Biomechanical Considerations of the Degenerative Cervical Spine

This spine surgery lecture concerns the biomechanical considerations in degenerative changes of the cervical spine.

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Lecturer: Stephane Litrico, MD

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  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

Ref.ID: 2_2_litrico

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.023

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture considers the biomechanical considerations of the degenerative cervical spine. The effects of ageing are described for vertebrae, their endplates, intervertebral discs, facet joints and ligaments. The effects of osteoporosis on cervical spine vertebrae and the whole spectrum of pathologies arising due to loss of bone strength is shown in detail. The author speaks in detail about the nutrition of disc and its relationship with end plates. The postulated mechanisms for disc degeneration including the disruption of nutrition, loss of proteoglycans and other agents are described. Various stages of facet degeneration and their relationship with the cervical disc are also illustrated. Finally the effect of ageing on the ligament complex is discussed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the Biomechanical properties of the disc and the endplate
  2. Understand the effect of osteoprosis on the cervical spine
  3. The mechanical effects of disc degeneration on the disc itself and on the facet joints
  4. Facet joint function

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Biomechanical Considerations of the Degenerative Cervical Spine

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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