Nagpur: Dr Madan Kapre, noted ENT and head and neck surgeon from city who has become famous as the thyroid man of India, has added one more feather in his cap. At the recently held national conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India at Raipur he got the honour of presenting the prestigious Dr L H Hiranandani oration. Generally this oration is assigned to only develop world experts. It is after ten years that an Indian was chosen for it.
"Most people including doctors in Western Maharashtra feel as the rain moves inward from Sahyadri towards Satpuda ranges (Vidarbha) its intensity decreases and so does the wisdom of people here. But we are no less than them. This realization, interestingly, was brought to me by none other than Dr L H Hiranandani, a pioneer ENT surgeon of India from Mumbai in whose honour I delivered the oration. As ENT professor and head of Nair Hospital he had told me to do a surgery during a workshop in 1992, when I had just returned from London, at RST Cancer hospital immediately after him. Ground slipped beneath my feet but he asked me not to see what others were showing, instead to learn it myself," recalled Dr Kapre about his teacher.
In early 2000, when Dr Kapre started demonstrating in almost all workshops, he told Dr Hiranandani about it and was told he had got the lesson right. During the oration at Raipur, Dr Kapre deliberated on a special technique of thyroid surgery specifically designed to save the parathyroid glands. If they are damaged during surgery, it may lead to multiple complications like disturbance in calcium metabolism, loss of bones etc.
"In fact, I had a lesson from a patient, Zini Bai (19 years), who died 11 months after the surgery as I had disturbed her parathyroid glands while operating in a camp. I have no hesitation in admitting my mistake and hence I show this slide in all my lectures as a lesson to everyone and then show the technique of protecting them, much of which includes guidelines from Dr Manu Kothari. I was like Eklavaya to him," he said.
Dr Kapre has also been nominated on the executive council body of the newly formed Asia Pacific Thyroid Society that will be holding its first meeting at Seoul in June 2015.
"It is apparently due to Gregory Randolph, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the thyroid man of world, who had come to our annual Chhikhaldara surgical camp last year to see my surgical techniques," said Dr Kapre.
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Mumbai, January 13, 2015: Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Hiranandani Orthopedic Medical Education (HOME) and the Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASM) jointly conducted IASM’s three day annual conference (January 9-11, 2015) on ‘Sports Medicine’ in Mumbai. With a focus on treatment and management of sports injuries, the conference aimed to cater to the core teams of physicians, physical trainers, orthopedics and physiotherapists. More than 300 Indian doctors from the field of Orthopedics, physiotherapists and some of the eminent international faculties from USA, UK, Egypt participated in the conference to lead sessions on related topics. The event also witnessed presence of some eminent doctors like Dr. Sanjay Desai, expert at Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement surgery, Dr. Abhay Navelkar, Arthroscopic Surgeon, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, Orthopedic and Dr. Mandeep Dhillon, Orthopedic.
Commenting on the genesis of the event, Dr. Vijay Shetty, Chairman of the Indian Sports Medicine Conference and Orthopedic at Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital said “With the mushrooming of national and international sports events in India like the Indian Super League, International Premier Tennis League, Champions Tennis league, Pro Kabaddi league, there is an increased interest among Indians for participating in sports and athletic events. Additionally, people are becoming more health and fitness conscious driving them to try out different exercises and work out schedules. Such physical activity definitely makes a person susceptible to injuries which if not treated properly on time can limit physical ability of a person. Sports injuries also greatly impact performance of sports persons and prevent them from exploring their full potential. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Association of Sports Medicine organized the annual conference to increase awareness on prevention of sports injuries and elaborate on the competence of advanced sports medicine to effectively treat sports injuries helping sports enthusiasts to continue performing.”
Sports medicine in India is fast becoming a very popular field for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and team physicians and many others. A number of treatment options are available under this discipline. The topics discussed at the conference included Drug testing and doping in sports, Brain mapping in sports, Sporting injuries in children and adolescents, Cardiac assessment of the athlete, Sports nutrition and hydration, Sports injuries and rehabilitation in wheel chair athletes, Psychological rehabilitation in sports. In its entirety, the event focused on varied areas of fitness that include injuries related to hip, knee, shoulder, ankle among others.
Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Hiranandani Orthopedic Medical Education (HOME) and the Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASM) will jointly conduct IASM’s three day annual conference in Mumbai from January 9, 2015 on treatment of sports injuries.
With a focus on treatment and management of sports injuries, the conference aims to cater to the core teams of physicians, physical trainers, orthopedics and physiotherapists. More than 300 Indian doctors from the field of orthopaedics, physiotherapists and some of the eminent international faculties from USA, UK, Egypt will be participating in the conference to lead sessions on related topics.
The event will witness presence of some of the eminent doctors like Dr. Sanjay Desai, expert at arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, Dr. Abhay Navelkar, arthroscopic surgeon, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, orthopaedic and Dr. Mandeep Dhillon, orthopaedic.
Dr. Vijay Shetty, chairman of the Indian Sports Medicine Conference and orthopedic at Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital said “With an increased interest in sports and exercise in today’s era, sports injuries have become very common. Injuries sustained during sports or exercise can limit performance of sports person and prevent him from achieving full potential. The aim of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine annual conference is to provide a leading commentary and education on injury treatment and prevention to help sports enthusiasts to keep performing.”
The sessions will include topics related to drug testing and doping in sports, Brain mapping in sports, Sporting injuries in children and adolescents, Cardiac assessment of the athlete, Sports nutrition and hydration, Sports injuries and rehabilitation in wheel chair athletes, Psychological rehabilitation in sports. In its entirety the event will focus on varied areas of fitness that include injuries related to hip, knee, shoulder, ankle among others.
Sports medicine in India is fast becoming a very popular field for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and team physicians and many others. A number of treatment options are available under this discipline. With some major national and international sports events being launched and hosted in India such as Indian Super League, International Premier Tennis League, Champions Tennis league, Pro Kabaddi league, we can see that India is progressively advancing in the field of sports.
MUMBAI, JANUARY 04, 2015: It was health-conscious Mumbaikars - more than 8,000 – who started the New Year with the Hiranandani Powai Run on the first Sunday of 2015 with the lead cause of ‘education for the girl child’. The ‘Hiranandani Marathon 2015’ was a healthy and ideal way to start the new year,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL). Social Responsibility was also on the agenda, with several non-profit organizations being part of the event.
Niranjan Hiranandani flagged off the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, as also ran the 5 kms long ‘Laker's Trail’, which was among the three options for participants. “The main event was the ‘Half Marathon’ 21 km run, which passed through JVLR and the Powai flyover, the second option was the ‘Hiranandani Hop’ 10 km run, while the “Lakers’ Trail” at 4 km was the third option,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “This is the first time that the Hiranandani Marathon includes sections to be run which are outside the Hiranandani Gardens complex; we also welcome the participation of a large number of Mumbaikars from all over, which made ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ a typical ‘Mumbai’ event, and not just restricted to residents of Powai and the neighboring areas,” he added. This was the fourth such event; the three earlier editions were based within the Hiranandani Gardens.
With the MD participating in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, it underscored the message of being fit that the Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd is following as its ‘corporate mantra’. “As the MD of my company, keeping fit so as to be able to deliver the best is what I owe to my company’s stakeholders, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “I hope that seeing the MD participate in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ will enhance the aspect of being health conscious within the company as also among stake holders,” he added.
“The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ was an initiative to awaken residents of Powai and Mumbaikars about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, in a way, was a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.
It was not just the Marathon to be run; conclusion of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ marked the beginning of festivities, in form of the Carnival. “The Carnival was planned to give a sense of participation to those who did participate in the run – they were able to be part of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ Carnival, where residents could connect with each other, over a fun breakfast and brunch,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
KEY WORDS: health-conscious, Hiranandani Powai Run, Laker's Trail, JVLR, Powai flyover, corporate mantra, Carnival,
Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, HCPL