307 Lumbar Fusion and Non-fusion Intra-laminar Stabilization: Options, Indications and Considerations

Wednesday, April 29
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 259B; BCEC

Fee: $150
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $150
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Joan Frances O'Shea, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Randy O. Kritzer, MD, FAANS; Eric M. Massicotte, MD, FAANS, MSc (Canada)

This seminar describes and discusses the issues of patient selection, surgical indication and surgical techniques as they pertain to lumbar fusion vs. non-fusion intra-laminar stabilization. A global approach is provided.

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

  • Identify the fundamentals of the surgical decision-making process in the lumbar spine.
  • Discuss factors involved with patient selection for lumbar spine fusion and non-fusion intra-laminar stabilization.
  • Distinguish between the surgical strategies for lumbar spine fusion vs. non-fusion intra-laminar stabilization, their relative indications, as well as their pros and cons.