On January 29th, Nanoori Hospital held the 7th Nanoori Hospital Spine Endoscopy Symposium (NASESS) in the auditorium on the 8th floor of Seoul National University Dental Hospital. About 60 domestic and foreign spine doctors attended the symposium and took part in in-depth lectures and heated discussions on spinal endoscopy treatment.
Jang Il Tae, Director of Nanoori Hospital, said in his greeting, “Thank you to the medical staff and officials who took an interest in and participated in the Nanoori Hospital Spinal Endoscopy Symposium. I hope to contribute to the development of spinal endoscopy in Korea through active academic exchanges.”
In the congratulatory remarks that followed, Lim Kang Taek, adviser of the Korea Society for Endoscopy of the Spine Surgery (KOSESS), said, “The Nanoori Hospital Spinal Endoscopy Symposium is full of more informative and fruitful content than other symposiums. I hope that all attendees will get good information and help the development of spinal endoscopies.”
The 7th Nanoori Hospital Spinal Endoscopy Symposium opened with a special online lecture by Koichi Seiro, professor of Teikyo University Mizunokuchi Hospital and president of the Japan Minimally Invasive Spine Society. Next, sessions on the thoracic spine (backbone), cervical spine (neckbone), and lumbar spine (lumbar spine) were held, and a total of seven speakers delivered vivid clinical experiences on spinal endoscopic treatment by area, and after the lecture, there was a lively discussion through a question-and-answer session. The last program was a training program conducted to allow participants to experience a realistic spinal endoscopy using a spine model (dummy) developed with 3D printing technology.
The spine model (dummy) developed by Nanoori Hospital not only realized the actual skin texture and bone strength with 3D printing technology, but the material of the disc (intervertebral disc) was similar to an actual disc lesion, and was designed to contain liquid to reproduce the actual internal environment of the human body. In particular, the 4th-generation spine model (dummy) introduced at this symposium has been upgraded with a red solution that looks like blood inside, so that during actual surgery, the disc in the damaged area is removed and the movement of the bones and the blood that comes out can be realized.
Gangnam Nanoori Hospital Spine Center Director Kim Hyeon Seong, who led the spine endoscopy symposium at Nanoori Hospital, said, "The 3D printing dummy program can proceed in the same way as actual surgery. With a dummy made from actual patient data, we can easily check various situations that may occur during actual surgery in advance, helping patients to obtain better surgical results.”