Penetrating Brain & Spine Injury

OVERVIEW

This course will review penetrating brain injury classification and terminology. Faculty will discuss clinical research as well as medical and surgical treatment options. 

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

  • Identify predictors of positive patient outcomes for penetrating brain injury
  • Differentiate between ballistic properties that result in wound injuries vs. terminal/fatal injuries
  • Discuss the role of medical and surgical treatment options for penetrating brain injury

FACULTY INFORMATION
Jonathon Cooke, MD
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Christopher Zacko, MD, FAANS
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Thomas Leipzig, MD, FAANS
Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
Indianaoplis, IN

Jonas Sheehan, MD, FAANS 
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

B. Gregory Thompson, Jr., MD, FAANS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Samantha Luebbering
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Rolling Meadow, IL

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