Ideal for neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons, <i>Surgery of the Pediatric Spine</i> is a comprehensive multidisciplinary reference for the surgical management of the most frequently encountered spine problems in the pediatric patient. An overview of developmental and clinical aspects provides essential information on biomechanics, neuroimaging, preoperative evaluation, anesthesia, and neurophysiological monitoring. The book goes on to present the surgical anatomy and various approaches to the spine and spinal cord. Chapters are grouped into easy-to-reference sections that are organized by type of problem, including congenital anomalies and developmental disorders; neoplasms; vascular malformations; inflammatory and infectious diseases; neuromuscular disease; trauma; and deformities. The book also presents special techniques for the treatment of spinal deformity, such as osteotomy, vertebrectomy, VEPTR expansion thoracoplasty, and fusionless techniques. A chapter devoted to the rehabilitation of children with spinal cord injury covers the principles and key concepts in treatment, as well as the possible secondary complications and challenges that are unique to pediatric patients. <b>Highlights:</b><li>Clinical insights from well-known experts in the fields of neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, and orthopedics</li><li>Detailed information for each stage of management guides the reader through clinical presentation, diagnostic studies, indications, operative techniques, nonsurgical treatments, possible complications, and outcomes</li><li>More than 1,000 illustrations and images demonstrate key concepts</li><li>Numerous cases in selected chapters illustrate management principles and treatment outcomes</li>An invaluable resource for multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, this comprehensive text provides readers with a solid foundation in the specific issues associated with treating the pediatric patient with spine disease and disorders.
Written by leading trauma surgeons, <i>Solutions for Complex Upper Extremity Trauma</i> is a state-of-the-art reference for current best practices for managing acute and chronic trauma and reconstructive problems post-trauma in the upper extremity. Chapters are arranged according to the anatomic location of the problem, progressing from the shoulder girdle down to the forearm. Each chapter presents authoritative coverage of anatomy, etiology, nonoperative treatments, surgical techniques, rehabilitation, and outcomes. Ideal as both a textbook and a review prior to surgery, this book provides all the essential information for successful patient care. <b>Highlights:</b><li>Clinical insights from internationally recognized authorities in the field</li><li>Comprehensive coverage of both acute and chronic situations</li><li>Recommendations for handling special situations, including history of prior surgeries and bone loss, and other comorbidities, such as osteopenia and rheumatoid arthritis</li><li>Guidelines for managing complications, such as infection, instability, stiffness, and neurologic symptoms</li><li>More than 250 high-quality photographs and drawings that demonstrate technical concepts and key points</li>This unique book, complete with expert insights and focused, in-depth coverage of trauma to the upper extremity, is ideal for orthopedic and trauma surgeons at all levels of experience, residents, and fellows.
Rotator Cuff Deficiency of the Shoulder is the essential guide to recognizing rotator cuff defects and selecting the operative and nonoperative treatments that will achieve the best functional outcomes for patients. Leading experts in the field present the current knowledge of biomechanics, etiology, prevalence, natural history, and the classification of rotator cuff tears, indications, contraindications, and treatment options for them. Highlights: Clinical insights from an international team of authorities on rotator cuff deficiency Complete coverage of disease manifestations within the spectrum of the rotator cuff deficiencyDescriptions of the examination, imaging, and surgical techniques, with valuable explanations of the scientific rationale behind the various approaches and therapeutic guidelinesDiscussions of the newest innovations including tissue scaffolding, arthroscopic approaches, conventional shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplastyRecommendations for managing special situations and circumstances, such as revision surgery and patients with bone loss, and guidance for handling complications when they occurMore than 300 radiographs and illustrations that demonstrate key conceptsThis book is a single-volume reference containing the fundamental principles and techniques for all specialists involved in shoulder therapy and reconstruction, including orthopaedists, sports medicine and trauma specialists, and residents in those specialties.
