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Dr. Kingsley R. Chin at AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting San Diego Convention Center

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Visits the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin at AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting San Diego Convention CenterOur founder, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, ventures to San Diego for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Annual Meeting. AAOS provides education and practice management services to orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals, serving as an outlet to provide patient care and public information about the science of orthopedics.

Each year, AAOS hosts an Annual Meeting, offering educational sessions, product exhibitions, self-directed learning, hands-on showcases, and networking opportunities. The Annual Meeting draws over 30,000 participants yearly, and this year, our founder stopped by to check out the buzz.

“As I walk the floor and talk to my peers, I keep receiving feedback that the AxioMed disc is clearly in a different class by itself. It’s rare to see such clear, disruptive technology,” said Dr. Chin.

Post-meeting, Dr. Chin attended the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program alumni reception at the Pool Club. With all orthopedic members of HCORP welcome, the event served as a catch-up of memories and long-time friendships. Dr. Kingsley R. Chin at the HCORP alumni dinner AAOS San Diego

 

AxioMed Discusses Future of Total Motion Restoration at AAOS

AxioMed Discusses Future of Total Motion Restoration at AAOS

Finding a Better Future: A Diversity of Perspectives Adds Dimension to Future Technological Solutions in Spine

AxioMed’s discussion of the future of total motion restoration opens up dialogue between spine surgeons, fellow and industry insiders at AAOS.

AxioMed, LLC announced today that its event at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday March 3, 2016, fostered a lively discussion about the future of total motion restoration in spine. The event took place at the JW Marriott, and was attended by a variety of industry players, including established practicing surgeons, academics, fellows, and biologics and medical technology producers. Members of the press were also present.

“The diversity of attendees created a dynamic conversation informed by multiple perspectives from industry leaders, academics, surgeons and fellows.It opened up an important dialogue about the possibilities in total segment restoration,” said Jake Lubinski, president of AxioMed

“The diversity of attendees created a dynamic conversation informed by multiple perspectives from industry leaders, academics, surgeons and fellows.It opened up an important dialogue about the possibilities in total segment restoration,” said Jake Lubinski, president of AxioMed. “We hosted this event, because we believe those in the spine industry can learn a lot from the history of joint replacement, and that the time has come to move beyond fusion.”

Attendees engaged in debate on topics surrounding total motion preservation in the spine, discussing questions such as: “What’s been happening in the facet market? Is it feasible to replace the facets? Why not replace the facets? Is facet replacement an idea whose time has come?”

Dr. Jens Chapman, an Orthopedic Surgeon who practices at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, WA, and has been a proponent for sound evidence-based spine motion restoration procedures, participated in the discussion, raising important high-level and technical points about total facet replacement. He said, “In spine, we don’t have a good solution for total segment restoration yet. For facets we need to find a treatment that’s less bulky, yet effective and use it in patients where simple treatment, such as decompression surgery alone is not applicable.”

The evening also featured a talk from Invibio about the benefits of HA PEEK and SpineFrontier’s pioneering role in bringing it to market. Jake Lubinski, President of AxioMed, LLC spoke about facet replacement, a solution that Dr. Kingsley R. Chin patented in 2002, and how the AxioMed Freedom total disc replacement, together with facet replacement technology, represents a huge step forward for the industry.

Dr. Chin, an Orthopedic Surgeon and CEO of KICVentures, called the event, “a historic discussion among surgeons about the challenges and opportunities that these technologies present.” He said that it was important that a mix of fellows and more experienced surgeons were present. “It’s time for us surgeons who have been practicing for awhile to begin to hand this vision for the future of spine and total motion restoration off to fellows. That’s why we’re intentional in our partnership with fellows, because we believe the life of our vision for better spine solutions will eventually be sustained by them.”

About AxioMed

Founded in 2001, AxioMed began its journey of exhaustively proving the Freedom® Disc through research, development and testing. In 2014, KICVentures recognized the disc’s enormous potential and acquired the company into their healthcare portfolio. AxioMed owns an exclusive viscoelastic material license on its proprietary Freedom Disc technology.

