Welcome and General Help

Welcome to Thieme eSpine, the world's most comprehensive spine surgery resource online. Content is divided into four sections:

To search across all sections of Thieme eSpine at once, enter a term in the search box and click "Go". To search within a single section, navigate to it first by clicking one of the four tabs above.

E-Books Help

The E-Books section contains digital versions of Thieme's spine surgery books. Books are grouped into Topics which are visible both in the left-hand navigation and on the E-Books home page.

To see a list of all E-Books on Thieme eSpine, click "All E-Books" in the "Navigate by Topic" section at the left of the page. To see the books within a particular Topic, click the topic's name or icon.

To search across all E-Books, enter a term in the search box and click "Go".

To search only a specific field, like Author, or to limit results to a particular topic, such as Spine, click the "Advanced Search" link beneath the search box.

From the search results, you can go directly to the first page of the book by clicking the book's title, or you can navigate to a specific section or page in that book by clicking the linked page numbers, each of which shows how many hits (search results) were found on that page. Choose between HTML and page (layout) views. To export images to PowerPoint, click the desired image in the HTML view and hit the "Export" icon in the top right corner.

Once the book is displayed, you can navigate to other search result pages by clicking on the results in the left-hand column of the viewer.

Note that all results are sortable by Author name, Score (relevance), Title and Year.

Procedures Help

The Procedures section contains step-by-step instructions for core spine surgery techniques and approaches.

To see a list of all Procedures on Thieme eSpine, click "All Procedures" in the "Navigate by Topic" section to the left of the page. To see the procedures in a particular Topic, click the topic's name or icon.

To search across all Procedures, enter a term in the text box and click "Go".

To search only a specific field, like Author, click the "Advanced Search" link beneath the search box.

To view a procedure, click on its name in the search results. Each procedure is divided into four sections, visible on the tabs at top:

The Operative Detail and Preparation tab will often include images; clicking on them will display an enlarged version in the image viewer. Any text legend that accompanies the image will display at the top of the viewer, as will controls that allow you to view an image slideshow and to export to PowerPoint.

Images Help

The Images section contains all the images found in Thieme's spine surgery E-Books, plus the images used in the Procedures and Journals.

Use icons next to the image counter to choose between Gallery and List views. Clicking on any image will open the image viewer, showing an enlarged version of the picture. Additionally, any text legend that belongs with the picture will be displayed at the top of the viewer, along with a link to source in which the image and text is found.

To the right of the text, there are several icons that allow you to cycle forward, backward, play a slideshow, or download the image as a PowerPoint file. Images may be downloaded to presentations for educational purposes only provided they contain the appropriate sourceline. Click here to request permission to reprint or re-use an image.

Journals Help

This area allows for the full text search of Thieme's journals in spine surgery and related fields, as well as of the PubMed database.

Thieme's spine surgery journals include:

Search results in Thieme journal content provide links to articles (abstract level) in Thieme's journal database; separate institutional or personal credentials are required to access the full content.

Search results in the PubMed database provide links to the respective PubMed entries.

Enter search terms to perform a concurrent search across Thieme's spine surgery journals and the PubMed database. Use the left hand navigation links to browse Thieme's journals.