Hands-On Surgical Techniques Course
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the 2020 Hands-On Surgical Techniques Course has been cancelled. Dates for the 2021 course are July 15-17, 2021.
July 15 – 17, 2021
Indiana Spine Group, Medical Academic Center
This course is intended for spine fellows who are interested in learning from experienced, world renowned, Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) members, practicing spine surgeons who would like to sharpen their current surgical skills and senior level residents or Fellows who are interested in strengthening their knowledge and skill base prior to embarking on a career in spinal surgery.
The course will cover the latest advances and techniques of the cervical spine including:
- Understanding the intricate anatomy of the uncinate process, nerve roots, the vertebral artery, foramen and identify their relationship to each other
- Discuss surgical indications and complication management for cervical spine procedures
- Review and perform the following cervical spine procedures on cadaveric tissue:
- Anterior and posterior surgical approaches including: laminotomy, foraminotomy, laminoplasty, laminectomy, and facetectomy
- Fusion techniques including: occipital-cervical constructs, C1-2 fixation, subaxial screw and rod constructs
- Anterior decompression techniques including: disectomy, foraminotomy, corpectomy
- Anterior fusion techniques including: interbody and corpectomy grafting, as well as subaxial plate, odontoid fixation and cages
- Transoral approach to dens resection