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.

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 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

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Editor: Prof Max Aebi

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Module 6 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 6 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • CME Credits

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 6 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €799

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The Standard Package of Module 6 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 57 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 6 - Premium

Enrolment Fee: €1369

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The Premium Package of Module 6 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 57 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 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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the epidemiology presentation and basic spine anatomy
  2. Request appropriate imaging investigation
  3. Correctly identify and classify the injury
  4. Suggest an appropriate management strategy

Lectures in this Module

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

6.1 Cervical Spine Trauma: Epidemiology, Pathomechanics and Neurology
6.2 Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Work Up
6.3 Imaging of Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries
6.4 Classification of Sub-Axial Cervical Spine Injuries
6.5 General Treatment Principles and Indications for Conservative Treatment
6.6 Specific Surgical Treatment of Subaxial Cervical Spine Fractures C3-C7
6.7 Upper CS: Instability and Specific Anatomical Structures
6.8 Imaging of the Occipito-Cervical Junction Post-Trauma
6.9 Classification of Upper Cervical Spine Trauma
6.10 The Treatment of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries
6.11 Epidemiology, Pathomechanics and Neurodeficit in Spine Injuries
6.12 Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Trauma: Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis
6.13 Imaging of Thoraco-Lumbar Injuries
6.14 Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures
6.15 General Principles and Indication for Conservative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures
6.16 Specific Surgical Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries
6.17 Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
6.18 Sacral Fractures
6.19 Spinal Injuries in Children and Young Adults

Module Editor

Prof Max Aebi - Spine Surgery Faculty - Spine Surgery Diploma Editor-in-Chief - eccElearning

Max Aebi MD, DHC, FRCSC

  • Professor Emeritus Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal (CND) and University of Bern (CH)
  • Member of the European Academy of Science
  • Deputy Editor Web-based Education, European Spine Journal
  • "Das Rückenzentrum" at Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern (CH)

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Module 6: Spine Trauma & Fractures

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Module 6 - Basic

Enrolment Fee: €579

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The Basic Package of Module 6 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Module Examination
  • Module Tutorial

It does not include:

  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • CME Credits

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 6 - Standard

Enrolment Fee: €799

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The Standard Package of Module 6 Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference list and Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • 57 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 6 includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Quizzes and Assessments
  • Reference Material Abstracts
  • Standard Downloadable Reference Material
  • Premium Downloadable Reference Material
  • 57 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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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.

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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. 

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