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Spine Deformity Solutions: A Hands-On Course

Friday, May 10

13:00-13:15                 Video Demonstration: Hooks, Screws and Rod Bending

13:15-13:30                 Video Demonstration: Lateral Lumbar Approach

13:30-13:45                 Proceed to lab and change clothes

13:45-15:15                 Lab 1,  Rotation 1 – 6 stations (3 cadavers prone, 3 cadavers lateral)

Group 1                        3 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                        3 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 – 6 stations (3 cadavers prone, 3 cadavers lateral)

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

Saturday, May 11

07:00-07:25                 Breakfast at hotel

07:30-08:00                 Shuttle to CASE

08:00-08:15                 Video Demonstration: Posterior Osteotomies (PSO, PCO)

08:15-08:30                 Video Demonstration: VCR

08:30-08:45                 Proceed to lab and change clothes

08:45-10:30                 Lab 2 – 6 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)

10:30-10:45                  Break (lab staff to turn cadavers to supine position)

10:45-11:00                   Video Demonstration:  Anterior Approaches to the Cervical Spine & Cervicothoracic Junction

11:00-11:15                   Proceed to lab

11:15-12:30                 Lab 3 - 6 stations (all cadavers supine)

                           Anterior Approaches to the Cervical Spine and Cervicothoracic Junction

12:30-12:45                  Lunch  (lab staff to turn cadavers to prone position)

12:45-13:00                  Video Demonstration: Posterior Cervical Reconstruction from Occiput to T2

13:00-13:15                  Video Demonstration: C7 Osteotomy

13:15-13:30                  Final Remarks and Open Q & A Wrap Up Session

13:30-13:45                  Proceed to lab

13:45-15:15                 Lab 4 - 6 stations (all cadavers prone)

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

15:15-15:30                  Change clothes

15:30-16:30                   Adjourn and shuttle back to hotel