Sunday, April 29
7:30 am - 11:30 am
031 Fundamentals in Spinal Stabilization Advanced Practice Providers/Medical Students/Residents
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.
Director(s): Kaushik Das, MD, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): Langston T. Holly, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Victor Chang, MD, FAANS; Andreas K. Demetriades, (United Kingdom); Virany Huynh Hillard, MD, FAANS; Naresh P. Patel, MD, FAANS; Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS ; Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS
This course will describe the biological and biomechanical principles of spinal fusion. Through the use of didactic sessions and hands-on application, it also will describe the indications, operative approaches and surgical techniques used in spinal fusion and instrumentation of the cervical and thoracolumbar spine.
- Describe biologic basis and biomechanics of spine fusion.
- Describe indications of spinal fusion, instrumentation and arthroplasty.
- Describe operative approaches and surgical techniques for spinal fusion and instrumentation.