Foot and Ankle Fractures webinar

It was yet another accomplishment by team Dundee, UDOTS and the MCh (Orth) Dundee Alumnus from Kolkata, West Bengal, in a recent Foot and Ankle Fractures webinar on the 14th of June 2020.

With inspiration from MCh (Orth) Course Director, Mr Arpit Jariwala, and contribution from one of his senior clinicians and teachers, Mr Fraser Harrold from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, the scientific meeting highlighted the advanced work in the area of Foot & Ankle being carried out in Dundee.

The webinar was streamed live from India with an expert Faculty from all over India giving talks based on a number of complex foot and ankle trauma case studies. Over two hours, the session covered the management of an extensive range of complex trauma.

The event was attended by the past President of the Foot and Ankle Society of India, Dr Rajiv Shah, president-elect of the same body, Dr Balvinder Rana and another prominent Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Pune, Maharashtra, Dr Sampat Dumbre Patil, beside Professor A.K.Pal from the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata. Dr Amitava Narayan Mukherjee (Senior Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon in Kolkata) and Dr Nirmalya Deb (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Kolkata) were the event Moderators and both are MCh (Orth) Dundee Alumni from 2018 and 2012, respectively.

Mr Harrold is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at NHS Tayside where he undertakes complex foot and ankle cases covering both elective and trauma surgery. He is also Clinical Lead for the Foot & Ankle Service at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He has a keen interest in postgraduate training and in 2017, was voted Trainer of the Year by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) and the Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics & Trauma (SCOT).

Dr Nirmalya Deb, the webinar co-moderator, stated:

“The recently concluded webinar proved to be another successful venture beyond our ordinary imagination. Nothing of this measure would be possible without the active involvement and participation of our popular Director of the MCh (Orth) Dundee course, Mr Arpit Jariwala, who is one of the main inspirations behind this extraordinary scientific session. His active participation and knowledge-sharing further added to the already existing ideas and science of the subject. In all the webinar was another success and highlighted yet another achievement of the Alumnus of the MCh (Orth) course from Dundee (UDOTS). Dr Amitava Narayan Mukherjee and I were proud to host the event nationally and promise to contribute more to such joint academic events UDOTS.“

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director UDOTS, University of Dundee, noted:

“It was my pleasure to introduce Mr Fraser Harrold to the Indian Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic scene especially on a well-established UDOTS and WBOA collaborative platform. Mr Harrold has been regularly contributing to UDOTS for the last few years and since last year has been taking an active role in teaching, training and research with our students. In a personal communication, Mr Harrold conveyed that he really enjoyed the webinar which had an excellent faculty, brilliant case discussions and was well organised, and is looking forward to participating in more such events. He was impressed with the work, especially in foot and ankle trauma that is on-going in India, and which is on par with UK practice. I would like to really thank Fraser, WBOA, the various national faculties who participated, and Amitava and Nirmalya for their constant support of the MCh (Orth) and UDOTS.”