Optimum cup position in hip replacement surgery was the topic of debate at the 4th Meet the Masters Sarathi Superspeciality Orthopaedic Centre
Knowledge sharing via Webinar is now an established medium on the international stage not only because pandemic travel anxiety persists, but significantly for environmental reasons.
Once again thanks to Sri and colleagues at the Sarathi Superspeciality Orthopaedic Centre (SSOC) in Bangaluru, for organising their 4th Meet the Masters International conference which was broadcast in India and the UK.
Optimum cup position in hip replacement surgery was the topic under the microscope and I presented on the pros and cons of robotic surgery. I reviewed this from the perspective of the orthopaedic manufacturer, the surgeon and the patient, debating where we are in the contemporary era of robot assisted surgery relative to joint replacements.
For orthopaedics, robotics is still in its infancy. In the operating theatre there is no doubt that a surgeon’s hands on experience is vital in ensuring successful outcomes for patients. A surgeon needs to be skilled in the art of joint replacement before progressing to robotics.
I also presented on The Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course (BHAC) and the history of its development from John Newman’s Debates about Hip Replacement in the 1980s to the present day. I look forward to sharing the next BHAC with my Indian colleagues.
Yet again, another valuable seminar.