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Complex Cervical Spine Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery

HSS Journal Volume 11, Number 1 February, 2015

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The inaugural complex cervical spine symposium at the Hospital for Special Surgery brought together preeminent thought leaders and innovators in cervical spinal surgery in May of 2013 from around the USA, Europe, and Asia. Topics included advanced cervical spine operative techniques, cervical spine reconstruction, the operative treatment of pediatric cervical spine disorders, deformity, and tumor treatment at the occipitocervical junction. The Keynote Lecture was delivered by Kuniyoshi Abumi, MD, PhD, from Sapporo, Japan, on cervical spine osteotomies and the treatment and reduction of occiptiocervical deformities. Dr. Abumi served as the first president of the Cervical Spine Research Society’s Asia Pacific Division and is widely regarded for developing the technique of subaxial cervical spine pedicle screw instrumentation.

Pediatric cervical spine lectures were given by John Dorman’s MD from the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and Daniel Hedequist, MD, from Boston Children’s Hospit ...

This article appears in the HSS Journal: Volume 11, Issue 1.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery

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