Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), one the region’s leading Orthopaedic Hospitals, has participated in the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), which featured a first of its kind demonstration of robotic surgery.
The hospital group participated under the leadership of the congress’s Chairman, Dr Samih Tarabichi; Director General of the Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, who has played a key role in the growth and development of the event since its inception. The event was attended by more than 800 delegates from across the globe and featured more than 30 medical equipment manufacturing companies.
Attendees were given the opportunity to witness the industry's major suppliers showcasing their latest products and technologies through a series of live launches, demonstrations and free-to-attend workshops. Sessions covered topics including knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder dislocations and sports injuries and a special cadaver course was held in association with Sharjah University.
Now in its fourth year, the ICJR is the biggest conference for orthopedics in the Middle East and was held from 12-14 November at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Commenting on the event, Dr Tarabichi said: “This year’s event brought together leading experts from across the globe to discuss current trends in the area of joint reconstruction.
Through the incorporation of pioneering treatments in orthopedic applications, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery is paving the way for further research and advancement in this important field.
“For example, the introduction of improved devices and technologies such as minimally invasive techniques are revolutionising how we treat joint problems. Robotic technology allows for very small incisions and provides better magnification, resulting in faster recovery times and fewer risks.
“Attendees at this year’s ICJR event were given a glimpse of the massive potential of robotics, which have the power to optimize healthcare in new and exciting ways. This two day event was a very illuminating one and I wish to thank all of our delegates and attendees for making it such a huge success.”
According to a recent report published by BCC Research, the joint reconstruction and replacement market is the largest segment within the orthopedic market and contributes more than 40 per cent in terms of sales revenue. The report states that the global market for joint reconstruction and replacement is expected to increase to nearly $16.2 billion by 2018, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 per cent from 2013 to 2018.
Dr Marwan, Medical Director of the Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, said: “The ICJR is a very important event for orthopedic healthcare in the Middle East. We feel proud to organise and assist this prestigious gathering of eminent orthopedic clinicians from around the world, who are pioneers in their respective areas.
“The ICJR has been a major success from the year of its inception and has become grander with each passing year. We will continue organising this event every year and look forward to exploring new frontiers with the next edition of ICJR.”
The next ICJR event will take place from 3rd to 5th November 2016. For more information visit: www.icjr.me