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3rd International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders, will be organized around the theme “Divulging Advances for Better Comprehension of Spine Health”
Spine 2018 is comprised of 18 tracks and 103 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Spine 2018.
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The human spine is a structure of 33 bones joined by ligament and muscle extended from skull to pelvis. It connects between the brain and peripheral nervous system which is the information connecting pathway. Spinal cord is protected by the three layers of tissues called meninges. Vertebrae is classified into thoracic, lumbar, cervical and coccygeal. Each vertebra in the spine is protect by invertebral disc. Spinal cord consist of 31 pairs of spinal nerves that transmits the signal to and fro between body and spinal cord. Any damage to the spine causes the loss of sensor or motor function.
- Track 1-1Lumbar spine
- Track 1-2Thoracic spine
- Track 1-3Narrowing of spine
- Track 1-4Spine myelopathy
- Track 1-5Sclerosis of spine
- Track 1-6Dendritic spine
- Track 1-7Spinal Disorders
A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord due to which loss of muscle function, sensation occurs. Is medically complex and life-threatening condition where global incidence is about 40 to 80 cases per million population and every year around the world 250000 to 500000 people suffers from Spinal Cord Injury. There are distinct types of spinal cord injuries like incomplete spinal cord injury-cord is partially severed, Complete spinal cord injury-cord is fully severed. Spinal cord injury is usually caused due to the act of violence, alcoholism, sports and recreation injuries. It includes tetraplegia, paraplegia, nerve pain, pneumonia, chronic pain.
- Track 2-1Neuroprotection
- Track 2-2SCI imaging technique
- Track 2-3Neuro-regeneration
- Track 2-4SCI Rehabilitation
- Track 2-5SCI Treatment and Surgery
A spina bifida is neural tube defect (NTD’s) i.e. incomplete closing of backbone and membrane around the spinal cord. It is mainly caused in new born baby’s due to the genetics and environmental factors. Around 1500-2000 babies are born with the spina bifida each year in the U.S. Distinct types of spina bifida are spina occult, meningocele, myelomeningocele. Spina bifida can be prevented by taking 400mcg of folic acid each day which could reduce neural tube defect up to 70%.
- Track 3-1Spina Bifida Occult
- Track 3-2Meningocele
- Track 3-3Myelomeningocele
- Track 3-4Advances in surgery and treatment
- Track 3-5Spina Bifida Prevention
A spine fracture or dislocation of the vertebra which can cause bone fragments to pinch compress and damage the spinal nerves and spinal cord. Most common type of spine fracture is the vertebral body compression fracture and recognised as indication of osteoporosis. There are distinct types of VCF’s-Wedge fracture, crush fracture, burst fracture usually occurs from mid to lower portion of the spine. Spine fractures leads to the complications like Bowel obstruction, Deep venous thrombosis, kyphosis and loss of weight and so on. Spine fractures can be diagnosed by CT, Plain-Roentgenography, MRI.
- Track 4-1Vertebral fracture
- Track 4-2Compression fracture
- Track 4-3Thoracic fracture
- Track 4-4Lumbar facture
- Track 4-5Advances in treatment
Spine infection is caused by the bacteria, virus, fungus or infections can occur after the surgery and infection occurs 1to 4 percent of surgical cases. Spine infection is usually caused by the bacteria and spread to the blood stream into vertebral discs and affect this area causing discitis, the disc space degenerates as the infection progresses. Poor immune system of patients makes susceptible to the spine infection. Diagnosis is done by imaging tools with advanced technology.20 percent of people die by spine infection despite of treatment advances every year.
- Track 5-1Prenatal diagnosis of infection
- Track 5-2Spine infection prevention
- Track 5-3Health issues and treatment
Myelopathy is the Spinal disorder, uncommon clinical disorders encountered up to 41 percent in the cases of autopsy. Myelopathy is the most common cause of cervical pain in a people with the age of 55 possibly around the world. Cervical Myelopathy, Thoracic myelopathy, lumbar myelopathy, central cord syndrome. Symptoms of myelopathy progress slowly until the spine gets compressed up to 30 percent. Can be treated by Surgical and non-surgical methods by diagnosing it with advanced imaging techniques.
