Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal by Volker Sonntag

By Volker Sonntag

On a gorgeous spring morning in 1989, neurosurgeon and backbone specialist Volker Sonntag used to be simply completing rounds at Saint Joseph’s clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. At that very same second 16 miles away, a hard-charging boy named TJ veered his motorbike into the trail of a dashing pickup truck. The impression all yet killed the boy, leaving him with a shattered leg, critical inner accidents, a tremendous blood clot close to the mind stem, and—but for the delicate spinal cord—a whole separation of the cranium from the spine.

This is the riveting tale of ways Dr. Sonntag's pioneering innovation that day introduced him into the leading edge of the rising box of spinal neurosurgery. healthcare professional to a Who’s Who of royalty, celebrities and politicians, his clear-eyed bills of disasters and successes, adversarial turf wars, media accusations of quackery, political demanding situations, and state of the art technical advances divulge to the reader simply what it takes to be a game-changer in a single of the world's so much harrowing professions.

Revered by way of sufferers, citizens, and fellows for his hugely own method of educating and mentorship, and for his instance of lifestyles stability, during this ebook Dr. Sonntag additionally stocks tales of his adolescence as a German immigrant in chilly battle the US that lend perception into how, with humility, sacrifice, honesty, compassion, industry—and humor—an person can conquer adversity and attain the yankee Dream.

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