IGOF masters course on trauma and Joint
replacement surgery, September 2012, Bhopal
Dear Sir (Dr. Prithvi Mohandas),
I feel immense pleasure to thank you and
write about the experience of operating a
case of DDH with shortening of limb around 4
inches at the age of 34 years. I did tissue
release as you explained in the Bhopal
meeting and I could implant the prosthesis (
S ROM ) and could correct the limb length
and make the patient walk. The patient was
walking with hand to knee gait
preoperatively which was gone and patient
was able to stand on his two feet and
started walking for the first time in life,
All credit goes to IGOF meetings which
enlightens the upcoming surgeons.
I sincerely thank you for the invaluable
guidance at Bhopal meeting due to which I
could perform the surgery and help the
patient to live his life confidently.
Herewith, I have attached the clinical
photographs and x-rays.
Thanks once again.
With warm regards,
Dr. Saranjeet Singh Jagdev
Dept of Orthopaedics
Pramukhswami Medical College
Shree Krishna Hospital
Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India
IGOF MASTER'S COURSE ON SPINAL SURGERY,
TRAUMA & JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY ON 30th,
31st JULY & 1st AUGUST 2010
Dear Prof. MOHANDAS
Allow me to congratulate you on the
successful IGOF-Meeting. Thank you very much
for giving me the opportunity to participate
in this very interesting meeting as a
referee. The interesting topics and the
perfect organization made my stay in Chennai
I would be delighted to participate at your
next IGOF-Meeting in Chennai.
With best regards,
Dr. Dirk Albrecht
FA Chirurgie, FA Orthopädie-Unfallchirurgie,
Arzt der Sektion Sporttraumatologie und
Good Morning Dr. Prithvi Mohandas,
I thank you for your commitment in teaching
us. It helped us a lot to judge us where we
are and what we are. We like you to extend
the same in near future through IGOF. We
also thank every faculty and committed
people of IGOF.
Dear Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
The Course, hospitality, ambiance were so
good and really useful even for the senior
Well organized IGOF seminar this time.
Thank you again.
Sr. Asst. Prof. in Paed. Ortho. Surgery, ICH,
Egmore, MMC, Chennai.
Dear Dr. Prithvi,
It’s nice to here from you. It was a
wonderful program. We had good exposure to
recent updates and most of all, the
inspiration I got from Dr. Weller and Dr.
Mohandas was speechless. Thanks for
conducting such an inquisitional program,
and we expect further such kind of programs
from you with some more detailed elaboration
With best wishes your well wisher.
Thank u doctor, for your kind request. The
course was a unique one, with one learning a
lot from the cases presented by doctors from
Switzerland, Germany and Australia. It got
us an insight into their methodology of
treating cases, which was the highlight of
the course. I congratulate you on organizing
learning course as this. Hope u will
continue to enlighten us.
I would like to congratulate Dr Prithvi
Mohandas for organizing such conference,
another milestone in the series of MIOT’S
HOSPITAL. I was lucky to attend IGOF’s
conference 3rd time. It was a great
experience to see live surgeries and direct
interaction with surgeons. its my humble
request to u to make available the video
CD's of the conference to the delegates by
charging the cost....once again thanks a lot
for making excellent arrangements. May
almighty bless MIOT HOSPITAL with heights of
advancement in future...
Dr. SUKHWINDER SINGH 'BAHGA' from PUNJAB
Dear Dr. Prithvi,
I am from saibaba trust hospital shirdi,
attended master's course (July 2010) in your
hospital. The entire program was very
informative. I would like to attend such
programs in near future.
Dr. Nitin Bhalerao
Dear Dr. Prithiv,
I was much impressed with the master’s
course. Dr. Dhillons demo was very nice. As
usual Prof. Holz inspired us. Your demo the
way u conducted was excellent. Thanks to
IGOF MASTER’s COURSE ON JOINT REPLACEMENT -
06th & 07th Feb 2010
The conference was a really knowledgeable
experience and added a lot to my knowledge
and my clinical practice. Looking forward
for similar courses in the future.
Dr Abhishek Bansal
This course was one of the better
structured, informative, relevant and
interactive courses I've attended in recent
times. I look forward to my next visit to
Kumar Shantunu Anand
It was well organised and very much
Dr S Venkatesh Babu, MCh Ortho
The course was very good. In short, I may
say I got more confidence and I could do a
difficult revision hip arthroplasty last
Monday. Thank you for arranging the course
Dr. John George, Prof of Ortho
Hope this finds you in best of health.
I really enjoyed coming to chennai and
attending the conference.
It was very useful and lectures delivered by
all faculty members were very good.
I am looking forward to attend it again.
With warm regards,
IGOF MASTERS COURSE ON TRAUMA - 26 & 27 SEP
The trauma course was of immense help to me.
I am looking forward for other courses in
near future. I am working as a CMO, Dept of
Orthopaedics in a govt. hospital. We get
variety of trauma cases and they are dealt
accordingly. Such course builds in more
I am interested in doing the fellowship you
offer in orthopaedics. Please let me know in
I attended the Masters Course on Trauma held
in September 2009. It was great experience
interacting with the faculty. Great live
demonstration, and of-course the food...
I am interested in attending the course on
Joint Replacement Surgery. Kindly inform me
timely regarding the same.
