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Howard B. Cotler
MD, FACS, FAAOS
Howard B. Cotler, MD, is board certified and recertified in orthopaedic surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Cotler Offers Insights for Accelerated Recovery
on Great Day Houston

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Accelerated Recovery: How to Recover Your Body After Injury or Surgery

Being injured is a simple fact of life. Whether it’s a sprain, broken bone or disc injury, these usually occur at inconvenient times. However, how you deal with that injury or one that results from surgery can determine how you function for the rest of your life. In Accelerated Recovery: How to Recover Your Body After Injury or Surgery, readers will learn techniques to heal their body faster and with fewer complications. After all, getting you back on your feet is what it’s all about. Learn from Dr. Cotler’s experience as an orthopedic surgeon trained in the treatment of traumatic injuries and spinal surgery. By following the accelerated recovery methods detailed in this book, you will be better equipped to deal with whatever curveball life throws your way.

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The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life

There are an estimated 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States alone. This is the equivalent of the entire population of Chicago and Boston combined and represents a tremendous challenge for both patients and their caregivers. However, there are some preventative measures you can take to avoid the need for a wheelchair and even ways to become ambulatory again if you are already using one. In The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life, readers will learn the main causes of wheelchair dependency, as well as actions that can be taken to decrease the need for them overall. For those already using a wheelchair, this book details exercise regimens that should be considered in order to avoid the disease of inactivity or “astronaut’s disease” and takes a look at alternatives to the wheelchair, including futuristic technology that has the potential to get patients back up on their feet, literally. Learn from Dr. Cotler’s expertise as a spinal surgeon, and see what you can do to limit wheelchair use and start leading a healthier life.

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Spinal Fusion: Science and Technique

Spinal Fusion: Science and Technique is written by top professionals. The father-son team of Drs. Jerome M. Cotler and Howard B. Cotler and their impressive group of contributors, including researchers, educators, and clinicians, have joined together to deliver a concise, comprehensive reference. Sections relating to history, basic science, surgical indications and techniques, complications, postoperative management, as well as a philosophical chapter on the future of spine surgery are presented. With the help of over 250 superb illustrations, Spinal Fusion: Science and Technique contains an authoritative compilation of knowledge relating to surgical management of disorders of the spine.

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Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice

Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice covers the entire range of spinal rehabilitation procedures. Coverage of the ideas and controversies surrounding spinal treatment is provided, as is a complete look at basic science, as well as postoperative care and every aspect of the essential rehabilitation process. “Rehabilitation of the Spine” guides the reader from evaluation of the back to helping the patient return to full activity with thorough coverage of surgical considerations as they relate to rehabilitation. Great detail is given to rehabilitation of virtually every type of spinal problem, including tissue disorders, spinal trauma, spinal infections, tumors and degenerative disorders. Special sections at the conclusion discuss industrial medicine of the spine.

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