21 Live Spine Surgeries Mark the Live Spine Surgery Course Hosted by ISIC

Taking the spinal surgery training to the next level, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre hosted the 2nd edition of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) Spine Surgery Course in partnership with Spinal Cord Society. The event put to display for training of hundreds of participating surgeons 21 live surgeries spanning over three days.

New Delhi, 21st June 2018: Topspine surgeons of the country gathered at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre,who played host to the 2nd edition of Live Spine Surgery Coursein association with Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and SpinalCord Society.  

In the presence of hundreds of esteemed surgeons andspecialists of the field, Dr.Raghav Dutt, President ASSI who along with MajorHPS Ahluwalia, Chairman, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, and Dr H S Chhabra’Chief of Spine Service & Medical Director, Indian Spinal InjuriesCentre, inaugurated the conference, as a three-day exchange ofknowledge, experience and expertise began at New Delhi.  

 “We are happyto be the hosts of the 2nd edition of Live Spine Surgery Courseand for partnering with ASSI who have been our important collaborators andsupporters in organizing major events related to spine, orthopedics, and manymore specialized fields. The event has witnessed huge participation fromcolleagues across India and has provided a major learning opportunity fordelegates to gain lessons from eminent names of the field. Such continuousendeavors are vital for passing of knowledge, experience and skill training tothe next generation for the larger benefit of the citizens of the country.”Dr H S Chhabra’ Chief of Spine Service & Medical Director, Indian SpinalInjuries Centresaid.

Over 250 spine surgeons participated in theconference, with 21 Live Spine Surgeries on display during the Conferenceconducted by the experts in the field for training the next generation ofspecialists.  The live surgeries covered various aspects includingdeformity and deformity correction, cervical laminectomy, minimallyinvasive spine (MIS) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), cervicallaminoplasty, kyphoplasty, open TLIF, kyphotic deformity correction surgery,transforaminal endoscopic discectomy, Pott’s spine, MIS discectomy and LCSdecompression, among others

Several burning topics including the various dilemmasand challenges faced by a surgeon while managing complicated cases of spinalinjuries were brought to fore, as experts of the field debated various aspectsof such situations amidst the larger audience. 

Highlighting the complexity of cases faced by surgeonsof the field, Dr. Raghav Dutt, President ASSI said, “India has oneof the higher prevalence of spinal injury cases in the world owing to its largepopulation, but more importantly, the increasing trends of rush, negligence,and lack of respect for safety rules. As a result, the nature of injurieswitnessed by the surgeons across the nation is highly complex. It is butnatural that the experts have to take carefully deliberated calls and sharingof experience is critical to enhance the understanding of one and all in suchcases.”

Apart from debating on multiple aspects of spinesurgery, the conference also included 13 video training sessions, various casediscussions, and recent trends in neuromonitoring and other methods of makingpatients more self-dependent. 

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