011 Fundamentals in Spinal Stabilization

Supported by an educational grant from Bioventus, LLC

Saturday, April 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 31ABC; SDCC

Fee: $650
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $455
Candidate and Medical Student 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; Saad Abul Khairi, MD, FAANS; Naresh P. Patel, MD, FAANS; Khoi Duc Than, 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.