Lumbar Laminectomy (cont.)
Authors and Editors
Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor
Previous contributing authors and editors:
Author: Bryan Sleigh, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia; Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
Ibrahim El Nihum, MD, Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurological Surgery, Texas A&M University College of Medicine.
Editors: Joseph A Salomone III, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.
REFERENCE:Last Editorial Review: 3/14/2013
Klippel, J.H., et al. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2008.
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