ISASS Arthroplasty Course

The MARC November 3-4, 2017, Miami, FL

There is an increasing amount of international data, particularly from US FDA prospective randomized studies, that provides consistent support for the role of spine arthroplasty and non-fusion technologies towards improving outcomes and quality of life in well selected patients.

It is important for spine surgeons to be aware of this data, so they can educate their patients, other health care providers, and payors as to the Level I evidence available. Combined with clinical experience from around the world, non-fusion technologies, highlighted by cervical and lumbar arthroplasty, have advanced well beyond the investigational stage and should now be considered a reliable part of the armamentarium of the spine surgeon in the 21st century.

This course will provide basic, intermediate and high level information regarding the evidence base supporting the use of non-fusion technologies for spinal disorders traditionally treated with fusion. Additionally, advanced uses of this technology in difficult clinical situations, complication avoidance, and salvage strategies will be discussed in various clinical scenarios.

The course will also include a cadaver lab component, where multiple technologies will be demonstrated, and participants will be able to handle instruments and perform faculty-guided implantations, to help them decide whether they would be interested in receiving more formal sponsor-supported training.

In order to provide patients with state of the art care, spine surgeons must currently be able to offer alternative treatments including motion preservation technologies.
This course is designed to provide its participants with a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence as well as the latest surgical techniques in the field of cervical and lumbar arthroplasty.

Current CME for this event are 14

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ISASS November event to be held at The MARC November 3-4, 2017, Miami, FL


ISASS17 November Conference Schedule.


First day will be located at the Hyatt Place Miami Airport East, Second day will take place at the MARC Miami.


Born from the trend in the spine industry to look at motion preservation as an alternative to fusion in the year 2000, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (formerly SAS The Spine Arthroplasty Society) - is as a global, scientific and educational society. ISASS provides an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.

The field of spine surgery is evolving globally. With innovations originating on every continent, it is imperative that those committed to advancing spine surgery have a platform for discussion and education that encompasses the international community. With members from around the globe and chapters in China, India, Korea, Latin America, the Middle East, Taiwan and Turkey, ISASS is the society for forward-thinking spine surgeons with ideas, treatments, technologies, and scientific innovations from every corner of the world.