Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Natural History and Risk Factors

This spine surgery lecture is about the epidemiology of degenerative disc disease, and also covers pathogenesis, risk factors and natural history of radiculopathy and myelopathy due to discal herniations.

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Lecturer: Gustavo Zanoli, MD, PhD

Includes:

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

Ref.ID: 3_1_zanoli

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.040

What you will cover in this lecture

In this spine surgery lecture, the epidemiology of degenerative disc disease is described with reference to relevant published data in the western world.

The associated risk factors, especially smoking, obesity and ageing, are covered.

The role of genetics in the development of degenerative disorders is studied in detail.

The pathomechanics involved in the development of symptomatology are described in an easily understandable manner.

Special emphasis is made on the explanation of natural history of resolution so the surgeon can consider appropriately any intervention in this context.

Learning Objectives

  1. History (very instructive)
  2. Epidemiology (mainly western countries)
  3. Pathogenesic hypotheses
  4. Common risk factors
  5. Natural history

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Epidemiology of Degenerative Disc Disease – Pathogenesis, Natural History and Risk Factors

Includes:

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

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