26th International Pak Orthocon commences

General Karachi

Karachi: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chandka Medical College of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana has started a conference under ‘26th International Pak Orthocon 2012’ featuring evolution and innovation in orthopaedics. The conference will continue till December 9 at a local hotel.”

This was informed by the Organising Committee of Pak Orthocon Chairman Prof Asadullah Mahar, while addressing a media briefing regarding conference held here at a local hotel on Friday.

On the occasion, Organising Committee Co-Chairman Dr Manzoor Ahmed Memon, Secretary DR Zamir Ahmed Soomro, Patron Prof Ali Muhammad Ansari and Co-ordinator Prof Anisuddin Bhatti were also present.

Addressing the briefing, Mahar said that there were ten pre conference workshops nine at Karachi one at Lahore, which provided hands on training to the junior consultants, specialists, post graduates and other orthopaedic surgeons. Almost 13 foreign speakers were also taking part in this conference from different countries including USA, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia and UAE, he added.

Mahar further asserted, “Foreigners will also express their views, to create awareness among people regarding disease in the shed light of their experiences. There were ten states of art lectures 25 invited lectures 90 free papers and 10 e-posters in this conference, he said.

Chairman expressed that the conference would provide attendees the latest developments and knowledge to orthopaedic community in Pakistan. “It would be source of interaction to increase knowledge and clear queries regarding the orthopaedic problems,” he added.

“Orthopaedic can take place due to various reasons including deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, fewer intake of milk and due to less exposure of sun rays,” he said adding that more than 40 percent population of Pakistan were engaged with bone relevant disease, which was an alarming situation.

He said, “Elimination of disease is possible without surgery for only newly born baby, whereas, for adult surgery is compulsory.” Instant treatment for injured people of bomb blast, fire incidents, accidents and other harmful happenings was very necessary to avoid orthopaedic, Mahar added.
Chairman further said that disability ratio was increasing mainly due to traffic mishaps and marriage among cousins.

He said that people should avoid marriage with first blood relation and should be very careful while driving and crossing roads.

“Training of orthopaedic staff including doctors, nurses and others in need of hour to tackle situation accurately.” Trauma centre should be establish in every city, where access for citizen should be easy, he said adding that government had establish many center relevant to orthopaedic, which did not get success due to different reasons including deficiency of funds. “Timely treatment is necessary this regard,” he added.