留学体験記

AO Spine fellowship program留学

冨永博之

I had a chance to visit the Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden as an AOSpine fellow from 8 January 2018 to 23 March 2018 and completed.

Prof. Claes Olerud is one of the most well-known surgeons in cervical field and doctors of Uppsala University have produced many excellent papers of cervical surgeries.

Uppsala spine team have ten spine specialists performing about ten surgeries per a week.

My main objectives of this visit were to see an upper cervical surgeries. I could mainly enter the upper cervical operations as an assistant. The surgeries other than cervical (deformity, tumor, infection, trauma) were performed, too and I could experience many spine surgeries.

Prof. Olerud gave me individual lectures about the upper cervical operation, adaptation, and research. Fortunately, I could get the opportunity to write case series.

Additionally, Dr. Konstantinos Pazarlis, AO spine director held a welcome party, and I could have a good time.

Finally, I would like to appreciate the hospitality of Prof. Claes Olerud, Dr. Konstantinos Pazarlis and other spine staff members and the support of AOSpine Asia Pacific.

Fig.1 with Prof. Olerud

Fig.2 Thesis for PhD

Fig.3 Dinner Party with Uppsala spine team