Dr. Lawrence Lenke: Innovating spinal deformity surgery for three decades

Dr. Lawrence Lenke, Co-Director of Och Spine, is known as one of the world’s experts in complex spinal deformities. His affinity for spinal surgery is attributed to early mentors and training as well as his love of chess, where anticipating and strategizing your next move is key to mental preparation and planning. His meticulous pre-op planning process consists of creating 3D spine models to study individual patient’s pathoanatomies in order to maximize surgical success. He is globally recognized for his Lenke Classification System and sought after by many patients with complex and rare spinal deformities.

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