Arthroscopy International Symposium Ends in Cuba

Ciego de Avila,Cuba April 20(Prensa Latina) 14th Arthroscopy International Symposium which ended Friday in this city was very useful for Cuban and Foreign Orthopedic doctors after three days of exchanges and theoretical and practical workshops.

The meeting took place at Provincial Hospital Antonio Luaces from Ciego de Avila, it served the Cuban specialists to improve their skills in the novel surgical procedure to correct joint lesions.

Experts from Switzerland, United States, Germany, Puerto Rico and Cuba exchanged ideas about sickness on the knee cartilage,the regenerative medicine related to joint pains and the linking with physiatry, anesthesiology, imaging and sport medicine.

Other analyzed topics were frozen shoulder, instability on the hip joint, clavicle affections as well as dislocation of the articulations.

A much discussed subject was the use of imaging in the clinic diagnose either in ultrasound or MRI and the Computed Tomography to decide on knee and shoulder pathologies.

Eight patients with knee and hip affections were evaluated and the delegates could see the surgical interventions.

Arthroscopy is a very effective first world’s technique by way of which big articulations as shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and ankle can be watched in order to obtain safer solutions, and the advantages of it are the quick recovering of the patient, the reincorporation to social life as well as the reduction of hospital stay.

Ciego de Avila, 430 kilometers east from Havana is giving steps forward in the use of the minimal invasive surgery novel technique on the orthopedic branch and it has made more than 2.000 surgical operations during the past 10 years.

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