ORTHOPAEDISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY JOIN ‘HEART AND BRAIN’ COURSE FOR PROBLEMATIC PRIMARY KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
The event is a collaboration with the University Clinic Stolzalpe, one of the largest orthopaedic clinics in Austria
A course on ‘Problematic Primary Knee Joint Endoprosthesis’, brings together orthopaedic surgeons from across the country in Pleven this week. The organizer of the event is the orthopaedics and traumatology clinic of the high-tech “Heart and Brain”, which is a pioneer in the country in this field.
“The event is a collaboration with the University Clinic Stolzalpe, one of the largest orthopaedic clinics in Austria and a centre where a significant proportion of revision surgeries for knee pathology with problematic endoprosthesis are performed. Guest lecturer and course operator is Dr. Oliver Jahani. Within two days, a program with maximum efficiency has been organized – lecture and discussion part, we have also included two thematic elective surgeries”, informs prof. Asparuh Asparuhov, head of the orthopaedic clinic. He commented that most of the cases, the subject of the course, are in elderly patients who have neglected the problem for years for various reasons, including financial ones. The delay in treatment usually leads to severe deformities and this subsequently requires the insertion of additional implants to the prosthesis in order to compensate for the orthopaedic defect.
The course for the problematic primary knee joint arthroplasty is part of the policy of the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic of the Heart and Brain Hospital to continuously train medical professionals and upgrade knowledge by introducing the best modern technologies.