The first Pune Foot & Ankle Course
The first Pune Foot & Ankle Course was conducted by Sancheti Hospital on January 1, 2016, in association with the Pune Orthopedic Society and the Maharashtra Orthopedic Society. The course that took place at Sancheti Hospital was an ‘academic feast’ that ushered in 2017 and was attended by orthopedic surgeons from across Maharashtra. Some of the topics of discussion were Biomechanics and Examination of foot and ankle, Recent Advancements in Management of Traumatic and Non traumatic Conditions and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Sandip Patwardhan, Dr. Madhav Khadilkar , Dr. Chetan Pradhan, Dr. Amrish Bidaye along with Dr. Sampat Dumbrepatil, were the National Faculty that attended the event. The International Faculty comprised of Prof. Ernst Orthner from Austria and Prof. Thorsten Randt from Germany.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. N. Karne, President – Pune Orthopedic Society. In his inaugural address, he expressed the need for regular courses related to the sub-speciality of foot & ankle to be conducted more often. The convener of the course was Dr. Sampat Dumbrepatil and the course mentor was Dr. Parag Sancheti. Dr. N Karne, President of Pune Orthopedic Society inaugurated the course and he expressed the need for such regular courses in future in this subspecialty.