Convenor Dr. Parag Lad
Co-Convenor Dr. Rohan Habbu
Venue Jupiter Hospital, Thane & Various Hospitals in Mumbai
Date November 6-11, 2017
Delegates 8 / 8

It is my immense pleasure to share the great success of “Instructional Course in Hand Surgery” which was conducted from November 6 to 11, 2017.

This time, we had eight registrations from all over the country and request from 6 more surgeons. All delegates were working as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and had keen interest in learning hand surgery.

MMC has accredited our course this year also and delegates will receive 4 MMC credit points for attending this course.

The course was conducted at various institutes and renowned faculty were involved in live surgical demonstration as well as case discussion.

Dr. Hemant Patankar & Dr. Pankaj Ahire, being Mentors, Dr. Rohan Habbu as Co-Convener and myself had constant accompaniment with delegates during the course at all centers.

On November 6, we had cadaveric dissection at Anatomy Department, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital & L. T. M. M. C., Sion Hospital. Dr. Ravikiran Gole, Associate Professor, Anatomy Department was also a faculty during the course.

We could demonstrate almost all aspects of Hand Surgery like tendon repair, nerve repair, local hand flaps, nerve decompression, exposure of various wrist and hand fractures. We also showed exposure of peripheral nerves in upper limb, as they are important while treating many fractures.

On November 7, Dr. Sudhir Warrier showed cases like scaphoid nonunion and chronic dislocation of IP joint of thumb to all delegates at Laud Clinic followed by case discussion.

On November 8, we had two sessions at Vimla Dermatological Centre. In the morning, Dr. Gautam Chauhan demonstrated tendon transfers and then Dr. Rohan Habbu in the afternoon took case discussion on 15-20 different hand surgery cases.

On November 9, Dr. Mukund Thatte, Dr. Rujuta Mehta & Dr. Bipin Ghanghurde with their team had organized surgeries on simple and complex congenital hand anomalies at Wadia Children’s Hospital where they demonstrated pollicisation, shoulder muscle transfer, syndactyly separation.

In the afternoon session, on same day, all delegates were taken to Jupiter Hospital, Thane. I demonstrated ulnar nerve decompression and nerve biopsy as well as complex elbow fracture. Then we had discussion on management of wrist and hand fractures.

On November 10 at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, Dr. Hemant Patankar, showed good number of hand surgeries like fractures, tendon release, contracture release and local flaps & ligament reconstruction etc.

On November 11, I showed cases like trigger release, crush injury of hand, deformity correction, and fractures in hand at Pinnacle Orthocentre, Thane.

Overall, all delegates and faculty were very much satisfied during the whole week and appreciated our efforts, team management and constant accompaniment with them at all centers during the course. We had demonstration of 31 live surgeries.

We thank all faculty, team of Vama Events & Bombay Orthopaedic Society for making this course a great successful
event. We thank management of all hospitals for allowing all delegates to observe surgeries in operation theatre.

Dr. Parag Bharatkumar Lad