“Best Doctor in America” Professor Ronald A. Lehman Visits PKU First Hospital for Academic Exchange
On December 5, Professor Ronald A. Lehman from Columbia University Medical Center visited Peking University First Hospital (PKUFH). Professor Lehman is the Co-Dean of the Allen Spine Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He also chairs the international Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques Committee, and Lumbar Spine Research Society. Awarded “Best Doctor in America in 2016”, Professor Lehman is a world-acknowledged specialist in spine surgery with world’s top techniques, specializing in complex spine deformity and degeneration of lumbar spine. Professor Li Chunde, Dean of PKUFH Department of Orthopaedics, and more than 30 representatives of spine ward doctors, scientific researchers, and postgraduates took part in the academic exchange.
In the meeting, Professor Lehman made a detailed introduction to the three column osteotomies (3CO) in spine and the prevention and treatment of Proximal Junction Kyphosis (PJK), the common complication after spine orthopedics. Professor Lehman showed the application of 3CO and the technique of revision surgery of PJK with several complex cases and video clips, and then heated discussions ensued among the doctors.
Afterwards, Wang Yu, Associate Chief Physician from PKUFH, shared a case where head cycle traction was applied together with orthopedics to treat severe spine deformity, which was highly praised by Professor Lehman
Written by: Lang Lang
Edited by: Liu Xin
Source: PKU First Hospital