RAJKOT SHOULDER SYMPOSIUM REPORT

RAJKOT SHOULDER SYMPOSIUM REPORT

 

Rajkot Shoulder Symposium, organized by GOA and OSR, was attended by over 100 delegates from all over Gujarat. It was a Focused meet on Rotator cuff disease and Shoulder trauma. Renowned Shoulder surgeon, Dr AshishBabhulkar was the chief faculty. there were 2 Re-Live surgery demonstrations and more than 20 Talks given by faculties from GOA. There were two workshops - one on Anchor placement and knot tying and another on tuberosity management in Hemi replacement. Other faculties were Dr. Parag Shah, Dr. Apurva Dodiya, Dr. Dipak Suthar, Dr. Nirbhay Shah, Dr. Chintan Vadi, Dr. Kaushal Patel, Dr. Nishith Sanghvi, Dr. Paresh Nandha, Dr. Abhishek Gol, Dr. Jay Turakhia, Dr. Dhiren Faldu, Dr. Nikunj Maru, Dr. Vivek Khakhar and Dr. Paras Motwani

1st Re-Live Surgery Demonstration - Arthroscopic Bony Bankart fixation with cuff Repair

 

2nd Ree-Live Surgery Demonstration:  Arthroscopic Rotator cuff repair with Suprascapular nerve release

OPERATIVE NAILING COURSE@VADODARA

OPERATIVE NAILING COURSE@VADODARA

 

Operative nailing course was held at Vadodara on 9th-10th March under the aegis of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association and Baroda Orthopaedic Association at SSG Hospital, Vadodara.

During the 2 days of extensive academics, there were total of 16 technical demonstration surgeries and 3 didactic lectures and one bone model demonstration. Senior faculties from all over India and Gujarat participated.

The course was accredited by GMC with 8 credit points. 110 registrations showed the energy, enthusiasm and exuberance of the delegates. There were exciting discussions with solution-based interactions for all cases, which was a unique setup appreciated by all.

It was a huge success and was a thoroughly fulfilling event for the organizers, faculties and delegates.

GOA @ MOACON 2024

GUJARAT ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION @MOACON 2024

Gujarat Orthopaedic Association was invited to be the guest state at the annual Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association Conference (MOACON) 2024 held at the Westin Powai Lake, Mumbai on 29-30-31st March.

This was a new initiative created by our friends and colleagues at MOA. They warmly and cordially invited GOA office bearers and also requested GOA to showcase a capsule of 2 hours of dedicated orthopaedic talks to be presented by GOA members on 30th March.

It was indeed an exhilarating experience with interesting talks and innovative group discussions. President Dr. Vijaybhai Sata was the convenor for the entire program presented by GOA. There were 10 talks on various super specialties of orthopaedics by stalwart GOA members coordinated and executed with wonderful finesse and expertise by Dr. Vijaybhai Sata. It was a memorable event where the tremendous academic and scientific work of GOA members was highlighted at platform of significance.  The offbeat group discussions also generated unique avenues to overcome problems and interestingly there was a lot of fruitful, result oriented non-academic inputs also. All faculties and contributors were recognized with mementos.

GOA-AOS AHMEDABAD ARTHROSCOPY CONFERENCE @AHMEDABAD

GOA-AOS AHMEDABAD ARTHROSCOPY CONFERENCE @AHMEDABAD

 

The first Ahmedabad Arthroscopy Conference held on 6th-7th April was had an official affiliation by GOA. It was a novel specialty conference which had exquisite technical surgical demonstrations and live 2-way discussions and interactions amongst delegates and faculties. It was thrilling to see the hall full of dedicated and devoted attendees who enjoyed the wonderful audio-visual deliberations.

There were more than 70 faculties and approximately 250 delegates who participated actively. It was a grand success with the passion and panache of all involved. Various day-to-day topics from knee and shoulder were adequately covered in details. The coordination and collaboration for relive surgeries was exemplary. The scientific content was scintillating. Galaxy of luminary speakers, positive vibes and professional management along with enthralling workshops made it a marvelous edu-venture.

GOA-SGOA SEMINAR ON FAILED ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA CASES@SURAT

GOA-SGOA SEMINAR ON FAILED ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA CASES@SURAT

 

Orthopaedics has its own share of resounding successes and unluckily some failures too. A failure is always an opportunity to learn for both greenhorns as well as experienced surgeons.

