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18.10.2013 General News

Orthopaedic workshop for surgeons

By Daily Graphic
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A team of trauma and orthopaedic surgeons are in the country to organise hands-on training for doctors and surgeons in the country to impart knowledge on how to manage trauma and orthopaedic cases to them.

The workshop with the theme: 'Principles of open fracture management', is targeted at  doctors and surgeons, particularly those in the districts, where accident cases are most reported.

It will equip participants with knowledge on how to manage trauma and orthopaedic cases before the cases are referred to the regional and teaching hospitals.

The convener of the workshop, Dr Abdul Rahman of the St Joseph's Hospital, Koforidua, said the event would run from October 21-22, 2013 at the Oyinka Hotel in Koforidua in the Eastern Region. It is being organised in conjunction with Motec Life - UK, a medical humanitarian organisation.

Dr Rahman told the Daily Graphic that a team of experts and surgeons with experience had been assembled from Ghana and the United Kingdom to help impart practical knowledge to their colleagues in Ghana.

'The team is led by Professor Paul Ofori-Atta, a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at St Albans City and Watford General Hospital in England, as well as other renowned specialists in the United Kingdom,' he explained.

Topics to be discussed include: Adult wrist fractures and management; fractured neck of femur-types and management; paediatric elbow fractures, and non-union fractures: sterile and infected.

Others are: rinciples of open fracture management; long bone fractures; paediatric long bone fractures; role of flexible nailing of fractures as well as shoulder injuries, among others.

By Samuel Duodu/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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