Tag James S. Harrop

Fundamentals of Spine Surgery

Summary of Key Points The overarching objective of spine surgery is to restore patients’ functional capacity and independence. Key goals in spine surgery include neural decompression, spinal stabilization, arthrodesis, and restoration of alignment. Treatment decision-making should be centered on each…

Upper Cervical Spine MRI

Introduction Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an essential modality in evaluating the ligamentous and soft tissue elements of the upper cervical spine. This region has horizontally oriented facets and no intervertebral discs; ligaments and membranes are thus crucial in stabilization…