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The greatest Orthopaedic innovation of the 20th century was joint replacement surgery. Sir John Charnley’s Low Friction Arthroplasty revolutionized the treatment of hip disorders and paved the way for future developments in arthoplasty.

 

Present day joint replacement sees the usage of various materials via varying surgical approaches. The accent today is not on merely pain relief and some restoration of function. The aim of modern day joint replacement surgery is to return the patient to completely normal activity and to implant an artificial joint of maximum longevity, with minimum damage to tissue.

 

It is fitting that the cradle of Indian Orthopaedics – Chennai, under the banner of the Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation, hosted this seminar on February 06th & 07th 2010 on the advances in joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. The event witnessed eminent specialists from U.K, Germany, South Africa and Australia showcasing their expertise by performing surgeries that were telecasted live to the participating surgeons.

 

Being a special master’s course on Joint Replacements, MIOT Hospitals also performed the first ‘Silent Hip’ procedure on an Indian patient.

 

Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, consultant hip surgeon, is one among the 12 surgeons who were trained in implanting ‘silent hips’ in Kiel, Germany. Along with Nicola Pace, Divisione di Ortopedia, Jesi, Italy, he performed the new technique in total hip replacement on the young patient, in about an hour.

 

Dr. Prithvi said “Today replacement surgeries is not on merely pain relief and some restoration of function but to make sure the patient returns completely to their normal activity”. This is true especially in the more active young patients, who will require the implant to last longer and offer greater mobility, unlike in older ones. The idea then is to implant an artificial joint with maximum longevity and minimum damage to the human bone and tissue, he explained.

 

The ‘silent hip,’ a refinement of the pre-existing thrust plate, currently costs Rs.1 lakh and is made of titanium coupled with a delta ceramic bearing that seems to have worked well on the patients on whom it has been used so far, globally. “Usually in joint replacements, the implant produces a reaction in the natural bone and this is called stress shielding. It likely occurs in the first 18 months,” Dr. Prithvi said. It causes discomfort to the patient, stiffness and affects the elasticity of the natural structure.

 

In the ‘silent hip’ procedure, effort is taken to conserve as much bone as possible. Also scientific studies, which measure this reaction, have shown that no stress shielding occurs in the first 18 months when it is most likely. The patient can begin to walk an hour after surgery, climb stairs in 48 hours and, in three to five days, go home. Complete normal activity will be restored in four weeks.

 

IGOF Master’s Course on Joint Replacements - Programme Schedule

Saturday – February 6, 2010 – HIP

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

09.00 Hrs.

Welcome

Prof. Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas

09.30 Hrs.

Tribology in various bearing surfaces of the hip University of Leeds,U.K.

Dr. Ms. Sophie Williams

10.00 Hrs.

My Evolution in Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Ms. Sarah Muirhead - Allwood London Hip Unit, U.K.

10.45 Hrs.

Ceramic on Ceramic vs Metal on Metal

Prof.Dr. Nicola PACE Divisione di Ortopedia, Jesi, Italy

11.15 Hrs.

- Coffee Break -

11.30 Hrs.

Revision Hip Surgery ‘Getting out of Jail’,

Dr. Ms. Sarah Muirhead - Allwood London Hip Unit, U.K.

12.00 Hrs.

The Indian Scenario in Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr.Prithvi Mohandas

12.30 Hrs.

The Silent Hip Are we saving the bone?

Prof.Dr. Nicola PACE Divisione di Ortopedia, Jesi, Italy

13.00 Hrs.

- Lunch Break -

14.00 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs.

Live/Inter Active Surgery
Total Hip Replacement using

a. Proxima

b. S. Rom
c. Silent Hip
REVISION HIP SURGERY

 

Sunday – February 7, 2010 – KNEE

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

08.00 Hrs.

Tribology in Knee

Dr. Ms. Sophie Williams University of Leeds, U.K

08.30 Hrs.

Evolution of the present knee

Dr. Rhidian Morgan-Jones Cardiff Knee Clinic, U.K.

09.00 Hrs.

Mobile bearing vs Fixed bearing Knee

Dr. Rhidian Morgan-Jones Cardiff Knee Clinic,U.K.

09.30 Hrs.

Management of peri prosthetic fractures

Dr. Barry D. Rosario

10.00 Hrs.

What is the present status of Computer Navigation in Joint Replacements

Prof.Ulrich Holz

10.30 Hrs.

- Coffee Break -

11.00 Hrs.

Revision Knee

Dr. Barry D. Rosario

11.30 Hrs.

Management of severely deformed Knee with hinge knee

Dr. Rhidian Morgan-Jones Cardiff Knee Clinic, U.K.

12.00 Hrs.

Reversed Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Daniel M. Posel NSW, Australia

12.30 Hrs.

Rotator cuff repair - Current Concepts

Dr. Daniel M. Posel NSW, Australia

13.00 Hrs.

 - Lunch Break -

14.00 Hrs. to 16.00 Hrs.

Live/Interactive Surgery
a. Primary Total Knee Replacement
b. Revision Total Knee Replacement
c. Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty


Click here to download the IGOF Master’s Course on Joint Replacements Programme Invitation with schedule in .pdf format

 

Programme Details

Topic

IGOF Master’s Course on Joint Replacements

Venue

MIOT Hospitals, Chennai 600089

Date

06th - 07th February 2010

Fee

Rs. 1000/- only

Time

8am to 6pm

 

 
 
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Saturday - February 6, 2010 - HIP

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