Industry Lunch Workshops – Wednesday, 11 October 2017

12:00 – 14:00

Improving outcomes with patient selection and therapy optimisers

Improving outcomes – from patient selection to pain management
Maarten Moens, Belgium

Strategies to drive intraoperative efficiencies and success
Joerg Franke, Germany

rhBMP-2* (dibotermin alfa) – Increasing primary fusion rates whilst reducing costs
Dominique Rothenfluh, UK
*recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2


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Management of The Aging Spine: Less Invasive Surgical Considerations and Medical Treatment Options

There are inevitable changes to the musculoskeletal system as patients age, which may lead to numerous conditions that may require treatment. Many of these conditions can cause chronic, disabling pain which can often reduce the quality of life of patients.  The treatment planning for patients with spinal degeneration and fragility fractures may be long and onerous including physical therapy, bed-rest, medical therapies, and or surgery proposed on an individual basis. The decision-making process should address the timing of any surgery, surgical approach, level of interbody fusion required, correction of sagittal imbalance and the end of the construct. The seminar will also address and discuss the challenging areas of bone disorders and osteoporosis and other medical conditions that often require a co-management approach.

The Challenges 
Epidemiology, economic impact, morbidity & mortality
Christoph Siepe, Germany

Vertebral osteoporotic fractures & pharmacology treatments
Pathway for fracture prevention and impact of treatments and management
Opinder Sahota, UK

Considerations for Surgical Management
Percutaneous techniques and specific considerations
Pujan Kavakebi, Austria

Considerations for spinal surgery & the clinical benefits of MIS/LIS  techniques in this patient group
Christoph Siepe, Germany

Spinal navigation in fracture treatment
Pujan Kavakebi, Austria

Minimal invasive posterior screw fixation – benefits and limitations in different surgical settings

Cornelius Wimmer, Germany

REFLECT™ A Non-Fusion Technique for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Indications of anterior cervical plates

Presentation on the current treatment for cervical issues: fixation and cervical arthroplasty.
Prof. Vital and Dr. Huot will explain treatment and surgeries used for the stabilization.
Round table and discussion with the participants will take place around a workshop on sawbones.

Jean-Marc Vital, France
Jean-Claude Huot, France

Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain

Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain – ReActiv8
Jörg Franke, Germany

Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain, the unmet clinical need
Seamus Morris, Ireland

ReActiv8-A Study Results
Chris Gilligan, USA

Cemented Screws: Strategy or Hype?

Jean-Charles Le Huec, France
Steven Van Gaalen, Netherlands

Marvelous Prosperity: SPINENDOS Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery System

Stefan Hellinger, Germany
Zainalabdin Anwar Hadi, Germany
Jiancheng Zeng, China
Chien-Min Chen, Taiwan

Initial experience with the novel robotic visualization system™ – KINEVO 900 from ZEISS in minimally invasive spine surgery

Dr. med. Andreas Korge, Schoen Clinic Munich, Germany,  will share his first clinical experience with ZEISS KINEVO 900 that delivers unparalleled real-time insights. It assists surgeons in gaining greater certainty in a virtually disruption-free workflow with:

  • Hands-free, Surgeon-Controlled Robotics to enable virtually uninterrupted work.
  • QEVO®the unique Micro-Inspection Tool to allow the surgeon to see hidden anatomical details.
  • Digital Hybrid Visualization to give the freedom to choose between visualization modes.

Andreas Korge, Germany