Module 9: Complications and Revisions
This Module is a unique teaching tool of 23 lectures from experienced surgeons. It unifies complications from approaches to the spine on the one hand, and from the different pathologies on the other – disc herniation, decompression surgery, deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery in osteoporosis. 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.
CME Credits: 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
Editor: Prof Claudio Lamartina
What you will cover in this Module
This Module is a unique teaching tool of 23 lectures from experienced surgeons. It unifies complications from approaches to the spine on the one hand, and from the different pathologies on the other – disc herniation, decompression surgery, deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery in osteoporosis.
Furthermore, typical complications like dural leak, pseudarthrosis, wound infections, implant complications, as well as neurological deficit, spinal cord damage, and complications arising from positioning the patient are dealt with in depth.
Finally, there is a pair of lectures suggesting the algorithm of imaging in spinal complications.
- Know the main complications related to different anatomical segments, from cervical spine to sacrum
- Be aware of the most frequent complications specific for different approaches, from anterior to lateral and posterior, classic open or minimally invasive
- Recognise situations of increased risk, for osteoporotic patients, neuromuscular patients, multi-operated patients
- Correctly use imaging and diagnostic tests to identify and manage postoperative complications
- Build a solid, thorough knowledge in order to minimise postoperative complications in daily surgical practice
and trainees studying at fellowship level in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services
Practicing Spine Surgeons
in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification
who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge
Non surgical spine specialists
interested in expanding their spine knowledge
- EFM Professor Orthopaedic Specialization School, Milan University
- Professor of Neurosurgery Specialization School, Turin University
- Chief of Department, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan, Italy
- Deputy Editor, European Spine Journal
Module 9: Infections and Inflammation
- 23 Online Spine Lectures
- 46 Pre- and Post-Learning Assessments
- 16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films
- Downloadable References from European Spine Journal, Spine, Open Operating Theatre and more
- 69 CME Credits
- Module Examination
- 4 Months Access – Expandable to 24 Months Access with subsequent Module purchases
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an eccElearning Module?
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.
Q: What does a Module include?
A: Modules are made up of 13-23 online spine surgery Lectures relevant to the Module area. This means you get all online Lecture Presentations, downloadable references, pre- and post- learning assessments, CME Credits and the Module Examination. You will have access to all these materials for 4 months - if you buy subsequent Modules, access will extend up to a maximum of 24 Months.
Q: Who recognises the eccElearning courses?
A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.
Q: Is there a final exam?
A: All our Modules have a final 1-hour Multiple-Choice Question Examination. The Examination is only able to be taken once all the Lecture Assessments for that Module have been completed successfully.
Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Module?
A: Yes, you have a study period of 4 Months, though typical completion time is 2-3 Months. If you buy subsequent Modules within this time, your access will be extended by a further 4 Months per Module, up to a maximum of 24 Months.
Q: Can I request an extension?
A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.
Q: Can I try before I buy?
A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture.
Q: What payment methods are accepted?
A: All major credit and debit cards.