The surgical complement to the highly respected journal Spine, the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques is the definitive source for coverage of the full range of clinical and research issues related to disorders of the spine and of the spinal cord. More clinicians and researchers in the field are turning to the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques for the complete and authoritative picture of major developments in the field. Featured are original, peer-reviewed articles on diagnosis, management, and clinically important laboratory investigations. A "Rapid Publication Policy" guarantees that articles of particular timeliness and relevance are published expeditiously. A "Clinical Opinions" section invites eminent physicians and surgeons to write concise opinions on a controversial patient management problem. Cover-to- cover illustrations enhance and complement the text.