Indian Joint Replacement Surgery Programme

Joint Replacement Surgeries are on the rise in India and an international Continuing Medical Education (CME) will impart the basic concepts and techniques of such surgeries, not only for the hip and knee but the elbow and shoulder as well.

The MCh (Orth) alumni association of Dundee University, UK, in association with Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation will conduct an international Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Joint replacement surgery – basic concepts and techniques’ on September 10 and 11 at Hotel Le Meridien.

Speaking to media persons on Wednesday, Sancheti Hospital Joint Medical Director Dr Parag Sancheti said that "renowned orthopaedic surgeons from United Kingdom such as Professor David Rowley, Dr Carlos Wigderowtiz, Dr John Dent and Dr Rami Abboud among others will address the CME on the latest techniques in joint replacement surgery."

The MCh alumni association consists of students who have completed their MCh (Orth) course from Dundee University. The MCh course is a premier course done by orthopaedic surgeons who have completed their basic postgraduate training. To date, there are 160 orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world who have completed this course.

Since majority of the students are from India, it was decided to hold the first alumni meet in Pune, Sancheti said. The CME will be of great assistance to doctors to reorient and enhance their surgical skills. There will be a special session on computer-assisted total knee replacement surgeries which is one of the new advances in joint replacement surgery.

Article published in Pune Newsline, Thursday, September 9, 2004