Arthroplasty Arthroscopy Summit 2022
Hyderabad, 11th September, 2022: 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), on Sunday at AIMSR, Jubilee Hills. Dr Mithin Aachi, Course Director, AAS and Sr. Ortho & Joint Replacement Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad and Dr N. Somashekar Reddy, Organizing 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 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 Mithin Aachi.
Pain of the joints is one of the commonest ortho ailments which compels the patients to seek medical treatment. The options available were prescribing pain killers, which have their set of side effects, provide temporary relief and are not a permanent cure. The other option is joint replacement which has its complications and again is not a permanent solution. The pain portal injections are new discoveries in pain management, which involves injecting of safe local medications in very small quantities at various spots to produce long lasting relief in orthopaedic practice. This new technique is proving to be a boon for many orthopaedic patients and is preventing other side effects besides prolonging the usage of natural joints.
The other latest development which is revolutionising healthcare is Robotic treatment. The precision Robots brought in knee replacement surgery is ensuring accurate placement of prosthesis enabling the replacements to last for patient’s life time.
Robot eliminates human eyeballing errors and ensures an accurate placement that lasts longer, often lifetime of the patient, adds Dr Mithin Aachi.
The other phenomenon observed in the recent past is the rampant rise in post covid ortho related ailments. Avascular Necrosis of 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. This diseases 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, reverse the avascularity and give life to the hip without major surgery.
Off late we are seeing lot of Covid recovered patients developing Avascular Necrosis of 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 usage of steroids while treating Covid. Though hip replacement continues to be the gold standard of care, but performing it at an young age can impact them for lifetime. The new treatments enable to postpone 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.