Morality in Neurosurgery – Edward Benzel

Do the right thing! – By Edward Benzel

Amazing podcast from AANS. Dr Edward Benzel talks about ethics and morality in neurosurgery, specifically the issue of spinal fusions for low back pain. Highly recommended! All young trainees should listen and emulate!

Video presentation by Dr Edward Benzel on the same topic.

Anterior approaches to the spine – Booklet

Anterior Approaches to the Spine

Sharing the booklet on anterior approaches to the spine created for the Live Procine and Cadaveric Workshop conducted on 16th Feb 2020 as a part of Asia Pacific Spine Society’s live surgery course held in Mumbai.

The images in the document are taken from various textbooks and articles and I do not own copyright on these images. They are selected here in this booklet for their quality and clarity.

I would recommend the following books for further reading if you do like the images in this booklet.

Atlas of Spine Operations by Robert Winter

Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine by Daniel Kim

Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade

Atlas of Spinal Operations by Rudolf Bauer

How to measure Cobb angle on Xray Films using your iPhone

Step 1: Identify and mark the end vertebrae

Step 2: Open Measure App on Iphone. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/measure/id1383426740

Step 3: There are two options on the bottom screen. “Measure” and “Level”. Choose “Level”. This brings up the inclinometer.

Step 4: Place the iPhone’s edge along the line drawn on the lower end vertebra.

Step 5: Touch the iPhone’s screen somewhere in the middle. The degrees recalibrate to Zero.

Step 6: Now move the iPhone’s edge to the line drawn for the upper-end vertebra.

Step 7: The reading on the iPhone will give you the Cobb angle.

Selecting posterior fusion levels in AIS

I gave this talk at the POSICON 2019 in Mumbai as a part of the instructional course on Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. I discuss the Lenke classification and how it helps decide fusion levels. The video also includes the concept of last touched vertebra and how it helps to decide the LIV.

Examination of the Spine (Webinar for Residents)

Sharing the recording of a webinar done with Dr Hitesh Gopalan of Orthopaedic Principles on Examination of the Spine. It is a bit long (over an hour) so feel free to skip and navigate via the time stamps in the description.

Also, be sure to check out Dr Hitesh Gopalan’s Youtube Channel for more exceptional educational content and live webinars.

Slides for this presentation (with an explanation for each slide) can be downloaded here ⇩

Goel Harms C1-C2 Fusion (Audio)

Thank you for all your support for the the previous video on this technique. I think, it is the most watched (35K+) C1-C2 surgical technique video on Youtube!

It took me 4 years + to give this video a voice over. Please check out the new version. I have also included the surgical technique of the C1 posterior arch screw in this video (4:31).