Lateral Approach to Interspinous Fusion
Date: Saturday January 28th 8am - 1pm
Location: MERiT 3931 E. Paradise Falls, Suite 103, Tucson, AZ 85712
Proctor: Adam Lewis, MD Neurosurgeon
This is a one-day interactive course exploring the Lateral Approach to Interspinous Fusion with the Minuteman device from Spinal Simplicity. The course will include BioSkills laboratory and didactic sessions with ample time for discussion.
The Minuteman is a minimally invasive, interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the temporary fixation of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur. It is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral locking plates, and is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device.
The Minuteman provides immobilization and stabilization of the spinal segments while used as an adjunct to interbody fusion. The core threaded post provides controlled distraction, while a wide range of sizes allows for enhanced anatomical fit. The Minuteman can easily be placed under fluoroscopy through a lateral MIS or posterior MIS approach. The MinutemanG3 is delivered sterile and individually packed.
Course proctor Dr. Adam Lewis began his distinguished medical career at Harvard University where he received his B.A. in 1986. He went on from there to receive his M.D. from Georgetown University and continued his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from 1990-1995. He later trained in multiple spinal treatment techniques and developed instrumentation for spinal procedures.
Understand indications and proper patient selection.
Learn about the features of the Minuteman implant.
Learn tips and tricks for targeting the ISP space from a lateral approach.
Learn proper implant deployment and positioning.