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The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) JUNE 01, 2017

The Less Exposure Surgery (LES) Society – dedicated to leading the charge of proving LES treatment options as the best solution to lowering the cost of healthcare, improving outcomes and patient satisfaction – has seen a major spike in interest in their educational training labs.

The LES Society proudly announced their New York City Training Lab as a sold out event, at maximum attendee capacity. On June 3, eighteen residents, fellows and practicing surgeons will come together to learn about breakthrough Less Exposure Surgery techniques and technologies, followed by a discussion of how this new philosophy will continue to better the lives of patients.

The Training Lab will take place at the Stewart Hotel, with a dinner and lively business and medicine discussion at the popular restaurant, Tao, to follow.

The LES Society supports surgeon innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors in the industry – with the leadership of expert surgeons – through education and real-time exposure, differentiating their philosophy from traditional techniques used in the field.

Participating proctor surgeons at the Training Lab include Board Certified Neurosurgeons Dr. Joseph Aferzon and Dr. Fassil Mesfin, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dante Leven, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Bash, and LES Society Founder and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kingsley R. Chin.

In accordance with Less Exposure Surgery techniques and featuring LES technologies by event sponsor SpineFrontier, the program contains two didactic and cadaver lab sessions.

For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, connect with the LES Society at contact@LESSociety.org or visit LESSociety.org.

The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

We are proud to announce our very own Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin offering his expertise at the New York Training Lab, beside Dr. Joseph Aferzon, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Fassil Mesfin.

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Dr. Chin is a board-certified and double fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, who has become an experienced teacher and mentor in the field and beyond. From humble beginnings, Dr. Chin immigrated from Jamaica to attend Columbia University and later graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors and four diplomas. He spent four years teaching at the University of Pennsylvania as chief of spine surgery before beginning as managing partner and CEO of KICVentures venture fund. He currently continues managing funds and teaching in clinical practice and research. Because of his copious credentials and skill in the spinal field, Dr. Chin possesses an immense knowledge he is willing to share among his peers.

Dr. Chin sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions. The LES Society is proud to highlight these assets within our operation, offering our educational labs as further opportunities to do so.

This LES Society Training Lab features a didactic and cadaver lab as well as a lively discussion on business and medicine at New York’s nightlife hot spot Tao. Paying special attention to arthroplasty and the engineering process from concept to reality, the Training Lab provides a setting for surgeons, surgeon entrepreneurs and inventors to practice more complex osteotomies and deformity techniques.

Due to tremendous interest in this event, the Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, please connect with us at contact@LESSociety.org and visit us at SpineFrontier.com to learn more about our innovative instrumentation.

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Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS

Scientific Paper

Chin KR1, Pencle FJFrancis SDFrancis CASeale JAHothem EA. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2017

Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeonshere.

Background

In anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), misaligned plates are concerning because of the risk of screw-and-plate failure; however, these plates also hypothetically have the potential for asymmetric micromotion on the facet and uncovertebral joint. The aim of this study was to determine whether misaligned plate placement during ACDF had clinical benefits compared with straight plate placement.

Methods

Postoperative AP radiographs of 128 consecutive patients who underwent ACDF with anterior cervical plate (ACP) fixation were reviewed, and plate alignment was assessed. Patients were separated into control group 1 (straight plates) or group 2 (misaligned plates).

Results

The mean age of patients was 51.5 ± 0.9 years, and women represented 51% of the total population. There was no significant difference between groups with regard to the preoperative visual analog scale (VAS) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores (P = 0.744 and P = 0.943, respectively). At 6 weeks postoperatively, the VAS scores for group 1 decreased from 7.6 ± 0.2 to 4.0 ± 0.2 compared with the scores in group 2, which decreased from 7.7 ± 0.2 to 2.1 ± 0.1, which demonstrated statistical significance (P = 0.019). At 2-year follow-up, no significant difference was demonstrated between the groups’ VAS and NDI scores (P = 0.670 and P = 0.266).

