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myAO update on spine biomechanics

May 2022

Biomechanics, the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, helps us to understand how all the bony and soft spinal components contribute individually and together to ensure spinal stability, and how traumas, tumours and degenerative disorders exert destabilizing effects. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around spine biomechanics.

myAO expert update on head & neck cancer and oral oncology

May 2022

Surgeons’ demand for knowledge and training on Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology spans the specialties from head and neck surgery to maxillofacial, plastic, ear, nose, and throat, and general surgery. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology.

myAO Knowledge update on Innovation Translation

March 2022

Innovation translation at the AO and its AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) encompasses the conception, strategic evaluation, and development of clinical solutions in collaboration with industrial partners. It includes proof-of-concept work with innovators, valorization of new technologies and techniques and clinical evidence creation to prove the added value of new solutions. Strategic investments in intellectual property, technology, and companies are also part of AO ITC's mandate.

myAO Knowledge update on Bone Deformity

April 2022

There are a number of possible causes of bone deformities in animals, the two most common being a genetic disorder and injury (trauma). Limb deformities can be managed conservatively, by growth acceleration, growth retardation, or in severe or late diagnosed cases by combining these techniques. Once the growth plate has closed, correction can only be achieved by a corrective osteotomy technique.

Clinical roundup on Imaging, Navigation and Computer-Assisted Surgery

March 2022

Recent developments in imaging technology have allowed for rapid processing and visualization of significant amounts of data yielded from a variety of digital imaging modalities. Prerequisites have been established for three-dimensional (3D) visualization as well as programs for the computer-assisted 3D planning of surgical procedures, and these image sources are now available to assist the surgeon in the operating room.

Meet the experts: Julien and Jean-Pierre Cabassu

January 2022

Meet with the experts of the month, Julien and Jean-Pierre Cabassu. Graduate of ECVS and ACVS, Julien completed an AO fellowship at Texas A&M under the supervision of Dr. Don Hulse in 2006. He worked for a year in research with Dr. Loïc Déjardin at Michigan State University before completing a residency in small animal surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts under the supervision of Randy Boudrieau and Mike Kowaleski.