About the Event
The very popular Orthopaedic Virtual Series for Primary Care is back in 2023! This year’s theme includes pediatrics, spine, sports and trauma focused topics.
Session 3: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spine Surgeon – Indications for Operative Management and Understanding Referral Pathways
This session focuses on the operative indications for spine surgery in adults and children, and how to best navigate the referral process.
- Identify surgical indications for surgery in adult and pediatric populations, and identify “red flags”
a. Degenerative conditions
- Review the referral process
a. Key concepts of what is deemed an urgent referral vs. elective
b. How family doctors can maximize efficiency in the referral process