Module 4: Deformity in Adults and Spondylolisthesis

 Introductory Video to Module 4 by Professor Daniel Chopin MD

About this module

This Module covers extensively the different aspects of deformities in spinal disorders. Introductory lectures concerning the epidemiology, natural history, classification as well as clinical and outcome assessment and radiology are preparing the field.  Adult idiopathic scoliosis and degenerative scoliosis are addressed at length in terms of clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, surgical and non surgical treatment as well as expected outcomes.

Different surgical techniques like minimally invasive deformity surgery, the role of XLIF, ALIF, TLIF and OLIF techniques and the different types of spinal osteotomies with their specific indications are discussed in depth. Scheuermann disease and ankylosing spondylitis as a deformity equally are discussed in detail.

A whole section is dedicated to the epidemiology, etiology classification, imaging and treatment of non-degenerative spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the ethiopathogenesis and natural history of adult spinal deformities of any origin
  2. Be aware of and understand the different classification systems in adult deformities
  3. Be updated on adult spinal deformity in terms of new understanding of the natural history and new treatment options
  4. Become familiar with the different imaging modalities which are used to make treatment-oriented decisions
  5. Understand in particular the biomechanics of the instrumented fixation of complex adult deformity correction and stabilisation
  6. Recognise the paramount importance of balance in the adult spine and in particular, sagittal balance
  7. Learn to define precisely, surgical indications based on objective evaluation and diagnostic algorithms
  8. Recognise the limitations of conservative treatment modalities

Module Structure

This Module consists of 22 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: Adult 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: Fees advised when enrolment opens
 Ref.ID: 4_chopin

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

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