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Coimbatore

One day meet to discuss current trends in hip joint replacement

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : A one-day National orthopaedic Conference here on January 27 will discuss the current trends in Hip arthroplasty, which is now now being developed as a speciality.

With the theme ” Practical Oriented Solutions for a given problem,” the meet is going to have live surgical demonstrations, panel discussions with eminent national faculties and interactive lectures on each topics besides video demonstrations, Dr.C.Rex, Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rex Hospital, , told reporters here on Thursday.

Osteoarthritis is the commonest underlying condition for hip joint replacements. But in our country the leading causes for joint replacements include avascular necrosis, inflammatory arthritis, hip fracture, dysplasia, malignancy and others, he said.

The differences in outcome of hip replacements are due to differences in ball and socket bearing surfaces used and underlying disease conditions, but most patients achieve significant long-lasting improvement with these procedures, Rex said.

The hospital since inception in 2003, has performed 5,000 hip surgeries thus giving suffering patients a new lease of life and mobility, he said.

About 250 surgeons from across the country are expected to participate in the meet, which will benefit to update the current status on joint replacements, the ways to improve long standing prosthesis, the tried and tested way of performing fool-proof replacements and not to do something that is new which is still in the phase of early results, Rex said.

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