Prof. Rafał Pankowski, orthopaedist, paediatric orthopaedist and surgeon. He works at the Department of Orthopaedics and Kinetic Organ Traumatology of the Medical University of Gdańsk, where he focuses, among other things, on the surgical treatment of scoliosis. His innovative surgical tool for the treatment of scoliosis has been registered as an industrial design with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Pankowski’s derotator is used to determine the critical corrective force that can be applied during scoliosis surgery and to determine the safety factor and safe moment of direct derotation within an acceptable range. He performed the world’s first percutaneous spinal stabilisation surgery using artificial intelligence and a 3D vision system.