Incidents of pelvic, hip bone fractures on rise in Hyderabad: orthopaedic surgeons

In India every minute four people die in accidents and the incidents of pelvic, hip fractures are on an increase in Hyderabad owing to high speed road connectivity that could lead to mishaps, eminent Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Uday Krishna Myneni said in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Addressing at a workshop on “pelvi Acetabular and Complex hip replacement” held at an Annual Anthroplasty Conference being organised by the Telangana Othopaedic Surgeon’s Association (TOSA) along with Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society (TCOS) here, Dr Myneni, who is also the conference Secretary of the conference, said “Pelvis and hip bones protects vital organs like urinary bladder, genitals, blood vessels supplying lower limbs. People may die within few minutes to few hours if these fractures are not diagnosed early and treated accordingly in emergency specialised centres.’

As of now, there are only a handful of orthopaedic surgeons in the entire twin states to handle such complex cases, he added.

India is going to face increasing number of complex and revision hip replacement, another eminent surgeon Dr Keishna Kiran said and called for a huge exercise to train the young orthopaedic surgeons.

While driving, people should be more vigilant in wearing seat belts, avoid drunken driving and late night driving on high ways. Avoid over speeding since prevention is better than cure, said Dr Myneni, who is also the Conference Organizing Secretary, added.

Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Ramesh Sen from Chandigarh besides eminent national and local Orthopaedic faculties from across the places like Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, were among the participants.

This conference focused on the management of patients with fractures of Pelvis and Acetabulum and faculty of experts shared an integrated multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive treatment at the event.

Surgical approaches too were video demonstrated by the experts.

In addition to lectures and workshops, interactive sessions with the discussion of clinical scenarios, their optimal management along with case presentations was also done.