6–8 October, Vienna, Austria

Pre-day Course 2 - EuSSAB

Another health threat to the elderly. The aging spine: Lumbar spinal stenosis in Europe

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 13:00–17:45 CEST

In this pre-day course, you will find out about best of evidence in lumbar spinal stenosis, conservative treatment options, and the different operations that can be performed for these conditions and the risks associated with each.
13:00 – 13:03
Welcome by local hosts EUROSPINE 2021
Petra Krepler, Austria and Werner Schmoelz, Austria
13:03 – 13:10
EuSSAB: Introduction to the history, the role, the goals of EuSSAB and its achievments since the start up in Lyon
Johan Van Lerbeirghe, Belgium
Section A: Basic science
Chairs: Margareta Nordin, France and Werner Schmoelz, Austria

13:10 – 13:15
Welcome and introduction
Margareta Nordin, France
13:15 – 13:30
Ethical consideration and policies in the treatment of spinal stenosis
Bart Depreteire, Belgium
13:30 – 13:45
Evidence of pathophysiology, imaging and utility in clinical practice
Constantin Schizas, Switzerland
13:45 – 14:00
Evidence of digital biomarkers in spinal stenosis, utility in clinical practice
Christy Tomkins-Lane, Canada
14:00 – 14:15
Section B: Spine Tango
Chairs: Everard Munting, Belgium and Jarkko Halme, Finland

14:15 – 14:30
Spine Tango and lumbar spinal stenosis - best of evidence
Emin Aghayev, Switzerland
14:30 – 14:45
Lumbar spinal stenosis in Swedish spine registry: lessons learned in 20 years
Peter Fritzell, Sweden
14:45 – 15:00
Break (20')
Section C: Continuum of therapeutic options
Chairs: Ioannis Magras, Greece and Johan Van Lerbeirghe, Belgium
Co-Moderator: Peter Van Daele, Belgium

Conservative treatment options
15:20 – 15:35
Injection therapy: Why do we do it? What’s the evidence?
Stavros Stavridis, Greece
Surgical treatment options
15:35 – 15:55
Case discussion (including voting before & after)
Ralph Kothe, Germany
15:55 – 16:35
MIS options versus open laminectomy for the treatment of spinal stenosis
Surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis - a global perspective
Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, India
History, development and future of lumbar decompression
Michael Mayer, Germany
16:35 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
The MIS full-endoscopic approach for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Christoph Siepe, Germany
17:00 – 17:15
Algorithm for the treatment of spinal stenosis – Literature review
Artem Gushcha, Russia
Closing remarks – overview of the day and take home message

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