Surgical Technique and Case Presentations for the Knee

March 24-25, 2012
Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Mumbai, INDIA

Post-Course Report


The first ISAKOS & India Arthroscopy Society co-sponsored course was held in Mumbai, India on May 24-25, 3012 at the Hotel Hyatt Regency. This course was held in association with Indian Arthroscopy Society (IAS) under the Presidentship of Dr Kanchan Bhattacharya and secretariatship of Dr Debasis Chatterjee. Also associated was Poona Orthopaedic Society (POS) under the Presidentship of Dr Rajan Kothari and secretariatship of Dr Neeraj Adkar. The Convenors for this course were Dr Parag Sancheti and Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala.

Over 400 delegates attended this meeting. The presence of Eminent foreign faculty like Dr. Moises Cohen (President of ISAKOS), Dr. Joao Espregueira Mendes (President Elect of ESSKA), Dr. Willem M. Van der Merwe, Dr. Vipool K. “Vic” Goradia and Dr. Luigi Pederzini added value to the course.

The conference was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Moises Cohen and Dr. Anant Joshi. In his inaugural speech, Dr. Cohen stressed the importance of transferring the latest knowledge, skills, and technology pertaining to knee arthroscopy and knee surgeries to the Indian arthroscopic surgeons. He expressed desire to integrate ISAKOS with Indian Arthroscopy Society to explore various other avenues of mutual interest, including additional regional courses. Dr. Cohen noted the importance of spreading knowledge through the international community regarding the latest knowledge and update on knee surgeries.

The delegates have expressed immense happiness with the format and contents of the program. They have, in particular, highly appreciated the case discussion session and lively interactions with the learned faculty during discussion time. Value addition to knowledge and sharpening of professional skills was experienced by all those present as their bags of take home messages were over flowing.

Dr. Espregueira-Mendes impressed the delegates with his talks and interactive sessions. Dr. Espregueira-Mendes gave a commitment to young orthopaedic surgeons, to design and execute more such programs to give them exposure to newer concepts in knee surgeries and techniques. Dr. Van der Merwe, Dr. Goradia & Dr. Pederzini gave excellent lectures and also conducted workshops.

ISAKOS Executive Director, Michele Johnson noted the appreciation, inquisitiveness and enthusiasm displayed by the younger generation of orthopaedic surgeons participating in this course.

The major sponsors for this meeting were Arthrex, Smith & Nephew and Stryker. Stryker and Arthrex hosted hands-on model workshops, while Smith & Nephew provided an additional lecture on Anatomical ACL Reconstruction. All the delegates were very happy and satisfied with these additional sessions.

The social programs gave a distinctive flavor to the conference. The faculty dinner was held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Hotel Grand Maratha Sheraton, Mumbai. The Gala dinner was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hotel Hyatt Regency where the delegates got an opportunity to informally interact with the international faculty on issues of knee surgeries as well as other connected issues.

Dr. Parag Sancheti, Convenor of the course, found the response to the course over-whelming. He said the presence of ISAKOS in India will be more visible in the years to come which will help in education and training of budding arthroscopy surgeons in India.


Course Chair

Moises Cohen, MD, ISAKOS President

Local Chairs

Kanchan Bhattacharya, MBBS, MS, DNB (Orth)
Debasis Chatterjee, MS Orth, FRCS, IAS President & Secretary


Parag Sancheti, MS (Orth)
Dinshaw Pardiwala, MS(Orth), DNB(Orth), FCPS

Course Description

ISAKOS is pleased to collaborate with the India Arthroscopy Society (IAS) to offer the course Surgical Technique and Case Presentations for the Knee to be held March 24-25, 2012 in Mumbai, India.

This course will address many topics related to the treatment of the Knee, including Cartilage and Osteoarthritis, Meniscus, ACL, PCL and PL Instability, MCL and Complex Lesions, and Patellofemoral Joint.

Model workshops and didactic sessions will be provided by Arthrex, Smith & Nephew and Stryker.

Download the Tentative Course Agenda


Conference Secretariat:
Dr. Parag Sancheti
Sancheti Institute for
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
16, Shivajinagar,
Pune 411005, INDIA
Tel: +91 20 2553 6262
Fax: +91 20 2553 3233
Cell: +91 98223 53333

Conference Event Manager:
Office No 4, Gr. Floor,
Anmol Cooperative Housing Society,
Sakharam Keer Road, Parallel to L. J. Road,
Shivaji Park, Mumbai 400 016
Tel.: + 91 22 2438 3498
Telefax: + 91 22 2438 3499

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 215
San Ramon, CA, USA 94583
Tel: +1 925.807.1197 • Fax: +1 925.807.1199