Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents 2021
AO Spine North America Principles courses address the additional training needs and practice gaps of orthopedic and neurological spine residents. Expert teaching faculty from both surgical fields will instruct participants in the AO Principles of fracture management as applied to spine injuries and some basic spinal disorders.
All participants are encouraged to bring HIPAA-compliant cases for discussion to maximize their experience at the course.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to Perform a complete neurological assessment and identify potentially unstable spinal injuries Order appropriate imaging Classify the injury according to fracture morphology, instability, and neurological status Describe the best operative and non-operative treatment option for each patient based upon the available evidence Reduce / Decompress / Stabilize appropriately Demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles of bone and soft tissue healing Identify anatomic and biomechanical issues in a spinal fixation Collaborate in the rehabilitation plan for the patient Identify and manage post-injury and post-operative complications Apply psychomotor skills developed during practical exercises into surgical practice
Enrollment is limited to orthopedic and neurological surgery residents.
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