October 1995 AAOS Report

Live video demos at OLC

Two of the Academy's upcoming Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) surgical skills courses will contain special live video transmissions. On Nov. 17, the Academy is presenting its first live satellite television broadcast from the course "Contemporary Issues in Advanced Techniques of the Spine." The live segment, entitled "Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery" contains 2 ½ hours of surgical demonstrations as well as lectures on upper and lower cervical spine fusion, cervical decompression (laminectomy/laminaplasty), and cervical laminoforaminotomy. Hospitals and universities are encouraged to register for the satellite transmission. The registration fee is $150 per site. A videotape of the program also will be available for later viewing. The Academy also is offering a live video transmission of a surgery in the surgical skills course - "Revision Hip Surgery for the Late 1990s: High Technology Specialty Care in the Managed Care Era." The course will be held Dec. 8-10 at the OLC. The live surgical demonstration will be performed at the University of Southern California Teaching Hospital by Lawrence D. Dorr, MD for transmission to the OLC. Dr. Dorr will perform revision hip surgery on a patient. To register for any of these courses, contact the Academy's customer service department, (800) 626-6726.

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