GOA-SGOA came up with a brilliant and innovative case-based seminar on failed orthopaedic trauma fixations- a challenge for all. Dr. Dhaval Desai and Dr. Jignesh Pandya headed the discussions to set the ball rolling and as the day progressed to drills, grills and thrills of dynamic surgeons with expertise and experience, it turned out to be an enchanting, never-ending saga of problems and out of the box solutions along with time tested avenues.

There were more than 150 registrations, most of whom participated with flair and fizz of interactive deliberations and discussions enlightening the audience with innovative ways of dealing with difficult scenarios.

It was an enriching and rewarding academic event which would need an encore in every corner/ zone of Gujarat!

IOA-GOA ORTHO ONCOCON 2023 REPORT

On 24-25 June, ORTHO-ONCOCON, a conference with insights and information regarding Bone and Soft tissue tumours was arranged at Ahmedabad with Dr. Shashank Pandya, Dr. Abhijeet Salunke and Dr. Vikas Warikoo leading the way as organising team. It was indeed a privilege that GOA corroborated with IOA, GCRI and Ahmedabad Orthopaedic Society (AOS) to deliver a highly appreciated and applauded academic event.  250 delegates participated and interacted enthusiastically with renowned faculties from Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal and India. Pelvic and sacral tumours, 3-D imaging, Augmented reality, virtual reality workshops, GCT, malignant and metastatic bone tumours were the subjects covered in a power packed seminar of two days, where in more than 25 presentations were made.

IOA-GOA COXA 360 REPORT

On 20th August, 2023, Sunday-- COXA-360, a Hip themed seminar with motley of Hip fixations, preservations and Arthroplasty along with the avant-garde 3-D printing technology advances was conducted with aplomb and accolades at Daman. With Past President of GOA Dr. Vikas Jain being the Chairperson and the galaxy of eminent speakers and elite dignitaries from IOA including the President Dr. Atul Shrivastava, Secretary General Dr. Navin Thakkar, President Elect Dr. Ram Chaddha gracing the program, it was an inevitable accomplishment. National faculties of repute like Dr. D.D. Tanna sir, Dr. Magu sir, Dr. Sanjay Dhawan amongst others shared their experience and expertise through their exquisite talks.GOA once again allied and amalgamated with IOA along with Vapi Valsad Orthopaedic Forum (VVOF) and South Gujarat Orthopaedic Association (SGOA) to create this success story.

IOA-GOA-IFAS SEMINAR REPORT

It is a matter of immense pleasure and privilege to declare that the IOA- IFAS- GOA seminar on Ankle Foot conducted at Rajkot was a huge success. Orthopaedic Society of Rajkot was the local host for logistical purposes of better coordination and organisation of this mega event.

After an innovative and interesting promotional campaign to involve and register maximum delegates, we reached a thoroughly fulfilling number of 120+ delegates. That in itself augured the enthusiasm and impending excitement for this unique pan-India endeavour.

It was a novel idea by IFAS to have the same content of cases to be discussed all over India with renowned and experienced specialist faculties. Being a part of a nation-wide teaching voyage was a great endowment in itself. More cardinally, the audience centric discussions and open forum style where opinions were sought from the participants, was a great stimulus for attracting the delegates. Very aptly, there were no podium lectures, only practical actual real- life case based scenarios which everyone could relate to. This in itself created challenges and detailed pros and cons, leading to self- solutions - which was a very satisfying experience for all.

 

This multifaceted seminar was held at a popular venue- Hotel Imperial Palace, a pleasant and comfortable rendezvous.

The academic program began sharp at 9 am. The distinguished faculties on the dais served as the facilitators to put the cases across the assembly whilst the acclaimed mentors generated discussions and debated the ifs and buts in a logical and scientific manner. It was a well-planned, streamlined deliberation and dialogue for each case. There were some wonderful insights and contributions all through for the highly captivated and passionate gathering of participants. The free flow of ideas and opinions was welcomed and appreciated and the esteemed faculties chipped in with their acumen and wisdom time and again.