Written by renowned specialists, the second edition of <i>Tethered Cord Syndrome in Children and Adults</i> is a comprehensive text on the essentials of clinical management for this complex disorder. The book opens with chapters on embryology and pathophysiology to provide clinicians with a solid understanding of the basic science of tethered cord syndrome (TCS). Incorporating the latest standards in neurologic examinations and imaging procedures, the book then discusses the functional diagnosis of TCS. Throughout the book, the authors provide insightful discussion of how to distinguish this disorder from others with similar symptoms and imaging findings. The final chapter summarizes current medical and surgical treatments of TCS, describing methods for preventing progressive and permanent deficits.<b>Highlights:</b><li>Delineates the three categories of cord tethering to aid effective management</li><li>Discusses such important topics as in-utero surgical myelomeningocele repair and TCS-related aspects of clinical urology</li><li>Provides expanded coverage of the treatment of adults with severe back and leg pain</li><li>Covers management of late teenage patients whose care between childhood and adulthood is frequently interrupted</li><li>Features more than 200 high-quality clinical photographs, radiographic images, and diagrams to illustrate key concepts</li>The only reference dedicated to optimizing the management of TCS, this book is an invaluable resource for residents and clinicians in neurosurgery and neurology as well as other specialists caring for patients of all ages with TCS.<i>(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)</i>
As Queen Elizabeth II’s record-breaking reign draws to a close, experts on the Crown explore the future of the monarchy in Canada. Queen Elizabeth II is approaching a record-breaking seven decades as sovereign of the United Kingdom, Canada, and fourteen other Commonwealth realms. In anticipation of the next reign, the essays in this book examine how the monarchy may evolve in Canada. Topics include the historic relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown; the offices of the governor general and lieutenant governors; the succession to the throne; the likely shape of the reign of King Charles III; and the Crown’s role in the federal and provincial governments, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and civil society. How will the institution of constitutional monarchy adapt to changing circumstances? The contributors to this volume offer informed and challenging opinions on the place of the Crown in Canada’s political and social culture. With contributors National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Brian Lee Crowley, Hon, Judith Guichon, Andrew Heard, Rick W. Hill, David Johnson, Senator Serge Joyal, Warren J. Newman, Dale Smith, and Nathan Tidridge.
Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason. Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration. Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. The way forward is by going through the grief, not around it. Allison McDonald Ace, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, and Caroline Starr are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a website dedicated to sharing stories of pregnancy loss and infertility. To read or share your story, visit the16percent.ca.
Iconic photos from the First World War, newly colourized. See seminal images of Canada’s First World War experience in a new light – offered in full colour for the first time – with contributions from Margaret Atwood, Tim, Cook, Charlotte Gray, Paul Gross, Peter Mansbridge, and many others. Canadians today see the First World War largely through black and white photography. Colourizing these images brings a new focus to our understanding and appreciation of the role Canada played during the First World War. It makes the soldier in the muddy trench, the nurse in the field hospital, and those who waited for them at home come to life. Immediately, their expressions, mannerisms, and feelings are familiar. They become real. They Fought in Colour is a new look at Canada’s experience during the Great War. A more accessible look. A more contemporary look.
An integral part of Canada’s political culture, the constitutional monarchy has evolved over the 150 years since Confederation to become a uniquely Canadian institution. Canada inherited the constitutional monarchy from Britain even before Confederation in 1867. In the 150 years since then, the Crown has shaped, and been shaped by, Canada’s achievement of independence, its robust federalism, the unique identity of Quebec, and its relationship with Indigenous peoples. What has this “Canadian Crown” contributed to the Canada of the twenty-first century? How is this historic yet resilient institution perceived today? The essays in this book respond to these questions from a variety of perspectives, encompassing the arts, the role of the vice-regal representatives, the Indigenous peoples, and the contemporary position of the monarch. In discussing whether there is a distinctly Canadian monarchy, the authors look beyond Canada’s borders, too, and explore how Canada’s development has influenced other Commonwealth realms.
Unearthed recordings reveal the early days of the literary powerhouses who gave birth to CanLit in the 1960s. From 1969 to 1970, radio interviewer Earle Toppings recorded sixteen Canadian writers and poets who went on to become pillars of Canadian literature. These emerging icons of Canadian literature, including Margaret Laurence, Sinclair Ross, and Al Purdy, captured in Toppings’s interviews and readings, give intimate and compelling views of their developing prose and poetry, in their own words. The Earle Toppings tapes provide a distinctive and special glimpse into the workshops of emerging CanLit authors, revealing their thoughts about writing, about their successes and failures, about their place in Canada and in Canadian literature. This written version of Toppings’s recordings presents exact transcripts of the spoken interviews, complemented by brief biographies and bibliographies. The interviews were carefully compiled by the inaugural group of four Northrop Frye Research Centre Undergraduate Fellows at Victoria College. This rare portrait would not have been complete without an interview with Mr. Toppings himself, sharing his personal recollections of the authors he recorded and his own insight into their works.
As one of the original and most recognizable names in today's Internet-based social activism, the Crunk Feminist Collective has a sizable online following. The CFC online blog has an annual readership of nearly 1 million, 29.2K followers on Twitter, 36.6K likes on Facebook, and 3,000+ subscribers to their newsletter. As for individual contributors, Brittney Cooper's Twitter has 31.7K followers and Susana Morris's Twitter has 900+ followers, and all three are frequent writers and commentators on various platforms. This collection will be the first time that any CFC material will be published off-line, and approximately 25% of the book will be completely new. Due to growing mainstream awareness of feminism and identity politics, topics such as cultural appropriation, racial representation in the media, and respectability politics are being discussed by a wider array of people than ever before. Straddling traditional academia (all contributors hold university positions, publish academically regularly, and use an academic framework for their analysis) and popular blogging (the tone is accessible, the topics deal with everyday realities and mainstream media), the Crunk Feminist Collection holds great general trade interest as well as course adoption potential.