Complex surgical access and decompression

Exposing the spine as efficiently as possible is a critical part of spine surgery. OR staff must be knowledgeable about these delicate surgical techniques and the best practices for successful outcomes. This section will provide educational content to review the latest evidence-based approach to these procedures.

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Cranial Anatomy & Procedural Overview

Learning objectives

  • List and describe the location of the bones in the skull
  • List the lobes of the brain
  • Describe the meninges with name and location
  • Describe the general steps of a craniotomy
  • List the types of craniotomies and rationale for approach