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Course on Trauma and Joint Replacements

26th Jul 2013

DATE :26th, 27th & 28th July, 2013

VENUE :Novotel Hotels, Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam

Dear Doctor,

Greetings from IGOF. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have shared a close relationship in the field of healthcare in the last 200 years. The Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation celebrates the best innovation and technology in the field of trauma and orthopaedics in India and Germany.

We are overjoyed that the upcoming course on Trauma and Revison Joint Replacement will take place in Visakhapatnam on July 26th, 27th and 28th, 2013. The aim of the Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation is to highlight young orthopaedic surgeons and involve as many upcoming specialists in the field of trauma and orthopaedics within the region. A novel approach to increase the interaction across the age groups as well as between experts and budding orthopaedic surgeons has led to the creation of several interesting programs. The Mohandas Weller Award, The Grand Orthopaedic Quiz, The Great Debate and “My Worst Case” all add to the enrichment of this conference.

I urge you to be present on all the days of the conference to have an all round view of trauma and orthopaedics and to engage actively in the live surgery sessions every afternoon.

Looking forward to welcoming you in person.

With best regards, Yours sincerely, Dr. P Mohandas Secretary, IGOF.

Download IGOF Visakhapatnam Course on Trauma and Joint Replacements Programme Details.

Download Session Highlights – The Great Debate, My Worst Case, Grand Orthopaedic Quiz & Mohandas – Weller Gold Medal Award.

Day 1 – Friday – July 26, 2013 – TRAUMA DAY
09:00 – 10:00 Hrs GREAT DEBATE: Moderator : Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz Unstable Intracapsular Fracture of the Neck of Femur Hemiarthroplasty – Dr. K. J. Reddy (Vs) Total Hip Replacement – Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
10:00 – 10:30 Hrs Inaugural Function + Honouring of VIPs
10:30 – 11:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. S. V. Adinarayana Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. Lanka Ramarao
Distal Radius Fractures Prof. Dr. Otmar Trentz
11:00 – 11:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. S. David Raju Co-Chairperson: Dr. S. S.V Ramana
Distal Humerus Fractures & Radial Head Fractures Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz
11:30 – 12 Noon Chairperson: Dr. C. K. Sarma Co-Chairperson: Dr. G. Aravindam
Proximal Humerus Fractures including Fractures in Geriatric Patients Prof. Pol Rommens
12:00 – 12:30 Hrs Special Lecture – Management Strategies for Spinal Deformities Dr. C. S. Dhillon
12:30 – 13:00 Hrs Free Papers for Mohandas – Weller Gold Medal Award
13:00 – 13:30 Hrs Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. L. V. Raghavarao Co-Chairperson: Dr. BSS Venkateswarulu
Distal Humerus Fractures Dr. S. Amarnath
14:00 – 14:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. C. Laxminarayana Co-Chairperson: Dr. D. Laxman Rao
Olecranon Fractures including Monteggia like Lesions Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur
14:30 – 15:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr C. Hanumantha Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. Akhil Dadi
Ankle & Pilon Fractures Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens
15:00 – 15:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. M. Venkateswara Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. T. Bhavani Prasad
Midfoot Fractures Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz
15:30 – 16:00 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
16:00 Hrs Live Surgery


