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Month: May 2017

15-Year-Old Jamaican Girl Appreciates Life Changing Scoliosis Surgery in Jamaica by Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

On a late Saturday night in May, an unlikely group of people’s paths crossed in a small operating room in the University Hospital of the West Indies. It was hot, and beads of sweat formed on the doctors’ foreheads above their surgical masks. Outside the O.R., the windows in the hallways were open to catch …

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Wellness Wednesdays: Rest Up! May is “Better Sleep Month”

Rest up! May is Better Sleep Month and we’re here to remind you of the major benefits of prioritizing your sleep – giving you even more reason to hit that snooze button. BENEFITS OF SLEEP THAT MIGHT JUST SURPRISE YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR MEMORY SKILLS Sleep can help strengthen memories and your brain can even practice previously learned skills …

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The LESS Institute Gives Back: Jamaica’s First A-CIFT SoloFuse-P Case

On July 3, 2015 Dr. Kingsley R. Chin of the LESS Institute in Florida and Jamaican Neurosurgeon Dr. Franz Pencle performed a Less Exposure Surgery procedure on a middle age, male patient who suffered from severe myelopathy (spinal cord compression) due to a progressive degenerative disorder. The procedure took place at Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Before …

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Clinical Outcomes of Outpatient Cervical Total Disc Replacement Compared With Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Pencle FJR, Seale JA, Pencle FK. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in Spine, here. STUDY DESIGN A single-center, retrospective study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the safety and outcomes of total disc replacement (TDR) as an outpatient procedure in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC). SUMMARY …

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Here’s Why You Should Start Practicing Yoga to Promote a Healthy Spine

From improving flexibility and posture to making you an overall happier person, there’s no secret yoga has its share of benefits. But when back pain and spinal spasms get in the way of your daily activities, practicing something like yoga might seem far fetched. To the contrary, yoga can be a notably beneficial activity for …

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Soft Tissue Swelling Incidence Using Demineralized Bone Matrix in the Outpatient Setting

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Pencle FJR2, Seale JA3, Valdivia JM3. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, published in the Journal of the AAOS, here. AIM To assess use of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) use in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in outpatient setting. METHODS One hundred and forty-five patients with prospectively collected data undergoing single …

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Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Pencle FJ, Francis SD, Francis CA, Seale JA, Hothem EA. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, published in the Journal of the AAOS, here. BACKGROUND In anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), misaligned plates are concerning because of the risk of screw-and-plate failure; however, these plates also hypothetically have the potential for asymmetric micromotion …

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