When the original edition of this work was published in 1983 under the sponsorship of the Cervical Spine Research Society, the chairman of the editorial subcommittee was Robert W. Bailey. This second edition is dedicated to his memory.
The success of the first edition can be attributed to the quality and depth of the material presented and the need for a second edition is evident from the amount of new material incorporated in it. The size of the work has increased from 544 pages to 881 pages. There are excellent new sections on three-dimensional computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine and spinal cord, by Christopher G. Ullrich of Johns Hopkins. The French surgeons, Raymond Roy-Camille, Gerard Saillant, and Christian Mazel have contributed an important new section on the internal fixation of unstable fractures and dislocations. There is a new section on athletic injuries of the cervical
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