The ASSI Monographs are a series of books commissioned by the Association of Spine Surgeons of India with the goal of providing updated information, decision-making algorithms, and surgical techniques on selected spinal problems. Reputed Indian surgeons and internationally renowned experts have shared their experience and the latest knowledge in the field through this series.Osteoporosis and Spine is a comprehensive monograph on osteoporosis and its effects on spine by renowned experts in this field. It will be a valuable addition to the library of surgeons, neurosurgeons, spine fellows, and spine consultants.
Highlights of Osteoporosis and Spine:
Insight into the current trends in the diagnosis and medical management of osteoporosis
Detailed description of surgical techniques used for the management of vertebral compression fractures
Explanation of minimally invasive spine surgery for the management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs)
Case discussions on spinal osteoporosis and its surgical management to help readers draw parallels and learn
Gautam Zaveri, MS, DNB, D (Ortho), is Director of Spine Surgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is also the Head of Department of Orthopaedics, Rajawadi Municipal Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Raghava D. Mulukutla, MS (Ortho), FRCS, MCh (Ortho), is Director and Chief of Spine Surgery at Udai Omni Hospital and Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He is the Past President of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (2017–2019) and Vice President of Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States. He is editorial member and reviewer of various national and international spine journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of OASIS.
Harvinder Singh Chhabra, MS, is the Chief of Spine Service and Medical Director at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, India. He is the President of Association of Spine Surgeons of India and International Spinal Cord Society. Dr Chabbra has over 25 years of clinical and academic experience as an orthopaedic and spine surgeon and has over 95 publications in leading textbooks to his credit.
Bharat Dave, MS, MCh (Liverpool), is the Founder and Director of Stavya Spine Hospital and Research Institute (SSHRI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Dr Dave has over 30 years of experience and is considered a pioneer in spine surgery in Gujarat, India. He has more than 40 academic presentations and publications to his credit and has many ongoing research projects underway. Dr Dave has been instrumental in establishing SSHRI, a tertiary care center for spine disorders and a training institute for aspiring spine surgeons.