KOCHI: Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS) is holding a advanced symposium on problems of Foot and Ankle at Indian Medical Association (IMA) Hall, on May 23 and 24.
The scientific programme also includes three workshops on Bunions Osteotomy, Calcaneal fractures and Syndesmotic tight rope fixation.
Dr Rajesh Simon, organising chairman said that IFAS is conducting Osteotomy workshops for the first time in India.
Dr Rajesh Simon, who has done his advanced training in foot and ankle from United States, said that large number of patients who have foot pain and deformities would be benefited with increased awareness among orthopedic surgeons. The Bunion Osteotomy is a surgical procedure by which a bone is cut and remodeled to change its alignment and shape thereby improving the function and cosmesis of the foot. It is one of the best cures to correct bunions and deformities of toes.
The conference will analyse the advancements infFoot and ankle surgeries and current trends to deal with foot and ankle ailments and complications. Noted podiatric surgeons Dr Michael Dujela, Dr Jeffrey McAlister (USA), and Dr Kiran Patel are coming from USA are part of the faculty. The programme will be inaugurated by Dr Rajiv Shah, president of Indian foot and ankle society who himself is pioneer foot and ankle surgeon of India.
Other faculty members include Dr Balvinder Rana, Dr Sundararajan S R, Abhishek Kini and Dr Rajesh Simon.
The programme is hosted by Indian Foot and Ankle Association, in association with Kerala Orthopaedic Association and Cochin Orthopaedic Society.