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.
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
Editor: Prof Marco Brayda-Bruno
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.
- Understand etiopathogenesis and natural history of paediatric and adolescent deformities of any etiology.
- Be updated on spinal cord anomalies and congenital deformities in paediatric patients.
- Learn about specific imaging and biomechanics of spinal deformities.
- Understand indications and principles of conservative treatment in paediatric spinal deformities.
- Learn principles for surgical treatment and describe the different surgical approaches and strategy to correct paediatric deformities
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
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
Module 5 Deformity and Malformation in Children and Adolescents
Etiopathogenesis of Spinal Deformities in growing spine: Scoliosis and Sagittal Deformities
Role of cast treatment and HALO traction
Module 5: Paediatric Deformity
- 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
- Up to 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.
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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.
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