Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course

Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course - Meeting Program

July 20 – 22, 2023

Resident & Fellow Course

Indiana Spine Group, Medical Academic Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Audience: Senior level orthopedic and neurosurgery residents and fellows.

CSRS will fund 32 senior level, US based, residents and fellows to attend this course. Applications are now closed.


This course is booked

Course Information:

Please visit the 2023 Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course App webpage here!

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Course Program

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:
    • ‚ÄčAnterior 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


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