|Convenor||Dr. Pradeep Moonot|
|Co-Convenor||Dr. Eknath Pawar|
|Venue||Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Sir J. J. Hospital|
|Date||September 23 – 24, 2017|
|Delegates||24 / 25|
This was the fourth Foot and Ankle Course held with the Bombay Orthopaedic Society and was almost fully subscribed. There were candidates from various parts of India like Punjab, Haryana, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The course had lectures on Day 1 and cadaveric dissection on Day 2.
Lectures on Day 1 were held at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. The main focus was on cold Foot and Ankle topics not covered in other courses and conferences. There was a separate session on Diabetic foot which included charcot arthropathy. The topics covered were Flat foot, Hallux valgus, Achilles Tendinitis, Ankle Instability, Tarsal Tunnel syndrome and Mortons neuroma. There was also a dedicated but informal session on cases which were contributed by the delegates and the faculty. Day one concluded by a saw bone workshop on Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) nail and ended around 8.00 pm with almost full attendance.
Day two was held at Sir J. J. Hospital, Mumbai in the Anatomy Department. The faculty initially demonstrated the dissection which was followed by the delegates carrying on with the dissection on their individual tables. All the dissection was video recorded. There were three delegates on each limb. The first part was ankle arthroscopy followed by various ankle approaches, Posteromedial approach for TIB. Post rupture, anteromedial approach and medial malleloar osteotomy, sinus tarsi approach, Lisfranc fusion and Achilles tendon debridement.
The main faculty included Dr. Arun Bal, Dr. Tushar Rege, Dr. Ajoy, Dr. Girish Motwani, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria, Dr. Farookh Wadia, Dr. Eknath Pawar & myself.
The delegates were enthusiastic and interactive and were very keen to learn everything that was taught. Most of the delegates thought that the course will change their practice and recommend this course to other delegates. There was a very positive response of the delegates towards the course. We would like to thank the BOS for giving us the opportunity and support to organise this course.
Excellent course. Important cold foot & ankle topics covered which is not covered in other courses. Excellent faculty.
Very Good Course. I got what I came for and lot of things to learn.
Overall rating of the course: 9/10
Dr. Pradeep Moonot