Cervical and Spinal Cord Injury Guidelines

Guidelines Covers - 2 x 2 - all 4Revised Guidelines Reflect Immerging Technology and Techniques Used in Management of Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries


Four UAB neurosurgeons, including the two co-chairs, were among the seven-member group responsible for revising the current Guidelines for Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, originally published in 2002. Mark N. Hadley, MD and Beverly C. Walters, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS were co-chairs, along with pediatric neurosurgeon Curtis J. Rozzelle, MD, were members of the group. UAB neurosurgeon Mark R. Harrigan, MD collaborated on a section addressing vertebral artery injury. Designed as a reference for physicians who treat patients with spinal cord injuries, the guidelines were developed under the auspices of, and with the support of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

The full text of Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, revised in 2013, is now freely available online.

The full text of Guidelines for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine is available online from the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique is available to preview and purchase on Amazon.com or Springer.com.