41st M.B.Lee Visiting Professor Lecture 2023


Surgical Management of Severe and Complex Spinal Deformity: Chaoyang Experiences


Severe, rigid and complex spinal deformity, which includes congenital or idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis with Cobb more than 90 degrees and flexibility less than 30% are the challenges for surgical management. The complex structure of the deformity in nature, compromise of pulmonary function, and deterioration of the patient’s health condition provide unfavourable surgical outcomes with a high rate of complications. For the last ten years, we have carried out a collective strategy for the surgical management of severe, rigid and complex spinal deformities.

The measures included:

  1. Pre-operative comprehensive traction protocol with staged corrective surgery;
  2. Modification of spinal osteotomy procedures to downgrade the osteotomies;
  3. Individualized precious pre-operative evaluation and surgical planning, as well as execution utilizing digital and 3D technologies.

These measures have achieved significant improvement in the correction rate, with a decreased rate of major complications.


Professor Yong Hai

Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Beijing Chaoyang Hospital
Capital Medical University of China


22 February, 2023 (Wednesday)




5/F Lecture Theatre, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Course Fee

Free of charge

CME Accreditation

College / Association Credit Points Awarded
The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (HKCOS) 1 CAT A / 1 Training Point/ 1 Rehab Credit

Free Registration


Target Audience

All are welcome


Ms. Samantha Wong
Tel: +852 2255-4108
Email: sammy524@ortho.hku.hk