"The Spine" - a volume in the new "Arthritis and Arthroplasty" series - offers expert guidance on everything from patient selection and pre-operative planning to surgical approaches and techniques. Francis H. Shen, MD and Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD present clear, evidence-based coverage detailing which technology and methodology is best for each patient. Access discussions of debates on minimally invasive surgery; whether metal/polyethylene, metal-metal, or ceramic-ceramic is the best/most appropriate bearing surface; cemented vs. uncemented fixation of the components; and, more. View expertly narrated video demonstrations of surgical techniques. In addition to providing practical, pragmatic advice in a concise, readable format, this Expert Consult title offers the full text of the book, as well as links to PubMed and periodic content updates online.