S-MISS - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Course, Salem, March 2018

S-MISS - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Course, Salem, March 2018

iSpine (International Spine Academy) organized a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery live course in Salem (S-MISS) under the aegis of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India (MISSI) on Sunday, 18th March 2018 at SKS hospital, Salem. There were 5 live surgeries and lectures on techniques. About 75 Ortho, Neuro and Spine surgeons attended the one day course. The surgeries were telecasted in CJ Pallazio which is 6 kms away by wireless transmission.

Faculty


Dr. Balamurali G, Chennai 
Dr. Ranjith Unnikrishnan, Trivandrum
Dr. Sivasabapathy
Dr. Umesh Srikantha, Bengaluru
Dr. Vignesh Pushparaj, Chennai
Dr. Vishal Kundnani
Dr. Vishnu Prasath C S


Program

18.03.2018 (Sunday)

Time Program Speakers
08.00 – 08.15 Registration
08.15 – 08.35 Welcome speech and Inaugural function Dr Vishnu Prasad
08.35 – 08.40 Principles and Introduction to MIS Surgery Dr G Balamurali
08.40 - 08.45 Anatomy through tubes for MIS surgeons Dr Vignesh Pushparaj
08.45 - 08.52 Tubular Lumbar Micro discectomy – Technique Dr Vishal Kundnani
08.52 – 08.57 Tubular Lumbar decompression for Spinal Stenosis – technique Dr Umesh Srikantha
08.57 – 09.04 Percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation – Technique Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan
09.04 – 09.10 MIS - TLIF –How I do it? Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan
09.10 – 09.15 MIS posterior cervical foraminotomy – Technique Dr G Balamurali
09.15 – 09.20 Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy –Technique Dr Sivasabapathy
09.20 – 09.25 Radiation in MIS Surgery Dr Vishal Kundnani
09.25 – 09.30 Salem Orthopedic Association Talk
09.30 – 14.00 Live Surgeries
14.00 – 14.07 Road to becoming a MIS surgeon Dr G Balamurali
14.07 – 14.14 Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty – techniques Dr Vishnu Prasad
14.14 – 14.20 MIS surgery for intradural tumour excision– Technique Dr Umesh Srikantha
14.20 – 16.50 Live surgeries
16.50 – 17.00 Summary and vote of thanks Dr Vignesh Pushparaj
** Tea: 10.00 & 16.00 ** Lunch: 13.00 – 14.00

Live Surgeries Planned:

  • MIS discectomy (Endoscopic)
  • MIS decompression
  • MIS TLIF
  • MIS fracture fixation and vertebroplasty
  • Thoracic meningioma excision

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