Sat, Nov 23 | The Ritz-Carlton | Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Trends in Lumbosacral Fusion

This course will compare the different approaches currently in use for interbody fusion and an explanation of advantages and disadvantages for each approach will be presented.
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Time & Location

Nov 23, 2019, 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The Ritz-Carlton | Philadelphia, PA , Plaza Ballroom, 10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

About The Event

Statement of Need: 

Lumbar interbody fusion is a commonly performed surgical procedure for a variety of spinal disorders. Over the years there has been an evolution of approaches to the lumbosacral area for spinal fusions. This course will compare the different approaches currently in use for interbody fusion. Advantages and disadvantages for each approach will be presented and discussed.   

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this meeting the participants will:

1. Understand and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of doing a Lumbar fusion using an Anterior to Psoas / Anterior Oblique (OLIF)  approach, including discussion of appropriate vascular anatomy

2. Know and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of a lateral approach, including approach difficulties in the lumbosacral spine. 

3. Know and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of posterior approaches for lumbar interbody fusions, including PLIF and TLIF techniques.

4. Know and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of Anterior lumbar interbody fusion or ALIF. 

Speakers/topics include:

Dr. John Peloza, MD - Orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Spine Care, Dallas, TX 

  • Anterior to psoas lumbar techniques, case review, and complications

Dr. John I. Williams, MD - Orthopedic surgeon at SpineONE a division of Ortho NorthEast, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Lateral access to L4-L5, L5-S1, single position surgery, and case review 

Dr. Ashish Sahai, MD - Orthopedic surgeon at The Spine and Orthopedic Center, Boca Raton, FL

  • A novel approach for lateral fusion 

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, MD - Orthopedic surgeon at The Spine Institute On The Emerald Coast, Destin, FL 

  • The future of anterior column reconstruction and robotics

Dr. Mohammad E. Majd, MD - Orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health Medical Group Spine Care 

  • Sacroiliac joint disorders, diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment, trans gluteal versus posterior oblique approad, which one works better? 
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