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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.

Arena-C HA Anterior Cervical Interbody is Making a Splash!

The amazing Arena-C HA technology

Due to surgeon demand, we are so excited to announce that the Arena-C HA anterior cervical interbody is now available in both 12 x 15 and 11 x 17 footprints. Check out the details of this amazing HA technology below.

SpineFrontier Arena-C HA Anterior Cervical Interbody is Making a Splash!

SpineFrontier Arena-C HA Anterior Cervical Interbody is Making a Splash!
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore

LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore

The LES Society started the year with a spectacular event at Dr. Agha Khan’s impressive Vita Lab in Baltimore. Harvard-trained Dr. Jeffrey Carlson of Newport News, Virginia, stole the show with his instruction on the LES midline technique. Residents and fellows hung on his every word as they crowded around his cadaver to get a closer look at his expert techniques. Dr. Carlson has done more than 100 LES midline approach cases using SpineFrontier’s instruments and implants.

Dr. Carlson, said, “The Baltimore event was an enormous success. We enjoyed the company of a lot of great surgeons and eager fellows who were interested in LES technologies, techniques and of course AxioMed’s total disc replacement technology. It was an enriching day of education and learning for our SpineFrontier team.  All the surgeons who participated were really engaged in the hands-on labs and getting their questions answered.”

The LES Society Lab in Baltimore was the first in its series of labs and journal clubs for residents and fellows from around the country.  New York neurosurgeon, Dr. John Shiau, engaged the crowd with his energetic and passionate insights on the benefits of MIS techniques. Next, Dr. Michael Murray, an orthopedic surgeon also from New York, instructed the audience on case selection and techniques for a cervical standalone using SpineFrontier’s A-CIFT™ SoloFuse. His patience and meticulous instruction was greatly appreciated by the residents and fellows. Wrapping up the lectures, Dr. Khan, the Baltimore-based neurosurgeon, spoke eloquently about the simplicity and benefit of using an interspinous device as part of the LES philosophy.

Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) is based on a new surgical philosophy. Small open incisions are created, through which the surgeon only exposes what needs to be treated for maximum effectiveness. By developing improved technologies and techniques tailored for pinpointing a problem and fixing it without collateral damage, LES® minimizes normal tissue disruption without relying on excessive radiation.

LES® procedures are performed in an outpatient setting and are tailored to the patient’s lifestyle, health status, and body type. This personal attention decreases risk, is simpler for the surgeon to perform, reduces pain and blood loss, and decreases recovery time.

After lectures, the four LES Society surgeons served as proctors at different cadaver stations.

Dr. Carlson ran a station on midline screw trajectories featuring the PedFuse REmind and FacetFuse® Screws.
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore
Dr. Shiau’s station demonstrated the MISquito™ and InSpan™ technologies.
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore
Dr. Murray ran a station on A-CIFT™ SoloFuse-P™, teaching residents about how to get cervical exposure.
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore
Dr. Khan hosted a station on InVue and Inset® Anterior Cervical Plates. He also showcased AxioMed’s Freedom® Cervical Disc.
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore
LES Society Off to a Roaring Start with First Lab of the Year, Baltimore

After cadaver labs, Frank Schnur, the CSO of SpineFrontier and KICVentures, spoke about the compelling opportunity represented by the KICVentures ecosystem and one of its portfolio companies, AxioMed. AxioMed Freedom® total disc replacement is a single piece technology with a viscoelastic polymer core that closely mimics the shock absorption and movement of a human disc. Surgeons enjoyed putting in the AxioMed Freedom® Cervical Total Disc Replacement earlier in the day.

Dr. Carlson, said, “The Baltimore event was an enormous success. We enjoyed the company of a lot of great surgeons and eager fellows who were interested in LES technologies, techniques and of course AxioMed’s total disc replacement technology. It was an enriching day of education and learning for our SpineFrontier team.  All the surgeons who participated were really engaged in the hands-on labs and getting their questions answered.”

LES Society Hosts 26 Surgeons at First International Cadaver Course in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica – February 3, 2012 – The Less Exposure Surgery LES Society, a non-profit educational organization for spine surgeons, held a hands-on workshop in conjunction with the 10th Annual Caribbean Neurosciences Symposium on January 27 and 28, 2012 at Half Moon, A Rock Resort, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The cadaveric workshop is a modern fusion technique course that focuses on training spine surgeons on “Less Exposure Surgery for the Young and Aging Spine”.

The Montego Bay course was attended by 26 spine surgeons from the United States and Latin American countries, including eight LES Society surgeon faculty members and Course Directors Carl A.R. Bruce, MD and Adriano Valdez Russo, MD.

The weekend course kicked off with a dinner and lecture series at Half Moon, A Rock Resort, on January 27. The evening featured a lecture from Honorary Guest Norman B. Chutkan, MD, chief of orthopedic spine surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Orthopedic Surgery. The lecture series, presented by LES faculty surgeons, consisted of techniques including facet fixation, SI joint/pars/interbody fixation, interspinous fixation, lateral access, MISquito Percutaneous Pedicle Screws and Endoscopic Extraforaminal Fusion, all within the LES philosophy.

While the LES Society held four similar course workshops in 2011 across the U.S., this was not only the first 2012 event, but also the first international LES event.

“Transforming an empty ballroom into a fully functioning cadaver lab was a tremendous task but worth all the effort to see surgeons from the U.S. and Latin America transfixed on the new techniques they were learning,” said LES Society Course Coordinator Venessa Henry. “At the end of the lab, one surgeon said that he had a patient that would be perfect for one of the LES techniques and would book the case as soon as he got back!”

The LES Society received an unrestricted philanthropic grant to support the lab from SpineFrontier, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing less exposure surgery (LES) technologies who works in conjunction with the LES Society.

“We are committed to working with surgeons in order to develop the newest techniques and technologies for Less Exposure Surgery, and educate other surgeons so that together we can advance spine surgery, said Marwan Aylouche, Director of Global Branding for SpineFrontier, Inc. “We jumped at the invitation to support the LES Society through philanthropy.”

To register for an upcoming LES event, visit www.les-society.org.

About LES Society

The LES Society (www.les-society.org) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization whose purpose is to protect the health of the patient and to optimize the surgical procedure for the surgeon by promoting the less exposure surgeon philosophy.

LES Society Mission

The Less Exposure Surgery Society seeks to advance research, education and technology for tissue sparing treatments that allow for ease of application for the surgeon with improved outcome for the patient.

About Less Exposure Surgery (LES)

“Less Exposure Surgery Philosophy is to use proportionate surgical exposure for maximal effectiveness, preserve the anatomy, and lessen blood loss, surgical time and exposure to radiation,” said LES Society Course Chairman and Spine Surgeon Kingsley R. Chin, MD.

Thanks to our Philanthropic Supporter SpineFrontier

SpineFrontier Inc. (www.spinefrontier.com) is a growing medical device company that designs, develops and markets implants and instruments used in spine surgery. The SpineFrontier team is focused on developing innovative technologies and techniques for spinal surgery based on the Less Exposure Surgery (LES) philosophy. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.

Contact

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