About SpineFrontier® Inc.

SpineFrontier Inc. is a growing medical technology company that designs, develops and markets both implants and instruments for spine surgery based on the Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) Philosophy. These technologies are designed to allow for outpatient surgery due to minimal disruption of normal tissues. SpineFrontier is headquartered in Malden, MA. It is a KICVentures portfolio company and the leader in LES technologies and instruments.

About KICVentures

KICVentures manages several portfolio companies (including AxioMed, LLC and SpineFrontier®, Inc.), investing in disruptive technology in the health-tech sector. KICVentures acquires, creates, and nurtures companies and their technologies to their fullest potential.

Surgeons and Investors Shouldn’t Miss this Opportunity to Discuss How to Apply Lessons from Total Joint Replacement to Spine Restorative Motion | SpineFrontier feature

AxioMed AAOS Event to Feature Dr. Mark Reiley – Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Champion of Total Segmental Restorative Motion

Surgeons and Investors Shouldn’t Miss This Opportunity to Discuss How to Apply Lessons from Total Joint Replacement to Spine Restorative Motion

AxioMed announced today that Dr. Mark Reiley, an experienced veteran of total segment motion preservation, will speak at a private event hosted by AxioMed during AAOS’s (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The wine and cheese tasting event will occur in a private suite at the JW Marriott, in Orlando on Thursday evening, March 3, 2016 at 8 p.m., and will give attendees the opportunity to mingle with orthopedic industry leaders from several companies, including AxioMed, Invibio, SpineFrontier and KICVentures, among others. In conjunction with Dr. Reiley’s talk, AxioMed will host a discussion about applying lessons in total joint replacement to spine motion preservation. The topic of discussion will include the latest trends in technology, the evolution of joint replacement and the practice of motion preservation in spine. To RSVP for this event, please email sarahcook@spinefrontier.com.

Dr. Mark Reiley is a board-certified surgeon who did his first total segment motion preservation procedure in Berlin over 10 years ago. Dr. Reiley co-founded Kyphon based on his invention of the Kyphon balloon device to treat fractured vertebrae. Reiley sold Kyphon to Medtronic in 2007. He then founded INBONE Technologies, Inc. in 2008, serving as its Chief Medical Officer. Among other inventions, Dr. Reiley also designed the first and only Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) to use intramedullary guidance. He is also the inventor of the triangular fusion rod and Co-founder of SI-Bone. Dr. Reiley is an international speaker and published author of several books and articles, as well as the winner of the 2008 Phoenix Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine. AxioMed is honored to have Dr. Reiley lead a discussion on how to achieve total segmental restoration in spine.

Jake Lubinski, President of AxioMed, will give an update on AxioMed Freedom® Total Disc Replacement’s IDE progress. The AxioMed Freedom Disc is a single-piece total disc replacement with a proprietary, viscoelastic polymer core that mimics the flexibility and stiffness of a human vertebra. This next-generation technology is the only one of its kind on the market. So far, the Freedom Cervical Disc has completed a European post-market study. The USA Lumbar IDE, started in 2008, has just finished a two year follow-up. Visit this article for more information about the Freedom Disc clinical studies.

European surgeons who use the Freedom Disc have been pleased with its results. Dr. Hausmann, an EU neurosurgeon and early adopter of the Freedom Disc says, “My patients had no side effects…I am very happy with the two-year results of the disc…The AxioMed disc has a better range of movement than the ball-and-socket discs.”

About AxioMed

Founded in 2001, AxioMed began its journey of exhaustively proving the Freedom® Disc through research, development and testing. In 2014, KICVentures recognized the disc’s enormous potential and acquired the company into their healthcare portfolio. AxioMed owns an exclusive viscoelastic material license on its proprietary Freedom Disc technology.

About KICVentures

KICVentures manages several portfolio companies (including AxioMed, LLC), investing in disruptive technology in the healthtech sector. KICVentures acquires, creates, and nurtures companies and their technologies to their fullest potential.