Professor Kenneth Cheung Man-chee, Clinical Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and Professor Keith Luk Dip-kei, Chair Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, won the 2016 Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award. Their project, “Internet based guide to the management of spinal deformities: The AO Surgery Reference”, provides an internet-based resource for the management of spinal deformities based on current clinical principles, practices and available evidence. The entire management process, from diagnosis to aftercare, is described in a practical manner to allow doctors to use it by the bedside. The AO Surgery Reference allows surgeons and surgeons in training to better plan for surgical procedures, ultimately benefitting all patients undergoing complex spine surgeries. The app is being accessed over 7,000 times a month, via the internet and mobile phones, in all regions of the world.
The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.