Dr. Prakash Vishwanath Patil
Dear Dr. Prithvi Mohandas,
First of all I must congratulate you for the
successfully conducting the IGOF "Masters
Course on Trauma" held on Sept 26 and 27,
2009 at MIOT Hospitals Chennai. It was very
interesting, informative and useful. I came
to know about the latest trends on the
subject from the foreign delegates. Above
all live surgeries section was very nice.
Due to this I applied for the life
membership of "IGOF" on the same day. Such
seminars should be held at least once in a
year and I should get the prior information
for the same.
With warm regards
Dr. Mahendra Singh Dahiya
Shanti Mohan Hospital
Lampur Road (Near Railway Crossing)
Dear Dr. Prithvi,
Thank you for the kind hospitality at IGOF
seminar. It was indeed nice to hear & learn
from the faculties at seminar, it indeed was
a superb European feast on trauma from the
We in India are always looking for the best
solutions in our working condition & hope to
enjoy the same in subsequent seminars.
Dr. Milind M. Deshkar
Very useful indeed for the theory and
practice of orthopaedic surgery. Thanks for
the IGOF team esp. to Prof. SSK. Marthandam
and Prof. P.V.A. Mohandass.
It was very enlightening to listen to all
the lecture given by Orthopaedic Surgeons
who have become master in their sub-specialities.
The live surgeries were equally thrilling
and informative. To attend such seminars has
always been and will always be a great
opportunity to learn many important and new
things especially for those who are still in
the learning phase. A humble request would
be to include practical tips and tricks
wherever applicable particularly while doing
difficult neglected trauma cases.
Thank you very much for the wonderful
Long live IGOF!
Congrats to MIOT Hospital for arranging so
educative n informative trauma course. It
was my 1st trauma course after basic course.
It was a great experience and a great honor
to meet a great personality Dr Mohandas
personally. Tnx a lot for arranging so nice
arrangements for live surgeries... hope to
meet next course shortly...
Dr. Sukhwinder Singh 'Bahga'
IGOF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
At the outset, I can say, the fellowship
program was indeed the most memorable
experience of my entire career.
I was exposed to several surgeries including
fracture fixations, primary joint
replacement and revision joint replacements,
which gave me insight regarding the modern
methods prevalent in Europe. I was allowed
to scrub and assist in several surgeries at
Unfallklinik at Rummelsberg, which was a
The daily meetings and discussion during
surgery and rounds were fruitful, which has
improved my clinical assessment and surgical
performance skills. Also I have fined tuned
several of my surgeries, learnt new
technical tips which I can put into practice
in my country.
The organization of the orthopaedic surgical
unit was good. Everyone including the
professor was warm and friendly and was
always willing to help. Overall with the use
of this fellowship training program, I have
become a better surgeon and better doctor.
Thanks to IGOF for providing me this
fellowship, which was a memorable and
Dr. P.M. Suresh Kumar
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
IGOF SYMPOSIUM ON KEYHOLE TECHNIQUES IN
MEDICINE - 07th & 08th FEB 2009
Symposium was well conducted. All lectures
were very good. Hospitality was good. On the
whole, well conducted, excellent programme.
Excellent programme deserves three days
instead of two days.
Excellent food and very good hospitality
from all peoples.
Expecting much more attendance from
orthopedic surgeon’s for such excellent
programme- any help from Mumbai, I will
willingly do it.
Both the lectures and video demonstration
various operations were excellent and
informative, in the beautiful auditorium and
panoramic background. People will return
from here with idea of coming back again.
A big Thank You
Excellent and remarkable opportunities for
Orthopaedicians and PG students to learn and
see to enjoy our career.
Excellent presentation with good operative
techniques demonstrated. Hope it will
continue with off course good outcome in
form of success rates in patients.
It was a wonderful surgical feast with nice
educate presentation on a good receptive
atmosphere. Congratulation to MIOT on its
Nicely organised, little more concern in
"Thank you for your kind invitation to
attend "AO Advanced Trauma Symposium" held
on September 21, 2008 at MIOT Hospital.
Due to the change of my address. I received
this information tather late to make it for
My first interaction with you has been in
1993 during a 'Spine Course' at Chennai. I
was fresh, post M.S. and the over all
experience and arrangements were superb. I
still carry that impression and warmth in my
heart. Your zeal and enthusiasm in teaching,
mentoring and encouraging young Orthopaedic
Surgeons has been a source of inspiration
through out my career.
I took forward to meeting you again during
any of the forthcoming academic meeting.
Please note my current address for future
Dr. S. B. Solanki
IGOF MASTER’S COURSE IN HIP & KNEE
ARTHROPLASTY - 13 & 14 SEP 2008
"It was indeed a privilege to attend Masters
of Arthroplasty conference at Chennai. Your
professionalism, discipline and personal
attention to detail was amazing as also your
& Mrs. Mohandass affection & warmth. It was
a memorable & enjoyable interaction with the
best of the best. Please accept my sincere
thanks for asking me to chair the important
session on Revision Knees and for moderation
of the surgical session. Looking forward to
see you again next year or whenever you want
me to come."
Dr. Gurvinder Singh Sawhney
Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
"I had attended IGOF conference at MIOT
Chennai, which was excellent. As new comer I
learned lots of new different things. Dr.
Prithvi’s lecture and way of presentation
was very good, Sorry I could not attend ur
party, because my train on Sunday evening at
"I enjoyed your conference. Please carry on
such effort which will be beneficial to us."
Dr. Manish Dwivedi