EUROSPINE

Eurospine 2020

6–9 October, Virtual Annual Meeting

Live Debates

Tuesday, 6 October

14:00–15:00 and 20:30–21:30
Moderator:
Klaus Schnake
Speakers:
Kyphoplasty is sufficient - Alex Vaccaro, United States
Instrumented stabilisation is required - Frank Kandziora, Germany

Osteoporotic fractures: technical aspects of surgical treatment
Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million patients worldwide. Approximately 700,000 Americans suffer from osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures every year. A vertebral compression fracture almost triples the risk of secondary fracture. Many patients suffer from pain and disability. As spine surgeons, we are faced with the challenge of treating older patients surgically.
But is kyphoplasty sufficient? When do we need instrumented stabilisation and what are the key indicators for this?
Take part in the international EUROSPINE debate on technical aspects of surgical treatment of osteoporotic fractures! Alex Vaccaro (USA) and Frank Kandziora (GER), two of the world's leading spinal trauma surgeons, will discuss whether kyphoplasty is sufficient or whether instrumented stabilisation is required. Don't miss this battle of the spine experts!

Wednesday, 7 October

14:00–15:00 and 20:30–21:30

Endoscopic Surgery
More info will follow

Thursday, 8 October

14:15–15:15 and 20:45–21:45

More info will follow
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