Dr. Richard Kube II is among the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals gathering in Barcelona, Spain for the 2012 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
As a member of the faculty, Dr. Kube helped lead a workshop where he demonstrated two unique surgical approaches to surgeons from around the world.
Dr. Kube was selected among the surgeons and faculty members attending the ISASS Conference to demonstrate surgical procedures on human cadavers. Dr. Kube says the Cadaver Lab during the conference is an opportunity for surgeons to practice surgical approaches and implant techniques on human subjects, cadavers, who have generously donated their bodies to science.
“It allows the surgeons to practice new, complex procedures on real subjects without the risk,” said Dr. Kube.
Throughout the day Friday, Dr. Kube led several different groups in the cadaver lab, personally teaching approximately 20 surgeons from Europe, Asia and United States. He demonstrated how to perform a minimally invasive lumbar fusion and an anterior lumber disc replacement on a cadaver for the surgeons, as many had not seen or performed such surgeries themselves.
“Part of our program is to maintain excellence and you do that by staying involved in research and education, “ said Dr. Kube. “Being able to teach a procedure that not everyone can perform helps them learn and it requires me to improves my skills and degree of understanding.”
The four-day conference covered a variety of topics including deformity correction, minimally invasive procedures and disc replacement.