On February 17th and 18th, Skymedical held for the first time a theoretical-practical course on Spine in Corpse, the Spine Hands-On. The course took place at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, with the support of the partner Stryker.
The 10th Cadaver Lab Skymedical had the noble presence of the experienced Dr. Jorge Alves and Prof. Jorge Mineiro, who accepted the challenge of coordinating the Scientific Program, assuming the role of Chairmen. Several leading surgeons in the area were also present on the Faculty panel, such as Prof. Paulo Pereira, Dr. Nelson Carvalho, Dr. Manuel Tavares de Matos, Dr. Marcos Silva, Dr. Ricardo Frada and Dr. Pedro Varanda, who shared their experience and know-how with the 18 students present in the course.
This learning moment involved 6 workstations, 6 cadavers and 7 different exercises, in which open path techniques (Iliaco, dorsal and TLIF Lumbar) were addressed: Serrato, Everest and Mesa. In the MIS approach we have the following techniques: ES2 and Everest MI. To optimize performance in the MIS approach, we use PBR and Canyon TL retractors.
Two of the exercises involved the Posterior Cervical fixation (Table Mini and Oasys) and lateral approach (Cascadia with Cayman United and Ravine retractor). There was also a Cross-Collaboration with several divisions: IVS – Performing Kyphoplasty and cementing the MIS screws (ES2 Aug + Everest MI Fenestrados); H&N – Use of Sonopet and Signature Micromotors; OI – Use of sutures – Zipline; ST – Smoke Vacuum Scalpel – SafeAir.
The organization of another theoretical-practical course, the first of Column in Corpse, highlights Skymedical’s focus on fostering innovation through knowledge and experience, maintaining itself as a source of scientific evolution, always alongside the professionals who represent.