Vol 2 | Issue 2 | May – Aug 2016 | page: 3 | Dr. Harish Makker
Author: Harish Makker 
 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lucknow, India.
Address of Correspondence
Rajendra Nagar,opp.water Tank, Lucknow, India 226004 India.
Symposium on Pelviacetabular Fractures
I have been given the responsibility of editor of a Symposium issue of Trauma International on Pelvi- Acetabular Fractures.
The idea came so as to dedicate an issue of Trauma International to the -Cadaveric Pelvi Acetabular Fracture Fixation Workshop under C ARM -after creating fractures in a cadaver, which was done for the first time in the world in 2014 and again in 2015. I have tried to include all relevant topics in this symposium so as to make it a comprehensive presentation of diagnosis and management of pelvi -cetabular and sacral #s and its treatment. The symposium is planned to run in three issues of Trauma International. To my knowledge this is a budding field of Orthopaedics as not many surgeons are still comfortable approaching this deep and curved bone and in midlevel and big cities, very few percentage of surgeon attempt this surgery and so has a vast scope of teaching this branch of orthopaedics. To learn a complicated surgery, the methods are- Read from Text book, Attend conferences and workshops, Work under a surgeon who has a vast experience in handling such cases [it may not be necessary that you get such cases when you visit him] or attend such cadaveric workshops where life like atmosphere and fracture-created cadavers are present. Masters of the field are there to reduce and fix it and you get a chance to do the same under their guidance. I had this idea for last few years and with the help of my friends I could achieve this and did the world`s first pelvi -acetabular fracture fixation workshop in September 2014 .My Faculty were Dr. Ramesh Sen of PGI Chandigarh and Dr. Vivek Trikha of AIIMS Delhi and nearby faculty from Kanpur and Lucknow ,which paved the way for 2nd workshop in November 2015 and further an invite to be Editor of a Symposium Issue of Trauma International.
Hope this will make a small but significant approach to attract and invite young and not so young surgeons to attempt this branch of orthopaedics. More details will follow in the regular issue of the Journal.
|How to Cite the article: Makker H. Symposium on Pelviacetabular Fractures. Trauma International May-Aug 2016;2(2):3.
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