Visiting Alumni lectures to orthopaedic surgeons

Dr Dhiraj Marothi, a MCh (Orth) Alumni from 2009, returned to the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery in his capacity as part of our international faculty to lecture on this year’s MCh (Orth) course on 5th May 2017.

Dr Dhiraj Marothi gave talks on several topics including:

• TKA in Varus knee with defects
• Correction of valgus deformity
• Controversies in implant selection in TKA
• TKA in Morbid Obesity: Growing concern in Indian
• How to achieve high flexion after Total knee in Asian scenario
• Management of Peri-prosthetic fractures after TKR around knee joint
• Innovative Technique: Customised cement spacer in two stage revision knee.

Dr Marothi has always maintained close links with the course and the Department as he realises just how valuable the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree can be to orthopaedic surgeons in advancing their careers. He flies into Scotland every year at his own expense to share his vast knowledge regarding joint replacement surgery. To date he has performed over 5000 total knee replacement surgeries and more than 500 total hip replacements in his capacity as Senior Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad, in India. Currently the MCh (Orth) degree course has over 370 Alumni from countries all around the World.

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Course Director, and Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, presented Dr Marothi with a photographic print of Dundee on behalf of, Mrs Pamela Lawrence of the Alumni Office. The photograph was taken by Shahbaz Majeed who graduated from the University of Dundee in 2003 with BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing. So it can be said “From one alumni to another”.

Photographic Elements

Left: Professor Abboud and Dr Marothi with MCh (Orth) candidates; Right: Professor Abboud and Dr Marothi with Professor Mairi Scott (Associate Dean, International) and Mr Dennis Taylor (University of Dundee Court member) having a working lunch to consider future collaboration.

Professor Abboud stated: “The success of a course can be measured by the success of its graduates especially for the strong bond that is fostered with the graduates. For the graduates to become staff or invited external faculty is another accolade for any course and we are pretty fortunate that we have two consultants in Dundee who are MCh graduates and many MCh graduates who travel from as far as India like Dr Marothi to share their experience with our MCh candidates. We are indebted to our extended faculty, internal and external, for their selfless support and enthusiasm in sharing their invaluable knowledge with our students.”