Hong Kong, China – Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort® Orthopedics") organized a training course regarding total knee arthroplasty ("TKA") surgical technique in Hong Kong in December. Since July, MicroPort® Orthopedics had launched two TKA surgical technique training courses, which attracted knee replacement experts from Shanghai, Guangdong, Shandong and Fujian to attend and get a deeper understanding in the design concept and surgical techniques of the medial-pivot knee.
The training course was chaired by Peter KY Chiu from the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology of the University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital. Professor Chiu is a renowned orthopedic expert who is a life member of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association ("HKOA") and the former Chairman of Adult Joint Recon under HKOA. Professor Chiu has been engaged in providing medical education of knee surgical techniques to the Chinese mainland surgeons since 1998. From 2001, approximately 1,600 mainland orthopedic surgeons have come to Hong Kong for the surgical training.
This training course focused on how to apply TKA theories to practice. On December 8, Professor Chun-Hoi Yan, current Chairman of Adult Joint Recon of HKOA, introduced the basic theories of primary TKA, following the highlights of the design concept of the medial-pivot knee.
After learning about the medial-pivot knee theoretically, the trainees were divided into four groups for operation demonstrations. Meanwhile, Professor Peter KY Chiu and his team explained to them key surgical skills from approach selection and soft tissue balance skills, to bone cut, alignment management, and sizer management, which was well received both by trainees directly assisting the operations and those who watched live.
This training course provided a thorough comprehension of the design concept of the medial pivot knee as well as its advantages compared to traditional knee prostheses. Meanwhile, it is expected that the EVOLUTION™ surgical techniques the trainees learnt from the course would lay the foundation for them to carry out EVOLUTION™ surgeries in their local hospitals in the future.
In 2017, MicroPort® Orthopedics will continue to launch TKA training courses in Hong Kong to allow more orthopedic surgeons to understand and use the medial pivot knee so as to benefit more patients and carry out our branding ideology "The Patient Always Comes First."