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Date: 1st October, 2016, Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, pioneer of cutting-edge healthcare solutions in Eastern India, was the official partner for the advanced live arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery workshops of IASCON 2016. A team of highly qualified orthopaedic surgeons, both from the hospital and from across the country, performed over 20 difficult corrections of joint problems and complications at the hospitals' state-of-the-art operation theatres.

IASCON 2016, the 15th Annual Congress of the Indian Arthroscopy Society, is being hosted in Kolkata from 29 September to 02 October, 2016. Attended by over 700 delegates from Australia, Japan, South Korea, France, Netherlands, and the SAARC nations, the four day meet focused on highlighting the latest advancements in the field of minimally invasive joint repairs - covering the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist joints.

The live workshops, coordinated by Dr Abheek Kar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, constituted an integral part of the experience sharing that was the bedrock of the meet, besides serving as an excellent platform of learning and skill development. The assembled doctors gathered significant expertise on the minimally invasive approach to the correction of complaints for all joints in the human body, and were exposed to the utilization of newer techniques like the smallest camera to be used in a keyhole surgery (arthroscopy).

Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, observed, "Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, is well known for its clinical excellence and expertise that delivers best-in-class treatment for all kinds of joint problems. Our Institute of Orthopaedics, complete with such high-end imaging facilities like digital X-rays, 3 Tesla MRI, 3D CT scan and soft tissue ultrasound, boasts of renowned specialists and highly-trained caregivers who play a critical role in restoring complete functionality for your damaged joints. The Institute also regularly undertakes small-joint arthroscopies, a unique treatment option in the battle against joint pains. We are happy to be associated with IASCON 2016, and are proud that they partnered with us for hosting the live workshops that would help enhance the skill sets of over 700 doctors from across the world. I am sure that the knowledge shared on this occasion will help alleviate painful joint-related complaints of millions of sufferers globally."

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