Nationwide Series of Zimmer Live Surgery Culminates with Zimmer Expert Interaction Meeting in Mumbai

Taking professional medical training to the next level Zimmer Institute, India, the pioneers in the field launched revolutionary concept of Live Surgeries across the country.

Online PR News – 05-April-2012 – Mumbai – Taking professional medical training to the next level Zimmer Institute, India, the pioneers in the field launched revolutionary concept of Live Surgeries across the country. The series of live surgeries performed by top orthopaedic surgeons of the country along with invited foreign faculty Dr Kelly G. Vince from New Zealand culminated with Revision Knee Expert Interaction Meeting at Hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai.

The special event is part of Zimmer Institute’s endeavours to help surgeons, resident doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals stay up-to-date with latest advancements in products and procedure in orthopaedics. During the event difficult cases and Primary and Revision Knee Arthroplasty were discussed. Prominent doctors from Mumbai, Dr. Nandu Laud, Dr Nilen Shah, Dr. Subodh Mehata, Dr C. J. Thakkar, Dr Shreedhar Archik, Dr Milind Padgaonkar, Dr. Pradeep Bhosale, Dr. Nirad Wengsakar & Dr.Rahul Shah along with Dr Vince shared their experiences and gave some tips and tricks to help get best results in such complex cases. The Zimmer Live Surgeries organised by the institute at Gurgaon, Pune and Hyderabad created a landmark by telecasting live advanced joint replacement surgery across the country through web conferencing.

Renowned joint replacement specialist and honorary professor of Orthopaedics at the prestigious Maharashtra University of Health Science, Dr. C. J. Thakkar, addressing the seminar said, “The Revision knee replacement is a complex surgery where you have to detect the damage to the old implant and replace it with a better one. While in Primary knee replacement it’s a difficult decision to take weather to go for a total knee replacement or a unicompartmental join replacement. In such difficult and advanced cases the knowledge earned through such experience sharing platforms that helps us treat these complicated cases.” Dr Thakkar is also the Consultant Joint replacement specialist at the prominent hospitals of Mumbai the Breach candy and Lilavati hospital.

Dr Kelly G. Vince, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whangerai Hospital, New Zealand who also performed the surgeries at the live event along with some of countries top orthopaedic surgeons, said, “I feel privileged to be in India and sharing same platform with such vastly experienced orthopaedic surgeons here. Indian medical system today is at par with standards and facilities anywhere in the world. Sharing knowledge with my esteemed colleagues here has been a great learning experience for me.”

Zimmer India, the leaders in orthopaedics world over has been constantly working towards transforming the educational landscape for medical professionals through its Zimmer Medical Education Department. The Zimmer Institute provides a platform for interactive learning solutions with highly qualified faculty, technical experts, and other participants on clinical management, surgical skills and product knowledge.

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