Dr. Richard Kube is among the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals gathering in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the 2013 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
Dr. Kube helped lead the cadaver lab, on the final day of the conference, where he demonstrated 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.
Throughout the day Friday, Dr. Kube led several different groups in the cadaver lab, personally teaching surgeons from Europe, Asia and United States. He demonstrated how to perform a minimally invasive lumbar fusion and an anterior lumber interbody fusion on a cadaver for the surgeons, as many had not seen or performed such surgeries themselves.
This year the cadaver lab covered Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Interbody Fusion Approaches and Techniques, Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation of the Lumbar Spine, Minimally Invasive Microdiscetomy and Microdecompression including usage of the Baxano Device for Foraminal Decompression.