Module 9: Complications and Revisions
This Module unifies complications from approaches to the spine on the one hand, and from the different pathologies on the other - disc herniation, decompression surgery, deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery in osteoporosis.
Examination: Once you have completed all Lecture Assessments successfully, contact support to arrange your 1-hour online examination.
Tutorial: Once you have completed your Module Examination, you will be eligible for the Module Tutorial - contact support to book onto the next one available.
About this module
This Module is a unique teaching tool of 23 lectures from experienced surgeons. It unifies complications from approaches to the spine on the one hand, and from the different pathologies on the other - disc herniation, decompression surgery, deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery in osteoporosis.
Furthermore, typical complications like dural leak, pseudarthrosis, wound infections, implant complications, as well as neurological deficit, spinal cord damage, and complications arising from positioning the patient are dealt with in depth.
Finally, there is a pair of lectures suggesting the algorithm of imaging in spinal complications.
After taking the Module, candidates should be able to:
- Know the main complications related to different anatomical segments, from cervical spine to sacrum
- Be aware of the most frequent complications specific for different approaches, from anterior to lateral and posterior, classic open or minimally invasive
- Recognise situations of increased risk, for osteoporotic patients, neuromuscular patients, multi-operated patients
- Correctly use imaging and diagnostic tests to identify and manage postoperative complications
- Build a solid, thorough knowledge in order to minimise postoperative complications in daily surgical practice
Module StructureThis Module consists of 21 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:||69 CME credits available|
|Main Subject:||Complications and revisions|
|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|
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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.
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