Prof Stephen Ferguson

eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty

Prof Stephen Ferguson is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty. The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery. The eccElearning Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.

Prof Stephen Ferguson, PhD

  • Professor of Biomechanics, ETH Zurich Institute for Biomechanics, Zurich

Contributions of Prof Stephen Ferguson

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Lecture: Biomechanics of Spinal Instrumentation

DOI 10.28962/01.3.009

This spine surgery lecture looks at the biomechanics of spinal instrumentation. The lecture begins with an overview of the range of spinal devices which we have at our disposal for instrumentation. The extent of motion restricted by so called rigid devices and the actual motion preserved by the motion preserving devices are discussed, followed by the effects on adjacent segments and the effective load transmission in these instrumented devices.