Dr Eyal Behrbalk
eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty
Dr Eyal Behrbalk is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty. The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery. The eccElearning Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.
Dr Eyal Behrbalk, MD
- Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Contributions of Dr Eyal Behrbalk
Lecture: Pedicle Screw Placement and Augmentation
In this spine surgery lecture, the principles of pedicle screw placement and vertebral augmentation are covered. The spine is the most common site of metastasis. Most commonly a palliative surgery with fixation is needed. Pedicle screws are an excellent choice for posterior spinal fusion in metastatic spine disease. Knowing the wide arsenal of techniques, materials, biomechanics and pros and cons of each side will result in better pre-operation planning and post-operation results. Due to bone quality/density, augmentation with cement should be considered in any spinal fixation due to metastasis. Augmentation affects the screw/bone interface and increases the pullout strength which allows stronger fixation and stabilisation. Always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst, master all aspects and have a bailout for each scenario.