AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves — Spine Section Session - Degeneration of the Spine: From Deformity to Stenosis

Supported by an educational grant from DePuy Synthes .

Tuesday, April 16
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 20A; SDCC

Moderator(s): Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS; Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS; Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Symposium I: Point-Counter Point Debates

2:31 pm - 2:32 pm

Point-Counter Point: Case Presentation: Adult Scoliosis, SVA=6, 30 Degree Cobb. 70 Year Old Patient

Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

2:33 pm - 2:43 pm

Point-Counter Point: Patient Needs the Whole Thing Fixed: T10 to Pelvis

Paul Park, MD, FAANS

2:44 pm - 2:54 pm

Point-Counter Point: Limited Fusion is Better: L1 to L5 Only

David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS

2:55 pm - 2:57 pm

Point-Counter Point: Case Presentation: 75 Year Old Female with Kyphotic Osteoporotic Compression Fracture

Domagoj Coric, MD, FAANS

2:58 pm - 3:08 pm

Point-Counter Point: Instrument and Correct the Kyphosis to Alleviate the Pain

Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS

3:09 pm - 3:19 pm

Point-Counter Point: Vertebroplasty Only, Surgery is a Disaster

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

3:20 pm - 3:22 pm

Point-Counter Point: Case Presentation: Non-healed Type II Odontoid Fracture in 80 Year Old with 3mm Motion and Asymptomatic

Erica F. Bisson, MD, FAANS

3:23 pm - 3:33 pm

Point-Counter Point: Don't Operate: This Patient is Too Old and Will Be Fine with the Collar Off

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

3:34 pm - 3:44 pm

Point-Counter Point: Operate: There Will Always be a Risk of Paralysis with the Unstable C1-2 Segment

Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Question and Answer Session

4:01 pm - 4:30 pm

Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:31 pm - 4:43 pm

MIS TLIF--Is Unilateral Pedicle Screw Fixation Acceptable or Just a Set-up for Failure?

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

4:31 pm - 6:00 pm

Symposium II: Case Presentations and Complication Avoidance

4:44 pm - 4:56 pm

The Degenerative Lumbar Spine with Stenosis: Indications to Add Fusion and Indications to Decompress Only?

Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS

4:57 pm - 5:09 pm

Cervical Stenosis: When to Do Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy and Fusion

Aaron John Clark, MD

5:10 pm - 5:22 pm

Preventing Latrogenic Deformity and Flat Back Syndrome: Strategies to Not Turn a Degenerative Case Into a Deformity Case

Dean Chou, MD, FAANS

5:23 pm - 5:35 pm

Osteoporosis and spinal Surgery: Work-up, Optimization Before Surgery, and Prevention of Complications

Catherine Ann Miller, MD

5:36 pm - 5:48 pm

Complication Management: Pseudoarthrosis and Implant Failure: Management Strategies and Principles to Decrease Pseudoarthrosis Rates

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS

5:49 pm - 6:00 pm

Question and Answer Session