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Spine Deformity Solutions: A Hands-On Course

Friday, May 10

13:00                             Video Demonstration – Hooks, Screws and Rod Bending

13:15                             Video Demonstration – Lateral Lumbar Approach

13:30                             Proceed to lab and change clothes

13:45-15:15                 Lab 1,  Rotation 1 – 10 stations (5 cadavers prone, 5 cadavers lateral)

Group 1                        5 stations, cadavers prone, without C-arm
                                        Thoracic-Lumbar-Ilium
                                        Insertion of Hooks & Pedicle Screws; Sacro-Pelvic Fixation (Left side of the spine only)
Group 2                        5 stations, cadavers lateral decubitus with C-arm
                                        Lateral Lumbar Approach (from left side), S2Ala-Ilium Screws (left side only)
                                        (Each group does two discs in the upper lumbar spine) (L1-2-3)

15:15-15:45                 Break

15:45-17:15                 Lab 1, Rotation 2 – 10 stations (5 cadavers prone, 5 cadavers lateral)

Group 1                        5 stations, cadavers lateral decubitus with C-arm
                                        Lateral Lumbar Approach (from left side), S2Ala-Ilium Screws (left side only)
                                        (Each group does two discs in the upper lumbar spine) (L1-2-3)
Group 2                        5 stations, cadavers prone, without C-arm
                                        Thoracic-Lumbar-Ilium
                                        Insertion of Hooks & Pedicle Screws; Sacro-Pelvic Fixation (Left side of the spine only)

Saturday, May 11

07:00                             Breakfast at hotel

07:30                             Shuttle to CASE

08:00                             Video Demonstration – Posterior Osteotomies (PSO, PCO)

08:15                             Video Demonstration – VCR

08:30                             Proceed to lab and change clothes

08:45-10:30                 Lab 2 – 10 stations (all cadavers prone)

Posterior Column Osteotomies, Ponte multiple levels between L1-L5, Smith-Peterson Osteotomy (SPO), Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO) in the Lumbar Spine (Osteotomy at L3) and Vertebral Column Resection (VCR) of the Thoracic Spine (at T9). (Participants share left/right side).

10:30                             Break (lab staff to turn cadavers to supine position)

10:45                             Video Demonstration -  Anterior Approaches to the Cervical Spine & Cervicothoracic Junction

11:00                             Proceed to lab

11:15-12:30                 Lab 3 - 10 stations (all cadavers supine)

Anterior Approaches to the Cervical Spine and Cervicothoracic Junction

12:30                             Lunch  (lab staff to turn cadavers to prone position)

12:45                             Video Demonstration - Posterior Cervical Reconstruction from Occiput to T2

13:00                             Video Demonstration - C7 Osteotomy

13:15                             Final Remarks and Open Q&A Wrap Up Session

13:30                             Proceed to lab

13:45-15:15                 Lab 4 - 10 stations (all cadavers prone)

Posterior Cervical Reconstruction from Occipital to T2 Deformity & Correction Techniques - C7PSO

15:15                             Change clothes

15:30                             Adjourn and shuttle back to hotel