Spring Specialty Meeting 2021

29–30 April 2021, Frankfurt, Germany

Scientific Programme

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic EUROSPINE was forced to take the decision to re-formate the Spring Specialty Meeting to a virtual meeting, provided via several sessions.

As soon as the individual sessions are available, they will be linked here. Announcements will also be done via #SpineTuesday and our newsletters.

The focus will remain the same as it was planned: Dilemmas in Spine

Overview of Topics:

Parkinson, movement disorders and spinal surgery
  • Postural abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease
  • Surgical management in general and of camptocormia
  • Typical complications and risk of surgery in Parkinsons and movement disorder
  • Can deep brain stimulation help with spinal surgery

  • The rise of superbugs – the risk to elective surgery
  • TB and surgical management – when and how
  • Epidural abscess
  • Modern diagnostic tool box for infection

Malignant spinal cord compression
  • Latest trends in malignancy affecting the spine
  • What are the choices for surgical treatment
  • When, how and how much surgical treatment
  • New options in the treatment of paraplegia

Osteoporotic fracture and the frail patient
  • The scope and the scale of the problem in Europe
  • Team working in the optimisation of the frail patient with fracture
  • An evidence-based approach for surgical management of Thoraco lumbar fractures in the elderly
  • Sacral insufficiency fractures. What we know and don’t yet know

  • MRI basics for the spinal surgeon
  • White matter lesions in the cord
  • PET scanning in degenerative disorders
  • Diagnosing infection in post surgical patients

Lumbar degenerative scoliosis
  • Management of lumbar stenosis and scoliosis
  • Current deformity correction strategies
  • Prevention and management of non-union
  • Symptom relief in elderly patients

Proximal and distal junctional kyphosis
  • Diagnostic and classification
  • Risk factors
  • Surgical treatment – deformity correction or just extension of the stabilisation
  • Rehabilitation and how to avoid the next level problem

  • Current view on aetiology and epidemiology, medical treatment
  • Surgery for cervical myelopathy – front or back – Peter Vajkoczy, Berlin
  • Pulmonary Complications and Avoidance

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