Tuesday, 6 October14:00–15:00 and 20:30–21:30 CEST
Klaus Schnake, Erlangen, Germany
Kyphoplasty is sufficient - Alex Vaccaro, Philadelphia, United States
Instrumented stabilisation is required - Frank Kandziora, Frankfurt, 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 October14:00–15:00 and 20:30–21:30 CEST
Everard Munting, Biez, Belgium
PRO Endoscopic surgery - Christoph Siepe, Munich, Germany
AGAINST Endoscopic surgery - Tim Pigott, Liverpool, United Kingdom
What is the best surgical approach for the treatment of spinal compression syndromes? Is it endoscopic surgery or rather microscopic surgery? What is cheapest? What is most effective? What are the limits? Will all the questions you have in mind be answered? Join the debate and find out!
Thursday, 8 October14:15–15:15 and 20:45–21:45 CEST
Jörg Franke, Magdeburg, Germany
Most implant failures are associated with low grade infection - Bernhard Meyer, Munich, Germany
Most implant failures are due to biomechanical reasons - Claudius Thomé, Innsbruck, Austria
Implant failure – Slow infection or biomechanical reasons? Which factor is more important?