AOSNA Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04 Oct 2013 - 05 Oct 2013
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AOSpine North America Principles courses are intended to address the additional training needs and practice gaps of the orthopaedic and neurological spine residents. This course is designed to offer residents the opportunity to learn the AO principles of anatomic reduction of fracture fragments; stable fixation to ensure proper healing while allowing the surrounding tissue to strengthen; atraumatic surgical technique to preserve the blood supply to the bone fragments and soft tissue; and early, pain-free mobilization so the patient can be returned to function as soon as possible as they apply to spinal surgery. The course will also provide basic exposure to spinal disorders from expert teaching faculty from both orthopaedic and neurological spine surgery.


The modular course format will focus on the spine patient in a conceptual, case study and practical exercise format. Participants in small groups will rotate through each module over the 2 day period. All participants are encouraged to bring HIPAA compliant cases for discussion to maximize their experience at the course.


Learning objectives
- Perform a complete neurological assessment and identify potentially unstable spinal injuries - Order appropriate imaging
- Classify the injury according to fracture morphology, instability, and neurological status
- Describe the best operative and nonoperative treatment option for each patient based on the available evidence - Reduce/decompress/ stabilize appropriately
- Demonstrate the basic knowledge of the principles of bone and soft tissue healing
- Identify the anatomic and biomechanical issues in spinal fixation - Collaborate in the rehabilitation plan for the patient
- Identify and manage postinjury and postoperative complications
- Apply psychomotor skills developed during practical exercises into surgical practice
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Details
ID TORONTO1310
Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region North America
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Peer reviewed
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Closing date04 Oct 2013
Statusclosed
Cancellation policyUndefined
Contact(s)
Ms Jessica Kimball (Education Development Manager) MBA
AO North America
1700 Russell Road

19301 Paoli
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Phone6109935111
Emailkimball.jessica@aona.org
Ms Chi Lam (Project Manager)
AOSpine North America
Project Manager
AOSNA
36014 Corte Coruna
92562 Murrieta
California
United States of America
Phone3032503395
Emailclam@aospine.org
Skypechilamusa
Ms Kelly McCormick (Program Administrator)
AO North America
Program Administrator
Trauma
435 Devon Park Dr., Bldg 800, Ste 820
19087-1940 Wayne
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Phone+16109935131
Fax+16106952420
Mobile4846367035
Emailmccormick.kelly@aona.org
Venue
Sheraton Centre Toronto
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