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Spinal Cord Medicine

SKU# 9780826137746


  • Steven Kirshblum MD
  • Vernon W. Lin MD, PhD


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 21, 2018
  • Page Count 1000
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826137746

Table of Contents 

Part One: Introduction

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

Part Two: Acute Spinal Cord Injury Management and Surgical Considerations

10. Pre-Hospital Management of Spinal Cord Injury: William D. Whetstone

11. Management of Trauma Patients with Complex Injuries

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

Part Three: Medical Management

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 DiMarco

19. Infections in Persons withSpinal Cord Injury: Rabih O. Daroiche

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, Frederick Frost

22. Urologic Management and Renal Disease in Spinal Cord Injury: Todd 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 Elliot

Part Four: Neurological and Musculoskeletal Care

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 Morse, Michael L. Boninger

27. Spasticity Management: Heather W. Walker, Alice Hon, 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. Surgical Management of Pressure Injuries: Tamara L. Kemp, Christine S. Wang, David W. 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 Demyleinating Polyneuropathies: Jay M. Meythaler

35. Nontraumatic Myelopathies: Peter H. Gorman, Henry 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. Spondyltic and Myelopathic Myelopathies: Robert F. Heary, Nitin Agarwal, Zoher Ghogawala, and Nduka Amankulor

38. Multiple Sclerosis

39. Motor Neuron Disease: Nanette C. Joyce and Gregory T. Carter

Part Five: Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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 Harrington, 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, 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 Charges for Spinal Cord Injury Patients: John J. Lee

51. Psychosocial Factors in Spinal Cord Injury: Julia M. P. Poritz, Ann Marie Warren

Part Six: Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Research

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, Dobrivoje S. Stokic

Part Seven: System Based Practice in Spinal Cord Medicine and Special Topics

56. Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Lawrence C. Vogel, Kathy Zebracki, Randal R. Betz, MJ Mulcahey

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

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