This book presents an organized and rational approach to the clinical and radiographic evaluation of a patient with spinal tuberculosis (TB). The 12 chapters tackle various aspects of spinal TB including chapters on epidemiology, pathophysiology, newer diagnostic techniques, conservative treatment, antibiotic therapies, and surgical management. Each chapter analyzes the most recent research in the field, provides the expert’s own standard of care, and explores its prospects for the future. All of these topics have been addressed by renowned spine surgeons with competence in this field, ensuring that the complete spectrum of information is effectively covered.
This book is essential for all spine surgeons and practitioners who want to update their knowledge of current research and perspectives.
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, MBBS, MMedSc, MS, PDipMDPath, MD, MEd, FHKAM(orth), FRCSEd(orth), FHKCOS, joined the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at HKU in November 2012 and was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor with early tenure in 2018. He is serving as the Department Chairperson since December 2021. He is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. His major research areas include basic and clinical research of pediatric and adult spinal deformities, degenerative lumbar conditions and spinal stenosis, skeletal growth, and artificial intelligence and modeling. He has served as the AOSpine Regional Research Chairman and is currently the Senior Editor of Spine Deformity, Frontiers in Pediatrics, and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Daisuke Sakai, MD, PhD, is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine in Kanagawa, Japan. His clinical interest is in the pathology of degenerative spine disease and management of spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, adult spinal deformity, and functional rehabilitation. He also serves as the head of the intervertebral disk research unit, which studies the biology and homeostasis of intervertebral disk cells and potential of stem cell therapy for degenerative spine disease. He is the winner of 2014 Research Achievement Award of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association and 2018 Berton Rahn Research Award from the AO Foundation.
Ajoy Prasad Shetty T., MBBS, MS(orth), DNB(orth), is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He is also currently the AO Spine India Chairperson and the Educational Committee Interim Chairman of the Asian Pacific Spine Society. His major research areas include pediatric and adult spinal deformities and degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Orthopedics and the Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorder