Module 5: Deformity and Malformation in Children and Adolescents

Introductory Video by Module Editor Professor Marco Brayda-Bruno

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.


Learning Objectives

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 Structure

This Module consists of 23 online lectures, a Module Examination and a face to face Module Tutorial.

Specific Target Group

  1. Spine Fellows* - In Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services or independent spine services
  2. Practising spine surgeons - Independent or in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for a potential recertification
  3. Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical residents - Who want to expand their general knowledge
  4. Non-surgical spine specialists - Interested in expanding their spine knowledge
*Spine Fellow - An orthopaedic or neurological trainee at the end of their residency who intends to specialise in spine surgery and to practice as a specialist spine surgeon.

Additional information

 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.
 Ref.ID: 5_brayda-bruno

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. 

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International Editorial Board

[1] , , Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC
das Rückenzentrum Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern,
[29] , , Richard Assaker, MD, PhD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille
[32] , , Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[34] , , Norbert Boos, MD
Prodorso Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenmedizin, Zürich,
[98] , , Bronek Boszczyk, MD
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Nottingham,
[76] , , Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale III - Scoliosi, Milan,
[65] , , Daniel Chopin, MD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille,
[97] , , Marcin Czyz, MD
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
[35] , , Mazda Farshad, MD
Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich,
[27] , , Claudio Lamartina, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[161] , , Frank J. Schwab, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,
[19] , , Alberto Zerbi, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, Milan,
[31] , , Ahmed Bilal Khalique, MD
Department of Orthopaedics, Foundation University Medical College/Fauji Foundation Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
[133] , , Carlotta Martini, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, GSpine4, Milan, Italy
[168] , , Dino Samartzis, MD
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

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