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Unlocking Expertise: Medica hosts ‘Advanced Course on Hand Surgery’ for medical professionals in Eastern India

Staff Reporter –

The Department of Orthopaedics at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, the leading private hospital chain in Eastern India, announced an upcoming workshop titled “Advanced Course on Hand Surgery.” This comprehensive two-day event is being organized in collaboration with the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH) and the West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA) and will take place at Medica Superspecialty Hospital. Dr. Vikash Kapoor, Vice Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals, Group Director – Orthopaedics, Robotic Joint Replacement Surgeon & Arthroscopic Specialist Orthopaedic Science and Dr. Anirban Chatterjee, Senior Consultant, Hand & Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon & Faculty – DNB Orthopedics, Medica Institute of Orthopaedic Sciences, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, provided insights of the workshop during today’s session at the hospital. Scheduled to take place on 24th and 25th February, the course will feature a blend of didactic lectures, pre-recorded videos, and interactive discussions tailored to facilitate effective adult learning. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on workshops using saw bone models and porcine specimens, allowing for practical skill enhancement under guidance of experienced hand surgeons. Distinguished guest faculty members include Prof. Bhaskarananda Kumar, recognized as a “Pioneer in Hand Surgery” by the International Federation of Hand Surgeons, along with Prof. Anil Bhat (Head, Department of Hand Surgery & Associate Dean from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal), and Prof. Sanjay Giri (Department of Plastic Surgery – AIIMS – Bhubaneshwar). They will be joined by a team of expert local hand surgeons to provide comprehensive guidance throughout the workshop. 

Medica Superspecialty Hospital Kolkata boasts a dedicated team of orthopedic and plastic surgeons, including Dr. Vikash Kapoor, Dr. Kaustav Debnath, Dr. Rajiv Chatterjee, Dr. Shumayou Dutta, and Dr. Kousik Nandy, who work tirelessly to provide exceptional care to patients with hand injuries and other Orthopaedic ailments. The hospital’s commitment to holistic patient care is further reinforced by its complement of occupational therapists and physiotherapists, who play a vital role in facilitating the rehabilitation and restoration of hand function. 

The human hand, with its intricate structure comprising bones, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels, is a vital organ crucial for daily functioning. However, hand fractures and acute injuries can disrupt its delicate balance, potentially leading to irreversible damage if not treated promptly and effectively. Recognizing the critical importance of proper management in such cases, the Advanced Course on Hand Surgery aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to address hand injuries effectively. 

Dr. Vikash Kapoor, explained, “Hand problems and injuries often receive insufficient attention and are frequently underestimated. Neglecting these issues can result in long-term consequences for patients, including significant functional impairment and loss. Unfortunately, many individuals choose to forgo treatment due to various reasons, often underestimating the importance of addressing these concerns. Recognizing the critical need for effective hand care, our department has established a robust unit dedicated to the treatment of hand problems, diseases, deformities, and trauma. To raise awareness and enhance medical expertise in this area, we have partnered with the West Bengal Orthopaedic Association and the Indian Society of Hand Surgeons. Together, we aim to educate medical professionals about the importance of specialized hand treatment and the advanced techniques available.” 

Dr. Anirban Chatterjee, expressed, “This workshop on hand surgery serves as a valuable platform for medical professionals to enhance their understanding and proficiency in managing hand injuries. The advanced hand surgery workshop is aimed to equip our aspiring physicians in the specialty of hand surgery within the umbrella of orthopaedics with essential knowledge about new age techniques and specialized treatment, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. We are proud to organize this learning program, which is being held in partnership with prestigious medical societies. We expect more than 50 registrations by aspiring surgeons over the course of two-days.” 

 The Advanced Course on Hand Surgery anticipates participation from medical professionals across West Bengal and neighboring states, offering a unique opportunity for learning, collaboration, and skill development in hand surgery.

Mr. Ayanabh Debgupta, Jt. Managing Director, Medica Group of Hospitals, stated, “Recognizing the crucial function of skill development is essential while negotiating the complexities of modern healthcare. With thousands of joint replacements and minimally invasive procedures, Medica has trained personnel to execute specialized operations. The two-day advanced hand surgery workshop and knowledge exchange in collaboration with esteemed institutions will significantly enhance the orthopaedic surgeon’s ability to deliver optimal outcomes for those entrusted to their care.”