First Mumbai Osteotomy Course March 2018

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March 2018 took us off to the exciting first Mumbai osteotomy course. It has been organised by my previous fellow and osteotomy expert Mr Bhushan Sabnis.

Bhushan is a consultant working with Anant Joshi who is possibly the best known knee surgeon in India and who looks after many of the Indian elite athletes.

Bhushan joined Anant after finishing my Fellowship in 2015 and started working at Anant’s unit - Sportsmed Mumbai. He has developed the joint preservation unit there and is now renowned for his work in the field of osteotomy surgery.

He kindly invited myself , Matt Dawson from Carlisle and Chris Wilson from Cardiff to join him for the first Mumbai Osteotomy Masterclass. Matt , Chris and I have collaborated for more than a decade, collating our data, running our osteotomy masterclass courses both in Basingstoke and Newcastle.

Bhushan performed a live surgical demonstration of an HTO on a patient from his theatres in SportsMed Mumbai This is a lovely demonstration of maintaining the hinge during an osteotomy procedure. You can see the saw cut is 80% made across the bone and then it’s stopped at the so called hinge point. Bhushan is then opening and closing the spreaders and showing how the osteotomy is mobile. It was a great live surgery case

It’s a great privilege to be part of Bhushans course and to help develop osteotomy eduction in India

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This is picture of my fellow John Dabis about to talk about the management of the MCL in Osteotomy surgery

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This is Anant Joshi opening the meeting and welcoming the delegates

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This is Bhushan Sabnis a leading light in osteotomy surgery and co chair of the meeting talking about the history of osteotomy

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This is Raghbir Khakha my good friend and a consultant at Guys and St Thomas’s hospital taking about alignment and the progression of OA

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