Resources for Interventional Specialists

 

Developed under the guidance of the SIS Standards Division and edited by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD, this comprehensive compendium on spine intervention is a must-read. Lavishly illustrated and available for mail-order, the book provides a summary of the evidence supporting a variety of procedures along with detailed descriptions of technique and contains dozens of high-quality radiographic images depicting needle placement and injectate flow patterns. Click here for more details including the table of contents.

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Learn from a master. Dr. Charles N. Aprill takes you through procedures detail-by-detail in over one hour of lumbar and cervical vignettes shot in high-definition video and available for immediate streaming. These are the vignettes that are used in SIS's renowned in-person Bio-Skills Labs.

View a free, three-minute preview; then click here to immediately unlock the complete video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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In this 78-minute, streaming, lumbar discography video you can watch Richard Derby, MD and Conor O’Neill, MD present an overview of the lumbar anatomy and then demonstrate oblique and lateral approaches on live patients. You will learn about the equipment, key concepts, risk factors, and follow the process from initial patient consultation and exam to the completion of the lumbar discography procedure.

View a free, five-minute preview then click here to immediately unlock the full video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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This 53-minute, streaming, cadaveric dissection video is intended to familiarize physicians with the anatomical location of spine structures for diagnosis and intervention. Watch Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD demonstrate posterior lumbar and cervical anatomy and neuraxis under live fluoroscopy.

View a free, five-minute preview, then click here to immediately unlock the complete video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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Learn the radiographic anatomy of the cervical spine through this 14-part 1,524-slide presentation. Based on the principle of “anatomy by expectation,” you will answer to what extent do the images in the presentation fulfill your expectation of what is supposed to be there. This is a companion presentation to Professor Bogduk’s Radiographic Anatomy of the Normal Lumbar Spine.

View the first part of the presentation “Precepts” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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Learn the basic radiographic anatomy of the lumbar spine through this 12-part, 748-slide presentation of AP, lateral, axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique views presented by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD. Based on the principle of “anatomy by expectation,” you will answer to what extent do the images in the presentation fulfill your expectation of what is supposed to be there. This is a companion presentation to Professor Bogduk’s Radiographic Anatomy of the Cervical Spine.

View the first part of the presentation "Getting Started" for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF.

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This nine-part, 278-slide presentation by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD validates and illustrates lumbar radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy and serves as a guideline for the technique. Each section contains text and slides of dissections and paired radiographs to help you learn to identify key features.

View the first part of the presentation “Anatomy, No Needles” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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Looking to earn CME while you maintain, develop, or increase your knowledge? Visit the SIS online learning platform, where for a nominal fee, you can review the latest FactFinders and complete a post-test to earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

FactFinders explore and debunk the myths that surround patient safety issues. Many other FactFinders have been developed by the SIS Patient Safety Committee and are available at no cost (without CME credit) here.

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Members of the SIS Research Division identify and review high impact papers on interventional pain care, summarizing and critically appraising the studies, and posting the summary, critique and reference information. On the SIS online learning platform for a nominal fee, you can review these articles and complete a post-test to earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

SIS members are invited to delve even deeper into these article analyses by joining the discussions on the SIS Online Journal Club Blog.🔒 Participation in the SIS Online Journal Club is a member benefit provided at no additional cost and will help you keep up with the never-ending stream of new research findings and understand how they may impact your practice.

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These courses will provide you with the tools necessary to distinguish signal from noise in the reported outcomes of studies that are endlessly used and misused to influence your diagnostic and treatment decisions, your patients' expectations, and payers’ coverage determinations.

EBM I: Assessing Studies of Treatment
Why This Course - Free Preview

EBM II: Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies
Diagnosis Definitions - Free Preview

Take advantage of the SIS member price or the special rates for medical students, residents, and fellows. SIS volunteers, click here to contact SIS for your complimentary access code. Complete your online course before the 2020 Annual Meeting and register to participate in the live small group discussion session in San Diego.

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View over 1,900 slides from presentations delivered at the Spine Intervention Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Controversies and Challenges of Spine Intervention.

View the presentation “A Critical Review of The MINT Trials” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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View over 1,600 slides from presentations delivered at the Spine Intervention Society’s 25th Annual Meeting: Looking Forward to the Future.

View the presentation “Stem Cell for Spine Care - From Dish to Disc” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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View over 1,700 slides from presentations delivered at the Spine Intervention Society’s 24th Annual Meeting: Navigating the Changing Landscape in Spine Care.

View the presentation “Duration of Action/Which Local Anesthetics to Use” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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