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Right on schedule, I landed in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The very next day, I started my fellowship formally. Dr. Musahl welcomed me at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital orthopaedics operating room (OR), where I had the opportunity to observe him perform several procedures, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with quadriceps tendon, meniscal repair with orthobiologic enhancement, and rotator cuff repair. I was impressed by his techniques and in- depth knowledge of sports medicine.
03 With Dr. Freddie Fu in the OR at UPMC Montefiore Hospital.
On Tuesday, I attended an early-morning grand rounds conference in the department of orthopaedics, during which a number of fellows reported on their ongoing research and described outcomes that were beyond the imagination of someone like me from a developing country such as Nepal. Dr. Fu also invited me to attend an ACL meeting in his office, during which I was introduced to a diverse group of professors, doctors, and fellows from around the world. Following the ACL meeting, I spent the entire afternoon with Dr. Musahl in the outpatient clinic at UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center, where I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of sports-related injuries in both professional and amateur athletes. I still remember a middle-aged mountaineer with an isolated posterior root tear of the lateral meniscus who was planning to visit Nepal soon and who underwent a successful torn root repair the next week.
Saroj Rai, MBBS, MS (Ortho), PhD
National Academy of Medical Sciences Kathmandu, NEPAL
Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Volker Musahl University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Following an interview with the Scientific Committee at the 11th Biennial ISAKOS Congress in Shanghai, China, in June 2017, I received an email in January 2018 congratulating me on my selection as one of the winners of an ISAKOS Young Investigator fellowship grant. I also received a second email, from ISAKOS Scientific Chair Dr. Volker Musahl, asking about potential mentors who I had in mind. I immediately replied that I wanted him to be my mentor. Two months later, ISAKOS sent me a confirmation email that my mentors were Dr. Freddie H. Fu and Dr. Volker Musahl of the University Pittsburgh. Receiving that email was one of the happiest moments of my life. After holding several additional conversations via email, we concluded that my 2-week fellowship would run from April 29 through May 12, 2019, ending just before 12th Biennial ISAKOS Congress in Cancun.
01 With Dr. Freddie Fu in 02 his office.
With Dr. Volker Musahl and his team in the outpatient clinic
at UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center.

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