10/30/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/30/2019 11:43
Long-term results obtained with hip preservation surgery to correct symptomatic deformities, as an alternative to prosthetic implants, and the new techniques being developed will be the central themes of the forthcoming Lisbon International Hip Symposium, on November 14 and 15, in the Hospital da Luz Lisboa auditorium.
Organized on a bi-annual basis by Paulo Rego, head of the Orthopedics Department of Hospital da Luz Lisboa, this international meeting aims to alert health professionals to the need for early diagnosis and timely referencing of these patients, with screening for children and adolescent hip injuries that may eventually need surgical treatment. Long-term results of endoscopic hip preservation surgery, treatment of more complex deformities and hip joint cartilage injuries will be discussed.
'In this fourth edition of the Lisbon International Hip Symposium, our idea is to continue to educate our peers and other health professionals to be able to make an earlier diagnosis and grasp the potential of this surgery and the benefits of joint preservation in patients in the second or third decade of life', explains Paulo Rego. 'With this set of surgical techniques, we preserve the joint, give better quality of life to patients with complex hip deformities and, in a way, postpone the degenerative alterations that lead to joint replacement', adds the surgeon.
During the two days of the symposium, an updated scientific review of the hip joint physiology will be carried out. Topics such as instability of the hip and dysplasia, patient selection indicators for hip preservation surgery and surgical options will also be discussed. On the second day of the meeting, participants will be able to follow live a femoroacetabular impingement surgery in an 18-year-old patient that will be performed in the operating theater of Hospital da Luz Lisboa by Paulo Rego. It will also be possible to assist a cadaver demonstration, which will take place at the Institute of Anatomy of the Lisbon School of Medicine.
The Lisbon International Hip Symposium has the participation of some of the most renowned national and international specialists in orthopedic surgery. Speakers at this edition include, for example, Paul Beaulé (director of the orthopedics department of Otawa Hospital) and Thomas Byrd (Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center), who chaired the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) and was a doctor for the US Olympic team and several teams competing in the US professional basketball and tennis championships, among other sports. And still Michael Dienst (OCM Munich Orthopedic Surgery), Hui Cheng (Joint Surgery of Orthopaedic Institute, General Hospital, Beijing) and Luís Pérez Carro (Orthopedics Surgery Department of Hospital Clínica Mompia, in Santander), specialist in sports medicine and arthroscopy.
We will have again the presence of Reinhold Ganz - former director of the orthopedics department of Inselspital in Bern and emeritus professor of the University of Bern, pioneer in the area of hip preservation, having been one of the first to understand and describe the alterations that lead to the appearance of the disease and to 'invent' many of the surgeries that are successfully used today in its treatment - as well as Michael Millis (orthopedic surgeon in Children's Boston Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School) and Hubert Nötzly (Hospital Sonnenhof, Bern). The latter will present an unpublished prospective evaluation of the results with the femoroacetabular impingement surgery with a minimum follow-up time of 12 years.
The Lisbon International Hip Symposium is destined for orthopedists, orthopedics interns and other health professionals interested in the field and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for CME (UEMS EACCME), providing for a maximum of 13 credits.