Final Scientific Program 2007




Session Time Paper Presenter
SS1 1315 Osteogenic properties of bone cells from normal and osteoporotic sheep R Moore
  1330 Transplanted abdominal granulation tissue induced bone formation - an in vivo study in sheep B Goss
  1345 Clinical and radiological outcomes of a stand-alone anterior fusion cage with integrated screw fixation: one year follow-up S Tizzard
  1400 Clinical and radiological outcomes of an anterior lumbar plate for ALIF: pilot study with 2 year follow-up B La Rue
  1415 Posterior lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of chronic back pain and radiculopathy in the elderly M Scott-Young
nbsp; 1430 Lumbar zygapophyseal joint fusion using a hollow facet fusion implant - a biomechanical study R Labrom
  1445 Clinical results of two-level lumbar arthroplasty versus combined arthroplasty and fusion (hybrid procedure) M Scott-Young
  1500 Non-fusion stabilisation in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis R Carey
  1515 Surgical Approaches to isthmic spondylolisthesis E Carragee
Posters 1600 Disc mechanical response to cyclic loading - poroelastic and viscoelastic contributions J Costi
  1605 A novel nuclear replacement device – a comparative study of kinematic behaviour utilising a kangaroo spine model. T Sabet
  1610 Thoracic kyphosis affects spinal loads and trunk muscle force A Briggs
  1615 A biomechanical analysis of anterior corpectomy reconstruction in a thoraco-lumbar calf spine fracture model: does posterior instrumentation confer additional stability? B Goss
  1620 Anterior stabilisation and fusion of unstable lumbar burst fractures E Wong
  1625 A new technique for surgical treatment of osteoporotic fractures of the spine  R Schoenmayr
  1630 Occipital condyle fractures: incidence and clinical and radiological follow-up at a level 1 trauma centre G Malham
  1635 Os odontoideum; report of 3 cases and literature review T Goldschlager
  1640 Dynamic plates in anterior cervical fusion surgery: clinical outcomes and the effect of bone graft settling on cervical alignment A Ghahreman
  1645 A prospective evaluation of two cervical interbody fusion cages M Hansen
  1650 Lumbar zygapophyseal joint fusion – a less morbid and biomechanically superior surgical technique compared with on-lay inter-transverse process fusion  R Labrom
  1655 One-level lumbar arthroplasty – 137 patients with follow-up from 3 months to 9 years. M Scott-Young
  1700 Clinical outcomes following lumbar total disc replacement -  a minimum follow-up of two years.  T Sabet
  1705 Effectiveness of cemented rescue screws for anterior cervical plate fixation  T Pitzen
  1710 The use of fulcrum bending films in anterior thoracic correction of scoliosis D Hay
  1715 The use of physical biomodeling in complex spine surgery O Von Arx
  1720 How to write a better abstract O Williamson
Sat 21 April
SS2 830 Differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells into disc-like cells after co-culture with rat disc explants  A Wei
  845 Needle puncture affects intervertebral disc mechanics and biology in an organ culture model J Costi
  900 Effect of ovarectomy and hormone replacement on the kinematics of the intervertebral disc: an ovine model. R Ho
  915 Can the compressive characteristics of a lumbar disc be restored? S Fisher
  930 Beetham Lecture J O'Brien
Presidential Session      
1000 Presidential Guest Lecture - Management of chronic non-specific low back pain E Carragee
Symposium 1100 Neuropathic Pain M Cousins
  1130 Psychological management of chronic low back pain M Nicholas
  1200 Discussion E Carragee
SS3 1330 Classification systems for low back pain: a review of the methodology for development and validation J Ford
  1345 Evidence for minimally invasive procedures for low back pain P Verrills
  1400 Evidence-based guidelines improve performance measures in orthopaedic outpatients for low back pain N Bogduk
  1415 The effectiveness of evidence-based guidelines in a workers compensation population N Bogduk
Debate 1430 That new technologies produce better outcomes in the treatment of low back pain - affirmative M Scott-Young
  1445 That new technologies produce better outcomes in the treatment of low back pain - negative C Cain
SS4 1530 Computer simulation of microdamage and microfracture in vertebral trabecular bone C Adam
  1545 Are coupled rotations in the lumbar spine largely due to the osseoligamentous anatomy? P Little
  1600 In vitro evaluation of bone cells derived from different skeletal sites to promote spinal fusion: a sheep model R Zarrinkalam
  1615 CT based volumetric reconstruction of the pulmonary system in scoliosis C Adam
  1630 Validation of the sheep as a large animal model for the study of vertebral osteoporosis R Moore
  1645 High flexibility and low stiffness of immature spine: an in vitro biomechanical study in sheep E Clarke
  1700 Sildenafil alleviates cardiovascular deterioration after fat embolism B Goss
  1715 The natural history of age-related disc degeneration: the pathology and sequelae of tears R Moore
  1730 First Business Meeting (SSA members)  
Sun 22 April
  800 Second Business Meeting(SSA members)  
SS5 900 Paediatric cervical trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third generation instrumentation A Kalkarni
  915 Non-operative management of type 2 odontoid fractures in the elderly F Koech
  930 Assessment of the cervical spine clearance process in a major trauma centre H Ackland
  945 The incidence of wound infection after posterior cervical surgery M Barnes
  1000 Spinal Instrumentation in the setting of active spinal osteomyelitis E Carragee
  1015 Lateral bending and flexion motions place disc tissue at greatest risk of injury: direct measurement of disc maximum shear strain in six degrees of freedom J Costi
  1030 An early radiological comparison between structural allograft and an expandable cage in anterior column reconstruction following burst fracture. B Goss
  1045 Improving safety and quality in spine surgery – a new technique for thoracolumbar level localisation using computer assisted image guidance A Nowitzke
SS6 1130 The Outcomes of Scoliosis Surgery in Patients With Syringomyelia H Crawford
  1145 The radiological changes and complications during the first three years following endoscopic scoliosis surgery D Hay
  1200 Biomechanical study of top screw pullout in anterior scoliosis instrumentation A Mayo
  1215 Allogeneic red cell transfusion requirements in scoliosis surgery E Wong
  1230 Presentation of Awards  


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