Scoliosis and Non-Surgical Management – 27 June

Thursday 27th June 2019
Matteo’s Restaurant 533 Brunswick Street Melbourne, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

GP Symposium Series 2019

Adult Scoliosis- Investigation and Treatment. When is Surgery Indicated?

Mr Greg Etherington, Spine & Scoliosis Surgeon

As the population ages, spinal problems in general, and degenerative scoliosis specifically, are becoming more common. Management of patients with back pain and/or leg pain in the setting of radiological scoliosis can be difficult and, in many cases, treacherous. The presentation of adult scoliosis, its investigation and treatment are reviewed. The complementary role of non-surgical and surgical treatment is discussed, together with the consideration which may lead to a surgical recommendation.

Learning outcomes

1. Assess the presentation, clinical findings and treatment options for spinal deformities in adults.
2. Identify the appropriate investigations which assist in making an accurate diagnosis.
3. Understand the role of multidisciplinary management of patients with adult scoliosis

Adult Scoliosis- Investigation and Treatment. When is Surgery Indicated?

Mr Greg Etherington, Spine & Scoliosis Surgeon

As the population ages, spinal problems in general, and degenerative scoliosis specifically, are becoming more common. Management of patients with back pain and/or leg pain in the setting of radiological scoliosis can be difficult and, in many cases, treacherous. The presentation of adult scoliosis, its investigation and treatment are reviewed. The complementary role of non-surgical and surgical treatment is discussed, together with the consideration which may lead to a surgical recommendation.

Learning outcomes

1. Assess the presentation, clinical findings and treatment options for spinal deformities in adults.
2. Identify the appropriate investigations which assist in making an accurate diagnosis.
3. Understand the role of multidisciplinary management of patients with adult scoliosis

Adult Scoliosis- Interventional and Non-Interventional Pain Management

Dr Richard Sullivan, Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist

This interactive presentation aims to identify pain management strategies, pearls and pitfalls in the treatment of individuals with back pain related to scoliosis. It covers the investigation of pain in the setting of scoliosis, as well as the pharmacological and interventional options available.

1. Recognise the range of potential anatomical generators of pain in the setting of scoliosis
2. Assess the utility of diagnostic blocks in the investigation of scoliosis-related back or leg pain
3. Identify non-surgical treatment options for scoliosis patients

Navigating the WorkCover and TAC scheme

Case study: Compensable lower back vs congenital scoliosis
Mr Yianni Zaparas, Compensation Law Expert

This activity has been submitted for accreditation of 4 category 2 points, as part of the racgp qi & cpd in the 2017-2019 triennium. Activity number pending.

WHERE

Matteo’s Restaurant
533 Brunswick Street Melbourne, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

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