What is AO Spine?
AO Spine is the leading international community specializing in spine care education and research , inspiring lifelong learning thereby improving the quality of life for patients. It is also the leading provider of spinal surgery knowledge around the world.
Currently, the AO Spine community has more than 30,000 members involving surgeons, researchers and professionals related to the spine. With the passage of time and the great advances in techniques, the community has expanded in order to promote and support the individual needs of spine surgeons.
AO Spine Course attended by Prof. doctor Elgeadi
The course in which Prof. Dr. Elgeadi participates is focused on spinal surgical techniques on fresh human anatomical specimens and is aimed at certified spinal surgeons with 5 to 10 years of experience as well as more experienced surgeons in classical techniques. open surgery and who want to start in new technologies.
The first of the blocks of the course is oriented towards the most common thoracolumbar approaches in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), including surgical treatments such as PLIF, ALIF or TLIF. While the second block of the course is divided into two: a part dedicated to navigation (navigated posterior cervical instrumentation) and another focused on endoscopic surgery (cervical and lumbar discectomy).
Why train in endoscopic techniques for spinal surgery?
Thanks to advances in spinal surgery, over time different minimally invasive spinal techniques (MISS) have emerged that offer advantageous treatment alternatives in different regions of the spinal column.
Training in endoscopic techniques for spinal surgery is important to learn the tricks that each of these techniques facilitate and thus avoid errors and pitfalls in operations. Likewise, the training helps to become familiar with technologies such as navigation or endoscopy and allows professionals in the area to be up to date with new methodologies.
After more than 10 years as a surgeon and traumatologist specialized in spinal endoscopy, Prof. Dr. Elgeadi became an emblem of advanced spinal treatments thanks to his absolute vocation for the world of innovation. The presentations and courses in which he explains his minimally invasive techniques to the entire community are proof of his great knowledge and his constant commitment.