On April 16th and 17th 2015, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in cooperation with the Wenckebach Instituut will organize the first Course on Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS).
We live in a world where technological opportunities are booming and become more important in our daily life. Everybody carries a smart phone and tablet computers are on the kitchen table. However, in the operating theatre we still rely on the image intensifier for our orientation and in hip- or knee-joint replacements we mostly use standard blocks to guide our resection planes.
A recent technological development is Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) ; we can perform surgeries with realtime three dimensional feedback, greater precision and without radiation. We gained positive experience with CAS over the past 6 years in our centre. We would like to introduce CAS to you during a 2-day course and offer you the possibility to discover working with CAS.
You will learn about the background of CAS and we will explain the technique, but most time will be spent hands-on: work with the software, practice on sawbones and perform real dissection on cadavers. The course will focus on the use of CAS in prosthetics of hip and knee, placing pedicle screws and CAS use in oncologic resections.
To facilitate a high level of individual tuition and interaction with the tutors, the number of course participants is restricted to 16 participants.
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the First Course on Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) in orthopaedic surgery.