Kolkata Hospital Organises Basic Upper Limb, Hand Injuries Course for Ortho Surgeons, Trainees

By / 1 year ago / News Update / 14 Comments
Kolkata Hospital Organises Basic Upper Limb, Hand Injuries Course for Ortho Surgeons, Trainees
  • Anyone with hand injury must consider getting medical advice urgently since injury to underlying structures of the hand carries the potential for serious handicap
  • ‘2ND ISSH-KASS BASIC HAND COURSE 2018’ aims to train Orthopedic surgeons to manage hand injuries, a big component of trauma

Hand injuries are a big component of all the trauma that is encountered. Injury to the hand causes significant loss of function with the possible loss of livelihood to a person and thus affects the family and society as a whole.

India being a country with labour intensive work, especially in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, hand injuries are common. People of all age groups are susceptible. As far as senior citizens are concerned – accidental injuries can cause great pain and disability since healing takes time and they often suffer from painful degenerative arthritis. This is one of the major difference from other injuries since healing from hand injury categorically demands longer recovery time. After all, a serious handicap with regard to upper limb minimises the physical ability of a person. Thus hand surgery is an important subspecialty.

Due to the extensive patient load in our public health care system, it is often difficult to run specialised hand care services, thus creating a lacuna for surgical trainees as well. In order to bridge this gap, in knowledge and awareness, the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH), a national association of hand surgeons which supervise the content of such educational activities, in its efforts to promote safe surgical practices in caring for people with hand and upper limb disorders, conducted a Basic Hand Course on August 25 and 26, 2018, in association with the Kolkata Arthroscopy & Sports Surgery Society (KASS) at Medica Superspecialty Hospital. It was attended by more than 60 delegates from all over West Bengal. Apart from surgical video demonstrations and talks, there was a healthy interactive session. This course is also designed to benefit the trainees by filling up the void in their existing curriculum by including hands-on workshops.

The one and half days event involved case-based learning, and practical skills stations for the delegates. The feedback from the doctors was quite encouraging and many of them pointed out that such cases have increased by leaps and bounds. “This will go long way in promoting and sustaining better healthcare for hand and wrist disorders in the eastern region,” said Dr. Anirban Chatterjee, Senior Consultant, Hand & Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medica Superspecialty Hospital and Dr. Sutanu Hazra, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medica Superspecialty Hospital.

“No doubt, even the smallest hand injuries require proper medical evaluation and prompt treatment. The most common cause of the injuries include blunt trauma, followed by injury from sharp objects-namely cuts, fractures and dislocations, soft tissue injuries and amputations, infections, burns, and high-pressure injuries,” said Dr. Hazra and Dr.Chatterjee.

“Medica is proud to host this workshop collaborating with ISSH, KASS and West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA),” said Dr. Vikash Kapoor, Vice-Chairman and Group Director – Orthopaedics, Medica Group of Hospitals.

Dr Kapoor who is also the Vice President of KASS, further added that the symptoms of hand and upper limb injuries can differ depending on the nature of the injury, or how the injury occurred, depth and severity among others. “Other common hand injuries include nail injuries, finger infection and injuries and wrist injuries,” he said.

“We as a healthcare brand always look at reaching out to the masses with effective treatment in the concerned areas. The whole domain of hand and wrist surgery deserve special mention and our team of orthopedic surgeons is putting forth best efforts to innovate in this regard with the latest technology,” said Dr. Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals.

A lot of people prefer to go to south India as many hospitals there have a separate hand and upper limb surgery department. But when we talk about the eastern region and specifically Kolkata, such specialised hand and wrist surgery services, including rehabilitation services by trained hand therapists are almost negligible. However, such services have been available at Medica since its inception in 2010. This teamwork is essential for delivering effective care for hand injury cases.



The author didn't add any Information to his profile yet.


  • sling tv19. Jan, 2020

    Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and all. However just imagine if you added some great graphics or video clips to give your posts more,
    “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site could certainly
    be one of the most beneficial in its field. Fantastic blog!

  • sling tv13. Jan, 2020

    Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be
    on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say
    to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  • sling tv07. Jan, 2020

    My brother suggested I might like this website. He used to be totally right.
    This publish actually made my day. You can not consider simply how a lot
    time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

  • http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-4863902. Jan, 2020

    Hello to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to pay a visit
    this web page, it contains useful Information.

  • match.com free trial31. Dec, 2019

    Having read this I thought it was really informative.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  • coconut oil15. Dec, 2019

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really
    something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to
    get the hang of it!

  • ps4 games13. Dec, 2019

    Hi, the whole thing is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

  • ps4 games12. Dec, 2019

    Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular
    basis, this web site is truly pleasant and the viewers are truly sharing pleasant thoughts.

  • quest bars cheap03. Dec, 2019

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as
    with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you
    modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to
    see a great blog like this one today.

  • quest bars cheap02. Dec, 2019

    This info is invaluable. When can I find out more?

  • plenty of fish dating site26. Nov, 2019

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to
    get there! Cheers

  • why coconut oil25. Nov, 2019

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching
    for coconut oil when

  • tinyurl.com24. Nov, 2019

    Great blog here! Also your web site so much up very fast! What host
    are you the usage of? Can I get your associate hyperlink
    to your host? I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • http://tinyurl.com/quest-bars-cheap-7797123. Nov, 2019

    This is a topic that is close to my heart… Many thanks!

    Where are your contact details though?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. *