Convenor Dr. Kumar Dussa
Co-Convenor Dr. Prashant Gedam
Venue T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai
Date October 7 – 8, 2017
Delegates 24 / 30

The Advance Arthroscopy Course was conducted at T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai on October 7 & 8, 2017. Total of 24 delegates participated in this academic event coming from all over the country. The two-day course had the Knee Module on Day 1 and Shoulder Module on Day 2. Arthroscopy Live surgeries were performed on both days covering all aspects of Knee ligament reconstruction and Shoulder instability and Rotator cuff repair. Dr. Roshan Wade and Dr. Nagaraj Shetty, performing these surgeries had a live one-one interaction with the delegates at every step of surgery by way of audiovisual communications.

Eminent faculty in the field of arthroscopy covered the topics related to ligament reconstruction, Cartilage and Meniscal lesion management, SLAP lesions, Biceps lesions, Shoulder instability, Rotator cuff lesions their management by giving focused lectures. Video presentations of different arthroscopy procedures were included. The Lectures were followed by very interactive discussion session where the delegates queries regarding the different techniques, use of advance implants in basic OT set up, post op protocols etc. were answered to their satisfaction. Case scenarios evolved enriching discussion.

On both the days’ afternoon, 4 hours session was the cadaveric lab hands-on. We kept 12, imported arthroscopy work stations with 12 fresh frozen cadavers assigned. 12 dedicated faculties took care of these works stations thereby making a very effective ratio of one faculty to two delegates. Each of the delegates and faculty was given a complete safety protection kit from head to toe. The delegates worked with the imported implants on these cadavers with all the imported and Indian instruments. For the shoulder day, 2 knot tying stations, were the added attractions, which kept the delegates busy learning and practicing the standard arthroscopy shoulder knots. The faculty supervised and gave their expert tips and guidance at each step. All the delegates appreciated the course, course content and the busy packed academic schedule.

The course was granted 3 MMC accreditation credit hour points.

Faculty: Dr. Abhay Narvekar, Dr. Kumar R. Dussa, Dr. Roshan Wade, Dr. Prashant Gedam, Dr. Parag Munshi, Dr. Ashish Arbat, Dr. Mihir Patel, Dr. Nagaraj Shetty, Dr. Milind Sawant, Dr. Nikhil Iyer, Dr. Sandeep Biraris, Dr. Prasad Bhagunde, Dr. Yajuwendra Gawai, Dr. Vipul Chemburkar.

Dr. Kumar R. Dussa