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Wednesday, May 2

7:00 am - 9:00 am

317 Attaining a Solid Fusion: Evidence Review and Suggestions for Success

AANS Member Fee: $100
Non-member Fee: $100
Member Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Mark E. Oppenlander, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, FAANS; Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS; Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS; Nicholas J. Szerlip, MD, FAANS ; Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD, FAANS

This seminar will focus on cutting-edge strategies for spine stabilization, specifically focusing on bone-graft extenders and substitutes and biological adjuncts for fusion.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the use of biologics and graft extenders for use in spinal fusion.
  • Discuss the current use of BMP for spinal arthrodesis.
  • Discuss current and future use of biologics in treatments for spinal cord injury.
  • Discuss current and future use of biologics for disc disease.