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Spine Education Series Module 9: Complications and Revisions


Starts: Thu 8:00AM CT (Sep 01, 2022) Ends: Thu 11:59PM CT (Sep 01, 2022) OnDemand

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This Module is a unique teaching tool of 23 lectures from experienced surgeons. It unifies complications from approaches to the spine on the one hand, and from the different pathologies on the other - disc herniation, decompression surgery, deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery in osteoporosis.

Furthermore, typical complications like dural leak, pseudarthrosis, wound infections, implant complications, as well as neurological deficit, spinal cord damage, and complications arising from positioning the patient are dealt with in depth.

Finally, there is a pair of lectures suggesting the algorithm of imaging in spinal complications.

Module Structure:
This Module consists of 21 online lectures.

Mode of Examination:
Each lecture has an online pre-learning quiz and concludes with a final lecture assessment. The final assessment of every lecture in a given module must be passed, before the learner can earn their NASS Certificate of Completion.

All online quizzes and assessments use a standard multiple choice question format.


Chairs: Claudio Lamartina, MD; Carlotta Martini, MD

Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FRSC, FCAHS; Daniel K Riew, MD; Juan Uribe, MD; Claudio Lamartina, MD; Emmanuelle Ferro, MD; Vincent Arlet, MD; Franz W. Baruffaldi Preis, MD; Roberto Bassani, MD; Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD; Michael Grevitt, Mr, FRCS; Paul Heini, MD; Brice Ilharreborde, MD; Noriaki Kawakami, MD, DMSc; Andreas Korge, MD; Paolo Lepori, MD; Gian Luigi Siccardi, MD; Christoph Mehren, MD; Klaus Schnake, MD; Petr Suchomel, MD, MUDr; Claudius Thomé, MD; Patrick Tropiano, MD; Luiz Vialle, MD, PhD; Emiliano Vialle, MD; Alberto Zerbi, MD

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:

Know the main complications related to different anatomical segments, from cervical spine to sacrum;

Be aware of the most frequent complications specific for different approaches, from anterior to lateral and posterior, classic open or minimally invasive;

Recognize situations of increased risk, for osteoporotic patients, neuromuscular patients, multi-operated patients ;

Correctly use imaging and diagnostic tests to identify and manage postoperative complications;

Build a solid, thorough knowledge in order to minimize postoperative complications in daily surgical practice.


All members and nonmembers in the medical field.

 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Member Affiliated Healthcare$799.00
 Member Doctor$949.00
 Member Emeritus$799.00
 Member In-Training$799.00
 Non-Member Affiliated Healthcare$949.00
 Non-Member Doctor$1,199.00
 Non-Member In-Training$949.00



Our Policy

NASS will not issue any refunds or exchanges. Purchase of a module allows access for up to one year. Each module is approximated to take about 4 months to complete, however, this may be more or less dependent on the learners’ own self-directed pace.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

This module has

CME Credits available.

All modules are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Credits can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

To start the conversion process, email the completed EACCME Credit Conversion Application to pra@ama-assn.org.

To see the full list of Spine Education Series Module’s please CLICK HERE

Have A Question?

We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question, please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.