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11th Annual Cervical Spine Research Society Hands-On Cadaver Course

April 12, 2018 — April 14, 2018

St Louis, Missouri, USA


**20% discount for EANS Individual Members!**

(contact for the discount code)

Course information HERE.

Course Directors: Rick C. Sasso, MD & Vincent C. Traynelis, MD

Course Objectives:

The emphasis of this workshop is on surgical microanatomy and microdissection of the cervical spine. It will enhance the 3-D anatomical knowledge of participants and sharpen their surgical skills of cervical decompression and stabilization techniques. Participants will:

  • Review and describe the intricate anatomy of the uncinated process, nerve roots, the vertebral artery and foramen
  • Identify the relationship of the above to each other
  • Review the techniques and perform under the guidance of experts, anterior and posterior surgical approaches to the cervical spine including:

- Posterior decompression techniques including laminotomy, foraminotomy, laminoplasty, laminectomy, and facetectomy

- Fusion techniques including occipital-cervical constructs, C1-2 transarticular fixation, subaxial wire and plating constructs

- Anterior decompression techniques including discectomy, foraminotomy, corpectomyAnterior fusion techniques including Smith-Robinson and strut grafting as well as subaxial plate, odontoid fixation and cages

- Transoral approaches to dens resection

  • Discuss surgical indications and complications management for the above procedures 

Register HERE.

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