Module 5: Deformity and Malformation in Children and Adolescents
About this module
This Module deals with the paediatric and adolescent deformities of the spine, their etiology, pathomorphology, imaging and clinical presentation, and classification. For better understanding, there is a focus on the growing spine at the beginning. Included is a presentation on spinal cord anomalies which play an important role in the context of congenital scoliosis.
Following on from the biomechanics of a deformed spine, there is a focus on treatment modalities, spanning cast treatment, brace treatment and the surgical treatment of the different pathologies. The different techniques and concepts of surgical treatment of paediatric and adolescent scoliosis, including modern navigation technology, are all described and discussed in the context of their appropriate indications. The practical preoperative preparation of the patient in the operating room is appropriately considered.
1. Understand ethiopathogenesis and natural history of paediatric and adolescent deformities of any ethiology
2. Be updated on spinal cord anomalies and congenital deformities in paediatric patients.
3. Learn about specific imaging and biomechanics of spinal deformities.
4. Understand indications and principles of conservative treatment in paediatric spinal deformities.
5. Learn principles for surgical treatment and describe the different surgical approaches and strategy to correct paediatric deformities
Module StructureThis Module consists of 23 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:||Paediatric Deformity|
|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:||See Enrolment Options box below.|
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.