Foot and ankle now focus of orthopedics

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Delegates during a workshop on foot and ankle surgery at Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital.

Bhubaneswar: Foot and ankle surgery, a newly developing sub-speciality in orthopedics, was the focus in a symposium and workshop, held at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here recently.

The programme, organised under the aegis of Indian Foot and Ankle Society and Odisha Orthopedic Association included live surgeries and hands-on workshop for the attending delegates.

Eminent faculties including Dr. Rajesh Simon, President of Indian Foot and Ankle Society, Dr. Kamal Dureja from Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi and Dr. SM Ajay from MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bengaluru were the resource persons at the workshop.

“Foot was a neglected part of orthopedics because we had not understood it properly, but with the advent of modern technology and availability of CT Scan and MRI, we understand it better today,” Dr. Simon said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the event.

“It is time that we have to open our mind and unlearn what we had learnt wrongly,” he said.

SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital Prof. Sanghamitra Mishra, Medical Superintendent Prof. Pusparaj Samantasinhar, President of the Odisha Orthopedic Association Dr. RK Mohapatra and Secretary of the Odisha Orthopedic Association Dr. Basanta Behera also addressed the inaugural session.

Prof. (Dr.) Aniruddha Das, Head of the department of Orthopedics at IMS and SUM Hospital, welcomed the delegates.

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