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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

9th Annual Mayo Clinic Spine Center: Medical and Surgical Spine Course

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Perform a complete musculoskeletal and neurological examination of a patient who presents with low back pain with or without leg symptoms
  • Perform a complete musculoskeletal and neurological examination of a patient who presents with neck pain with or without arm symptoms
  • Describe an evidence-based approach to acute low back pain, including initial pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment, and follow-up treatment when symptoms persist
  • Describe an evidence-based approach to lumbar radiculopathy, including pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic and surgical treatment options
  • Respond to complications of spine surgery
  • Recognize the importance of osteoporosis care and impact on surgical and nonsurgical patient outcomes
  • Respond to complications of spine trauma and tumor surgery
  • Demonstrate and facilitate the surgical treatment and management on native and implant associated spine infections.
  • Describe and organize the surgical treatment and management of primary and metastatic oncologic spine disease
  • Assess and prioritize the operative and non-operative treatment of spine trauma
  • Review, describe and minimize common and rare complications associated with spine surgery
  • Describe and apply techniques of fusion and nonfusion for degenerative spine conditions

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.