AAOS Report - March, 2005

Total disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive techniques highlight first NASS/AAOS Surgical Skills Course

The "NASS/AAOS Fundamental and Advanced Techniques in Spine Surgery - from Microscope to a Preview of Total Disc Arthroplasty: A Surgical Skills Course" will be held April 8-10 at the Practical Anatomy Workshop in St. Louis. Course directors David A. Wong, MD, and Eeric Truumees, MD, will integrate didactic lectures with hands-on training to teach advanced techniques. Faculty will provide hands-on instruction and guidance on patient selection, surgical approaches, complications and outcomes.

Jointly sponsored by the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the AAOS, this intensive course will emphasize microscopic decompression, minimally invasive fusion, motion-preservation technologies, including total disc arthroplasty, and much more.

Any physician involved in spinal care could benefit from this course.

For more information or to register for this course, go to www.aaos.org/courses or call customer service at (800) 626-6726.

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