Day 2 – Saturday – July 27, 2013 – TRAUMA DAY
08:30 – 08:45 Hrs. 08:45 – 09:00 Hrs. 09:00 – 09:15 Hrs. 09:15 – 09:30 Hrs. 09:30 – 09:45 Hrs. 09:45 – 10:00 Hrs. 10:00 – 10:15 Hrs. 10:15 – 10:30 Hrs. MY WORST CASE Chairperson: Dr. C. Raghuram Co-Chairperson: Dr. P. Ashok Kumar Chairperson: Dr. G. Pulla Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. M. Vijayabhooshanam Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz Prof. Dr. Otmar Trentz Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur Dr. T. Ramana Murthy Dr. B. Leela Prasad Dr. B. Narendra Reddy Dr. P. N.V. S. V. Prashad
10:30 – 10:45 Hrs Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:05 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. K. V. Subbarao Co-Chairperson: Dr. P. Sivananda
Calcaneal Fractures Dr. Ram Prasad
11:05 – 11:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. T. V. Ramana Murthy Co-Chairperson: Dr. M. P. Vittal
Acetabular Fractures – Diagnosis & Classification Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens
11:30 – 12 noon Chairperson: Dr. M. Ambedkar Co-Chairperson: Dr. V. V. Narayana Rao
Intra Capsular Fractures – Neck of Femur Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz
12:00 – 12:30 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
12:30 – 13:00 Hrs Free Papers for Mohandas – Weller Gold Medal Award
13:00 – 13:30 Hrs Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. M. Ram Mohan Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. V. Dharma Rao
Proximal Humerus Fractures Dr. B. Udaya Kumar
14:00 – 14:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. M. Eswara Babu Co-Chairperson: Dr. D. Prabhodh Kumar
Acetabular Fractures – Kocher Langenbeck Approach & Ilioinguinal Approach Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens
14:30 – 15:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. V. C. Reddy Co-Chairperson: Dr. I. Chandra Sekhar
Trochanteric Fractures – Cephalo Medullary Nails (Vs) Angled Blade Plates and Sliding Hip Screw Prof. Dr. Otmar Trentz
15:00 – 15:30 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. M. Prasanth Co-Chairperson: Dr. Aravind Patnaik
Distal Femural Fractures – Condylar Plate (Vs) Locking Plates & Distal Femoral Nail Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens
15:30 – 16:00 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
16:00 Hrs Live Surgery


Day 3 – Sunday – July 28, 2013 – JOINT REPLACEMENT DAY
08:00 – 09:00 Hrs GRAND ORTHOPAEDIC QUIZ Moderator : Dr. Pawan B N
09:00 – 09:20 Hrs Coffee Break
09:20 – 09:40 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. J. Naresh Babu Co-Chairperson: Dr. J. M. Shaw
Shoulder Arthroplasty – MIOT EXPERIENCE Dr. Ram Chidambaram
09:40 – 10:00 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
10:00 – 10:20 Hrs Chairpers on: Dr. B. Kailash Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. A. Gopi Krishna
Shoulder Dislocation – MY APPROACH Dr. Ram Chidambaram
10:20 – 10:40 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. Y. Nageswara Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. M. V. Laxmana Kumar
The Ideal Hip Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
10:40 – 11:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. I. V. Reddy Co-Chairperson: Dr. M. J. Naidu
Revision Acetabulum Overseas Guest Lecture
11:00 – 11:20 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. B. Ravi Babu Co-Chairperson: Dr. G S S Mukherjee
Atypical Indication for Hip Arthroplasty Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
11:20 – 11:40 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. S. Sreenivasa Reddy Co-Chairperson: Dr. C. V. Dasarayya
Total Hip Replacement in Trochanteric Fractures Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur
11:40 – 12:00 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
12:00 – 12:20 Noon Coffee Break
12:20 – 12:40 Hrs Chairpers on: Dr. K. Anjaneyulu Co-Chairperson: Dr. K. Dhanvantri Naidu
Pelvic Tumours Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur
12:40 – 13:00 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. P. Satish Kumar Co-Chairperson: Dr. Atmaram Adiseshu
Revision of femoral component Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
13:00 – 13:20 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. B. Udaya Kumar Co-Chairperson: Dr. Venkatesh
Tips & Tricks in Knee Arthroplasty Overseas Guest Lecture
13:20 – 13:40 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. S. Amarnath Co-Chairperson: Dr. M. Dasarath Rami Reddy
Joint Replacement in Distal Femoral & Tibial Head Fractures Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur
13:40 – 14:10 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
14:10 – 14:40 Hrs Free Papers for Mohandas – Weller Gold Medal Award
14:40 – 15:10 Hrs Lunch
15:10 – 15:30 Hrs Chairperson : Dr. V. Ramana Rao Co-Chairperson : Dr. P. V. Shyam Prasad
Custom Made Implants – THE ANDHRA PRADESH EXPERIENCE Dr. P. Satish Kumar
15:30 – 15:50 Hrs Chairperson: Dr. T . Kamalakar Co-Chairperson: Dr. A. Srirammurthy
Dealing with Infected Joints Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebaur
15:50 – 16:00 Hrs PANEL DISCUSSION
16:00 Hrs Live Surgery





