HSS Hosts Greek Surgeons for Annual Symposium

Orthopedics This Week—December 30, 2016

Orthopedics This Week reports on the annual HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Seminar Program where Greek colleagues learn the latest techniques and innovations in complex hip and knee reconstruction.

Michael B. Cross, MD, orthopedic surgeon at HSS and co-moderator of the program told OTW: "The program covered complex knee and hip reconstruction, and included topics such as: management of periprosthetic joint infections and bone loss, revision TKA [total knee arthroplasty] and THA [total hip arthroplasty] techniques, and management of periprosthetic fractures around the hip and knee. These topics were chosen based on feedback from previous Greek surgeons who requested more information on complex revisions, since the volume of those procedures in Greece is sometimes limited. Further, because HSS is a referral center for complex revisions and fractures, we tend to see more volume of complex revision THA and TKAs, allowing us to share some of our techniques with the Greek surgeons. We also integrated a cadaver lab into the program, so that the Greek surgeons can get some 'hands on' experience with some of the revision systems used in the United States."

Read the full article at Ryortho.com.

 

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