AADO Asian Fellowship Programme 2016
Report from Dr. Avinash Kumar
January 4-29, 2016
It is a report from Dr. Avinash Kumar, one of the successful applicants of AADO Asian Fellowship Programme in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hong Kong, who had a visit there on
January 4-29, 2016.
Going through fellowship in a foreign country and an unknown hospital brings some apprehensions in the mind. But the first encounter with Dr. Shen WY cleared off all my apprehensions. The way he received us and made us familiar with the hospital despite his busy schedule and some planned commitment shows his care for his fellows.
The traumatology department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital under Dr. Shen WY deals with varieties of the fractures with very good number of cases being operated everyday. I was informed one day before about the cases to be posted next day so that I can myself get prepared for the case. There were many concepts and surgical tricks learnt by me as shown, explained and demonstrated by Dr. Shen. The perfectionism, dedication and magical reduction are some of the attributes in his surgeries to watch out for. Navigation assisted pelvi-acetabular surgeries by Dr. Lee was overwhelming for me to observe. It was a very nice experience to observe these surgeries live on. The technique of proximal humerus nailing and calcaneum fracture fixation is also recommendable at this centre.
The geriatric fractures especially proximal femoral fractures are in very good numbers at this centre. I think no other centre has mastered as perfectly the technique of cephalomeduallary nailing for proximal femoral fractures as this centre under Dr. Shen.
Besides excellent surgeon Dr. Shen is a marvelous teacher who keeps stricking your brain with inquisitive questions. His concepts regarding fractures are worth listening, worth reading in his beautifully crafted presentations, which are beyond any book on fractures. He is always available to clear any doubts and give his valuable inputs.
The stay for the fellows is comfortable in the hostels provided and it takes no time to reach the out- patient department or the operation theatre form the hostel. The Hong Kong city is also very touristic place to visit several places in weekends and to roam around in the evenings.
I have personally learnt many valuable things in fracture management and surgical techniques after this worthy fellowship. And I will be grateful to my first fellow mentor Dr. Shen for his contribution in my knowledge of fracture management and his care and love.
Thank You Dr. Shen and AADO for giving me this opportunity.
Dr. Avinash Kumar