 

It was an absolutely rewarding and thoroughly enthralling session of dedicated and devoted in- depth study and analysis of amazing maze of cases. The variety of cases included trauma and non- trauma, fresh and old injuries, ankle as well as mid and hind foot problems - all were covered with due importance. The time provided for each case was also optimal.  It was an enriching and illuminative Sunday well spent. It was a great opportunity to encompass and enhance the learning process in Ankle- Foot problems though a creative approach. Small little tips and tricks, techniques and twists to the tales added the charm factor. The frontiers of knowledge and information on this topic were augmented and refined.

 

We convey our heartfelt gratitude to all the illustrious faculties who adorned this seminar with their brilliant skills and intellect. Their diligence and astuteness combined with the exuberance and effervescence of the audience was a feeling of Zen!

 

IFAS has set a standard which is going to be a benchmark for other specialties to emulate. It is an occasion to thrive in the celebration of success and strive for a bigger, better, bolder seminar next year. Amen!

GOA PG QUIZ REPORT 2023

          The Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Post Graduate Quiz 2023 was held at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Medical College, Rajkot on 8th October, Sunday.

          The President of GOA Dr. Shrinivas Rao and the Secretary of GOA Dr. Ketan Thakkar were at the helm of this annual event and ensured the smooth sailing with their active involvement, inputs and positive, concrete suggestions.

          We had 54 participants from 16 medical colleges all around Gujarat. Dr. Kamlesh Devmurari was the Quiz Master who conducted the Quiz with great passion and panache. The local organising team of Orthopaedic Department of PDU Medical College consisting of Head of department and ChairmanDr. Shailesh Ramavat, the Associates Dr. Nikunj Maru and Dr. Paras Motwani and the coordinator in chief Dr. Dixit Savajiyani did a fantabulous job of managing and running the entire show with a lot of verve and finesse. They were excellently guided and navigated by the experienced Dr. Vijay Sata, head of department of MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar who is also the President Elect of GOA.

          The official inaugural ceremony was graced by the distinguished presence of Dr. Bhartiben Patel, the in charge Dean of PDU Medical College and Dr. R S Trivedi, the medical superintendent of Civil Hospital, Rajkot. They delivered short and stimulating speeches to motivate the students.

          There was an elimination Audio-visual round of 20 questions from which the final round contestants- 10 of them were selected. The final round consisted of 3 different rounds inclusive of one buzzer round. It was a closely and evenly matched contest with 2 winners being declared after a nail-biting scintillating tie breaker.

Ultimately the following candidates were declared the winners-

(1) Dr. Shantanu Vijay - GMERS Gotri, Vadodara

(2) Dr. Shakti Rana- GMERS Himmatnagar

(3) Dr. Sahil Kumar- BJMC Ahmedabad

           The first two will represent GOA at the IOA Quiz to be held at IOACON Lucknow from 15th to 17th December. GOA will support them financially for registration, travel and stay expenses as per the protocol and as decided and confirmed in the last GBM.

          The students were boosted and rewarded by interesting and informative academic talks of practical importance by various faculties. There were 3 lectures on clinical examinations and surgical skills which were highly appreciated by all. Dr Vijay Sata, Dr. Ramavat and Dr. Rohan Parwani were the faculties for the same.

          It was a memorable event successfully accomplished with accolades and aplomb. Truly, a feather in the cap of GOA.

MID YEAR REPORT OF ACTIVITIES OF GOA 2023

MID YEAR REPORT OF ACTIVITIES OF GUJARAT ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION 2023-2024

A nutshell report of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association activities from February 2023 to September 2023 under the leadership of the President Dr. Shrinivas Rao

(1) In accordance with the theme of IOA President Dr. Atul Shrivastava- ‘Strong Bonds, Stronger Nation’, the theme of our GOA President is ‘Building Bones, Strengthening Bonds’. 

(2) The focus has been on Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention in various age groups including high school children, college students, social organisations and senior citizens’ groups. 

(3) As of 1st October, more than 30 programs with PowerPoint presentations have been carried out in different regions with delegation of responsibilities to the dynamic and active Executive Committee members of various zones of GOA. Approximately 5000 students and citizens have been benefited so far. 

