AADO Asian Fellowship Programme 2016
Report from Dr Rama Kishan
7 November - 2 December 2016
It is a report from Dr Rama Kishan, one of the successful applicants of AADO Asian Fellowship Programme in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hong Kong, who had a visit there on
7 November - 2 December 2016
It gives me immense pleasure to write down this fellowship report. I am very much thankful to AADO for providing me an opportunity to do Trauma fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Shen WY for the months of November-December 2016.
I arrived at Hong Kong on 7th November and it was quite comfortable to reach Queen Elizabeth Hospital, thanks to instructions provided by AADO office. My first meeting with Dr Dr. Shen was amazing; he received me and made me familiar with the hospital despite his busy schedule.
The traumatology department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital deals with variety of fractures with sizable number of cases being operated every day. I was informed about the OT list one day prior so that I can prepare myself for the cases. The entire OT complex, orthopaedic OT facilities and instruments are very advanced and appreciable. The technicians, nurses and paramedical staff are also highly trained which ensures smooth functioning. The orthopaedic team in guidance of Dr. Shen is highly dedicated and is a right place to see, how effectively the trauma is managed with much less invasiveness. I was fortunate to interact and observe Dr. Shen, who is the senior most orthopaedic surgeon at QEH. I am highly impressed with the digital patient record system including radiology of patients.
The operation days used to be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Dr. Shen starts to operate by 9.00 am and continues till late evening. His experience in treating proximal femoral fracture with cephalomedullary nail is amazing. I also learnt about how to deal with neck femur fracture in geriatric patient. Dr. Shen uses Unipolar hemiarthroplasty and emphasized its advantages over bipolar. I also learnt meticulous cementing technique and postoperative protocol for geriatric proximal femur fracture. I was fortunate to observe navigation assisted MIS pelvi-acetabular surgeries by Dr. Lee. He demonstrated and gave me couple of tricks to deal with pelvi-acetabulat trauma. Dr. Shen was kind enough to give me opportunity to observe variety of other cases including but not limited to laminoplasty for degenerative cervical myelopathy, spondylolisthesis and cases of knee, shoulder and ankle arthroscopy.
The outpatient services were on Wednesday and Friday and started at 9.00 AM with a team meeting where we interacted with the team headed by Dr Shen and discussed cases. The way Dr. Shen took care of the patients who were mostly elderly individuals in the OPD needs special mention. He has a very cordial and friendly way with his patients. During OPD I got the opportunity to go through the PowerPoint presentations of Dr Shen which he has planned and prepared for his fellows and it covers almost all the aspects of adult Orthopaedic trauma. The slides were really informative and up to date.
Despite being an excellent surgeon Dr. Shen is a very good teacher as well. With his experience he discussed the problems which might occur and also explained how to come out of them. I learnt many concepts and surgical tricks explained and demonstrated by Dr Shen. I will be grateful Dr. Shen for his contribution in my knowledge of fracture management and his care and love.
The stay in the hostel was very comfortable and it takes no time to reach the out- patient department or the operation theatre form the hostel. During the free weekends I explored lot of destination of the beautiful city Hong Kong.
The overall experience of fellowship programme and Hong Kong stay was inspiring and rewarding. I am returning with fond memories, enriched experience and knowledge. I highly recommend this fellowship to all aspiring trauma surgeons.
Thank You AADO and Dr. Shen for giving me this opportunity.
Dr. RAMA KISHAN