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Spine Surgery Vivas for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) 1st Edition

ISBN: 9781032062310
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Up to date and evidence-based answers to a wide range of spinal surgical questions that could be asked in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Viva exam. Using a clear, case-based structure key points emphasise the core information that will improve the performance of every surgical in training.

Sections cover all the key areas of Trauma, Degenerative spinal pathology, Spinal cord injury, Spinal deformity, Primary bone tumours, Metastatic disease, Paediatric spinal surgery, Basic sciences, and other topics.

Suitable for use by trainees at all levels in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, both in the UK and internationally, and those with an interest in spinal surgery.



Section 1: Trauma

1. Traumatic Occipito-Cervical Instability

2. Atlas Fracture

3. Odontoid Peg Fracture

4. Hangman’s Fracture (Bilateral C2 Pars Fracture)

5. Subaxial C – Spinal Fracture

6. Cervical Facet Fracture/Dislocation

7. T12 Burst Fracture

8. L1 Burst Fracture with Kyphosis

9. Chance Fracture

10. Ankylosing Spondylitis Fracture

11. DISH (Forestier Disease) Fractures

12. Sacral Fractures

13. Neurogenic Shock

14. Spinal Shock

15. Transient Quadriplegia and Return to Sport

Section 2: Degenerative Spinal Conditions

16. Cervical Radiculopathy

17. Cervical Myelopathy

18. Thoracic Disc

19. Lumbar Stenosis

20. Lumbar Stenosis with Achondroplasia

21. Synovial Cyst

22. Cauda Equina Syndrome

23. Adult Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

24. OPLL

Section 3: Spinal Cord Injury

25. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

26. Central Cord Syndrome

27. Complete Spinal Cord Injury

Section 4: Spinal Deformity

28. Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

29. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

30. Spinal Osteotomy

31. Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

32. Deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Section 5: Primary Tumours

33. Osteoid Osteoma

34. Schwannoma

35. Cervical Chordoma

Section 6: Metastatic Spinal Tumours

36. Renal Metastasis

37. Myeloma

38. Lung Metastasis

Section 7: Paediatric Spinal Surgery

39. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

40. Neuromuscular Scoliosis

41. Paediatric Spondylolisthesis

42. Congenital Scoliosis

Section 8: Infection

43. Epidural Abscess

44. Spinal Tuberculosis

Section 9: Other Useful Cases

45. Atlantoaxial Subluxation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

46. Klippel Feil/Sprengel’s Deformity

47. Post-Operative Stridor

48. Epidural Haematoma

49. Spinal Cord Monitoring

50. Intervertebral Disc Anatomy

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