Module 4: Adult Deformity

This Module covers Adult Deformity of the Spine. It extensively covers the different aspects of adult deformities in spinal disorders. It is one of nine Modules of the Spine Surgery Diploma.

It takes 2-3 months to complete with a study commitment of 7-9 hours per week.

You can work towards the Diploma in Spine Surgery in instalments by enrolling on and completing each Module and the Surgical Skills Assessment.

CME Credits: Up to 69 CME Credits available

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Course Structure: The online lecture is in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessment and additional learning materials.

Study Commitment: 7-9 hours study per week

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Editor: Prof Daniel Chopin

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Module 4 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 4 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • CME Credits

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 4 - Standard

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The Standard Package of Module 4 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 69 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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The Premium Package of Module 4 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 69 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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What you will cover in this Module

This Module covers extensively the different aspects of deformities in spinal disorders in the adult. Introductory lectures concerning the epidemiology, natural history, classification as well as clinical and outcome assessment and radiology are preparing the field.  Adult idiopathic scoliosis and degenerative scoliosis are addressed at length in terms of clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, surgical and non surgical treatment as well as expected outcomes.

Different surgical techniques like minimally invasive deformity surgery, the role of XLIF, ALIF, TLIF and OLIF techniques and the different types of spinal osteotomies with their specific indications are discussed in depth. Scheuermann’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis as a deformity equally are discussed in detail.

A whole section is dedicated to the epidemiology, etiology classification, imaging and treatment of non-degenerative spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the ethiopathogenesis and natural history of adult spinal deformities of any origin
  2. Be aware of and understand the different classification systems in adult deformities
  3. Be updated on adult spinal deformity in terms of new understanding of the natural history and new treatment options
  4. Become familiar with the different imaging modalities which are used to make treatment-oriented decisions
  5. Understand in particular the biomechanics of the instrumented fixation of complex adult deformity correction and stabilisation
  6. Recognise the paramount importance of balance in the adult spine and in particular, sagittal balance
  7. Learn to define precisely, surgical indications based on objective evaluation and diagnostic algorithms
  8. Recognise the limitations of conservative treatment modalities

Lectures in this Module

You can browse the individual Lecture in this Module below, or download a PDF of our Diploma Lecture List.

4.1 Adult Scoliosis – Natural History and Assessment
4.2 Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis Radiological Assessment
4.3 Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adults – Specificities 20-50 years old
4.4 Degenerative Scoliosis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Workup
4.5 Degenerative Scoliosis Preoperative Assessment and Prevention of Perioperative Complications
4.6 Degenerative Scoliosis and Stenosis
4.7 Planning deformity correction: Sagittal Plane Deformity Correction Techniques
4.8 Minimally Invasive Treatment Indications for Adult Deformity
4.9 Degenerative Scoliosis Complications of Surgical Treatment
4.10 Osteotomies of the Spine for Adult Deformity Correction
4.11 Pelvic Fixation Options
4.12 Interbody Fusion for Scoliosis: TLIF, ALIF, LLIF
4.13 Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis – Clinical Presentation and Natural History
4.14 Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis – Management and Outcome
4.15 Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
4.16 Adult Angular Kyphosis – Classification, Natural History, Risk Factors and Clinical Assessment
4.17 Adult Angular Kyphosis Surgical Treatment
4.18 Sagittal Balance in L5-S1 Spondylolisthesis
4.19 Imaging in Spondylolisthesis
4.20 Low Grade Adult Spondylolisthesis – Evidence Based ‘Best Surgical Practice’
4.21 High Grade Spondylolisthesis: In Situ Fusion Options
4.22 High Grade Spondylolisthesis (SPL) Analysis and Surgical Techniques Indications

Module Editor

Daniel Chopin, MD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille, France
Advisory Board, European Spine Journal

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Module 4 Deformity in Adults and Spondylolisthesis

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Module 4: Adult Deformity of the Spine

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Module 4 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 4 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • CME Credits

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 4 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €799

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The Standard Package of Module 4 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 69 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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Module 4 - Premium

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The Premium Package of Module 4 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 69 CME Credits – 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing Lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

Duration: 4 Months Access – expandable to 24 Months with subsequent Module purchases.

Tuition language: English

Diploma: You can gain the Diploma in Spine Surgery by completing all 9 Modules and the Surgical Skills Assessment within 24 Months of starting your first Module.

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A: eccElearning Modules are in-depth surgical education courses focused on a specific area of expertise - for example, Spine Trauma or Spine Tumours. They are collections of 3-5 Knowledge Packages, so contain 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures and all materials associated with them, including narrated Lecture presentations, assessments, downloadable references, CME Credits and the Certificate Examination. You can work towards the full Spine Surgery Diploma by completing all the relevant Modules.

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