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iSpine presented a whole day event at the NSpine conference on 14 June 2017, conducting the "Spinal Infections" session. The iSpine representatives for India were


Monday, June 12, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017


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  • Dr Balamurali G, Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon, Chennai
  • Dr Muthukumar, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Dr Umesh Srikantha, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Dr Balamurali G

Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon

SRMC, Chennai

Dr Muthukumar

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Bombay Hospital, Mumbai

Dr Umesh Srikantha

Consultant Neurosurgeon,



Time ACSE: Spinal Infections – I Speakers
10.40 Differentiating Tubercular and Pyogenic Spine Infection - Clinical, Radiological, Histopathological and management G Balamurali
11.00 SPECT CT and PET CT in imaging of spinal Infections Christof Birkenmaier
11.20 Surgical site infection, Vertebral osteomyelitis - pathogenesis, prevention and management Roger Bayston
11.40 Post-operative spondylodiscitis: Management protocols Umesh Srikantha
12.00 Post-operative infection in spine – retain or remove implants Roger Bayston
12.20 Diagnosis and treatment of low grade Infections Christof Birkenmaier
ACSE: Spinal Infections – II
14.00 Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral TB – How is it different? Umesh Srikantha
14.20 Epidural abscess formation – treatment concepts in pyogenic abscess and TB abscess G Balamurali
14.40 Challenges in managing spinal infections with limited resources Kunle Badmus
ACSE: Spinal Infections – III
15.40 Spinal infection in immunocompromised Patients Umesh Srikantha
16.00 Surgical strategies in acute and late adult TB spine deformity Robert Dunn
16.20 Surgical strategies in acute paediatric TB spine deformity Robert Dunn


Monday, June 12, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

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