AOSpine Advanced Symposium
Transitional Spinal Zones
On behalf of AOSpine Europe, we would like to welcome you to the advanced level symposium taking place in Kurgan - the gateway to Siberia!
Understanding the unique surgical anatomy and biomechanics of transitional zones is an important key point for successful treatment of most spine pathology.
AOSpine counts together surgeons, researchers, experts in imaging diagnostics, policymakers, who aim to improve the treatment of patients with diseases and injuries of the spine.
AOSpine basic principle is the active involvement of participants in the learning process, a discussion of possible solutions to the problem and the choice of the optimum. We do not aim to impose their point of view—our task is to find the maximum of the arguments for most enterprise-based approach for rapid diagnosis of the disease and treatment options that provide the best solutions.
It is never too early or too late to leran. The learning process is continuous. We hope that our meeting in the city of Kurgan «the Orthopedic Mecca», where unique Ilizarov solutions for the treatment of many bone diseases have been created in the one of the biggest orthopedic center in the world , will remain in your memory because of cordial atmosphere, communication and a high level of open and professional debate.
Symposium Chairperson Educational Advisor
23 – 24 of June, 2017
Richard Assaker Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire, Lille, France
Claudio Lamartina I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano, Italy
Claudius Thomé Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Alexander Burtsev Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics, Russian Federation
Dmitry Dzukaev Moscow City Hospital #67, Moscow, Russian Federation
Alexander Krutko Novosibirsk Research Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Dmitry Ptashnikov RNIITO named after R.R.Vreden, St-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Sergey Ryabykh Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russian Federation
THE COURSE OBJECTIVES
The Symposium is dedicated decision making process for diagnosis and treatment of spine diseases and injuries involving the cranio-cervical, cervico-thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral transitional zones. Due to bio mechanics, anatomy and the weight-bearing experienced by the transitional zones great attention will be paid to the most challenging aspects related to diagnosis, surgical approaches and techniques, as well as to decision making regarding the level of surgical aggression
This symposium is targeted at surgeons and other specialists in spinal care with 3 to 10 years of experience, who are aiming to further improve their knowledge and/or specialization in the management of spinal pathologies.
The Symposium is dedicated to decision-making process for diagnosis and treatment of spine diseases and injuries involving the cranio-cervical, cervico-thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral transitional zones. Due to bio-mechanics, anatomy and the weight-bearing experienced by the transitional zones great attention will be paid to the most challenging aspects related to diagnosis, surgical approaches and techniques, as well as to decision making regarding the level of surgical aggression.
Different spinal pathologies will be addressed during the work: injuries, degenerative processes, deformities, abnormalities. The format of the Symposium consists of expert lectures, group discussions of examples from daily practice, active involvement of the participants to presentation and analysis of clinical cases, as well as podium discussions with the participation of AOSpine experts.
After the event, participants will be able to:
• Define the indications for surgical fixation of the spine transitional zones
• Choose the optimal approach and scope of surgery for transitional zone pathology
• Assess expected changes in the transitional zones when surgical correction take places outside of them
• Improve complications treatment when treating the spine pathologies affecting the transitional zones
General features of spine transitional zones
Surgical anatomy of transitional zones
DDD and transitional spine zones
Trauma in transitional spine zones
Transitional spine zones in deformities treatment