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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal FracturesMinimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal Fractures


See a minimally invasive stabilization of a multi-level burst spine fracture from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Orthopaedic surgeons Kornelis A. Poelstra, MD, PhD, and Steven C. Ludwig, MD, from the University of Maryland Spine Center will co-host this interactive, continuing medical education activity.

Due to suboptimal training and the fast pace of product development, there is a performance gap between the conventional ´┐Żopen' approach to spine surgery and minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches. There is clear evidence coming from all fields of minimally invasive surgery that patient morbidity is less, healing times are shorter, hospital stays are reduced, complications rates are lower, and financial costs are diminished when MIS techiques are utilized. This activity will help train surgeons to apply MIS techniques to long spinal constructs.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

1. Describe minimally invasive surgery (MIS) applications for spine surgery

2. Explain how long-construct spinal fixation can be accomplished using minimally invasive surgical techniques

3. Incorporate minimally invasive surgical techniques into trauma and long-construct degenerative spine problems.

This webcast is made possible by an educational grant from DePuy Spine, Incorporated

DePuy Spine, Inc.

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