Program for 2008

 

LEARNING CURVE OF INTERNAL FIXATION WITH PEDICLE SCREWS: HOW MANY SCREWS ARE ENOUGH TO BE CONFIDENT WITH THE TECHNIQUE?
SSA 2008 Preliminary Program
Friday 18 April
Scientific Session 1
(1315-1530)
  AN AUDIT OF OUTCOMES FROM FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN   Nikolai Bogduk        
  REORGANISATION OF THE MOTOR CORTEX IN CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN   Henry Tsao        
  PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS ARE RELATED TO SOME SENSORY PAIN THRESHOLDS BUT NOT NOCICEPTIVE FLEXION REFLEX THRESHOLD IN CHRONIC WHIPLASH   Michele Sterling        
  EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION: INTERLAMINAR OR TRANS FORAMINAL?   Cynthia Chia        
  A PILOT AUDIT OF RADIOFREQUENCY BIACUPLASTY FOR BACK PAIN DUE TO INTERNAL DISC DISRUPTION   Khaled Gowaily        
  ANATOMICAL DIFFERENCES IN THE BRAIN OF ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS SUBJECTS WITH RIGHT THORACIC AND LEFT THORACIC CURVES: VOXEL-BASED MORPHOMETRY WITH VOLUMETRIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND COMPARISON WITH NORMAL CONTROLS.   Brian Freeman        
  THE AFFECT OF SOFT TISSUE STIFFNESS ON SPINAL FLEXIBILITY: A FINITE ELEMENT STUDY OF SCOLIOSIS   J Paige Little        
  A NON-INVASIVE APPROACH FOR SCOLIOSIS ASSESSMENT   Orna Filo        
  COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY EVALUATION OF AXIAL VERTEBRAL DEROTATION IN ENDOSCOPIC ANTERIOR INSTRUMENTATION FOR SCOLIOSIS   James Cordell-Smith        
 
 
Scientific Session 2
(Posters)
(1600-1730)
  EARLY COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BMP IN LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSIONS   Paul Licina        
  ADIPOSE-DERIVED REGENERATIVE CELL TRANSPLANTATION: EVALUATING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPAIR IN A CANINE MODEL   William Hutton      
  COMPARISON OF RADIOLOGICAL METHODS IN THE ASSESSMENT OF LUMBAR FACETAL FUSION - AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY USING A SHEEP PSEUDARTHROSIS MODEL   Con Vasili      
  Trabecular metal blocks for ACDF: Porous fusion or poor fusion?   Matthew Barnes      
  SINGLE STAGE DEBRIDEMENT AND POSTERIOR INSTRUMENTED FUSION WITH PEDICLE SCREWS AND INTERBODY AUTOGENOUS BONE GRAFT IN THE TREATMENT OF SPONTANEOUS OSTEOMYELITIS/DISCITIS.   Augusto Gonzalvo      
  THE DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF A TREADMILL TEST IN PREDICTING LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS   Markus Melloh      
  OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LUMBAR SPINAL FUSION SURGERY: A COMPARISON OF PREOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE FUNCTION   Wayne Ng      
  FATTY INFILTRATION IN THE CERVICAL EXTENSOR MUSCLES IN WHIPLASH   James Elliott      
  HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS ADAPT DIFFERENTLY TO PAIN THAN PEOPLE IN REMISSION FROM RECURRENT BACK PAIN   Paul Hodges      
  A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF SCI IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS   Rajeshwarnath Srivastava      
  ROLE OF THE BLOOD SPINAL-CORD BARRIER IN POST-TRAUMATIC SYRINGOMYELIA   Sarah Hemley      
  EFFICIENT SCHOOL SCREENING FOR IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS   Orna Filo      
    Augusto Gonzalvo      
  COMPARISON OF INTRA-OPERATIVE RETRACTION PRESSURE BETWEEN A NOVEL RETRACTOR SYSTEM AND CONVENTIONAL RETRACTOR SYSTEM ? A CADAVERIC STUDY.   Ananthababu Pattavilakom      
  BEHAVIOUR AT 7.5 YEARS FOLLOW-UP OF THE NON.FUSED LUMBAR SPINE BELOW A LONG POSTERIOR ARTHRODESIS FOR IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS   Pierre Pries      
  AN ANTERIOR CERVICAL RETRACTOR UTILIZING A NOVEL PRINCIPLE.   Kevin Seex      
  LIMITING DISC ARTHROPLASTY SUBSIDENCE BY MOVING THE CENTROID OF THE END PLATE CLOSER TO THE AXIS OF ROTATION.   Peter McCombe      
 