- Track 6-1Cervical myelopathy
- Track 6-2Thoracic myelopathy
- Track 6-3Lumbar myelopathy
- Track 6-4Myelopathy treatment
- Track 6-5Central cord syndrome
- Track 6-6Surgical and Non-surgical treatment
- Track 6-7Advances in diagnosis
Spine surgery is done not all the time; but when condition worsens and turns fatal. Spine surgery helps in restoring the spinal disorders like deformities, trauma, scoliosis, degenerative discs, spina stenosis. Global market for the spinal surgery equipment’s is estimated to be USD 13 billion in 2017 and expected to reach USD 16.6 billion by 2021.North America contributes larger share of market in surgical devices followed by Europe. Distinct surgical procedures are used to treat the spine disorders like Endoscopic surgery, Discectomy, laser surgery, Kyphoplasty, electrothermal therapy and spinal fusion. The market of spine surgery device in Europe is estimated to meet about $2993.6 million by 2019 therefore CAGR is about 7.3%, will be more in 2019.
- Track 7-1Spine Fusion
- Track 7-2Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Track 7-3Arthroplasty
- Track 7-4Multidisciplinary spinal tumour surgery
- Track 7-5Precaution during surgery
- Track 7-6Complex Spinal tumour surgery
Spinal therapy is done in the case of patients sustained with spine injury. Spine therapy includes the physical therapy, decompression therapy, Minimally invasive therapy. Partial restorative therapies are available for the spinal cord injury, rehabilitative, cellular and molecular are been tested. Combination of therapies are used to treat the spine injury to get the positive results.
- Track 8-1Advanced researches in spine therapy
- Track 8-2Manual therapy
- Track 8-3Physical therapy
- Track 8-4Ozone therapy
- Track 8-5Stem cell spine therapy
- Track 8-6Spinal Decompression therapy
- Track 8-7Technical aspects
Spinal cord tumours are the meningiomas that occurs in the membrane around the spinal cord. Distinct type of tumours are seen like vertebral column tumours, Intradural-Extramedullary tumours, Intramedullary tumours along which the tumour that is commence in spine tissues called primary spine tumours and spread over the other areas of body called secondary spine tumours. Generally, causes the tumours in lungs, breast, prostate and other regions.
- Track 9-1Researches in treatment
- Track 9-2Advances in diagnosis
- Track 9-3Spine tumour management
- Track 9-4Intradural tumours
- Track 9-5Intramedullary tumours
- Track 9-6Extramedullary neoplasm
- Track 9-7Vertebral metastasis
Cervical spondylosis is the degeneration of spine and disc in the neck, edges of vertebrae develops small and rough areas of bone called osteophytes. Risk factors of cervical spondylolysis are genetic factors, neck injuries, being overweight and inactive. Paralysis, Pulmonary embolism, Dysphagia are the complication developed by cervical spondylolysis. It can be treated by NSAIDs, spine surgery or by the life style changes. Around 85 percent of people around the age of 60 are affected.
- Track 10-1Degenerative spondylosis
- Track 10-2Surgical and non-surgical treatments
- Track 10-3Spondylosis surgery
- Track 10-4Other associated diseases
- Track 10-5Central cord syndrome
- Track 10-6Advances in Spondylosis diagnosis
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves. It is usually caused in the older people. Distinct types of stenosis are lumbar stenosis, cervical stenosis. About 30.4 percent of Japanese people are affected by stenosis. Causes involves arthritis, trauma, tumours, instability of spine. MRI, CT scan, Red flag are the diagnosis methods of spinal stenosis.
- Track 11-1Stenosis symptoms
- Track 11-2Stenosis surgery
- Track 11-3Cervical stenosis
- Track 11-4Lumbar stenosis
- Track 11-5Stenosis diagnosis and treatment
Myelitis involves the inflammation of the grey and white matter of spinal cord, part of central nervous system. Myelitis is caused due to the direct infection by bacteria, virus, parasites such as Human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis, Tuberculosis which leads to the bacterial myelitis, viral myelitis, parasite myelitis, fungal myelitis. Diagnosis involves neurological examinations and imaging using MRI with the advanced treatments and therapy. It is estimated about 1400 new cases of myelitis are diagnosed each year in United states.
