- This two-day event featuring lectures, workshops and live surgeries is a first for the UAE and underlies the UAE’s leadership in the field of arthroscopic knee surgery
- Surgeons from Russia, China, India, Ukraine, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Norway, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt will attend the symposium at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018: The International Knee & Joint Centre, in association with Smith & Nephew, hosted over 100 leading surgeons from across the World for a Knee Arthroscopy Live Surgery Symposium at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
The Symposium, held on 24-25 March, 2018, was led by Dr Charles Brown Jr., MD, Director of the International Knee & Joint Center.
Dr Brown, a member of the prestigious ACL Study Group is a pioneering American orthopaedic surgeon, surgeon educator, innovator and one of the most accomplished and experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the UAE in the areas of knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, revision ACL reconstruction, complex knee ligament reconstructions and patellofemoral joint problems.
During the two-day seminar, live surgeries were streamed to the visiting surgeons from China, Russia, India, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Norway, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt
The live surgeries were performed by Dr Brown and his associate, Dr James Robinson, FRCS (Orth) MS, Consultant Orthopaedic of the International Knee & Joint Center.
Dr Robinson is an internationally recognized specialist knee surgeon, registered with the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK and a winner of the BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) Presidents medal.
The event was a first of its kind for the UAE and was designed for surgeons from across the world to improve their knowledge, and observe and discuss the latest surgical procedures to treat meniscal and ACL injuries.
The symposium helped the visiting surgeons to further increase their knowledge about knee arthroscopic surgery, as well as learn more about the latest techniques in ACL surgery and options for saving the meniscus.
Speaking on the importance of the Symposium both for the UAE and internationally, Dr Brown commented:
“We are delighted to have welcomed so many eminent surgeons to the International Knee & Joint Center and Burjeel Hospital here in Abu Dubai.
This was a unique event for the UAE in such an important area of global healthcare.
Our Centre specializes in the treatment of patients with sports-related and degenerative disorders of the knee, hip shoulder and elbow, and we pride ourselves on the pioneering techniques that we have developed and use to treat our patients in the UAE and region.
We have also demonstrated how to use the latest Smith & Nephew surgical devices effectively and safely.
The symposium is an important example of the world-class care available in Abu Dhabi in line with the UAE’s 2030 vision towards achieving the highest standards of education and healthcare provision.”