This comprehensive treatise focuses on step-by-step surgical management of the spine as performed by the neurosurgeon. Spine surgery is now a major part of the neurosurgeon's workload. The authors review in detail surgical technique and spinal fusion. The text is written from the neurosurgeon's perspective as it addresses management, complications and follow-up care. Other features of the book includes: over 1000 illustrations which illuminate surgical technique, radiographic findings and relevant pathology; contributions from a team of 96 experts from the world of neurosurgery; and dedicated sections on diagnostic procedures, degenerative disorders, trauma, tumour, infection and cysts, fusion techniques and congenital disorders.