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Straight placement

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Misaligned placement

Conclusion 

Misaligned plates have increased torsional strength and are associated with better clinical outcomes compared with those of straight plates in the early postoperative period. After fusion, no significant difference in clinical outcomes between the groups was noted, which may reduce the concerns regarding misaligned plates.

Level of Evidence

Retrospective comparative study.

About Author Dr. Kingsley R. Chin
Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, founder of philosophy and practice of The LES Society and The LESS Institute

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin is a board-certified Harvard-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and professor with copious business and information technology experience. He sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions. He currently serves as Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and has experience as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies.

Learn more about Dr. Chin here and connect via LinkedIn.

ABOUT LESS EXPOSURE SURGERY

Less Exposure Surgery (LES) is based on a new philosophy of performing surgery, leading the charge to prove through bench and clinical outcomes research that LES treatment options are the best solutions – to lowering the cost of healthcare, improving outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction. Learn more at LESSociety.org.

The LES Society philosophy: “Tailor treatment to the individual aiding in the quickest recovery and return to a pain-free lifestyle, using LES® techniques that lessen exposure, preserve unoffending anatomy and utilize new technologies which are safe, easy to adopt and reproducible. These LES®techniques lessen blood loss, surgical time and exposure to radiation and can be safely performed in an outpatient center. Less is more.” – Kingsley R. Chin, MD

ABOUT THE LESS INSTITUTE

The LESS Institute is the world leader center of excellence in Less Exposure Surgery. Our safe, effective outpatient treatments help patients recover quickly, avoid expensive hospital stays and return home to their family the same day. Watch our patient stories, follow us on Facebook and visit TheLESSInstitute.com to learn more.

ABOUT SPINEFRONTIER

The above study utilized Inset® LES Technology from SpineFrontier – leading provider of LES Technologies and instruments – offering surgeons and patients superior technology and services.

SCIENTIFIC PAPER AUTHOR AND CITATION DETAILS

Chin KR, et al. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017

Authors

Chin KR1, Pencle FJ, Francis SD, Francis CA, Seale JA, Hothem EA.

Author information

  • 1From the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, the Department of Orthopedics, Florida International University, Miami, FL (Dr. Chin), and the LESS Institute, Miami (Dr. Chin, Dr. Pencle, Ms. S. Francis, Ms. C. Francis, Dr. Seale, and Dr. Hothem).
The LES Society for Fellows and SpineFrontier Together Host Educational Lab for Less Exposure Surgery

LES Society and SpineFrontier Collaborate in Educational Lab for Less Exposure Surgery

The LES Society for Fellows and SpineFrontier have collaborated to offer an educational lab segment, Less Exposure Surgery for the Young & Aging Spine: Modern Fusion Techniques.

From Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2, the LES Society will host a weekend of learning, developing, networking and more, at the Sanctuary Surgical Center in Boca Raton, Fla. and additional special entertainment venues.

No other organization has provided this unique professional development experience. In keeping with LES Society’s mission of advancing research, education and technology, the Lab will offer various education tools, from a hands-on cadaver lab and case study roundtable discussions to a breakdown of LES techniques and device technology.

Visit the event program here to check out more details on the Lab’s agenda.

Senior faculty attending the Lab include leading professionals in the medical industry, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Ashley Simela and LES Society Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin.

The weekend will also include mornings of breakfast and introductions, afternoon lunch, and evenings of dinner and drinks. The event will serve as an outlet for medical professionals to meet, learn, develop and enjoy the valuable resources the LES Society can provide.

This Lab is currently SOLD OUT. Please reach out to contact@lessociety.org for details and alerts on upcoming Society events.

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

 

SpineFrontier A Meeting of the Minds: Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Speaks among Dr. Bash & Dr. Aferzon

A Meeting of the Minds: Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, Dr. Bash & Dr. Aferzon

Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Joseph Aferzon recently hosted an event at the Capital Grille in Hartford, Conn. The dinner was a meeting of the minds and featured Dr. Chin, the surgeon-entrepreneur founder and CEO of SpineFrontier. In addition to the hosts, the event was attended by several prolific Connecticut surgeons brought together by a common interest in innovative product design and outpatient care.

