The innovative Arthroscopic Latarjet procedure for the treatment of dislocation of shoulder, a common sports injury, now introduced in India at the Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
25 live, unedited surgeries to be performed over 2 days for various injuries of knee and shoulder in sportsmen through keyhole incisions , by eminent International and national faculty as part of the 4th Edition of the Delhi Arthroscopy Course.
The procedure using suture button fixation will be performed on a patient suffering from recurrent dislocation of shoulders by its pioneer Dr Pascal Boileau from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Medical University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Nice in France.
“Recurrent dislocation of shoulders is a very common sports injury among Indian athletes, especially wrestlers and other sports requiring overhead activities.
Earlier this technique was available only in France, and is being demonstrated outside Europe for the first time and will immensely benefit the sportsmen. We are happy that now it is performed for Indian sportspersons in a economical cost of 15-20K Dr.Choudhary added.
“This is a keyhole procedure involving only two to three 1-cm incisions. As of now, the procedure is performed at a majority of the centres by an open technique which entails 5-7 cm of skin incision,” Dr Choudhary said. Dr Mark Fergusson from South Africa told Healthlive , after having this surgery for knees,the sportsperson can back to the game in just four weeks while earlier it took about three months, it would be very beneficial and helpful for Indian sportsperson.
Dr Fergusson will also performing live surgeries , and is very popular among Indian Cricketers , having successfully treated Sachin Tendulkar, Srinath , Kumble and Gautam Gambhir.
Further on the development of health centres for Indian sportspersons in India he said, I found much difference between 2002 India(when I came first time here) and now, in reference to health facilities, today New techniques changing quicker , instruments changed and the centres like SIC heading by Dr.Choudhary, are working so well for the sportspersons.
The surgeons in India are very high standard, and performing very well Dr.Ferguson added.
According to Dr Sanjay Kataria, a professor at the Sports Injury Centre, the basic advantage of the technique is less morbidity, lesser chances of infection and faster rehabilitation.