Module 3: Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine
Starts: Thu 8:00AM CT (Sep 01, 2022)
Ends: Thu 11:59PM CT (Sep 01, 2022)
This Module covers the degenerative disorders of the thoraco-lumbar spine. It comprehensively addresses the main pathologies like disc herniation of the lumbar as well as the thoracic spine, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in terms of epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical as well as imaging assessment, surgical and non-surgical treatment.
Non-specific low back pain is dealt with extensively. The continuum from degenerative conditions to new onset deformity is looked at specifically and its significance in the context of an ageing society is emphasized.
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.
Chair: Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD
Claudio Lamartina, MD; Lorenzo Arribas, MD; Jose Antonio Baeyens, MD;
Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD;
Roberto Brunati, PT;
Davide Caldo, MD, PhD;
Jose G. Consciencia, MD, PhD;
Maximo-Alberto Diez Ulloa, MD;
Robert Gunzburg, MD, PhD;
Hanno S. Meyer, MD, PhD;
Irene Monicelli, PhD;
Marco Monticone, MD, PhD;
John O’Dowd, FRCS;
Cristina Ruiz-Cabello, MD;
Constantin Schizas, FRCS;
Enrico Tessitore, MD, PhD;
Gustavo Zanoli, MD, PhD;
Alberto Zerbi, MD
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What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:
Acquire the knowledge to assess, evaluate and diagnose degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine;
Learn the decision making to select different treatment modalities;
Know the evidence for the different treatment modalities;
Understand the surgical principles of, and the indications for the treatment of degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine.
All members and nonmembers in the medical field.