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Cadaveric Workshop on Advanced
Reconstructive Knee Surgery
Nineteen arthroscopic practitioners attended the cadaveric workshop on advanced reconstructive knee surgery that was held at the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kean University, Khon Kean, Thailand. This course was approved by the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Thai Orthopedic Society for Sport Medicine (TOSSM). Twenty national instructors, including the current president of TOSSM, Dr. Somsak Kuptniratsaikul, as well as many faculty members from Thailand shared their own experiences, participated in interactive discussions, and described their special techniques for advanced knee arthroscopic surgery. The 2-day program consisted of high-level scientific lectures and intensive knee arthroscopic cadaveric stations that allowed each participant to practice the principles of up-to- date reconstructive methods to address complex knee abnormalities. As such, the first day of the program focused on meniscal procedures and graft-harvesting techniques, whereas the second day focused on ligamentous reconstructions of the ACL, PCL, and MPFL.
After 3 sets of lectures, participants performed the cadaveric procedure that had been assigned by the table instructor and completed each task step by step.
The faculty highlighted topics such as hidden meniscal lesions (e.g., meniscal root/ramp lesions), PCL reconstruction with the tibial inlay technique, and many graft-harvesting techniques (e.g., bone-patellar tendon-bone, hamstrings, quadriceps tendon, and peroneus longus tendon).
The feedback from both participants and faculty members was highly positive, with participants reporting that they had had a great experience, had learned new techniques, and had developed more confidence to perform more advanced arthroscopic procedures. This outstanding academic program was another successful step on the part of TOSSM to provide participants with increased knowledge about arthroscopic knee surgery and its challenges.
Associate Professor Bancha Chernchujit
TOSSM Reconstructive Knee Cadaveric Workshop 2018 Course Chairman

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