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How Much Experience is Required to Acquire the Skills to Independently Perform Spine Surgery? What Milestones are Needed for Successful Surgery? – Published Article

A study was conducted to assess the number of surgeries required for orthopedic surgeons to acquire the skills necessary to perform spine surgery independently. A questionnaire was sent to spine surgeons affiliated with orthopedic departments at two universities, asking them to identify whether they could perform each spinal procedure independently, with the assistance of a senior doctor, or if they were unable to perform the procedure. The participants also rated the usefulness of various surgical training techniques. The results showed that surgeons who did not perform specific procedures independently required more surgical experience than those who did. The study provides insights that may help develop more efficient training methods for spine surgeons

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CONCLUSION: Surgeons who do not perform specific procedures independently require more surgical experience than those who operate independently. Our results may help develop more efficient training methods for spine surgeons.

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Adv Med Educ Pract. 2023 Jun 28;14:657-667. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S411047. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To assess the number of surgeries needed to acquire the necessary skills to perform spine surgery independently.PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire on 12 different spinal procedures was sent to orthopedic surgeons affiliated with the spine teams of orthopedic departments at either the Akita University,

Adv Med Educ Pract. 2023 Jun 28;14:657-667. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S411047. eCollection 2023.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To assess the number of surgeries needed to acquire the necessary skills to perform spine surgery independently.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire on 12 different spinal procedures was sent to orthopedic surgeons affiliated with the spine teams of orthopedic departments at either the Akita University or Sapporo Medical University. Participants were asked to identify whether they (A) could independently perform each procedure, (B) could perform each procedure with the assistance of a senior doctor, or (C) were unable to perform each procedure. Those whose response was (A) were asked how many surgeries were required to acquire the necessary skills. Those who responded to (B) or (C) were asked how many surgeries they believed were required to acquire the skills necessary to operate independently. Participants also responded to 10 questions on surgical training techniques and rated the usefulness of each method.

RESULTS: A total of 55 spine surgeons responded to the questionnaire. Group A required significantly fewer surgeries in the following categories to become independent than required Group C: upper cervical spine surgery (7.3/19.3), anterior cervical decompression/fusion (6.7/28.8), posterior cervical decompression/fusion (9.5/27.3), lumbar discectomy (12.6/26.7), endoscopic lumbar discectomy (10.2/24.2), spinal tumor resection (6.5/37.2), and spinal kyphosis surgery (10.3/32.3). Over 80% of participants responded that the following were effective methods: “surgeries where a senior doctor is the main surgeon, and the respondent is the assistant and observer”; “surgeries where the respondent is the main surgeon, and a senior doctor is an assistant”; “self-study using surgery manuals, articles, and textbooks”; and “training through video surgery sessions”.

CONCLUSION: Surgeons who do not perform specific procedures independently require more surgical experience than those who operate independently. Our results may help develop more efficient training methods for spine surgeons.

PMID:37404867 | PMC:PMC10315144 | DOI:10.2147/AMEP.S411047

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How Much Experience is Required to Acquire the Skills to Independently Perform Spine Surgery? What Milestones are Needed for Successful Surgery?

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Adv Med Educ Pract. 2023 Jun 28;14:657-667. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S411047. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To assess the number of surgeries needed to acquire the necessary skills to perform spine surgery independently.PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire on 12 different spinal procedures was sent to orthopedic surgeons affiliated with the spine teams of orthopedic departments at either the Akita University

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