Visiting lecturer for orthopaedic surgeons

A MCh (Orth) graduate from 2009 today 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. Dr Dhiraj Marothi was visiting for three days and gave talks on several topics including:

  • TKR in varus knee with defects
  • TKR in valgus knee surgical technique
  • How to achieve high flexion after total knee in Asian scenario
  • Management of peri-prosthetic fractures after TKR around the knee joint
  • Innovative Technique: Customised cement spacer in two stage revision knee
  • Knee Case discussion session

Dr Marothi 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.

He 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 even flew into Dundee at his own expense to share his vast knowledge regarding joint replacement surgery to this year’s students. To date the MCh (Orth) degree course has over 370 Alumni from countries all over the World.

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Dr Marothi stated:

“While pursuing my masters in Dundee, I was clinically attached with Mr AS Jain where I was exposed to specialty in lower limb reconstruction as well as foot and ankle and attended to OPD and ward patients. The MCh (Orth), Dundee course gave me a sound grounding in basic knowledge of orthopaedics and trauma surgery. I enjoyed my time in Dundee and on successfully completing my degree there I stayed for a further six months working in Ninewells Hospital. I personally feel the specialised MCh experience in Dundee helped greatly in advancing my career in India.”

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

“One of two main measures of the success of any course is either appointing our graduates as members of staff or becoming a teaching faculty. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Marothi, one of our 2009 MCh (Orth) graduates, to our extended eminent lecturers from around the UK and internationally. Dhiraj has always impressed me with his selfless approach in sharing his knowledge and experience; this trip is a prime example as he travelled all the way from India to share his vast experience with our current MCh (Orth) batch and to offer them advice on job prospects and opportunities back in India. He brought back with him some of the good memories from his previous time with us and we are looking forward to furthering our mutual interests between both our institutions in the field of orthopaedics. It was a great opportunity to congratulate him in person for having his MCh (Orth) Dundee degree officially recognised and registered by the Maharashtra Medical Council of India (MMC) in Mumbai.”