Written by the world’s best known spine surgeons, this volume of our Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials Series presents all the information residents need during spine surgery rotations. It can easily be read cover to cover during a rotation or used for quick reference before a patient workup or operation. The user-friendly, visually stimulating format features ample illustrations, algorithms, bulleted lists, charts, and tables. Coverage begins with diagnostics and proceeds to specific disorders—trauma, infections, tumors, degenerative disorders, deformity, inflammatory disorders, sports injuries, and osteoporosis. Subsequent chapters cover nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures. Concluding chapters cover pain, bone grafting, biomechanics, and outcomes assessment.