Editors: Christopher M Bono, MD, FAAOS and Andrew J Schoenfeld, MD, FAAOS

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: General Knowledge

  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Physical Examination of the Spine
  • Imaging of the Spine
  • Nonsurgical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Perioperative Issues

Section 2: Degenerative Cervical Spine Disorders

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Axial Neck Pain

Section 3: Degenerative Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders

  • Disk Herniations/Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
  • Lumbar Spine Stenosis
  • Adult IIthmic Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Axial Back Pain
  • Sacroiliac-Mediated Pain
  • Thoracic Disk Herniations and Stenosis

Section 4: Spinal Deformity

  • Adult Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity: Sagittal Imbalance
  • Adult Spinal Deformity Disease
  • Adult Cervical Deformity

Section 5: Spinal Tumors

  • Primary Bone Tumors of the Spine
  • Metastatic Bone Disease to the Spine

Section 6: Spinal Trauma

  • Spine Evaluation of the Trauma Patient
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cervical Fractures Spine Trauma
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures and Dislocations
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures 

Section 7: Infection and Inflammatory Disorders

  • Spine Infections
  • Postoperative Spine Infections
  • Inflammatory Spinal Arthritides 

Section 8: Basic Science

  • Bone Healing , Bone Graft Materials, and Bone Graft Substitutes, Including Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
  • Intervertebral Disc (overlap)