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International conference on endoscopic spine surgery begins

International conference at arthroscopy and spinal endoscopy centre begins
Renowned Dr Destandau delivers lecture at international conference

Chandigarh, November 13
The second international advance training course of Prof. Destandau's Technique for endoscopic lumbar discectomy began at Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Centre, Sector 20C, Chandigarh today.
Air Marshal AS Chahal retired Director Medical Services from Indian Air force Medical Services inaugurated the event. Dr Jean Destandau, from Bordeaux, France the pioneer of endoscopic surgery technique delivered a lecture on the first day of conference today. Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Orthopedic Association is organizing this conference wherein over hundred Indian and foreign doctors, specially neuro and orthopedic surgeons, with interest in endoscopic spine surgery participated.
Dr Mohinder Kaushal organizing chairman of this scientific event delivered lecture on endoscopic disc surgery as applicable to cervical and lumbar disc disease. Addressing the gathering he said that motive of this course was to bring major relief to patients undergoing spine surgery.
“An open spine surgery leaves behind an array of marks on skin, long hospitalization and lesser accurate recovery. This endoscopic spine surgery would give patients freedom from open surgery, is more accurate and has better results coupled with lesser days of hospitalization and early recovery,” he asserted.
This was followed by lecture on endo-spine features, operative technique and complications of endoscopic disc surgery and their management by Prof Destandau. Dr S Rohidas from Kolhapur, India enlightened participants on learning curve in endoscopic spine surgery.
Participants discussed clinical cases with the experts on four patients listed for surgery. A live surgical telecast of surgical technique from operation theatre by operative team led by Dr Mohinder Kaushal, under supervision of Dr Jean Destandau, was telecast. These patients were suffering from cervical and lumbar disc disease. The hall was provided with two ways audio and video communication to allow the participants talk to experts.
Every operative step of endoscopic spine surgery was demonstrated live in detail and discussed. There were interactive case discussions with lot of questions from delegates followed by clarifications of doubts from course faculty.
The patrons for the course were Prof. Rajbahadur Director principal, GMCH , Chandigarh, Prof. Mandeep Dhillon, HOD, Orthopedics, PGI, Chandigarh and Col MS Chhabra retired senior advisor Orthopedics, Indian Armed Forces .

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