The 13th Edition of National Congress of Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) began in the city today on the theme - Balancing Technique and Technology at Taj Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru. The three-day conference started with a welcome address by Dr. H.P.C .Khincha, Organising Chairman of ISHKS 2019 along with Dr. Shubhranshu Mohanty, the world authority on Management of Haemophilia Joints and Dr. Sharan Patil, Joint Replacement Surgeon from Bangalore The conference has brought together over 400 orthopaedic surgeons and specialits from across India and Abroad.
The second day of the conference – Saturday 13th April will have the ISHKS officially launching the Indian Joint Registry (IJR) to all the surgeons in attendance. Corin Wilson, Acting Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, will officially launch the registry. The second day will also have two live surgeries apart from the discussions and lectures.
Some of the topics discussed on day 1 of the conference included a Debate on “Outpatient Arthroplasty in Indian patients: A Pipe Dream? By doctors Parag Sancheti and Shrinand Vaidya; lecture on “Early intervention strategies in OA Knee” by Dr. Johan Bellemans; a panel discussion on “How to do a perfect primary THR”; a panel discussion on “Unravelling the complex primary Hip” which included five case studies by different doctors. There was also a Live surgery- Robot Assisted UNI Knee by Dr. Narendra Vaidya. The conference had the young practitioners and experts come on a single platform to share the knowledge.
Sharing his thoughts during the conference, Dr. Arun Mullaji, President of ISHKS said "One of the most eagerly awaited Arthroplastry Conferences of the year, this three day conference is prepared with intensive academic feast crafted with an outstanding faculty, peppered with through provoking topics, debates, discussions, and interactive sessions, served on a bedrock of consummate organizational skills."
The Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) is an independent body of surgeons who have come together to mutually share knowledge and information on hip and knee replacement surgeries in the country, with an aim of advancing the orthopaedic practice in India. The ISHKS has maintained a registry of hip and knee surgery data for some time now but collating this information was done manually. Not only was this a cumbersome exercise to carry out, but the surgeons were also unsure of the safety of the sensitive information they provided.
To tide over these issues, the ISHKS in association with Northgate Public Services (NPS), UK, conducted a pilot across 7 hospitals in India to automate the registry. With the success of the pilot, ISHKS has made plans to officially launch the registry for all orthopaedic surgeons in India on 13th April 2019. The Indian Joint Registry (IJR) will serve as a highly secure platform to store data on hip and knee surgeries across India and will churn out focused reports for surgeons and patients to access, thereby helping make more informed choices and better implant selection as well as post-surgery monitoring.
The highlight of the three day event include live surgery, Guest Lecture by Mr. Narayan Murthy (Co - Founder of Infosys), Symposium: Weighty Matters - Arthroplasty In The Obese, What’s New In Knee Arthroplasty, What’s New In Hip Arthroplasty ? amongst other interesting topics and discussion.