This is an invitation-only, advanced hands-on cadaver course for senior-level (PGY4+) neurosurgical residents interested in learning additional techniques for treating deformities of the spine.
Topics to be covered include: indications for performing spinal deformity surgeries; techniques used for correcting spinal deformities and the biomechanics as it relates to the correction of spinal deformities. An emphasis is placed on sacropelvic parameters in surgical decision making.
A recording of the didactic portion this course is available to view online.
Number of Attendees (2019): 32
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the indications for spinal deformity surgery
- Apply techniques for correction of spinal deformity
- Discuss spinal biomechanics as it relates to correction of spinal deformity
- Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
- Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS
2019 Faculty Members
- Dr. Ali A. Baaj
- Dr. Dean Chou
- Dr. Isaac Obiri Karikari
- Dr. Paul Park
- Dr. Amer Samdani
- Dr. Vincent Traynelis
- Dr. Juan Uribe
- Dr. Timothy Witham
Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix
February 28 – March 1, 2020
The NREF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the 2018 Spinal Deformity for Residents course:
- DePuy Synthes
- Zimmer Biomet
Note: Agenda and Faculty Members subject to change.