Percutaneous osteoplasty and interventions in VBCF (CME) – online course
Reviewers: F. Deschamps, M. Deutschmann, D. Filippiadis, G. Mauri and C. Nice
This course corresponds to chapters 184.108.40.206 Percutaneous Osteoplasty and 220.127.116.11.1 Interventions in Vertebral Body Compression Fractures (VBCF) in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is applied for the treatment of benign osteoporotic or malignant osteolytic vertebral body fractures. The procedure relies on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) injection inside the vertebral body in order to consolidate the fracture, achieve effective pain control and prevent further vertebral collapse. The aim of this course is to present the indications and contraindications of percutaneous vertebroplasty, and describe the technique and the devices that are commonly used. .
- Learn the basics of percutaneous vertebral augmentation.
- Learn the indications and contraindications of percutaneous treatment in benign and malignant vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).
- Learn about the correct material needed for percutaneous vertebroplasty.
- Learn about the percutaneous vertebral approach at cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral levels.
- Learn how to avoid complications.
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapters 18.104.22.168 Percutaneous Osteoplasty and 22.214.171.124.1 Interventions in Vertebral Body Compression Fractures (VBCF).
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). The CME accreditation for this course will expire on March 19, 2021. A non-CME accredited version of the course will remain available until the new CME accredited course is published.
Upon purchase, access to complete and revisit the course is granted for an enrolment period of 90 days.
The CME certificate will be available in the myCIRSE area past the enrolment period if the course is completed before March 19, 2021.
Release date: March 2019