{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Adjacent Segment Disease after Lumbar Spine Surgery--Part 2: Prevention and Treatment - Vol. 40, No. 18


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the pathophysiology of adjacent segment disease (ASD) and identify major ASD risk factors after lumbar spine surgery.
  2. Analyze the impact of alignment (or malalignment) on ASD development after lumbar spinal operations and how short-segment fusion with proper alignment may reduce ASD.
  3. Explain general management strategies for lumbar spine surgery patients with symptomatic ASD.
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  • ACCME 2.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: CNE1218
Published: December 30, 2018
Expires: 12/29/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: John C. Quinn, MD, Avery L. Buchholz, MD, MPH, Thomas Buell, MD, Regis Haid, MD, Shay Bess, MD, Virginie Lafage, PhD, Frank Schwab, MD, Christopher Shaffrey, MD, and Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD
Categories: Spine
Specialties: Neurological Surgery