New and Evolving Technologies for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery

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The evolution of technologies for lumbar spine surgery is increasing in momentum. The use of robotics, low dose radiation protocols, navigation and augmented reality is increasing. 

The expanding role of awake procedures and endoscopic procedures has also gained a foothold. 

This online course explores the current state of these technologies, how to overcome the barriers to adoption and what the future has in store.

Faculty

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS
Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
Shervin Rahimpour, MD

Pricing

AANS MemberFree
Non-member$19

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the potential role that augmented reality has in the treatment of lumbar spine disorders.
  • Evaluate the capacity of endoscopic techniques to accomplish the same objectives as minimal access (tubular) techniques.


CME Accreditation

The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of .50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

Disclosures

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence, planners, speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligibly entities.

Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. Relationship refers to employee, researcher, consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and ownership interest, or any other financial relationship to an ineligible entity.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they have with ineligible entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

 All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

 Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS Medtronic - Consultant Fees Zimmer-Biomet - Consultant Fees NuVasive - Consultant Fees N/A - N/A - 
Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS Medtronic - Consultant Fees Depuy-Synthes - Consultant Fees Stryker - Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances Baxter - Consultant Fees

Accreditation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 11/15/2021 to 11/15/2024.

Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

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