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Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad, AIMSR host Arthroplasty Arthroscopy Summit 2022

Deliberations were held on the new techniques to treat post covid ortho ailments

Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad in association with the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (AIMSR) hosted the one-day 6th Arthroplasty Arthroscopy Summit 2022 (AAS), under the aegis of Telangana Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Association (TOSA) and Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society (TCOS), at AIMSR, Jubilee Hills.

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Dr Mithin Aachi, Course Director, AAS and Sr Ortho & Joint Replacement Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad and Dr N Somashekar Reddy, Organising Chairman, AAS and Sr Ortho & Joint Replacement Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; briefed media about the latest techniques discussed at the summit.

The one-day summit organised by Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad and Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; had national experts imparting the latest skills, sharing valuable insights and newer modalities, to enhance patient care and comfort and treating doctor’s efficiency. These new techniques of precision of robots in surgery, ortho-related pain management techniques, latest treatments for post covid ortho ailments among others are immensely benefiting patients with unprecedented positive outcomes. Above all the summit was a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to learn the best practices from the masters themselves, says Dr Aachi.

Robot eliminates human eyeballing errors and ensures an accurate placement that lasts longer, often the lifetime of the patient, adds Dr Aachi. The other phenomenon observed in the recent past is the rampant rise in post covid ortho-related ailments. Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral head, where the hip bone becomes dead due to cessation of blood supply to it, is one of the prime ailments being diagnosed among Covid recovered patients. The treatment option available for such patients was hip replacement. The treatment modalities developed recently like using cartilage cell therapies and revascularisation of the hip, reversing the avascularity and giving life to the hip without major surgery.

“Off late we are seeing a lot of covid recovered patients developing Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral head, the alarming part is this manifesting among the youth aged between 20 to 30 years. The cause for the rise in the disease is the usage of steroids while treating covid. Though hip replacement continues to be the gold standard of care, performing it at a young age can impact them for a lifetime. The new treatments enable postponing a hip replacement. The modern techniques of cartilage cell therapies and revascularisation of the hip relieve patients of the trauma,” says Dr Somasekhar Reddy N.

The new pain portal injections are working in orthopaedic pain pathologies and giving good midterm to long-term relief, says Dr L Prakash, Director and Chief of Orthopaedics, Institute for Special Orthopaedics, Palakkad, Kerala.

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