Monday, April 30
7:00 am - 9:00 am
104 Lumbar Fusion and Non Fusion Intra-Laminar Stabilization: Options, Indications and Considerations
Moderator(s): Joan Frances O'Shea, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Andrew T. Dailey, MD, FAANS; Randy O. Kritzer, MD; Eric M. Massicotte, MD, FAANS, MSc (Canada)
This seminar describes and discusses the issues of patient selection, surgical indication and surgical techniques as they pertain to lumbar fusion vs. non-fusion intra-laminar stabilization. A global approach will be provided.
- Identify the fundamentals of the surgical decision-making process in the lumbar spine.
- Discuss factors involved with patient selection for lumbar spine fusion and non fusion intra-laminar stabilization.
- Distinguish between the surgical strategies for lumbar spine fusion vs. non fusion intra-laminar stabilization, their relative indications, as well as their pros and cons.