AIIMS Bhopal conducts basic course in hand surgery

Bhopal: The 76th ISSH Basic Course in Hand Surgery commenced at AIIMS Bhopal, marking a significant milestone as the first workshop of its kind in Central India. This two-day event, organized by the Department of Orthopaedics at AIIMS Bhopal in collaboration with the Department of Burns & Plastic Surgery, AIIMS Bhopal, and the Bhopal Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Society (BOSS), is held under the aegis of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH).

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. (Dr) Ajai Singh, Executive Director of AIIMS Bhopal, who emphasized the critical importance of hand surgery. “Hand surgery is vital. At the initial stage itself, we must strive to minimize further complications. Another crucial aspect is managing a crushed hand to ensure optimal functionality. All orthopedic surgeons must learn the basics of hand surgery, as it is a very important aspect of trauma care,” said Prof. Singh.

Dr. John Santoshi welcomed the gathering, setting the tone for the workshop. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, President of the Bhopal Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Society, highlighted the socio-economic aspect of hand injuries, noting, “In 90% of cases, hand injuries occur among poor or lower-middle-class individuals. It is imperative that we understand how we can better treat these injuries.”

The workshop is attended by over 100 orthopedic and plastic surgeons from across the country, underscoring the widespread interest and importance of advancing skills in hand surgery.

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