Module 6: Spinal Trauma and Fractures
About this module
This Module is sub-divided into trauma of the upper, middle/lower cervical spine, the thoracolumbar spine and the sacrum. Classical spinal trauma is extensively dealt with in terms of injury mechanism, classification concepts, clinical presentation and applied imaging techniques. Indication criteria for non-surgical and surgical treatment modalities are discussed widely together with the expected outcome.
There is a specific section dealing with fragility fractures in the elderly (osteoporosis), their identification, diagnostic work up, risk factors and the augmentation procedures available in the case of persistent pain, progressive deformity or instability.
At the other end of the age curve, the Module does also focus on the specificity of paediatric and growing spine injuries, their diagnostic workup, their natural history and treatment options.
- Understand the epidemiology presentation and basic spine anatomy
- Request approapriate imaging investigation
- Correctly identify and classify the injury
- Suggest an appropriate management strategy
This Module consists of 19 online lectures, a Module Examination and a face to face Module Tutorial
Specific Target Group
- Spine Fellows* - In Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services or independent spine services
- Practising spine surgeons - Independent or in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for a potential recertification
- Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical residents - Who want to expand their general knowledge
- Non-surgical spine specialists - Interested in expanding their spine knowledge
|CME Credits:||57 CME credits available|
|Main Subject:||Trauma of spine|
|Duration:||The Module is available for 4 months from attending the first Lecture|
|Tuition Language:||Online content is in English, Tutorials can be presented in English or the local language|
|Fees:||Fees advised when enrolment opens|
Prerequisites:Enrolment on the Post-graduate Spine Surgery Education Programme
Mode of Examination:
Each Lecture has a final, multiple choice question (MCQ) online Examination.
At the completion of all the Module Lectures, a MCQ Module Examination is taken online, during attendance at a Module Tutorial.