In a move to provide a platform to discuss developments and innovations in the field of ortho biology, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital organised a two day event called the International Biologics Orthopaedic Meet (IBOM 2014) in Mumbai recently. The event saw the participation from around 200 doctors from across the country and was aimed to increase awareness on sports medicine in India.
This conference was organised in collaboration with Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME), the orthopaedic research division of the Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, and the Biological Orthopaedic Society, USA.
India’s growing passion for various sports is providing way to adoption of sports medicine as a sub specialty. Increasing competition in sports poses concerns about players’ fitness and their performance in the long run. Sports medicine, sub-specialty of ortho biology, offers an opportunity to understand and analyse sports injury, the healing of the tissues involved, rehabilitation and also the subsequent return to the sport.
Biological Orthopaedic therapy is fast becoming the most popular treatment option in orthopaedics and sports medicine worldwide. A number of options including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and stem cell therapy are the treatments available for orthopaedic surgeons today.
Commenting on this initiative, Dr Vijay Shetty, organising chairman, IBOM 2014, informed, “The objective of the meet was to exchange thoughts and knowledge with eminent national and international experts who have spent considerable time in this field. And we have successfully managed to achieve the objective with the help of the renowned experts in the field.”
Dr Sujit Chatterjee, chief executive officer, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, while commenting on the event said, “IBOM is an opportunity for renowned orthopaedic and sports medicine experts across the globe to gather on one platform to interact and gain maximum knowledge on the developments in the field. Taking note of the growing significance of sports medicine in India, we at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital have introduced specialised sports medicines centres.”
The prominent national faculty included Deepak Goyal, Dinshaw Pardiwala, Jaspal Sandhu, Mandeep Dhillon, Nicholas Antao, Roshan Wade, Sanjeev Jain, Yajuvendra Gawai, and Vaibhav Bagaria. The international faculty included Dr Allan Mishra, Dr Richard Villar, and Dr Vikas Khanduja among others.