Huw David and Simon Coleridge have recently returned from a hectic fact finding visit to a hospital in India.
Along with colleagues specialising in ophthalmology and anaesthetics, they were the personal guests of Dr Sanjay Maheshwari, Head and Medical Director of the M. P. Birla Hospital in Satna, Central India. They were tasked with identifying ways in which to provide training and support for the orthopaedic consultants working at the hospital.
They have since presented their findings and recommendations to Dr. Maheshwari and his team and hope to be able to invite some of Satna’s orthopaedic surgeons to Devon later this year where they will receive further training in key areas including total knee replacement surgery and in the latest techniques of trauma management under Huw and Simon’s supervision. It is hoped that the surgeons will be able to take these newly learnt skills back to India and so enhance the treatment they can provide to their own patients. In addition, the team at VITA Orthopaedics are looking into the possibility of using Telemedicine in order to facilitate the discussion on the management of difficult cases our friends in India might encounter.