Day 1: July 26, 2013 (09:00 – 10:00 hrs) Programme: THE GREAT DEBATE

“The Great Debate” is a program to unearth conflicting standpoints among experts for in-depth analysis of pros and cons of techniques used in case of Unstable Intracapsular fracture of the neck of femur through Hemiarthoplasty and Total Hip Replacement.

Hemiarthoplasty by Dr. K. J. Reddy (Vs) Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Prithvi Mohandas Moderated by the Panel Expert: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz

Day 2: July 27, 2013 (08:30 – 10:30 hrs)

Programme: MY WORST CASE

The opening event on day 2 is expected to receive a warm welcome from the attendees which shares personal experiences from some of renowned experts in orthopaedics. Experts come forward to share their worst encounters and throw more light to justify their stand on the case. Criticalities, unexpected events and crisis management would be part of their discussion.

Experts to share their worst case:

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holz
  • Prof. Dr. Otmar Trentz
  • Prof. Dr. Pol Rommens
  • Prof. Rainer Neugebaur
  • Dr. T. Ramana Murthy
  • Dr. B. Leela Prasad
  • Dr.B.Narendra Reddy
  • Dr.P.N.V.S.V.Prashad

Chairpersons: Dr. C. Raghuram, Dr.G.Pulla Rao Co-Chairperson: Dr. P. Ashok Kumar, Dr. M. Vijayabhooshanam

Day 3: July 28, 2013 Programme: GRAND ORTHOPAEDIC QUIZ

IGOF organizes the Grand Orthopaedic Quiz to test the sharpest IQs from some of the finest minds in the healthcare fraternity. The platform welcomes those medical professionals who have a penchant for the intricacies in the field of orthopaedics. The event offers an opportunity to stamp a seal of authority in the country’s premier battle of the medical brains.

Participation Requisites

  • Should be a Post Graduate trainee
  • Each team should send CV of all team members (Total 3 members per team) to by 19th July, 2013 (Friday)


  • Winning team shall be awarded cash prize of Rs. 9000
  • First Runners up team shall be awarded cash prize of Rs. 3000


  • Every participant shall claim their participation certificate

All Days: July 26,27 & 28, 2013 (Pre-Lunch Session for all 3 days)


The prestigious Mohandas – Weller Gold Medal Award is the only one of its kind that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of orthopaedicians. It is conferred to a healthcare professional or a student who can come up with innovative ideas or a distinguished presentation on a complex case.

The Mohandas – Weller award is an initiative to boost the budding talent to spread their lateral thinking across various interests in the field of orthopaedics and to attend complex scenarios with special interest, giving attention to details, to crack difficult problems.

Participation Requisites for Free Paper Presentation

  • Should be a Post Graduate or
  • Young Orthopaedic surgeons aged below 40 years


  • The participants have to register and then submit the paper at the preview booth before 9am on the day of their presentation
  • Only first 5 registrants (1 presentation by each) will be selected for this pre-lunch presentation
  • 5 papers can be presented before lunch on each day (all 3 days)
  • Each presentation will be for 4 mins
  • 1 min for questions


  • “Mohandas – Weller” gold medal for Winner
  • Cash prize of Rs. 20,000 for Winner and Rs. 5,000 for Runner Up
  • Certificate for Winner and Runner Up