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Master’s Course in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

13th Sep 2008

IGOF organized a two day International Seminar on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at MIOT Hospitals – pioneer of joint replacement surgeries in India. A “Master’s Course in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty” programme was successfully conducted on Saturday – September 13, 2008 and Sunday – September 14, 2008.

More than 400 delegates from various countries participated in the seminar where the recent developments in Hip & Knee Replacement surgery and joints lasting for a lifetime were elaborated upon.

The seminar saw renowned surgeons from all over the world discussing

  • Changes in the operative techniques
  • Changes in the material used for implants
    • From plastic cups to ceramic cups
    • From metal heads to ceramic heads,
  • Replacement of old materials used for joints and
  • The enhancement of a joint which lasted 10-15 years to a life time.

The seminar also covered a lecture on minimally invasive hip and knee surgery – no muscle cutting, less complications and early return to normal activity. Dr. Prithvi Mohandas (Director of Hip Arthroplasty, MIOT Hospitals) gave a lecture on “Minimal Invasive Approaches -Does minimal invasiveness improve early or late outcome”. This lecture covered topics from his scientific journal – Current Orthopedics 2005 “A review of minimally invasive hip replacement surgery – current practice and the way forward

On both the days, the seminars were followed by Live Surgeries performed in the modern laminar flow theatres at MIOT Hospitals.


Address : MIOT Hospitals
4/112, Mount Poonamalle Road
Chennai – 600 089
Tamil Nadu
Website :


September 13, 2008 and Sunday – September 14, 2008.


Saturday September 13, 2008
08.00 -09.00 Registration
09.00 Welcome – Prof.Dr.S.S.K.Marthandam
09.15 History of Joint Replacement Surgery – Prof. Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas
09.30 Twenty years of experience with Bicontact Prosthesis – Prof. Dr. Siegfried Weller
09.45 Minimal Invasive Approaches – Dr. Prithvi Mohandas (Does minimal invasiveness improve early or late outcome)
10.00 The Rationale of Cement & Uncemented techniques of implantation – Prof. Dr. U. Holz
10.15 The Evolution of Hip Resurfacing – tribology of bearing surfaces – risks & pitfalls in Resurfacing – Dr. Andrew Cobb.
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 The Ideal Hip – Dr. Prithvi Mohandas
11.15 Peri prosthetic fractures – Prof. Dr. U. Holz
11.30 “Cups getting bigger and stems getting smaller.” – Dr. S.K. Marya.
11.45 Bone Conservation in Hip Arthroplasty – Dr. Andrew Cobb
12.00 Asceptic revision surgery of the hip – Dr. Sanjay Agarwala
12.15 Septic Revision surgery of the hip – one step, two steps – what are the decisive criteria – Prof. Dr. U. Holz.
12.30 “Large sized bearing surfaces implies greater mobility and stability” – myth or reality? – Dr. Andrew Cobb
12.45 Special Prosthesis – Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebauer
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Live Surgeries


Sunday, September 14, 2008
09.00 Reconstruction of the Acetabulum in Trauma & Revision of hips – Prof. Dr. Kuno Weise
09.20 Indications, techniques and results in unicondylar and total condylar prosthesis – Prof.Dr.Rainer Neugebauer
09.30 Total knee replacements – rotating platform – mobile bearing knee – Dr. Phil Hirst
09.45 Gender knee – does it improve the gold standard or is it a marketing tool? – Panel discussion led by Prof. Dr. U. Holz
10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 Revision knee – replacements – asceptic revision & septic revision – Dr. Phil Hirst
10.45 Peri prosthetic fractures – Prof. Dr. U. Holz
11.00 Overcoming bone defects – Dr. Phil Hirst
11.20 Computer Navigation and its role in knee arthroplasty – Dr. Arun Mullaji
12.00 Lunch
14.00 Live Surgeries

Igof Master’s Course in Hip Arthroplasty Programme


Igof Master’s Course in Knee Arthroplasty Programme