 
Saturday 19 April
 
Scientific Session 3
(0830-1030)
  MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE INTER-LAMELLAR BRIDGING NETWORK OF THE DISC ANNULUS   Meredith Schollum      
  THE MICROANATOMY OF ANNULAR FAILURE IN MECHANICALLY DISRUPTED LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS   Samuel Veres      
  THE AUSTRALIAN MERINO DISPLAYS DYSPLASTIC EPIPHYSEAL GROWTH PLATE MORPHOLOGY AND AN AGE-DEPENDANT CHONDROID TRANSFORMATION OF THE NUCLEUS PULPOSUS- EVIDENCE OF A CHONDRODYSTROPHIC PHENOTYPE.   James Melrose      
  THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AGE-RELATED DISC DEGENERATION: THE INFLUENCE OF AGE AND PATHOLOGY ON CELL POPULATIONS IN THE L4-5 DISC   Barrie Vernon-Roberts      
  THE EFFECT OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION ON VERTEBRAL CORTICAL STRAINS AND DISC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES   John Costi      
  A THEORETICAL KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF SLIDING CORE DISC ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES   Peter McCombe      
  LUMBAR TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT AND NON-OPERATIVE CARE: A LONGITUDINAL COMPARISON OF TWO COHORTS WITH A MINIMUM FOLLOW-UP OF TWO-YEARS.   Tamer Sabet      
  RESULTS OF THE PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED, MULTI-CENTER, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICE EXEMPTION (IDE) STUDY OF THE PRODISC®-L TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT VERSUS CIRCUMFERENTIAL FUSION FOR THE TREATMENT OF 2-LEVEL DEGENERATIVE DISC   Jack Zigler      
 
 
President's Session
(1100-1230)
 
Symposium
(1330-1430)
 
 
Scientific Session 4
(1430-1500)
  RECOMBINANT HUMAN BMP-2 ENHANCES LOCAL BONE FORMATION IN THE LUMBAR SPINE OF OSTEOPOROTIC SHEEP   Reza Zarrinkalam      
  A NATURALLY OCCURRING OVINE MODEL FOR HYDROXYAPATITE DEPOSITION DISORDER IN THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC   Christopher Little      
 
 
Scientific Session 5
(1530-1715)
  INITIATION OF BONE HEALING BY A PLATELET ACTIVATING BIOMATERIAL   Ben Goss      
  A MULTILAYERED COMPOSITE GRANULE FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE OF GROWTH FACTORS FOR OSTEOGENESIS.   Con Vasili      
  A HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE LIGAMENTUM FLAVUM/FACET JOINT COMPLEX IN PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR CANAL STENOSIS; NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY OF JUXTAFACET CYSTS.   Martin J Wilby      
  MECHANICAL AND PATHOLOGIC CONSEQUENCES OF SURGICALLY INDUCED LUMBAR SPONDYLOLYSIS: AN OVINE MODEL USING RADIOSTEREOMETRIC ANALYSIS   David W. Ardern      
  BIOMECHANICAL EFFECT OF A NOVEL MINIMALLY INVASIVE INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT   Robert Gunzburg      
  OUTCOMES OF MINIMALLY-INVASIVE AND OPEN POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION FOR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS   Ali Ghahreman      
  A COMPARISON OF TWO SURGICAL FUSION TECHNIQUES FOR DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS OF THE LUMBAR SPINE: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY.   Dieter Grob      
 
Sunday 20 April
 
Scientific Session 6
(0900-1030)
  COMPARISON OF A SIX MONTH NON-AGGRAVATING GYM REHABILITATION PROGRAM VERSES USUAL SURGICAL ADVICE POST LUMBAR DISCECTOMY.   Barry Donaldson      
  THE INTERNATIONAL SPINE REGISTRY SPINE TANGO1   Markus Melloh      
  COMPARISON OF HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE MEASURES FOLLOWING FUSION FOR LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE SPONDYLOLISTHESIS WITH HIP AND KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND WITH POPULATION NORMS.   William Sears      
  THE INTERNATIONAL SPINE REGISTRY SPINE TANGO 2   Markus Melloh      
  COMPLICATIONS AFTER SPINAL SURGERY: THE PATIENT?S PERSPECTIVE.   Dieter Grob      
  COST EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO FORMS OF CIRCUMFERENTIAL LUMBAR FUSION: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL   Brian Freeman      
 
 
Scientific Session 7
(1100-1215)
  REDUCTION OF SECONDARY DEGENERATION AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY BY ACUTE DELIVERY OF ANGIOGENIC GROWTH FACTORS   Ben Goss      
  MOTOR SEGMENTAL RECOVERY IN TRAUMATIC PARAPLEGIA-A BLESSING IN DISGUISE   Rajeshwarnath Srivastava      
  THE BIOMECHANICAL EFFECTS OF THORACIC SPINE STAPLING   Mark Shillington      
  METAL ION RELEASE IN PAEDIATRIC SCOLIOSIS INSTRUMENTATION   Tom Cundy      
  EFFECT OF BONE GRAFT TYPE ON FUSION RATES FOLLOWING ENDOSCOPIC ANTERIOR SCOLIOSIS CORRECTION   James Cordell-Smith      
 

 

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