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The 5th Surgical Approaches to the Spine

Mr Likhith Alakandy, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Glasgow

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TARGET AUDIENCE

ST4 - ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3)

COURSE FEE:

Full Fee: £1035.00, Course Fee for Fellows/Members: £932.00

LOCATION

Edinburgh

Course Format:

Introduction of anatomy and approaches by lectures, followed by cadaver dissection and demonstration in the Skills lab.

Course Objectives:

To support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine.

Learning Outcomes:

Following the course the participant should be able to:

· Describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine

· Demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in cervical thoracic and lumbar regions

· Describe steps to avoid potential pitfalls, particularly vascular and neurological injury while approaching spine

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