8000mile round-trip to lecture at TORT!

It is testament to how much the University of Dundee’s Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) course is regarded when an invited Faculty member flies from India to Dundee to give a series of lectures in the course of a single day!

Dr Dhiraj Marothi, Senior Consultant Knee Replacement Surgeon, Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad, spent three days in Dundee where he shared his vast experience of clinical knowledge of knee replacement surgery with the current MCh (Orth) postgraduate surgeons. He arrived on Wednesday 27 April and was welcomed by Professor Rami Abboud and Mr Sadiq Nasir to catch up over dinner on international matters related to the course ahead of a whole day of lectures on Thursday covering:

  • TKR in varus knee with defects
  • TKR in valgus knee surgical technique video
  • How to achieve high flexion after total knee in Asian scenario
  • TKR in morbid obesity: growing concern in India
  • Management of peri-prosthetic fractures after TKR around the knee joint
  • Innovative Technique: Customised cement spacer in two stage revision knee
  • Knee Case discussion session

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Left: Dr Marothi, Professor Abboud, Mr Nasir and Mr Jariwala; Right: MCh (Orth) students and staff.

Thursday evening was another opportunity to discuss international collaboration on clinical audit between both institutions and the delivery of CPD style workshops at PG level in India with the support of Mr Arpit Jariwala, Consultant Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon, who joined the team for discussion over dinner.

On Friday, Dr Marothi then joined in with the MCh (Orth) students for the practical Drybone Workshop on Hip and Knee Replacement delivered by Mr David Nicoll, Consultant Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon, he runs annually at the Cuschieri Skills Centre in conjunction with Zimmer Biomet.

Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery stated: “Dr Marothi, himself a graduate of the MCh (Orth) course in 2009, has performed over 5000 total knee replacement surgeries and more than 500 total hip replacements and has always maintained close links with the Department. He is a respected member of our teaching faculty as well as a valued friend. Every year he travels to Dundee at his own expense which just goes to highlight how he, and other visiting faculty members, value the MCh (Orth) qualification in advancing the careers and surgical knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons on this course. We will always be indebted to our local NHS colleagues and the national and international faculty that keep on travelling to Dundee annually to educate our MCh candidates selflessly”.