Description

This 2 1/2 day course will aim to support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine. This course is aimed ST4 – ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3).Target AudienceST4 – ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3)Learning StyleIntroduction of anatomy and approaches by lectures, followed by Cadaver dissection and demonstration in the Skills labAims & ObjectivesTo support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spineLearning OutcomesFollowing the course the participant should be able to: • Describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine; • Demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in cervical thoracic and lumbar regions; •Describe steps to avoid potential pitfalls, particularly vascular and neurological injury while approaching spine