AADO Asian Fellowship Programme 2018
Report from Dr Gur Aziz Singh SIDHU
5 Nov – 28 Nov 2018
It is a report from Dr Gur Aziz Singh SIDHU, one of the successful applicants of AADO Asian Fellowship Programme in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hong Kong, who had a visit there on
5 Nov – 28 Nov 2018
While writing this report, I feel enraptured and ecstatic in sharing my experience as trauma fellow at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong. I am indebted to the AADO and the entire team for giving me an opportunity to learn and fine tune surgical skills through this fellowship.
Working with trauma team under the supervision of Dr Shen WY was an exceptional and boundless experience. Dr Shen is a proficient and gifted teacher who makes a lot of effort in teaching his students. His power point presentations and surgical manuals were very informative and thought provoking. He taught us many new tricks in the management of trauma cases that he had mastered over years. Many of his concepts relating fracture reduction and fixation were quite different and innovative that widened our current knowledge on various topics like syndesmotic injuries, neck of femur fixation, humerus fracture fixation etc.
As most of the patients were geriatric patients with fracture around hip, their management with such short surgical time and minimum morbidity is a commendable job. I was really impressed with the management of proximal hip and acetabular fractures. The time management was amazing. The technical pearls I learnt here would certainly help me in the better management of such fractures in future. The discipline and coordination of nursing staff and OT technicians was commendable.
We learnt a lot of tips and tricks in sports medicine from Dr Wilson Li and team including ligamentous injuries around knee and revision shoulder surgeries ( cuff repair, recurrent shoulder dislocations etc). The morning meetings and Wednesday weekly discussions in orthopedics ward were informative and useful.
The management of acetabular fractures by Dr KB Lee and team is worth mentioning. We we're fortunate enough to see a lot of acetabular fractures including the treatment from temporary stabilization to definite fixation using MIS technique.
I would like to thank Dr Ivan Ip, Dr Tim Chui and other team members who were friendly from the beginning and helped us whenever needed.
I would also like to thank Ms Natalie for arranging hassle free visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong and the wonderful staff of the hostel who were kind and helpful. Overall it was a good learning experience and I feel grateful to all AADO team and its members. I believe that the knowledge gained here would definitely help in improving my future practice.
Lastly I would like to thank my mentor Dr SKS Marya and my seniors Dr Chandeep Singh , Dr Shitij Kacker , Dr Munish Chaudhry and my colleague Dr Vivek Vaibhav and my wife Dr Harjot Kaur for permitting me to visit Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong and learning new skills.
Dr Gur Aziz Singh SIDHU