Orthopaedics comes alive at CMNHS

Caption: The??orthopaedic team with Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Photo: SUPPLIED.

A team of orthopaedic surgeons from the University of Texas Medical Centre at Houston, Texas, has been with Fiji National University?s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences over the past two weeks.

College Dean, Professor Ian Rouse said the team of three specialists and one final year fellow is from one of the largest and most prestigious orthopaedic trauma and sports centres in the USA.

He said the team was led by Assistant Professor Tim Achor and included Alfred Mansour, Stacey Martin and John Heydemann.

?The team have been here to help teach the UG students orthopedics, and to explore a collaborative partnership in sports medicine/science,? he said.

Proffesor. Rouse said the team was also able to help the staff at CWMH with a number of surgical procedures.

?It?s been fabulous having them here and a real treat, I am sure, for our students to have such skilled clinicians and teachers. I think I heard a couple of times that some of the students now want to become orthopaedic surgeons,? he said.

Professor. Rouse said the trip has been possible through support from the Head of Orthopaedics at University of Texas Medical Center (UTMC), Professor Walt Lowe and Assistant Professor Rohith Malya.

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