Industry Lunch Workshops – Thursday, 12 October 2017

12:00 – 14:00

When less is more – Role and impact of minimally invasive techniques for deformity correction

Innovative minimally invasive technique for 3d correction of AIS
Romain Dayer, Switzerland

How to achieve sagittal balance with MIS when correcting Adult deformity?
Neel Anand, USA

MIS for deformity – the value perspective (economics)
Martin Gehrchen, Denmark


Expert Perspectives on Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Sagittal Alignment of the Spine

Current and emerging data illustrates a direct correlation between spinal alignment and long term clinical outcomes. Specific spinal and spinopelvic parameters are key predictors in determining successful patient outcomes in all spinal procedures from single- to multi-level pathologies.
Sagittal malalignment of the spine has also been associated with worsened postsurgical outcomes. For better operative planning of fusion and alignment restoration, improved knowledge of ideal fusion angles and interdependences between upper and lower spine alignment is needed. Because spinal and spinopelvic parameters might play a role in sagittal alignment, their associations should be assessed.
NuVasive is committed to a global approach for assessing, preserving, and restoring spinal alignment in an effort to promote surgical efficiencies, lasting patient outcomes, and improved quality of life.

Pedro Berjano, Italy
Dominique Rothenfluh, UK
Jean-Charles Le Huec, France

Strategies to approach lumbar interbody fusion:  

ALIF: benefits of and indications for anterior methods
Markus Quante, Germany

LLIF: Going lateral for improvement of sagittal balance
Navin Verghese, UK

TLIF: Achieving Lordosis step by step. Guidelines with animations & video sequences
Henry Halm, Germany

The Key factors to indicate successfully an arthroplasty with Mobi-C®

Thierry Dufour, France
Stéphane Litrico, France

Today’s challenges of a spine surgeon in complex spine and deformities

Case discussions and new perspectives

Thomas R. Blatter, Germany
Martin Repko, Czech Republic
Hisam Ariffin, Malaysia

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery: Experience and Evidence

Endoscopic spine in the Netherlands – How to make innovation successful
Menno Iprenburg, Netherland

Lumbar facet joint cyst – a challenge. Endoscopic treatment options
Erik Traupe, Germany

Endoscopic surgery of spine: Transforaminal, interlaminar and transpedicular – an overview
Guntram Krzok, Germany

Advanced cases in endoscopic spine surgery – How to manage complications
Ralf Wagner, Germany

Results of a randomized controlled trial of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy vs microdiscectomy
Alastair Gibson, Scotland

Debate: This house believes that using iliac crest autograft for spinal fusion is ethically unacceptable

For the motion
Bronek Boszczyk, UK
Against the motion
Claudio Lamartina, Italy 

Step into the new dimension of spine surgery

Two leading spine surgeons will share the benefits they have experienced using advanced imaging and navigation technologies in the Philips Hybrid OR for both open and minimally invasive spine surgery. The session will be moderated by Prof. Y.P. Charles, Orthopedic Surgeon, CHRU Strasbourg, France

Advantages of a Hybrid OR during spinal surgery
A. Seekamp, Germany

First results using Philips Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation
K. Pedersen, Sweden

The Concept of full-endoscopic Spine Surgery – State of the Art and latest developments

Full-endoscopic interlaminar and trans-/extraforaminal surgery of lumbar disk herniations – Technique and indications
Full-endoscopic decompression of lateral and central lumbar spinal stenosis – interlaminar and trans-/extraforaminal approach
Anterior and posterior approach for full-endoscopic surgery on the cervical spine – Opportunities and limitations
Full-endoscopic surgery on the thoracic spine – Interlaminar, extraforaminal and transthoracic procedure

Martin Komp, Germany
Semih Oezdemir, Germany
Patrick Hahn, Germany
Sebastian Ruetten, Germany

Lateral approach: Debating its place in the surgeon’s toolbox?

This workshop will provide participants with a balanced view about the relative pros and cons of lateral approach surgery compared to alternative interbody techniques regarding primary fusion of the degenerating spine and spinal deformity.

Pedro Berjano, Italy
Markus Quante, Germany
Khai Lam, UK
Mark Koszeqvory, Germany 
Jim Youssef, USA