(4) On 4th August, the Bone and Joint Day declared and observed under IOA aegis, GOA also carried out a plethora of activities and programs as suggested by IOA. 3360 participants including students, teachers, policemen, professional drivers (the designated target groups by IOA) were trained by specialists in the BLS- Basic Life Saving techniques including CPR - all over Gujarat in at least 10 different venues. We have done creditably well at the national level in contributing for the coveted Asian Book of Records citation which could merit and achieve. 

(5) On 4th June, 2023, under the joint auspices of IOA, GOA and Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS),we successfully organised and conducted an interesting and innovative case based interactive seminar on traumatic and cold ankle and foot cases. 125 delegates and 13 faculties adorned this unique master class. 

(6) On 24-25 June, ORTHO-ONCOCON, a conference with insights and information regarding Bone and Soft tissue tumours was arranged at Ahmedabad with Dr. Shashank Pandya, Dr. Abhijeet Salunke and Dr. Vikas Warikoo leading the way as organising team. It was indeed a privilege that GOA corroborated with IOA, GCRI and Ahmedabad Orthopaedic Society (AOS) to deliver a highly appreciated and applauded academic event.  250 delegates participated and interacted enthusiastically with renowned faculties from Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal and India. Pelvic and sacral tumours, 3-D imaging, Augmented reality, virtual reality workshops, GCT, malignant and metastatic bone tumours were the subjects covered in a power packed seminar of two days, where in more than 25 presentations were made. 

(7) On 20th August, COXA-360, a Hip themed seminar with motley of Hip fixations, preservations and Arthroplasty along with the avant-garde 3-D printing technology advances was conducted with aplomb and accolades at Daman. With Past President of GOA Dr. Vikas Jain being the Chairperson and the galaxy of eminent speakers and elite dignitaries from IOA including the President Dr. Atul Shrivastava, Secretary General Dr. Navin Thakkar, President Elect Dr. Ram Chaddha gracing the program, it was an inevitable accomplishment. GOA once again allied and amalgamated with IOA along with Vapi Valsad Orthopaedic Forum (VVOF) and South Gujarat Orthopaedic Association

(SGOA)  to create this success story. 

(8) We have revived, rejuvenated and relaunched the GOA academic bulletin and so far 3 issues have been prepared and presented for members. Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Vadodara have contributed for these 3 issues. These have been meticulously and interestingly compiled by the guest editors

Dr. Avinash Maru, Dr. Dhiren Ganjwala and Dr. Umang Gandhi respectively. It has been an unparalleled scientific bonanza with a rainbow of articles and case presentations on various specialties and sub specialties of Orthopaedics being covered optimally. Dr. Ketan Shah and Dr. Pareen Kantesaria have been our chief coordinating editors who have been tireless workhorses to ensure punctual and perfect publications and printing month after month. 

(9) We have initiated the process of publishing and printing the directory of GOA members. We have and are facing certain challenges in implementing this, yet we are quite optimistic about unveiling the much awaited directory during this year, with support, cooperation and help from all regional, zonal and city affiliate branches of GOA. It will be one of the most awaited steps towards better connectivity and networking amongst our colleagues. It has needed changes in the membership numbers of many members, because of logistical reasons. We will of course share the entire updated final list on appropriate platforms including the website www.gujortho.com so that all members are informed adequately. 

(10) The website updating is a constant process which is continuously happening and we would earnestly request all GOA members to visit our website www.gujortho.com to verify, update and propose changes. We would be happy to comply with your worthwhile suggestions for the betterment of the interface, accessibility and general refurbishment of the website. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events- 

 

(1) PG Quiz at PDU Medical College Rajkot on 8th October Sunday 

(2) Mid-Year meet of GOA with a Symposium on ‘Elbow Injuries and more’ with Dr. Pranav Shah as the Course Chairman on 8th October, Sunday at Rajkot 

(3) Seminar on High Tibial Osteotomy with Dr. Dinesh Thakkar as the Convenor- on 26th November, Sunday at Rajkot 

(4) CME on Pathological fractures in children, adults and senior citizens with Dr. Jaymin Shah as the Convenor on 10th December, Sunday at Ahmedabad

 

 

Dr. Shrinivas Rao- President GOA 2023-24

 

Dr. Ketan Thakkar- Secretary GOA 2023-24

 

 

GOA MIDYEAR MEET REPORT 2023

The Mid Year Meeting of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association was held at Rajkot on 8/10/2023, Sunday at Saraza Banquets. 

