119 Attaining a Solid Fusion: Evidence Review and Suggestions for Success

Monday, April 15
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Booth 414 Hall D; SDCC

Fee: $105
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $105
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $20

Moderator(s): Mark E. Oppenlander, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, FAANS; Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS; Matthew Thomas Neal, MD, FAANS; Nicholas J. Szerlip, MD, FAANS ; Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD, FAANS

This seminar will focus on cutting-edge strategies for spine stabilization, specifically focusing on bone-graft extenders and substitutes and biological adjuncts for fusion.

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

  • Discuss the use of biologics and graft extenders for use in spinal fusion.
  • Discuss the current use of BMP for spinal arthrodesis.
  • Discuss current and future use of biologics in treatments for spinal cord injury.
  • Discuss current and future use of biologics for disc disease.