CME Credits: 9 CME credits available
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition language: English
Course Structure: 3 online lectures in video format with English transcription, with pre and post learning assessments and additional learning materials.
Lecturers: Lorin M Benneker, Marius Keel and Ufuk Talu
About this Knowledge Package
This spine surgery knowledge package covers spine fractures of the sacral, osteoporotic and paediatric spine.
This course is one of 4 knowledge packages in the Spine Trauma series.
It focuses on the management, presentation and types of surgical intervention for osteoporotic and sacral fractures for both the elderly and the young.
It provides in-depth learning materials for your continuing medical education.
- Understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and treatment strategy of osteoporotic spine fractures
- Understand the classification, pathogenesis and treatment strategy of fractures of the sacrum and pelvis
- Understand complications and revisions associated with surgery and when conservative management is advised
- Understand the unique features and epidemiology of spinal injuries in children, and the special imaging and evaluation requirements for these patients
Practicing Spine Surgeons
in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification
and trainees studying at fellowship level in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services
who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge
Specialist Non-surgeon Medical Professionals
engaged in the management of spinal trauma patients
Lectures included in this Knowledge Package
Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
The lecture begins with a look at the epidemiology, pathogenesis and risk factors of osteoporotic spine fractures. The lecture then moves on to discuss the different treatment options including pharmaceutical and surgical treatment strategies. The possible complications and how they might be prevented are covered in detail, and the lecture concludes with the outcomes of treatment strategies and a suggested treatment algorithm for patient selection.
This lecture includes a discussion of the management of sacral fractures. An overview is given of the anatomy and classification systems used to classify fractures of the pelvis and sacrum, followed by a look at the percutaneous screw placement technique. Also discussed is the management of difficult cases where patients have sustained complex patterns of injuries, including pelvis and lumbosacral junction fractures in normal and poor bone quality. The situations are discussed in which there may be a higher chance of complications and need for revisions, so that necessary steps can be taken at the time of surgery to avoid these outcomes. Finally, the cases where conservative management is more appropriate are examined.
Spinal Injuries in Children and Young Adults
This lecture concerns the management of spinal injuries in children. The unique features of this trauma are described, along with the key epidemiological aspects which make it different from adult trauma. The discussion includes the special care needed in the evaluation of these patients. The imaging requirements are highlighted. The lecture takes a detailed look at each segment of spine trauma, starting from the atlas to the lumbosacral junction. The discussion includes clinical examples with imaging from the pre- and post-operative period and surgical site photographs.
Spine Trauma Knowledge Package
The Sacral, Osteoporotic & Paediatric Spines
- 3 Online Lectures
- Additional Learning Materials – Journal Articles, Book Chapters etc
- Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
- 9 CME Credits
- 12 Months Access
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an eccElearning Knowledge Package, and who are they for?
A: Knowledge Packages are bundles of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment. Each Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.
Knowledge Packages are typically for Spine Fellows, Residents and experienced Spine Surgeons. Some Knowledge Packages are beneficial for other Medical or Non-Surgical Professionals, such as Radiologists or Physiotherapists.
Knowledge Packages make up our Specialist Certificates, and Specialist Certificates make up our full Spine Surgery Diploma. Students can therefore work their way towards full qualifications in Spine Surgery in affordable chunks. Alternatively, Knowledge Packages are a great way for experienced Spine Surgeons to augment their knowledge with the most up-to-date education in specific spine topics.
Q: What does a Knowledge Package include?
A: Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. They contain all relevant Lecture Presentations, compulsory downloadable reference material (such as journal articles and book chapters), pre- and post- learning assessments and CME Credits. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.
Q: Who recognises the eccElearning Lectures and Packages?
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: There is no final exam for Knowledge Packages. However, if you purchase all Knowledge Packages within a Specialist Certificate, you will need to complete a 1-hour multiple-choice question Examination to be awarded that Specialist Certificate.
Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Knowledge Package?
A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months to complete a Knowledge Package. However, a Knowledge Package is typically completed successfully by students within 2-3 weeks of starting.
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.
Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?
A: Candidates may apply for a full or partial refund within 14 days of a purchase. A refund will only be granted if there has been no significant activity on the respective content by the candidate. Applications for refunds may be sent via the contact form.