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Rabih O. Darouiche

20. Endocrinology and Metabolism of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

William A. Bauman and Mark S. Nash

21. Nutrition in Spinal Cord Injury

Heather Asthagiri, James Wilson, and Frederick S. Frost

22. Urologic Management and Renal Disease in Spinal Cord Injury

Todd A. Linsenmeyer

23. Gastrointestinal Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury

Lauren F. Vernese, David Chen, and Alan Anschel

24. Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Individuals With Spinal Cord Disorders

Stacy Elliott


25. Pain Management in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Thomas N. Bryce

26. Overuse Injuries and Fractures in Spinal Cord Injury

Nathan S. Hogaboom, Leslie R. Morse, and Michael L. Boninger

27. Spasticity Management

Heather W. Walker, Alice Hon, and Marika J. Hess

28. Surgical Restoration of the Hand in Tetraplegia: Tendon and Nerve Transfers

Allan E. Peljovich, Tobias N. von Bergen, Anne M. Bryden, Amy Bohn, and Michael W. Keith

29. Medical Management of Pressure Injuries in Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders

M. Kristi Henzel and Kath Bogie

30. The Surgical Management of Pressure Injuries

Tamara Kemp, Christine Wang, David Mathes, and Kari A. Keys

31. Spine Complications in Patients With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Nehaw Sarmey, Bryan S. Lee, and Edward C. Benzel

32. Dual Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury

Lisa A. Lombard, Christina Kwasnica, and Monifa Brooks

33. Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and Spinal Cord Tethering

William M. Scelza, Scott P. Falci, and Charlotte Starnes Indeck

34. Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathies

Jay M. Meythaler

35. Nontraumatic Myelopathies

Peter H. Gorman, Henry S. York, Florian P. Thomas, and Stephen S. Kamin

36. Tumors of the Spinal Cord and Spinal Canal

Lee S. Hwang and Edward C. Benzel

37. Spondylotic and Myelopathic Myelopathies

Robert F. Heary, Nitin Agarwal, Zoher Ghogawala, and Nduka Amankulor

38. Multiple Sclerosis

Jodie K. Haselkorn, Lynda Hillman, Kathryn Tortorice, and Alicia Sloan

39. Motor Neuron Disease

Nanette C. Joyce and Gregory T. Carter


40. Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

Jayne Donovan, Steven Kirshblum, Michelle Didesch, and Maggie McNiece

41. Activities of Daily Living and Upper Limb Orthotics

Andrew L. Sherman, Kevin L. Dalal, and Jessica Taylor

42. Advanced Mobility and Strategies to Promote Walking Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Edelle C. Field-Fote, Lauren Nieves, and Clare Hartigan

43. Spinal Orthoses

Amanda L. Harrington and Christine Cleveland

44. Wheelchairs and Seating for People With Spinal Cord Injury

Rory A. Cooper, Rosemarie Cooper, Michael L. Boninger, Emily Teodorski, Tricia Thorman, Tamra Pelleschi, Andrea Sundaram, Brandon Daveler, Deepan C. Kamaraj, and Richard Schein

45. Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

John O’Neill and Lisa Ottomanelli

46. Sports and Recreation

Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Venessa Lee, Carolyn Campbell, Jennifer Piatt, Sue Sandwick, and Tanja Kari

47. Driver Training After Spinal Cord Injury

Melissa Patopea and Juan L. Asanza

48. Functional Electric Stimulation for Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

Steven W. Brose, Kevin L. Kilgore, Ronald Triolo, Anthony F. DiMarco, Dennis J. Bourbeau, and Greg Nemunaitis

49. Therapeutic Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury

Mark S. Nash and James L. J. Bilzon

50. Home Modifications and Architectural Changes for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

John J. Lee

51. Psychosocial Factors in Spinal Cord Injury

Julia M. P. Poritz and Ann Marie Warren


52. Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Research: Preclinical Spinal Cord Injury, Plasticity, and Repair

Hyun Joon Lee and Keith E. Tansey

53. Clinical Trials for Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury

S. Shelby Burks, John Paul G. Kolcun, and Michael Y. Wang

54. Basic Concepts Underlying Activity-Dependent Mechanisms in the Rehabilitation of Sensory-Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury

V. Reggie Edgerton, Yury Gerasimenko, Parag Gad, and Dimitry Sayenko

55. Functional Magnetic Stimulation

Vernon W. Lin, Xiaoming Zhang, and Dobrivoje S. Stokic


56. Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Lawrence Cabell Vogel, Randal R. Betz, Mary Jane Mulcahey, and Kathy Zebracki

57. Women’s Health Challenges After Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

Amie (Jackson) McLain and Marcalee Sipski Alexander

58. Spinal Cord Injury and Aging

Susan B. Charlifue

59. Primary Care for Persons With Spinal Cord Disorders

Michael Stillman, Daniel Graves, and Steve Williams

60. International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury Care

Fin Biering-Sørensen and Steven Kirshblum