         With the astute and effective leadership of President GOA Dr. ShrinivasRaoand Secretary GOA Dr. Ketan Thakkar and with the effervescent and enthusiastic chairman Dr. Pranav Shah skippering the event, it was a huge success. Orthopaedic Society of Rajkot was the local host for administration and logistics purposes. Dr. Paresh Nandha and Dr. Dharam Chandrani who were designated as coordinators managed the entire planning and implementation of the program with commendable flair and aptitude. They were ably guided and supported by the President and Secretary of OSR- Dr. Dinesh Chauhan and Dr. Pareen Kantesaria. 

         The theme was ‘Elbow Injuries and More’. There were 4 different sessions on - (1) distal end humerus (2) proximal radius ulna (3) paediatric elbow trauma andtendinopathies around the elbow (4) Complex extreme cases of elbow injuries and replacement scenarios 

         There were focussed talks of 8-12 minutes each by distinguished speakers followed by practical case presentations with active and lively open ended discussions with all the delegates. It was an enriching and interesting seminar with tips and tricks ‘to elbow’ through elbow problems. 

         4 hours of brain storming sessions with 2 Medical Council credit points awarded by GMC was the reward for this reinstated, rejuvenated Mid-Year Meeting which was being conducted after a long gap of many years.  2 GMC observers invigilated the proceedings. 

         Usually getting registrations for such midyear meets is an onerous task in Gujarat and the hosts are laden with the unenviable predicament of  ‘कितनेआदमीथे?’ Thankfully with थोडाप्यारथोडामैजिक, the organising ‘मोगेंबोखुशहुआ!’  129 delegates adorned the meeting which was embellished by the services of dynamic dozen faculties. The zeal of the ardent faculties was matched by the zest of the avid delegates. 

         A cardinal achievement was starting punctually. The sessions were optimally timed with precise interactions which ensured that all the faculties observed perfect timings diligently to finish well on time. That’s a rarity in an engrossing scientific bonanza! 

         As expected, the morning session of कोहनी was as invigorating and enterprising as the afternoon session of कोहली! (Courtesy the India - Australia WC match) After all, both- कोहनी and कोहली are always super-hits!!

GOA PG LECTURE COURSE AT GUJARAT ADANI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCWS, BHUJ

The Gujarat Orthopaedics Association successfully concluded its Postgraduate Lecture Course on January 6th and 7th,2024, at the esteemed Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhuj.

The event witnessed active participation, with a total of 109 Postgraduate students attending. This gathering allowed for a rich exchange of knowledge, insights, and advancements in the field of orthopaedics. The distinguished faculty, comprising 29 experts, contributed significantly to the success of the course.Their engaging lectures and interactive sessions provided invaluable learning experiences for the attending students. The two-day event covered a comprehensive range of topics, including basics to the advancements in orthopaedic surgery, trauma management, joint replacement, arthroscopy, and Orthopaedic oncology, Hand Surgery, Paediatrics Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery. The diverse and dynamic program catered to the diverse needs of the attending PG students, ensuring a holistic understanding of the subject matter. The program was honoured by various senior surgeons and masters of their field being faculties like Dr Vijay Sata, Dr.Bharat Dave, Dr.Kalpesh Trivedi and Dr.Kamlesh Devmurari sir. Sessions on long case presentations of Hip and Spine Cases provided all delegates an insights of real exam scenario and meaning full interactions by real examiners like Dr.Dhaval Modi, Dr.Vijay Sata, Dr.Anshul Gupta ,Dr.Vivek Patel and Dr.Rushi Solanki adding a true academic flavours into the session. The PGLC 24 has also provided opportunity to 39 delegates to present their E-Posters.  The whole program was accredited by Gujarat Medical Council by 6 credit points and monitored by Dr.C V Limbani as a GMC observer. Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences proved to be an excellent host, providing state-of-the-art facilities that enhanced the overall learning environment. The collaborative efforts of the organizing committee, faculty, and participants contributed to the overall success of the Postgraduate Lecture Course. In conclusion, the Gujarat Orthopaedics Association's Postgraduate Lecture Course 2024 was a resounding success, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration among the orthopaedic community. The event's impact is expected to resonate positively within the medical community, ultimately benefiting patient care and advancing the field of orthopaedics.

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