Monday, 25 February 2013

Gamma, halifax nails treatment may come to India, says Phute - Source LT


Treatment of fractures with gamma and halifax nails currently being used in United Kingdom can also be introduced in India in coming days, said president of Aurangabad branch of Orthopedic Association Dr Uday Phute. 
Dr Phute was speaking to Lokmat Times after a symposium here. Aurangabad branch of Orthopedic Association under the aegis of Maharashtra Orthopedic Association had organized a symposium titled 'Meet the Masters 2013' at Hotel Ajanta Ambassador.
Dr Phute said, "Dr Halder is pioneer in designing two nails—-Gamma nail and Halifax nails and he is expert in its usage. The nails are used for high bone, leg, knee, arm, forearm fractures. These nails are used in close surgical procedures. In conventional rod, the natural healing procedure is disturbed. However, nail technique helps in healing the bones almost naturally which is its great advantage. The technique is expected to be used in India in coming times after due procedure is followed."
Earlier, while delivering the inaugural speech, Dr Halder said, "Gamma nails and Halifax nails are being used across the world to heal various bone related problems. The same procedure can be followed in India as well."
Prominent among those present were noted orthopedic from Solapur Dr Bhaskaran Shivshankar, Maharashtra Orthopedic Association president Dr Sharad Pagare, secretary Dr Nitin Deshpande and Dr Prakash Sigedar. As many as 237 delegates from across the State participated in the programme. Secretary of Aurangabad branch of orthopedic association Dr Santosh Ranjalkar conducted the proceedings of the programme while its president Dr Uday Phute proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Subhash Halder inaugurating the symposium titled 'Meet the Masters 2013'. Also seen are Dr Santosh Ranjalkar, Dr Prakash Sigedar, Dr Nitin Deshpande, Dr Subhash Halder, Dr Bhaskaran Shivshankar, Dr Sharad Pagare and Dr Uday Phute.

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