Sino-German online video conference on spinal complicated cases discussion, supported by 5G transmission, fell on April 24, 2020. The conference lasted for two hours from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. As the presidents of this conference, LIN Haibin, President and Secretary of Party Committee of Affiliated Hospital of Putian College and Dr. Klaus John Schnake, Chair of Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Therapy, Schön Klinik Nürnberg Fürth, Germany carried out online exchanges on cases report and discussion.
Concerning cervical kyphosis after laminectomy, Dr. Schnake carefully demonstrated intraoperative tricky points and post-op sound functional recovery, which was quite refreshing and beneficial for Chinese colleagues. Subsequently, President Lin reported his case titled “Case Sharing of Microscope-assisted OLIF for Revision of Cage Retropulsion after MIS-TLIF Surgery”, presenting a novel minimally invasive approach with advantages of less cost and quicker recovery.
Other attendees shared their cases following President Lin, including Prof. RUI Gang from The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen, Prof. XU Jie from Fujian Provincial Hospital, Prof. XU Weihong from Fuzhou Second Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen University. The whole procedure reached its climax when all parties made their own expression.
Conclusion By Dr. Schnake
“Thank you for all participating and contributing surgeons. I think we have seen a nice variety of different surgical techniques and different solutions for problematic cases. The conclusion that I would like to make is that no matter what technique we use, we have to achieve a proper, only good fusion. So technique is helpful, however, at the end we don’t have to sacrifice our surgical goals. And one surgical goal is that if you stabilize, you achieve a fusion. So that is what I want to conclude. And thank you for your time.”
According to personnel involved, technically supported by 5G internet transmission, Affiliated Hospital of Putian College organized multiple online academic exchanges together with national and international specialists, making the goal of worldwide connection indoors come true, displaying its own soft power as well as creating a platform to learn more about cutting-edged medical techniques and principles from home and abroad.
The hospital is gradually realizing multi-channel international integration, enabling patients to be benefited by homogenized high-end medical services more conveniently and efficiently.
Recently, the Affiliated Hospital of Putian College had cooperated with Prof. Tonn, who is head of Neurosurgery Department, Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (LMU) and Prof. Hatz from Thoracic Surgery Department, LMU.
The two professors will visit the Affiliated Hospital of Putian College to conduct series of academic exchange and cooperation, including outpatient consultation, ward rounds, surgical guidance, surgical practice, discussion on difficult cases, departmental training and public lecture.
Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (LMU) is one of the largest comprehensive hospitals in Europe, ranking second on FOCUS of top hospital.
Neurosurgery, as an advantageous specialty of Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, provides a high level and wide range of neurosurgeries internationally. The Munich Neurology Center includes four major centers for its comprehensive treatment of stroke, dementia, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, which are renowned in Europe.
Prof. Tonn, Head of Neurosurgery Department, Hospital of LMU, munich is a famous neurosurgeon expert in Germany, representing the leading level in the field of neurosurgery in Germany and the world. Also he enjoys a high reputation in the world.
Head of Neurosurgery Department, Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (LMU)
• Clinical and experimental neurooncology
• Metabolic imaging in neurosurgery
• Skull base surgery
• Since 2001 Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
• 2000 Appointment as C4 Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Hamburg and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
• 1997 Appointment as Professor of Neurosurgery at the Julius-MaximilianUniversity Würzburg, Germany
• 1996 Appointment as Vice-Director of Department, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany
• 1991 Attending neurosurgeon, University-Hospital of Würzburg, Germany
• DGNC (German Association of Neurosurgery)
• GANS (German Academy of Neurological Surgeons)
• EANO (European Association of Neuro Oncology), founding member
• NCAFW(German neurosurgical educational academy)
• EANS ( European Association of Neurosurgical Societies)
Head of Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University
• conventional and minimally invasive interventional treatment and techniques for lung, mediastinum and chest wall
• lung cancer
• lung transplantation
• Training officer and consultant of the Bavarian Chamber of Physicians for thoracic surgery for the State of Bavaria, 2007
• Head of the Thoracic Surgery Centre Munich Clinic of the University of Munich /Lungenfachkliniken Gauting, 2006
• Senior Physician of the Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic at the Großhadern Clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany, 2004
• Head of the thoracic surgery department with BLÄK authority for further training in thoracic surgery, 2003
• Member of the American Society of Surgery as "Fellow of the American College of Surgeons" (FACS)
• German Society of Thoracic Surgeons (DGT)
• International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
• Head of the Munich Lung Transplant Group
• German Society for Surgery
Scientific Awards and Prizes：
• Georg Heberer Award and Walter Schulz Prize 2007
• Rudolf-Schindler Prize of the Gesellschaft für Endoskopie und bildgebende Verfahren, e.V., Munich, Germany, 2002
• Video Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery of the German Society for Surgery, Munich, 2001
• 1998 Prize of the European Study Group on Immunology and Pathogenesis in MucosalInfections, Helsingör, Denmark, 1998
Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich
Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, is located in Munich -- the capital of the most prosperous state -- Bavaria in Germany with two campuses: Großhadern and Downtown Campus, where around 500,000 patients are treated here annually. It is one of the most famous and largest university hospitals in the world, representing the highest medical and scientific research level in Germany and even in Europe. Thirteen Nobel laureates came from the hospital of LMU, Munich, where 34 Nobel laureates had studied here for postgraduate. Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich is a public institution, which integrates high-end medicine, innovation and medical technology research. The hospital is divided into 29 specialist clinics, eleven institutes and seven departments. For this purpose, 49 interdisciplinary centers work together across subject boundaries. In addition to the outpatient care facilities, just over 2,000 beds are available for partially and fully inpatient treatment. There are 1,700 physicians and 3,200 nurses to take care of our patients. Together with the Medical Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, it ranks among the leading medical centers both nationally and internationally.
Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich ranks the second of TOP KLINIK of FOCUS in 2007.
Affiliated Hospital of Putian College is one of the earliest hospitals in Fujian Province. It was founded in 1896 (the 22nd year of the Qing Dynasty). It started as Xinghua Church Hospital founded by the Church of England and was renamed as Putian St Luke's Hospital in 1912. In 1953 it changed again as Putian Hospital and finally became Putian Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University in 2009. After approval by the municipal committee and municipal government in 2012, a medical group of Affiliated Hospital of Putian College was established and now has developed into a Grade III Class A hospital integrating medical treatment, education, science and research, emergency rescue, prevention, rehabilitation and health care as a whole. Now it is the networking hospital of the international emergency rescue center, the national Baby Care Hospital, the demonstration unit of traditional Chinese medicine of national general hospitals, the designated hospital for treatment of traffic accident in Fujian Province, the designated hospital for medical insurance of urban employees in Fujian Province, and the networking hospital for medical insurance in Fujian Province.
The hospital, including new and old areas, covers a total area of nearly 300 Mu (equal to 200,000 square meters) with a total construction area of more than 240,000 square meters and 2,200 beds. At present, there are more than 2,500 staff, including 2 experts enjoying special government allowance granted by the State Council, more than 410 with senior titles, 47 professors and associate professors approved by the Provincial Office of Personnel Services, 16 doctoral and master supervisors, and over 320 post doctors, doctors and masters. Besides, the hospital also provides sufficient resources for medical development including 68 clinical medical technology departments, 40 wards areas and 52 specialties. So far, 1 academician workstation, 17 municipal medical branches and 8 quality control centers are affiliated to our hospital. Currently, the hospital receives more than 1.7 million outpatient annually, the annual discharged patients ups to 80,000, and the annual number of surgical cases exceeds 30,000, ranking the first around the city.
Medical treatment, teaching and scientific research complement each other, stimulating the hospital to become national standardized training base for resident doctors and a teaching hospital of Fujian Medical University and Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2004, the hospital and clinical medicine school of Putian College realized the integration to establish Affiliated Clinical College of Putian College with 7 medical research institutes, 16 clinical teaching and research offices, 1 joint training center for medical doctors and 9 joint training centers for medical masters. The hospital keeps its pace with the time constantly and speeds up discipline construction. Regarding 2 provincial key specialties of orthopedics and respiratory and intensive care medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, infectious diseases and pediatric intensive medicine as 5 municipal leading subjects, the hospital actively applies new technologies, new therapies and new projects, drives the overall development of various clinical disciplines, and forms a talents and technology structure of "the hospital has its brand, the department has its characteristics, and the staff has his specialty”. The hospital has undertaken 1 project of National Natural Science Fund, 1 second prize of Science and Technology by the Ministry of Health, 3 second and third prizes of Science and Technology by the provincial government and 2 Provincial Science and Technology awards of Medical, Health and Nursing and more than 70 scientific research projects have won itself the Municipal Science and Technology Progress Awards. At the same time, Putian branch center for Children's Treatment and Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis and Putian Reproductive Medicine Center were set up.
The hospital has made great achievements in the construction of spiritual civilization. It has won the titles such as one of the One Hundred Excellent Baby Care Hospitals, National Worker Pioneer, National Women Civilization Unit, National Youth Civilization Unit, National May Fourth Red-banner Youth Unit, Fujian Civilization Unit for 8 times, Advanced Grassroots Party Organization of Fujian Province, Advanced Group of Health System in Fujian Province and Public Demonstration Unit of Hospital Affairs in Fujian Province.