Spino-Plastic Reconstruction: Forging a New Field of Medicine

In this presentation Dr. Edward Reece, M.D., M.B.A. discusses the surgical issue of failed spinal fusions and its impact on patients with ruptured discs and other spinal conditions. He reviews recent advances in therapies and surgical treatments for this patient population and weighs the benefits and risks of these new methods.

CME Information

CME Credit Available

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Needs Statement

General, plastic, thoracic, vascular, cardiothoracic, and abdominal surgery, and surgical oncology physicians, residents, fellows and medical students need to be regularly updated on novel therapies, as well as advances in surgical care and clinical practices that will aid them in performing a variety of surgical procedures to increase the patient care experience and improve practice efficiency.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the problem of failed spinal fusion.
  • Discuss the paradigm shift in treatment of spinal fusion.
  • Recognize new flaps designed for spinal fusion therapy.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

S. Rob Todd, M.D.
Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Term of Approval

December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. Original release date: December 1, 2019.

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Disclosures

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Presenter

  1. Edward Reece, M.D., E.M.B.A., FACS

    Edward Reece, M.D., E.M.B.A., FACS

    Josephine Abercrombie Endowed Professorship in Plastic Surgery Research
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

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Presenter:

  1. Edward Reece, M.D., E.M.B.A., FACS

    Edward Reece, M.D., E.M.B.A., FACS

    Josephine Abercrombie Endowed Professorship in Plastic Surgery Research Baylor College of Medicine