Monday, March 18, 2013 9:11:04 AM (IST)
Ajman: Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi honours orthopedic specialists at GMU
Ajman, Mar 18: Osteoarthritis pain is one of the most common problems for orthopaedic surgeons as well family practitioners around the world – Expert
Leading experts from all over UAE discussed various issues related to Orthopedics during the National Conference on Updates in Orthopedics, which was organized by the Department of Orthopedics, GMC Hospital Ajman at GMU Campus in Ajman on March 16.
Delivering a talk on total knee arthroplasty – specifically in Asian knees, Dr Shaher Hasanain orthopedic surgeon, American Hospital Dubai said that ‘Medical literature has documented some unique features of the Asian knee’. We believe that there are systemic, anatomical, and functional features that are unique in Asian patients.”
“Activities of daily living in Asians require high flexion and surgeons should always strive to obtain better flexion and use implants which are friendlier to flexion. Most patients submit to surgery at advanced stage which makes surgery more challenging, requiring less bone resection and more soft tissue release,” felt Dr Hasanain.
Dr Chris Whately medical director, Medcare Orthopedics and Spine Hospital, Dubai said that Osteoarthritis pain is one of the most common problems for orthopaedic surgeons as well family practitioners around the world.
“The advantages of Intralaminar minimally invasive discectomy are the same as those for discectomy but the immediate postoperative effects are reduced allowing a more rapid rehabilitation and return to previous activities. Reduced size of incision also represents an aesthetic advantage,” said professor Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi.
MISS’ option for lumbar DDD by Dr Zbiggy J Brodzinsky, senior consultant Orthopaedic spinal surgeon, DBAJ, skin covers in hand professor Vijay Y. Gawande, orthopedic surgeon Prime Medical Center, arthroscopy – principles and its role in orthopedic surgeries, Dr Mohammed Zakeer Ahmed, orthopedic surgeon, GMC Hospital Fujairah were the other topics covered during the conference.
Over 150 doctors, medics and nurses participated in the event which was accredited by Ministry of health for 6 CME Hrs.
Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi honored leading specialists from UAE during the conference.
Present on the occasion to receive the awards were Dr Ahmed Kazim, Former chief of orthopedic department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, Dr Mohamed Fouad, head of orthopedic department, Al Baraha Hospital, Dr Chris Whatley, chief of orthopaedic surgery, and medical director, Medcare Hospital, Dubai, professor Vijay Gawande, specialist orthopaedic and hand surgeon, Prime Medical Center, Dubai, Dr Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi, consultant orthopedic surgeon, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, Dr Rashed Al Shaeel, head of Orthopedic Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Dr Hesham Alkhatib, Consultant Orthopedics and Trauma, Dubai Health Authority, and Dr Matthias Honl, head of orthopaedic department, Neuro Spinal Hospital, Dubai.
Responding to the award, Dr Ahmed Kazim said that the conference was well organized and well presented.
“The members of orthopaedic community chosen by the GMU were most deserving. I wish to thank the management for this honor,” he said
Dr Hesham Alkhatib said “I am really honored to be selected for this award. It is inspiring and motivating to get such an award recognizing our hard work. I feel honored to receive this award from Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and thank Thumbay Moideen for giving this honor. I am impressed with the infrastructure at the GMU.”
Dr. Vijay Gawande said that the presentation of awards by His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi to the outstanding orthopedic surgeons of UAE was a good idea put forward by the president of Gulf Medical University. I extend my thanks for this honor.
“We could see how innovative it was to thank the senior orthopaedic surgeons who served the community for years. I feel humbled to be amongst very senior professionals like Ahmed Kazim, Dr Fouad, Dr Hesham Al Khateeb and all others. I wish to thank Sheikh Rashid of Ajman and Thumbay Moideen for their great gesture to honor us” said Dr Seyed Mahmoodi.
Dr Matthias Honl said “I feel sincerely honored and privileged that you have invited me to be part of this valuable award ceremony to honor leading orthopedic specialists at Gulf.”
“It was indeed a prestigious moment in receiving my award from the hands of Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid AI Nuaimi and Mr. Thumbay Moideen. The Conference of Gulf Medical University showed state of art of orthopedics like in America and Germany. It was a great pride and delight that I could be part of it,” he said.
“This recognition extremely encourages me about future opportunity to perform research, education and clinic work in partnership with Gulf Medical University,” he added.
He continues to say “The Award was extraordinary for me and shows that our work makes significant contributions to the community, our Emirati patients as well all expats which are well accepted and recognized in the United Arab Emirates.”