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Enhanced focus on Orthopedics Biomechanics critical to develop injury prevention techniques

International workshop organized at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi covers premiere aspects of application of clinical biomechanics in treating and preventing common orthopedic problems

 Orthopedics biomechanics is the study of mechanical systems in the human body focusing on prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. With the increasing incidence of orthopedic ailments due to sedentary lifestyles, desk jobs, and workout, sports and related injuries, there is greater need to integrate knowledge of orthopedic biomechanics into prevention and treatment mechanisms.injury-prevention-techniques

At a major international conference organized by Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in the national capital today, leading experts from across the world discussed the need for developing orthopedic biomechanics into a full-fledged treatment mechanism, much like physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

The international workshop on Clinical Orthopedics Biomechanics, organized by ISIC in collaboration with IIT-Delhi, and University of Toledo, USA, was themed around the discussion of biomechanical perspective of orthopedic related disorders. More than 200 medical experts, orthopedic surgeons, academicians, biomechanical engineers, research scholars, rehabilitation professionals, and industry experts came together from around the globe to take part in the workshop.

Biomechanics is visualised as a powerful and indispensable ally of the orthopaedic clinician. Through this workshop, we are attempting to understand in-depth review of the current knowledge of  biomechanics across all tissues in the musculoskeletal system, at all size scales, and with direct relevance to engineering and clinical applications. Better understanding would help to develop novel medical devices (eg. orthopaedic implants), technology and systems capable of delivering substantial healthcare benefit, and to translate new engineering technologies into clinical practice. Updated rehabilitation protocols for treatment of various ailments can provide overwhelming results. This can be implicated in areas like orthopedic trauma, sports medicine and joint replacement and other orthopedic problems”, said Dr Maninder Shah Singh is Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief Foot & Ankle Unit, Coordinator Sports Injury Unit, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre

The conference aimed to deliver a 360 degree perspective on the causes, occurrence, and updated treatment mechanisms of various orthopedics related diseases. As a part of the scientific agenda, a series of evidence-based case study presentations, lectures, training modules, and panel discussions took place involving 50+ faculties from reputed healthcare organizations and educational institutions of various states in India. Dr Vijay Goel, co-director, Engineering Centre for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE), from Toledo University, USA delivered a special guest lecture.

The extensive one day program also highlighted the challenges ad way forward of setting up a state-of-the-art clinical biomechanics laboratory in India. In this context, it must be noted that IIT Delhi, University of Toledo, Hamburg University of Technology, and Stanford University have recently joined hands to set up the first-of-its-kind biomechanics laboratory at the premises of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, which is expected to begin from Dr Maninder Shah Singh is Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief Foot & Ankle Unit, Coordinator Sports Injury Unit, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.

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