Intermediate Instructional Course on Total Hip Replacement
Dr Udai Prakash was one of the two chief instructors at the intermediate hip replacement course run by the world renowned DePuy Synthes Institute at MS Ramaiah Medical College on 31 October.
This course was for the young surgeons who wanted to learn about the finer aspects of total hip replacement surgery.
The delegates were involved in an interactive session with Dr Udai Prakash and were taken through the procedure on cadavers rather than on plastic bones which is usually the standard in many courses. Hands on experience on cadavers gives young surgeons an opportunity to refine their surgical skills prior to performing surgery on patients.
These courses are certainly not a substitute to being trained in recognised institutions by experienced surgeons but is considered an adjunct to their training.