Optimizing Lumbar Discectomy: Closing Holes in the Disc
Benjamin J Kirchner, MPAS PA-C
Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky
K. Brandon Strenge, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky
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This activity is designed for Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons, Neurosurgery Specialists, Physician Assistants (PAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and other healthcare providers who manage spine patients.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Recognize the complexity and importance of lumbar biomechanics and disc nutrition
- Explain the factors associated with elevated risk of recurrent herniation and reoperation after lumbar discectomy
- Identify the goal of annular closure
- List the available (or previously used) methods of closing holes in the annulus at the time of lumbar discectomy and their impact on the risk of herniation and reoperation.
- Examine the factors that define a patient likely to benefit from annular closure
- Describe the steps required to implant a bone-anchored annular closure device
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Release Date: March 31, 2022
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
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Mr. Kirchner: Consultant—Intrinsic Therapeutics
Dr. Strenge: Consultant—Intrinsic Therapeutics; Research Funding—Intrinsic Therapeutics
Daniel Federman, MD
Chief of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven, Connecticut
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWCN, CWS (nurse planner)
Wound Clinic, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California
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