Module 6: Spine Trauma and Fractures
This Module covers Spine Trauma and Fractures, and is sub-divided into trauma of the upper, middle/lower cervical spine, the thoracolumbar spine and the sacrum. 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: 57 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 Max Aebi
What you will cover in this Module
This Module is sub-divided into trauma of the upper, middle/lower cervical spine, the thoracolumbar spine and the sacrum. Classical spinal trauma is extensively dealt with in terms of injury mechanism, classification concepts, clinical presentation and applied imaging techniques. Indication criteria for non-surgical and surgical treatment modalities are discussed widely, together with the expected outcome.
There is a specific section dealing with fragility fractures in the elderly (osteoporosis), their identification, diagnostic work up, risk factors and the augmentation procedures available in the case of persistent pain, progressive deformity or instability.
At the other end of the age curve, the Module does also focus on the specificity of paediatric and growing spine injuries, their diagnostic workup, their natural history and treatment options.
- Understand the epidemiology presentation and basic spine anatomy
- Request appropriate imaging investigation
- Correctly identify and classify the injury
- Suggest an appropriate management strategy
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
Max Aebi MD, DHC, FRCSC
Professor Emeritus Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal (CND)
Professor Emeritus, University of Bern (CH)
Member of the European Academy of Science
Deputy Editor Web-based Education, European Spine Journal
Spine Surgery Education Programme
Module 6 Spinal Trauma and Fractures
The History of Spine in Medicine – and beyond
Adult Scoliosis- Epidemiology, Natural history, Classification, Clinical Assessment, HRQOL
Classification of Sub-Axial Cervical Spine Injuries
Upper CS: Instability and specific anatomical structures
Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures
Correction and stabilization of a double major adult idiopathic scoliosis from T5/L5
Module 6: Spine Trauma and Fractures
- 19 Online Spine Lectures
- 38 Pre- and Post-Learning Assessments
- 16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films
- Downloadable References from European Spine Journal, Spine, Open Operating Theatre and more
- 57 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?
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