HMC’s Orthopaedic Department holds 1st training course on pelvic fractures Apr 14, 2019 0 1179 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaTHE Orthopaedic Department at Hamad General Hospital and the Bone and Joint Center recently organised the 1st Qatar Cadaveric Pelvis and Acetabular Trauma course.The course was held on April 6 and 7 and included practical sessions at Aspetar’s Cadaveric Lab. This unique event was the first hands-on workshop with cadaveric dissection to be organised by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).The two-day course included theoretical interactive sessions on the management of pelvic and acetabular (hip socket) fractures. It also incorporated hands-on dry and wet lab workshops with more than 150 participants including orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows, nurses, and allied health professionals in attendance.Dr Mohammed al Ateeq, Bone and Joint Center director and chair of Orthopedic Surgery at HMC said fractures of the pelvis and acetabular are among the most serious injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons. “The pelvis is the central foundation of the skeleton. When injured, it can become a potential source of long-term disability and may even be life threatening. Often the result of a traumatic incident such as a motor vehicle accident or a bad fall, pelvic and acetabular fractures require rapid and precise treatment and, in some cases, one or more surgical procedures,” said Dr Ateeq.“The possibility of complications can be quite high, and in some cases surgeons are unfamiliar with the anatomy of the pelvis and the specialised techniques and manoeuvres and implants necessary to treat these injuries. This is why courses of this nature and specialisation are so important – to ensure our clinicians have access to the most up-to-date practices and research,” added Dr Ateeq.Dr Ghalib Ahmed, Course co-chair and senior consultant at HMC said the course’s scientific programme was developed by local experts as well as representatives from renowned orthopaedic trauma units in the United States and Europe.“We had the privilege of having six international faculty share their knowledge and surgical skills with attendees,” said Dr Ahmed. “We were also fortunate to be able to use the facilities at Aspetar for hands-on demonstrations and further learning. One of the ultimate goals of the Orthopedic Department is to provide educational opportunities through conferences and workshops like this one and to help expand the knowledge base and surgical skills of our staff.” Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES Rain emergency teams drain 12.91 mn gallons of water from different areas Apr 14, 2019 0 516 Embassy hosts Easter celebration for Pakistani Christian community Apr 14, 2019 0 500 Qatar’s healthcare services accessible and affordable, says HMC consultant Apr 14, 2019 0 740 FRENCH PRESIDENT RECEIVES CREDENTIALS OF QATAR’S AMBASSADOR: President of France Emmanuel Macron on Saturday received the credentials of HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al Thani as Qatar’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to France. The ambassador conveyed the Amir HH .. Leader of Indian parliamentary team lauds Qatar’s hospitality Ashraf Siddiqui Doha LEADER of the Indian delegation at the recently concluded 140th session of IPU General Assembly in Doha and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, Harivansh .. President of Botswana to arrive in Doha today President of the Republic of Botswana Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will arrive in Doha on Sunday on an official visit to the country. The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Botswana President will hold talks that ..