Endoscopy course is one of six educational events offered this year for the AO Davos Courses for Spine. It is one of five online only events offered this year. The first part of the event will cover the fundamentals and theory of the course and will take 6 weeks, 3 to 4 hours per week of online learning. The second part will be the virtual face to face Course which will be held from December 3 to December 6 and you will need to spend 3 hours per day over those four days. The virtual face to face course will include
- Live case discussions
- Interactive exercises/demonstrations
- Prerecorded videos with real patients, where video sequences will be shared online for discussion
Why you should attend this course and how it could benefit your daily practice?
This comprehensive online educational event will benefit both beginners and the more experienced endoscopic surgeons. Focusing on the lumbar spine, surgeons new to this extremely exciting field will learn the basic endoscopic principles, tasks and how to safely perform transforaminal and interlaminar discectomy. More experienced surgeons will get an excellent opportunity to broaden their endoscopic practice to include various types of degenerative stenosis in the central canal, lateral recess and foramen.
What this course offers?
An online six-week component will take you from the basics of endoscopic lumbar spine surgery, through interlaminar (IELD) and transforaminal (TELD) discectomy approaches, to the more advanced techniques of unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD), interlaminar lateral recess decompression (IE-LRD), foraminoplasty (TELF) and transforaminal endoscopic lateral recess decompression (TE-LRD).
A very exciting and interactive live course in December will then follow to re-enforce knowledge. This will take the format of lively case discussions specifically picked to cover indications, approaches, surgical techniques and managing complications of all endoscopic lumbar procedures.