AO Spine Webinar—Cervical Spine MISS: Anterior vs Posterior
Dübendorf, Switzerland
06 May 2020
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Welcome to the Event Room for the AOSpine Webinar—Cervical spine MISS: Anterior vs. Posterior

Moderators: Christoph Hofstetter and Paul Taylor

Presenters: Richard Assaker and JinSung Kim

Description: Cervical degenerative changes may lead to symptomatic compression of the spinal cord or cervical nerve roots. Multiple strategies for decompression of neural elements in the cervical spine are available and should be carefully selected dependent on the location of the pathology, stability of the spinal column, and presence of spinal deformity. Anterior approaches include anterior cervical discectomy or disc arthroplasty. Posterior approaches include unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression or posterior foraminotomies. Posterior decompression may be carried out using either a microscope or endoscope for visualization. This second of a series of three webinars will go through the indications, techniques and possible complications of these cervical procedures, as well as provide valuable insights into choosing the optimal procedures for each individual patient. 

Target audience:
Surgeons doing open surgery but with little or no MISS experience
Surgeons of any level without any experience with tubular or endoscopic minimally invasive cervical decompression

The event starts on May 6th at 15:00 Central European Time.

Please check your local time for the webinar here.

A link will be emailed to all registered participants about 20 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.

This Webinar is the first of a series of 3.

Webinar 1: AO Spine Webinar —“Over-the-top” MISS Decompression: Endoscope vs Microscope, April 23rd, 2020

Webinar 3: MISS fusion: MIS TLIF vs Lateral approaches May 19th, 2020

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Learning objectives
Describe the appropriate indications for ACDF, ADR, ULBD vs. foraminotomies.
Describe key steps in the phases of these procedures
Recognize patient and pathology specific features that guide what procedure to choose.
Understand the set-up of the technology, OR, and the team for the procedure
Understand options for the manage complications and apply a backup plan
Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Webinar
Content Case studies, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Resident
Closing date06 May 2020
Available places121
Cancellation policyNo cancellation fee
Euro 0.00 EUR
Payment options and information
The webinar is free of charge.
Registration is mandatory.
Registration and time of live event

Registration is free of charge but mandatory in order to receive the log-in link by email.

The event starts on May 6th at 15:00 Central European Time.

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Ms Catherine Antonetti (Project Manager)
AO Spine ESA
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
AO Spine MISS Curriculum