Module 5: Paediatric Deformity

This Module deals with paediatric and adolescent deformities of the spine, their etiology, pathomorphology, imaging and clinical presentation, and classification.

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 Marco Brayda-Bruno

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Module 5 - Basic

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The Basic Package of Module 5 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 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 5 - Standard

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The Standard Package of Module 5 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 5 - Premium

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The Premium Package of Module 5 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 deals with the paediatric and adolescent deformities of the spine, their etiology, pathomorphology, imaging, clinical presentation and classification. For better understanding, there is a focus on the growing spine at the beginning. Included is a presentation on spinal cord anomalies which play an important role in the context of congenital scoliosis.

Following on from the biomechanics of a deformed spine, there is a focus on treatment modalities, spanning cast treatment, brace treatment and the surgical treatment of the different pathologies. The different techniques and concepts of surgical treatment of paediatric and adolescent scoliosis, including modern navigation technology, are all described and discussed in the context of their appropriate indications. The practical preoperative preparation of the patient in the operating room is appropriately considered.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand etiopathogenesis and natural history of paediatric and adolescent deformities of any etiology.
  2. Be updated on spinal cord anomalies and congenital deformities in paediatric patients.
  3. Learn about specific imaging and biomechanics of spinal deformities.
  4. Understand indications and principles of conservative treatment in paediatric spinal deformities.
  5. Learn principles for surgical treatment and describe the different surgical approaches and strategy to correct paediatric deformities

Lectures in this Module

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

5.1 Evolution of the 3D Understanding for Spinal Deformities
5.2 Etiopathogenesis of Spinal Deformities in Growing Spine: Scoliosis and Sagittal Deformities
5.3 Growth of the Spine and Thorax
5.4 Idiopathic Scoliosis and Its Natural History
5.5 Early Onset Scoliosis Specificity of Treatment
5.6 Secondary Scoliosis Specific Treatment
5.7 Congenital Deformities of the Spine
5.8 Spinal Cord Anomalies: Spinal Dysraphism
5.9 Hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann Disease
5.10 Paediatric Deformities: Imaging
5.11 Biomechanics of the Deformed Spine
5.12 Specific Clinical Assessment of Deformities
5.13 Role of Cast Treatment and HALO Traction
5.14 Indication for Brace Treatment
5.15 Pre-op Assessment – How to Prepare Complex Cases
5.16 Patient Positioning in Spinal Surgery and Blood Saving
5.17 Importance of Alignment and Consequences in Adulthood
5.18 Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
5.19 Bone Fusion in Spinal Deformity
5.20 Technique, Strategy and Indication in Anterior Approaches
5.21 Technique, Strategy and Indication in Posterior Approaches: Hybrid Construct
5.22 Technique, Strategy and Indication in Posterior Approaches: All-Screw Construct
5.23 Iliac-Sacral Fixation Options

Module Editor

Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD
Head of Chirurgia Vertebrale III (Scoliosis), IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
Professor of Spine Surgery, University of Milan Bicocca
Advisory Board, European Spine Journal

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Module 5 Deformity and Malformation in Children and Adolescents

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Etiopathogenesis of Spinal Deformities in growing spine: Scoliosis and Sagittal Deformities
Role of cast treatment and HALO traction

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Module 5: Deformity of the Paediatric and Growing Spines

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Module 5 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 5 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • 3 CME Credits per Lecture (subject to passing lectures)
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 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 5 - Standard

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The Standard Package of Module 5 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 63 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 5 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 63 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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