Scottish Spine Surgeons 'We've Got Your Back' TM
Scottish Spine Surgeons'We've Got Your Back' TM

Education and Learning

As surgeons based in the Scottish Health Service providing care for patients with conditions of the spine we want to share best practice. This meeting is the annual focus of education in spinal surgery in Scotland and promotes sharing of knowledge and experience in a collegial, friendly gathering.

As spine surgeons in Scotland our minimum aim is to provide a Trainee Forum for the "Essential / Critial Conditions" from the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) Version 10 topics (accessed 08/11/2017).

Neurosurgery (2015)

Five of the "Essential" 10 include spine;

6. Spinal Trauma

    - Thoracolumbar fractures

    - Cervical spine

7. Benign intradural tumours

8. Malignant spinal cord compression

9. Degenerative spinal disorders

10. Emergency paediatric care


N.B. cauda equina syndrome is not listed separately currently.

Orthopaedics (2015)

Six of the "Critical" 12 are spine;

3. Cauda equina syndrome

4. Immediate Assessment, Care and Referral of Spinal Trauma

    - Thoracolumbar fractures

    - Cervical spine

5. Spinal Infections

6. Complications of Inflammatory Spinal Conditions

7. Metastatic Spinal Compresion

8. The Painful Spine in the Child

Additional Topics

Spine Deformity

Chiari and Syrinx

More to come soon...

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