AO Recon anatomical specimen labs premiere at complex arthroplasty course in Dubai
Participants commended AO Recon and the standout faculty for delivering highly relevant lectures and hands-on training, along with opportunities to network and socialize informally.
Read participants' comments and faculty feedback in the picture gallery.
Anatomical specimen lab (hip): Participants discuss the best angle of the cup insertion in the acetabulum.
Anatomical specimen lab (hip): Participants insert a cup in the acetabulum.
Anatomical specimen lab (knee): Philipp von Roth and course participants confirm the alignment of the tibia.
Course participants and faculty gather at the Sharjah Surgical Institute for the anatomical specimen lab on the third day of the course. Participants came from Ghana, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Yemen.
Faculty members came from Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom: (Back row, from left) Robert Hube, Norbert Haas, Jean-Noël Argenson, (front row, from left) George Macheras, Raja Chaftari, Mahmoud Abdel Karim, Yves Acklin, Mojieb Manzary, Hazem Abdel Azeem, Karl Stoffel, Mahmoud Hafez, Mohamad Allami, Sam Oussedik, Philipp von Roth, Mazhar Tokgozoglu, and Ibrahim Gado. Not pictured: Georg Matziolis.
“Thanks for this very excellent forum. It highlights the most difficult situations that surgeons can face and offers solutions from expert surgeons who show us how it works.”—participant Ashraf Kamleh, Jordan.
“This course has helped my surgery in arthroplasty, particularly with revision. With the wet labs, it’s a really good one. I wouldn't know what to improve. It's excellent.”—participant Karthikraj Kuberkani, India.
"The faculty is experienced and knowledgeable. They give you a lot of very useful tips and tricks. Also, the use of implants with the cadavers is very, very helpful even if you’ve used these implants before—just to be able to familiarize yourself with the full set. Overall, I had a very good experience here.”—participant Paul Macnamara, United Kingdom.
"We got a huge amount of new information and new techniques, and it was all given with love and tenderness. We felt like we were a family, not teachers and students. I would like to experience more of these activities.”—participant Ahmed Alhashemi, Iraq.
“Many surgeons do reconstructive surgery nowadays, but without reviewing the literature and knowing the techniques, so they have many complications. Here, I have learned a lot about difficult cases and sophisticated use of implants through the anatomical specimen practice. For myself, I can see an open horizon now.”—participant Sinan Adnan, Iraq.
"It’s a pleasure for me to be part of this great faculty. This year, it's the third time for me to participate. We started with lectures, then we introduced dry-bone exercises, and now we offer a wet lab. That's a big motivation. Also, I think it’s great that we take up burning issues like infection, go in-depth and discuss it in detail."—faculty member Ibrahim Gado, Egypt.
The lectures touched on every little nitty-gritty point you face as an orthopedic surgeon: difficult cases, complications, and cases that have been neglected… Most of the participants were experienced surgeons, and we learned from them as much as they learned from us.”—faculty member Mojieb Manzary, Saudi Arabia.