Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the commonest form of spinal deformity in the paediatric population. Without proper treatment, these curves may deteriorate and lead to cosmetic disfigurement, back pain, and cardiopulmonary compromise. Currently the etiology is not well-understood and there are controversies towards outcome measures and the best treatment indications. As one of the major units with access to scoliosis patients in Hong Kong, our team is well-established in management of scoliosis, defining radiographic features and prediction of growth, curve deterioration and surgical outcomes. We are well-established internationally for this area of research. Students will be able to attend to either basic research regarding scoliosis genetics, animal models and machine learning/AI; or clinical research with prediction modeling, radiographic advances, designing new outcome measures and surgical outcome studies.
Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS), Dr. Jason Cheung trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen Mary Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are paediatric growth and spinal deformity, developmental lumbar spinal stenosis, management of cervical myelopathy and orthopaedic infections.