ONE WEEK ROAD SHOW IN CHINA FROM APRIL 14 TO APRIL 21, 2013
In April 2013, Dr. Tarik Ait Si Selmi went on a roadshow set up by Artro Institute in conjunction with Depuy-Synthes in 6 cities of North-Eastern China : Taiyuan, Qingdao, Weifang, Nantong, Nanjing and Chengdu.
In all these cities, contacts were excellent and the trip was very effective in terms of teaching and exchanging. He could observe that the surgeons’ skills are high and supported by the great quality of the teaching programs and that hip and knee replacements have developed a lot.
These fruitful discussions lead to a willingness of enhanced cooperation with the Chinese surgeons who are specialised in this field.
STEP 1 APRIL 14/15: TAIYUAN / PR. JI
The roadshow started in Taiyuan (4.2 M inhabitants), the capital of Shanxi located within one hour’s drive from Ping Yao, a 2700 years old city that is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. I was welcomed by Pr. Ji who has a large experience in joint replacements (1.000/year). He also performs many knee surgeries including uni-compartmental replacements. THA in a hip osteonecrosis was performed. The lecture, attended by 40 surgeons, led to many questions asked.
STEP 2 APRIL 16: QINGDAO / DR. ZHAO, DR. WAN
In Qingdao (10 M inhabitants) my hosts were Dr. Zhao and Dr. Wan. I performed a live surgery (hip osteonecrosis, size 15 implant) and gave a lecture attended by 20 surgeons who actively participated.
STEP 3 APRIL 17: WEIFANG / PR. JIANG, DR. ZHANG, DR. LIU
In Weifang, the kite city (8.5M inhabitants), I was welcomed by Pr. Jiang, Dr. Zhang and Dr. Liu. I visited the People’s Liberation Army Hospital n° 89 and performed a live surgery (coxa vara hip fracture). I visited Weifang people’s hospital with Dr. Zhang and discussed several cases. I observed an excellent and quick performance in a surgical case performed by Pr. Jiang and Dr. Zhang. 50 surgeons attended my lecture and the contacts were excellent.
STEP 4 APRIL 18: NANTONG / PR. LIU
On my way to Nantong, I stopped by in Shanghai to meet Mr. Xiaosu who spent several years in France to work on the Corail hip prosthesis before joining the R&D department at Depuy-Synthes.
Then I went to Nantong (8.3 M inhabitants), which is located by the Yangtze River delta. My host was Pr. Liu. 30 surgeons attended my lecture and we had excellent discussions.
STEP 5 APRIL 19: NANJING / DR SHEN
In Nanjing (8.2M inhabitants), capital of Jiangsu province, I was welcomed by Dr. Shen whom I was meeting for the 2nd time. I performed a live surgery (Rheumatoid Pinacle PE Metal 36. Size 15 neck +8.5, no template). The lecture attended by 20 surgeons was followed by a case discussion with Dr. Shen who has tough revision cases and is interested by the Corail system.
Lunch with surgeons followed by conference with 20 surgeons followed by case discussion from Dr. Shen. Though revision cases. Interested in Corail revision. He anticipates a large increase in revision cases in the next years. There again, contact was excellent.