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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.

Physician Fee: $650
Non-member Fee: $455
Neurosurgical Team Member Fee: $65

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.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • 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.