Intermediate Instructional Course on Total Hip Replacement
Dr Udai Prakash was one of the two chief instructors at the intermediate hip replacement course run by the world renowned DePuy Synthes Institute at MS Ramaiah Medical College on 31 October.
This course was for the young surgeons who wanted to learn about the finer aspects of total hip replacement surgery.
The delegates were involved in an interactive session with Dr Udai Prakash and were taken through the procedure on cadavers rather than on plastic bones which is usually the standard in many courses. Hands on experience on cadavers gives young surgeons an opportunity to refine their surgical skills prior to performing surgery on patients.
These courses are certainly not a substitute to being trained in recognised institutions by experienced surgeons but is considered an adjunct to their training.
Dr Udai Prakash was invited as faculty for the recent Oxford Partial (Uni-compartmental) Knee Replacement course held in Pune to teach young surgeons from across the country on how to do this unique surgery.
The course was organised by Zimmer-Biomet – the largest orthopaedic implant manufacturer in the world. Amongst the faculty were surgeons from Oxford University, UK.
The Oxford group from the UK are pioneers in this type of knee replacement where only the worn out part of the knee is replaced. The results in terms of function and complications are far lower for the partial knee replacement when compared to total knee replacement.
At this orthopaedic meeting, Dr. Raghav’s topic of debate was – Post operative recurrent disc must always be instrumented and fused.
Dr Udai Prakash, Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon at Udai Omni Hospital performs the first of its kind knee surgery using Triathlon’GetAroundKnee‘ on patient Mr Arul Swamy with advanced stage 4 osteoarthritis[soliloquy id=”undefined”]