BIOSKILLS LAB

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

Course Overview

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.

Adam Lewis, MD
Adam Lewis, MD

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.

Patient Selection
Patient Selection

Understand indications and proper patient selection.

Minuteman Device
Minuteman Device

Learn about the features of the Minuteman implant.

Targeting
Targeting

Learn tips and tricks for targeting the ISP space from a lateral approach.

Implant Positioning
Implant Positioning

Learn proper implant deployment and positioning.

Final Implant Position
Final Implant Position

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