Project Description


NuVasive ®

Start Date



1 Days

Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Disease using the eXtreme Lateral Approach

Protos is the classic experience from Inexus CPD, 
 enabling you to build clinical and technical skills in an adult learning environment.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomical landmarks for the correct indication of lateral approach surgery
  • Demonstrate the correct positioning of the patient, fluoroscopy, and table to achieve accurate patient access
  • Make and confirm targeted retroperitoneal access
  • Identify a suitable trans-psoas passage, applying the directional and proximity signals from the neuromonitoring
  • Argue and critique principles and proper indications of indirect decompression

Dr. Marco Damilano Orthopaedic Spine Specialist IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi Milano, Italy

09:00                           Welcome and Introduction
09:15-11:15                Didactic Session
11:15-12:15                Problem-based case discussion
12:15-13:00                Lunch
13:00-13:30                Patient Positioning
13:30-15:00                Lumbar Degenerative Lab Experience (L3-L4)
15:00-15:30                Lumbar Degenerative Lab Experience (L2-L3)
16:00-17:00                Lumbar Degenerative Lab Experience (L4-L5)
17:00-17:30                Reflection