Leader in Spinal Deformity
In this section, read about Dr. Lenke's research and innovative techniques. He has forged new pathways for the treatment of spinal deformity.
Lenke Classification System for Scoliosis: The Lenke Classification System provides surgeons with a simple, accurate and reproducible way to communicate about scoliosis. It relies on measurements taken from standard radiographs (x-rays). The surgeon evaluates x-rays of the patient from the front, side, and in bending positions. Read more >
- Surgical Technique: Vertebral Column Resection (VCR) for Severe Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity
- Thoracic Pedicle Screws: Thoracic pedicle screws are specialized implantable devices utilized by surgeons to help correct spinal deformities. Dr. Lenke is a pioneer in the use of thoracic pedicle screws. He has used pedicle screws since the mid-1990s, and they are now widely accepted. In addition, he teaches other surgeons and clinicians about their safe and effective use at national and international meetings for spine professionals.
- Surgical Video Library: The Surgical Video Library features actual spinal deformity surgeries performed by Dr. Lenke. The videos are intended for physician viewing.
- Industry Collaboration: By working with Medtronic, Inc., the top spinal instrumentation company in the world, we have developed tools and implants that make spinal surgery of all types—and deformity surgery in particular—easier and safer to perform.