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Considerations in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery

October 25, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Course Objectives:

  • Perform basic interrupted suturing techniques, subcuticular and deep wound closures
  • Discuss suture and needle types and indications for use
  • Review and describe basic spinal anatomy and pathologies and significant surgical anatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Describe assessment techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine patient and perform physical exam skills in the lab
  • Review surgical approaches and fusion techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Study spinal imaging techniques and review normal and abnormal results to enhance interpretation skills
  • Perform anterior/posterior cervical and posterior lumbar decompression and fixation procedures on the cadaver specimen enhancing abilities to anticipate the needs of both the patient and surgeon
  • Participate in interactive case discussions of patients with spinal pathologies

Email: pa@slu.edu


Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (PASE) at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States + Google Map
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