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The 4th Surgical Approaches to the Spine

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Overview

This 2 1/2 day course will aim to support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine. This course is aimed ST4 - ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3).

Target Audience

ST4 - ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3)

Learning Style

Introduction of anatomy and approaches by lectures, followed by Cadaver dissection and demonstration in the Skills lab 

Aims & Objectives

To support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine

Learning Outcomes

Following the course the participant should be able to: • Describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine;

• Demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in cervical thoracic and lumbar regions;

•Describe steps to avoid potential pitfalls, particularly vascular and neurological injury while approaching spine 

Participant Feedback

"360 approaches to all levels of the spine" "Excellent and relevant course material" "Excellent teaching" "greatly improved my knowledge on surgical approaches"

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Start date Venue
28 May 2019 Edinburgh RCSEd Book now

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