This course will teach orthopedic-, neuro-, and trauma spine surgeons the principals of
anterior approaches to the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. The program includes the
indications for degenerative, tumor, trauma and deformity cases. The focus of this course
is to teach clinically relevant issues and to provide the participant with tips and tricks for
everyday practice in the operating theatre.
There are some possible complications associated with anterior approaches. Therefore
this course will also deal with the management of these complications. Interactive case
discussions will be integrated into the program as these proved extremely popular in the