Advances in minimally invasive spinal surgery are revolutionizing spine care. Many of the techniques and technologies in MIS aren't commonly used in other disciplines within spine surgery, especially with regards to patient selection, new technologies, surgical techniques, and surgical training and simulation. Following the great success and participants feedback of the Davos Courses, the MIS hands-on training will be staged as a pre-course at the Global Spine Congress in Singapore on May 2nd, 2018.


Roger Härtl and his team, an outstanding international faculty from all over the world, will not only coach you in complex skills, but also help you select the optimal treatment and procedure in MIS for a given patient.


In this pre-course you will get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with technologies & techniques that you may not have been exposed to during your surgical training, such as: • 3D navigation• Robotic surgery• The microscope and endoscope• Drilling techniques• Newly sophisticated implants



Also, you will get a step-by-step introduction to techniques such as microsurgical decompression, successful indirect decompression, and effective implant placement.


Participants will train techniques and procedures on a life-like simulator with haptics close to a real patient - anatomical structures, muscle tissues, bone, the dura, and the ligamentum flavum, including an intraoperative bleeding system, allowing for detailed feedback and assessment of performance to help you improve and master your surgical skills.


Lastly, there will also be ample time for discussions, debates, and case discussions among faculty and participants.


Register here for the Surgeon's cockpit - Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Hands-on pre-course at the Global Spine Congress


Read the interview with Roger Härtl on MIS, the course and how working with surgical simulation has changed his way of teaching


Access the MIS pre-course program here





What participants said about the Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Hands on training chaired by Roger Härtl at the Davos Courses in December 2017


Keat Ooi, orthopedic surgeon, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Australia

"The course is a ritual experience that every surgeon should go through. You have to do this at least once in a lifetime. You get the best tips and tricks - all the stuff that you just don't get from the textbooks."


Varun Agarwal, orthopedic surgeon, Keshlata Hospital, Uttar Pradesh India

"This is a condensed learning experience over a period of three days. It's focused learning. It's so valuable to be able to polish my techniques with the microscope."


Simon Weidert, orthopedic surgeon, Klinikum der Universität München

"The course opens your horizons. It makes you smarter. We surgeons sometimes live in a bubble, we think that we're right all the time and there's no other opinion.

If you look at the faculty, the level is unbelievable. It's a very open atmosphere. There's no pressure, no phones, no pagers. You can think things through."




Check out the following tweets with images and movies about the the MIS course for your reference






AOSpine pre-course at the Global Spine Congress:

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

chaired by Roger Härtl

Newsletter 15 | March 2018

Newsletter 15 March 2018

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