The evening kicked off with a round table-style, open forum discussion about surgeon innovation at SpineFrontier. Dr. Bash and Dr. Aferzon spoke glowingly about their experiences working with SpineFrontier designers and engineers. They described the benefits of collaborating with SpineFrontier’s talented and smart product design team who have taken their ideas for new and better products and instruments and turned them into reality. Dr. Bash noted that the SpineFrontier team was unique in both its ability to understand surgeons’ input and direction and to design intelligent products and instruments that worked better for surgeons and patients.

The discussion turned to the rise of outpatient treatment out of necessity for patient safety. Dr. Chin and Sarah Cook (a SpineFrontier Mechanical Engineer) shared case studies with the group and talked about SpineFrontier’s variety of product offerings. The rest of the evening centered on a vibrant discussion about the spine industry, the rise of outpatient treatment, new billing restrictions and innovative surgical techniques

To wrap up the evening, Jake Lubinski, president of AxioMed, gave a short presentation on AxioMed’s clinical studies of its Freedom® total disc replacement technology. Frank Schnur, the Chief Sales Officer of KICVentures, spoke about the KICVentures’ ecosystem of health-tech companies and its entrepreneurial movement.

A CSRS Cervical Spine Research Society follow-up Dr. Kingsley R. Chin SpineFrontier

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin visits CSRS: A Follow Up

On Dec. 4 and 5, Dr. Chin attended CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) in San Diego. For the fuller story, read the Spark article: AxioMed Planning To Bring Its Cervical Viscoelastic Total Disc Replacement to the U.S. Dr. Chin reports here briefly on his experience.

“At CSRS, I met with key opinion leaders to discuss bringing the IDE for the AxioMed cervical TDR to the USA and to also discuss how to organize surgeons to participate in raising the capital to fund the IDE to bring the cervical TDR to market.  Surgeons shared that they are convinced that the viscoelastic TDR is the best available solution for treating disc disease in the cervical spine over either fusion or disc replacements with moving pieces that act as joint replacements. AxioMed’s Freedom Disc is a true replacement that mimics the natural disc to restore alignment and motion,” said Dr. Chin.

The disc is available outside the USA and is exclusively distributed by SpineFrontier.

SpineFrontier: From Hospital to Ambulatory Surgery Center: Midline Cortical Pedicle Screws Vs. Traditional Pedicle Screws

From Hospital to Ambulatory Surgery Center: Midline Cortical Pedicle Screws Vs. Traditional Pedicle Screws

Kingsley R. Chin, MD1, 2

Fabio J.R. Pencle, MB BS1

André V. Coombs, MB BS3

Mohamed Elsharkawy, MD3

Corrine F. Packer, MB BS3

Elijah A. Hothem, MD3

Jason A. Seale, MB BS1

  1. Less Exposure Surgery Specialists Institute (LESS Institute).
  2. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) & Florida International University (FIU)
  3. Less Exposure Surgery (LES) Society.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: We did not seek or receive any funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), or others for this work. KRC is a shareholder in and receives other benefits from SpineFrontier Inc., none of the other authors (FJRP, AVC, ME, CFP, EAH or JAS) have any potential conflicts of interest to declare for this work.

Abstract

Introduction

Modern advances in spine surgery including less invasive procedures have propelled the design of instruments and implants to achieve greater posterior spinal fixation, with decreased tissue destruction and higher safety margins.  Static and dynamic biomechanical studies have validated the superior pullout strength of cortical screws versus the traditional pedicle screws and might represent an opportunity to perform safe lumbar fusions in ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).  The authors aim to compare the outcomes of midline cortical pedicle screw surgical technique for posterior lumbar fixation in the ASC compared to traditional pedicle screws in a hospital.

Method

The medical records of 60 patients with prospectively collected data were reviewed. Two matched cohort groups consisting of 30 patients each, midline cortical pedicle screws performed in ASC patients (Group 1) was compared to traditional pedicle screws performed in Hospital patients (Group 2). Outcomes were measured using Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores, estimated blood loss (EBL) and Radiologic fusion rate.

