Saturday, October 23, 2010

A scientific symposium held on “Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty”

Model of a traditional total knee replacement.
The patella (knee cap) is not shown in this model.
Photo courtesy: 
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A scientific symposium on “Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty” was held after the oration under the aegis of Punjab Medical Council. Eminent orthopedic surgeons from the country and abroad with extensive experience in the field participated in the symposium.  Dr Bobby John, Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, CMCH, felt that Revision knee arthroplasty was the need of the hour, as many patients with knee arthritis are undergoing knee replacement surgeries and would somewhere down the line need a revision knee surgery. This symposium was conducted to sensitise the doctors and patients in the region to the intricacies of revision knee arthroplasty. According to Dr Anupam Mahajan, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, CMCH, the average age of doing a knee replacement is going down as it is getting more acceptance in the society. Many of these patients may require a revision surgery later and it was useful for all to get acquainted with it. 
The XVIIIth Annual function of the Dr L.H. Lobo Memorial Trust was held on Saturday, 23rd October 2010.  It was established in 1983 in memory of late Dr. L.H. Lobo, an eminent renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and former Professor  & Head of Department of Orthopaedics and Principal of the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. The aim of the trust is ‘Furtherance of Medical Education’. The oration is held in the specialty of Orthopaedics every other year.  The function was jointly organized this year by the trust and the Department of Orthopaedics, CMC, Ludhiana.  According to the President of the trust Shri S.R. Wadhera and Dr. M.K. Mahajan, secretary of the trust, the function has been held regularly for the past 27 years.
In 1969, Dr. Lionel Henry Lobo took over as Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedics department at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Under his dynamic leadership the department excelled in every facet and achieved recognition as a centre of excellence in the country. He was also the principal of CMC Ludhiana. and Hospital from 1971-1982. After his sudden demise in 1983 he is remembered continuously by his students, patients, colleagues, friends, followers and the citizens of Ludhiana for the exemplary ways he guided CMC, Ludhiana.
   Dr. C.V. Ananthakrishnan, Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon, Ex Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic surgery, Texas Tech University, School Of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas, USA was the chief guest.  Dr Raj Bahadur, Director-Principal, GMCH, Chandigarh were the guests of honour.  --Rector Kathuria 

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