The Treatment of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries
This spine surgery lecture is about the treatment of upper cervical spine injuries.
Lecturer: Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC
CME Credits: 3 CME credits available
Duration: 12 Months
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.
What you will cover in this lecture
This spine surgery lecture advances through a list of several different types of upper cervical spine injuries, covering their features, classifications and surgical treatment options. These include occipital condyle fractures, atlanto-occipital dislocation, Jefferson fracture, odontoid fracture, atlanto-axial instability and C2 traumatic spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. They are illustrated with the help of clinical cases, X-ray images and diagrams.
- To be familiar with the surgical and non-surgical treatment indications and contraindications of the 6 most frequent upper CS injuries.
- To know the conservative measures to treat the upper CS injuries, and which injuries should be treated by which surgical technique.
- To be familiar with the potential complications of the different surgical techniques and how to handle them.
- To be able to inform the patients concerned about the potential outcome of the different treatment modalities.
who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge
and trainees studying at fellowship level in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services
Practicing Spine Surgeons
in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification
- 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)
- 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 Cervical Spine: Instability and specific anatomical structures
- The Treatment of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries
- Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures
The Treatment of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries
- 3 CME Credits
- 12 Months Access
- 1 Online Lectures
- Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
- Additional Learning Materials
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Each Spine Surgery 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.
Lecture 5.1 is an invited Master Lecture and does not include the Quiz and Assessment components.
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Q: What kind of credits do I get from the Lecture?
A: Each Spine Surgery Lecture is assigned 3 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, certified by European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The CME credits are awarded to the candidate on successful completion of the online Lecture.
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Q: Is there a final exam?
A: If you decide to take one of our Advanced Certificates or Spine Surgery Modules then each Module has a multiple-choice Examination which candidates take online. On passing the Examination to finish the Advanced Certificate or Module you will gain accreditation. There is no final exam for the Spine Surgery Diploma, but there is a Surgical Skills Assessment that must be taken to be awarded the Diploma.
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Q: What courses does eccElearning provide?
A: eccElearning provides Spine Surgery Courses - all taken from our Spine Surgery Education Programme. We have the Diploma in Spine Surgery with Modules individually purchasable, Spine Surgery Specialist Certificates, Spine Surgery Knowledge Packages, as well as our individually purchasable Spine Surgery Lectures.