Results

33 males and 27 females, age range (28-75), average 58±3 years. Average BMI was 29±1.15 kg/m2. Significant improvement noted in VAS back pain scores in Group 1 from 7.8±0.5 to 2.5±0.7, p=0.001. Comparing VAS back pain scores and ODI scores, significant improvement demonstrated between group 1 and 2, p=0.004 and p=0.027 respectively. Mean EBL in group 1 was significantly less, p=0.025 than group 2. Intergroup fusion rate at two year was similar, p=0.855.

Conclusions

We successfully transitioned our lumbar fusions from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers using a midline cortical pedicle screw technique. Although traditional pedicle screw placement was effective and may be viable in an ambulatory surgery center we see more advantages to use midline cortical screws over traditional pedicle screws.

SpineFrontier: From Hospital to Ambulatory Surgery Center: Midline Cortical Pedicle Screws Vs. Traditional Pedicle Screws
SpineFrontier: From Hospital to Ambulatory Surgery Center: Midline Cortical Pedicle Screws Vs. Traditional Pedicle Screws
SpineFrontier: From Hospital to Ambulatory Surgery Center: Midline Cortical Pedicle Screws Vs. Traditional Pedicle Screws
Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Delivers Lecture at Symposium on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Delivers Lecture at Symposium on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

On Sept. 23, 2015, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin presented on “Ambulatory/Outpatient Minimally Invasive Surgery” at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care’s Department of Neurological Surgery’s Symposium on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr. Chin spoke to an audience of physicians and medical students about the changing healthcare system. He provided a surgeon-entrepreneur’s perspective on trends in consumer-facing technology and outpatient technologies. He explained how these technologies have the potential to cause a disruption of the high-cost hospital model and enable movement toward a less expensive outpatient model that empowers both patients and surgeons.

“Dr. Chin has a purposeful way of speaking, and can connect with any audience.”

Susan MacNeil, coordinator of the Symposium, said that she received positive feedback after Dr. Chin’s lecture. “People were surprised to learn how much Dr. Chin had accomplished at a young age, and they found him to be an interesting speaker.

Peter Prinos, who also attended the symposium said that, “Dr. Chin has a purposeful way of speaking, and can connect with any audience.”

Jamaica’s First A-CIFT™ SoloFuse-P™ Case LESS Institute Gives Back - SpineFrontier

The LESS Institute Gives Back: Jamaica’s First A-CIFT SoloFuse-P Case

On July 3, 2015, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin of the LESS Institute in Florida and Jamaican Neurosurgeon Dr. Franz Pencle performed a Less Exposure Surgery procedure on a middle age, male patient who suffered from severe myelopathy (spinal cord compression) due to a progressive degenerative disorder. The procedure took place at Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Before surgery, the patient was incapacitated. “He was basically quadriplegic,” Dr. Fabio Pencle, a LESS Institute Research Fellow who supported the case says. “On his strength test, he scored a 1/5 throughout all limbs –which means he could barely flicker his digits.” Dr. Fabio Pencle believes that the patient survived because of treatment. “Patients with similar symptoms demised because they didn’t receive timely treatment,” says Dr. Fabio Pencle.

Dr. Chin, Dr. Franz Pencle and Dr. Fabio Pencle donated their time for the case and SpineFrontier, Inc. donated the SoloFuse hardware. The Less Exposure Surgery (LES) procedure was performed through a midline cervical incision, dissection to expose the affected level and a discectomy using rongeurs and burr. A DBM packed A-CIFT SoloFuse was placed and fixed with screws. This was the first case of a standalone implant in Jamaica. It was also the first outpatient spine surgery done at Cornwall Hospital. The patient could sit upright twelve hours after surgery, and he tested 5/5 on a strength test in the upper limbs and 4/5 in the lower limbs –indicating that he had significant improvement in less than 24 hours.

About SpineFrontier’s A-CIFT™ SoloFuse-P™

The A-CIFT SoloFuse-P standalone Less Exposure Surgery system features a simple dual screw construct, a large graft window, large diameter screws, and slim, agile instrumentation. Its zero-profile and all PEEK-OPTIMA Natural design minimizes tissue disruption.