Dundee Symposium on Computer Navigation & Robotics in Total Knee & Hip Replacement

MCh (Orth) students at UDOTS attended an afternoon of demonstrations and lectures on techniques in total knee and hip replacement surgery using navigation and robotics on 17 August 2021.

The online symposium was chaired by Mr Kamal Deep (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow) and supported by Mr Arpit Jariwala (UDOTS & MCh Orth Course Director) along with a renowned teaching faculty comprising distinguished surgeons routinely undertaking navigated and robotic Total Knee and Total Hip arthroplasty (THR and TKR) from the UK and India.

The learned faculty included in addition to Mr Kamal Deep, Mr Shiva Kumar Shankar, Mr Vivek Mahajan, GP Captain Santhosh Kumar, Wing Commander Anjan Prabhakra and Mr Abhinandan Punit. This remote event was coordinated by Mr Sadiq Nasir and Mrs Sheila MacDonald from UDOTS.

Mr Arpit Jariwala commented:

“It’s always a pleasure and indeed a privilege to welcome Mr Kamal Deep and the eminent team of orthopaedic surgeons to UDOTS and the School of Medicine every year, albeit remotely in this instance. I was so pleased to see so many new and dedicated lecturers supporting the MCh (Orth) course and I warmly welcome them into the UDOTS family”.

I cannot thank Kamal and the whole of the learned faculty enough for their enduring commitment to support the MCh (Orth) course despite their very busy schedule in our persistent quest to improve the curriculum year-on-year and thus enriching our students’ surgical knowledge with the latest technological advances in orthopaedic surgery.

I would also like to thank Mr Sadiq Nasir, Mrs Sheila MacDonald and Mr Ian Christie for their support without which these global events would not be possible.”

Mr Deep is the founder of the British Association of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery and has published research extensively on computer-aided navigation in joint replacement and kinematics of human joints. He is a pioneer and expert in technology and is an authority on the subject of computer navigation and robotics. He performed the first fully navigated cemented hip in the UK, the first fully navigated hip in Scotland, and the first robotic total knee replacement in Scotland.