- Track 12-1Poliomyelitis
- Track 12-2Transverse myelitis
- Track 12-3Leukomyelitis
- Track 12-4Myelitis Infection
- Track 12-5Disease associated with myelitis
Spine is the combination of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons. Backpain is usually produced if large back muscles are strained, bone and ligaments are injured, disc space is the major source of pain. About 80 percent of the people around the world suffers from the backpain, may be, because of structural problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, sciatica, Ruptured disc, cauda Equion syndrome and infection of spine. According to the British National Health service(NHS) people aged less than 20 and more than 55 should seek medical advice if undergone with the consequences of backpain. X-ray, MRI, EMG or Osteopathy is used for the diagnosis.
- Track 13-1Backpain causes
- Track 13-2Advances in lower backpain treatment
- Track 13-3Degenerative disc disease
- Track 13-4Spondylosis
- Track 13-5Sciatica
- Track 13-6Whiplash
- Track 13-7Advances in acupuncture
Spinal fusion is the major spine surgery in the Spine injury. Pelvic bone is used to bridge between the vertebrae next to each other, It is mainly done when there is narrowing of the spinal canal or cord or nerves and used to treat fracture, spinal stenosis. Risks involves graft rejection, nerve injury, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, infections.60 to 70 percent of patient’s pain is improved after spinal fusion and 80 percent of patients are satisfied by the spine fusion surgery.
- Track 14-1Multilevel fusion
- Track 14-2Fusion recovery
- Track 14-3Fusion complication
- Track 14-4Fusion bone graft
- Track 14-5Lumbar fusion
- Track 14-6Fusion associated Infection
- Track 14-7Cervical fusion
Lumbar spine consists of 5 vertebral bones and the lower back of the spine is called as lumbar spine. The lower vertebral column is protected by the coccyx and the sacrum. The analysis of potential fatal conditions and for the many therapeutic purposes lumbar puncture is done to procure the cerebrospinal fluid, medical procedure for the diagnosis. About 32% of patients carries severe morbidity and experiences the headache prior to the lumbar puncture. Ultrasound lumbar puncture is most helpful to obsess patients with spinal disorders. Lumbar puncture market is expanding day by day, the market players are Beckton-Dickinson Company, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Affymetrix Inc, Ortho-clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Gen-probe, Inc., Beckman coulter Inc., Diamedix corporation, Novartis Diagnostics, Hologic, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
- Track 15-1Degenerative disc disease
- Track 15-2Facet arthropathy
- Track 15-3Lumbar fractures
- Track 15-4Herniated disc (ruptured or slipped disc)
- Track 15-5Low back pain
- Track 15-6Sciatica
- Track 15-7Spinal stenosis
- Track 15-8Spondylolisthesis
Spinal deformity is any abnormality in the alignment or the shape of the vertebral column i.e. a curvy spine. Normal spine has gentle curvature, when the curvature is exaggerated they are considered as deformities. The common signs of spinal deformities are uneven shoulders, uneven hips, a protruding shoulder blade, misalignment of the head over the midline of the body and fatigue. These conditions arise for the reasons, including inborn deformities, age related degeneration, sickness processes, alternative conditions, or idiopathic causes. It can be diagnosed by the Adam’s forward bend test.
- Track 16-1Scoliosis
- Track 16-2Rickets
- Track 16-3Lordosis
- Track 16-4Kyphosis
- Track 16-5Achondroplasia
- Track 16-6Brittle bone disease
- Track 16-7Muscular dystrophy
Spinal injections are the pain management treatment that may be recommended to find out cause for the pain and to reduce or relieve the back pain. Spinal injections can be used in the two different ways as diagnostics and therapeutics. It’s all the way to deliver the steroids directly to the dura space in the spine. Spinal injection is successful in relieving the lower back pain about 50% of patients.
- Track 17-1Caudal epidurals (popular with orthopods)
- Track 17-2Interlaminar epidurals
- Track 17-3Lumbar nerve root blocks (transforaminal)
- Track 17-4Sacroiliac injections
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) One of seronegative spondyarthropy which affect the spine leads to sever limitation of movements. Among the Rheumatological diseases, the longest diagnosis delay is still found for AS. It is believed that Ankylosing Spondylitis is genetically inherited disease. Ankylosing spondylitis typically affects young adults, most commonly males (M: F = 3:1) in their second through fourth decades. It affects the Sarcolic joints, spine, hip and less common in the knee.
- Track 18-1AS Diagnosis
- Track 18-2AS Treatment