Dr. Richard Kube spent the week in Vancouver with the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals for the 2013 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
Each year hundreds of spine surgeons and professionals attend the ISASS conference to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery. The four-day conference will cover a variety of topics including minimally invasive surgical techniques and results, image guided surgery, robotic assistance and conservative care through injection therapies. It also includes a cadaver lab to teach particular surgical approaches and techniques to surgeons from Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe and Africa.
Dr. Kube is not just attending the conference; he is presenting his academic research on Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion. Dr. Kube is the first surgeon to do the procedure. At last year’s conference he introduced the concept, now he is showing his fellow surgeons how the patients are doing months later.
Dr. Kube will also be leading several procedures in the cadaver lab including Percutaneous Pedicle Screws, Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion and Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion.