Lecture series on TKR 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 alumni International Faculty member flies from India to Dundee to give a series of lectures over the course for a single day!

Dr Dhiraj Marothi, a MCh (Orth) Alumni from 2009, once again returned to the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery in his capacity as part of our alumni international faculty to lecture on this year’s MCh (Orth) course on 4th May 2018. Dr Marothi gave talks on several topics including management of varus knee with defects and valgus deformity; Controversies in implant selection in TKA and many more with discussions.

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Professor Abboud with Dr Marothi and the MCh (Orth) candidates after his series of lectures at the TORT Centre teaching suite.

Dr Marothi also passed on his personal advice on how important the MCh Degree can be for career progression and research opportunities, and how to generally make the most of the qualification.

Dr Marothi has always maintained close links with the course, the Department and Professor Rami Abboud as he realises 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 8500 total knee replacement surgeries and more than 750 total hip replacements in his capacity as Director & Head of Department of Orthopaedics & Arthroplasty at Asian Bariatrics and Director, Rajasthan Arthroplasty Centre of Excellence (R.A.C.E.), The Gujarat Research & Medical Institute (Rajasthan Hospitals) Ahmedabad, India.

Professor Rami Abboud took Dr Marothi and his daughter Pratibha who was meeting up with her father as she is doing masters in Textile Design Innovations at Nottingham for an evening meal at local Indian street food restaurant called Sizzlers.

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Left to Right: Mr Sadiq Nasir, Mr Arpit Jariwala, Professor Rami Abboud, Dr Dhiraj Marothi and his daughter, Pratibha.

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Course Director, and Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated:

“The success of any course can be measured by the successes of its graduates and in Dr Marothi’s case these are many fold. It is always a great pleasure to welcome Dhiraj as an alumni faculty and friend. He has always maintained close links with the course and the Department as he understands how valuable the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree can be to orthopaedic surgeons in many aspects of their future careers worldwide. He flies to Scotland every year at his own expenses to share his vast knowledge regarding joint replacement surgery. We are indebted to our extended faculty, home and international, for their selfless support and enthusiasm in sharing their invaluable knowledge with our students. This gives me immense pleasure to take him on-board with the family of University of Dundee and announce him as our Honorary Senior Lecturer, for the first time from India. This ensures that from now he will also be able to represent University of Dundee at several orthopaedic conferences in India”

One of the current MCh (Orth) candidates stated:

“It was an honour today to attend your lectures and learn so many important and key surgical tricks of Total Knee Replacement. Learning how to tackle infections with your innovative cement spacer model was simply awe-inspiring. The sessions were highly interactive and involving from a stalwart surgeon of your stature”

Dr Marothi himself stated:

“It feels really great to receive such amazing feedback from fellow orthopaedic surgeons and motivates me even more to come back to Dundee again to deliver my lectures.”