2018, AOSpine Spinal Simulation Training Concept pilot course, Switzerland, Baden
Baden, Switzerland
17 Nov 2018
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE REQUIRES A PERSONAL INVITATION (Do not register if you do not have an invitation)

Spinal Simulation Training Concept.

In this hospital based course participants will train minimally invasive pedicle screw insertion and injection techniques under simulated X-ray guidance. 

The training is performed on high-fidelity training simulators using real surgical instruments.  All participants will perform facet joint injection and pedicle screw insertion on two different simulators, while receiving real-time feedback both from the simulator and the faculty member.

During this intense 90min simulation training session, participants will practice:
Intraoperative imaging:
Understanding elementary C-arm movements
Comprehensive understanding of spine anatomy
The spine anatomy under X-Ray and how to relate views to CT 
Learn instrumentation under X-Ray and CT guidance

Facet joint infiltration:
Find different ways of access facet joint with the needle
Safely place needle tip into target area

Pedicle screw insertion:
Define entry point of the pedicle screw
Safely position the working cannula with hammer
Placing guidewire
Inserting an appropriately-sized pedicle screw

One of the simulators that will be used is presented in this video. 

This course includes mandatory pre-course online learning. The online learning activities will commence two weeks prior to face-to-face practical training. 

During the face-to-face practical training, participants will be divided into groups with different start and end times. The grouping of participants and the start/end times for each group will be communicated after registration.

Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English, German
Scope National
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Closing date17 Nov 2018
Available places8
Cancellation policyNo cancellation fee
Swiss Francs 0.00 CHF
Mr Staffan Källbäck
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Kantonsspital Baden
Im Ergel 1 
5404 Baden