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NO NEED TO REPLACE PAINFUL HIP, IT CAN BE PRESERVED: EXPERTS

Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure to deal with painful hip joint, but medical science focusing today on hip preservation, experts said at a workshop on ‘Basics of Hip Preservation’ organised at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here on Saturday.

Arthroscopy, a minimal invasive surgical procedure, is being used to treat a variety of hip conditions with faster recovery time, the experts said stressing the fact that every hip did not require replacement and could be preserved too.

The workshop was conducted under the aegis of Odisha Orthopaedic Association in memory of Prof. (Dr.) Jagannath Sahoo, former Head of department of Orthopaedics at IMS and SUM Hospital, who passed away a few months ago.

Dr. V.R.K.V. Prasad Gourineni, Chief of Surgery at Amara Hospital, Tirupati and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics at University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, and Dr. Mandar Agashe, Director of Agashe Paediatric Superspeciality Clinic, Mumbai, were the resource persons who demonstrated new techniques of hip arthroscopy along with video presentation.

Hands on training of Proximal Femoral Osteotomy on saw bone model of Paediatric hip was also provided by the experts.

Dr. Budheswar Majhi, Head of department of Orthopaedics at IMS and SUM Hospital and Organising Chairman of the workshop, Dr. Aniruddha Dash, Course Chairman, Dr. Biswajit Sahu, Course Advisor and Dr. Kishore Panda, Organising Secretary were present.

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