Modules

The Hellenic Spine Society organize 5 modules according to the following program, which is based on the Eurospine program

In every course there will be an entry quiz and an exit quiz with 20 multiple choice questions in order to measure improvement rate of the participants.

Participants will be requested to  fill an evaluation form concerning the organization of the course and an other one form on faculty after each presentation.

The modules are organized in Thessaloniki and Athens alternately every six monts.

The faculty is consisted mainly by Greek Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons (experts), but in some cases the faculty will include invited experts speakers from abroad.

The Greek spine Diploma is equivalent to the Eurospine Diploma.

Ioannis Magras
Professor of Neurosurgery
Past President of the Hellenic Spine society
President of the Educational Committee of the Hellenic Spine Society
Member of the Educational Committee of the Eurospine

SESSION1: SPINE THE BIGGER PICTURE

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Economics
  • Ergonomics & Psychosocial Aspects

SESSSION 2: THE FUNCTIONAL SPINE

  • Radiology Imaging
  • Biomechanics
  • The Young Spine
  • The Old Spine
  • Case Discussion

SESSION 3: CLINICAL EVALUATION

  • Case Discussion:
Recognising Serious Spine Disorders: red Flags
  • Communication skill
  • Consenting skills exercise
  • Top Tips For Clinical Examination
  • Safety & Ethics

SESSION 4: EMERGENCIES

  • Evaluation. Transport
  • Acute Cord Compression
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Case Discussion: Systemic Diseases & The Spine
  • Case Discussion
  • Course Evaluation

SESSION 1: PRINCIPLES OF SPINAL DEFORMITY

  • Scoliosis: aetiology & prognostic factors
  • Kyphosis
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Imaging of Deformities
  • Discussion

SESSION 2:CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

  • Casting, Bracing & Role of Rehabilitation

SESSION 3:PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Pre-Op Assessment; how to prepare for a complex case
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Blood Saving
  • Intra-Op Monitoring
  • Pedicle Screw Guidance in Deformity
  • Bone Fusion
  • Discussion

SESSION 4: PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Congenital Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Congenital Spinal Deformities
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Idiopathic Adult Deformities
  • Degenerative Deformities
  • Discussion

SESSION 5: TECHNIQUE AND STRATEGY

  • End Limits of Fusion in Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Coronal & Sagittal Balance
  • Techniques & Strategies: Posterior Approach
  • Techniques & Strategies: Anterior Approach
  • Discussion: Posterior/ Anterior

SESSION 6: OSTEOTOMIES

  • Role & Technique of Spinal Osteotomies
  • Case Discussion: Adult & Degenerative

SESSION 1: TRAUMA CERVICAL SPINE

  • Imaging of Cervical Trauma
  • Trauma of CO-C2: Classification & Management
  • Trauma of Subaxial C-Spine: classification & management
  • Case Discussion

SESSION 2:TAUMA THORACOLUMBAR SPINE

  • Imaging of Thoracic/Thoracolumbar Trauma
  • Trauma of TL Spine: management
  • Sacral Fractures: classification & management

SESSION 3:TRAUMA TOPICS

  • Trauma of Spine with Ankylosing Spondylitis: features & management
  • Osteoporotic Fractures: diagnosis & management
  • Paediatric Spinal Trauma: features & management
  • Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Prevention and Management of Post- Traumatic Kyphosis
  • Case Discussion

SESSION 4: BIOMATERIALS IN SPINE SURGERY

SESSION 5: SPINAL CORD INJURY

  • Spinal Shock & Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Syndromes

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