Sagittal balance is a complex topic. In order to understand the concepts, a different type of educational course is needed. This course is modeled on a European program, designed by Professor Jean Charles Le Huec, teaching at Bordeaux university medical school and past Eurospine (Spine Society of Europe) president and Dr Antonio Faundez, consultant at Geneva University Hospital. A comprehensive approach of the balance concept will be presented. The course is designed to introduce concepts slowly with adequate time for questions and discussion before moving on to more advanced concepts. It is mandatory for all participants to visit an e-learning website. You will receive an access code with the payment of your registration. There will be 5 sessions of 10 to 15 min each, which will provide you the basic knowledge that you should have, to be able to actively participate during the course.
There is a ‘hands on’ approach to measuring parameters on spinal X Rays and the use of a software for digital images. The speakers will provide their expertise through didactic presentations and clinical cases precisely selected.
The program will also include breakout session to discuss clinical cases and their treatment options, according to sagittal balance parameters.
All participants are requested to bring their own cases well documented in a ppt format for open
This year the program will focuse on the cervical sagittal alignment and the global balance and the anatomical workshop will focuse on anterior lumbar release and correction and on thoracic cervico thoracic osteotomies.