5th Ganga   Arthroscopy Course  2024

March 22nd - 24th

Venue : Ganga Hospital Coimbatore , India


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Day 1 - 22nd March 2024

7.30- 8.30 AM Auditorium - Symposium : 1 Back to Basics (8 mins Each) Chairpersons : Dr. Palanivel Rajan,Dr. Yugal Varandani Speakers
1. Hamstring harvest- Indication, Video technique
2. BTB Graft harvest- Indications and technique
3. Quadriceps Graft harvest-Indications and technique
4. Tunnels for Primary ACLR: How to get it right ?
5. Fixation options and indications during primary ACLR
Discussion (20mins)
Dr. Vijayaraj kannan
Dr. Palanivel Rajan
Dr. Rajeev Raman
Dr. Ravi subramanian
Dr. Prahalad Kumar Singhi
7.30- 8.30 AM Hall A - Symposium : 2 Meniscus Saviours (8 mins Each) Chairpersons: Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Dr. Arun GR, Dr. Leo Bernard Speakers
1. Degenerative Horizontal Meniscus tears- Indications for repair, Techniques and Outcomes
2. Bucket handle tear repairs
3. Radial tear repairs- Indications and various techniques (All inside,Inside out and trastibial suture pull out)
4. Root repairs: Techniques and outcomes
5. Ramp repair- Indications and technique
6. Atypical meniscal tears
Discussion (12mins)
Dr. Sagar Kakatkar
Dr. Billy Paul wilson
Dr. Ankit goyal
Dr. Ramakanth R
Dr. Milind Pimprikar
Dr. Sheetal Gupta
7.30- 8.30AM Hall C - Symposium : 3 Collateral damage (8 mins Each) Chairpersons: Dr. Inderdeep Singh, Dr. Sunil Aspingi Speakers
1. MCL-Anatomy & Repair Techniques
2. MCL reconstruction- When,how and techniques
3. PLC - Anatomy & role of soft tissue repair in PLC inuries
4. PLC Reconstruction techniques
5. PLC bony avulsion injuries- Challenges in acute and chronic injuries
6. How to avoid tunnel coalitions during collateral and cruciate liagment reconstructions
Discussion (12mins)
Dr. Roshan Wade
Dr. Himanshu Gupta
Dr. Gopinathan
Dr. Anshu Sekar
Dr. Sunil Apsingi
Dr. Jayaprasad
8.30 - 9.00 AM Breakfast
9.00 - 9.15 AM Inauguration & Lamp lighting Welcome address Prof S. Rajasekaran
9.15 - 10.00 AM LIVE SURGERY - 1
ACLR+/- MCL Reconstruction
Moderators: Dr. Parag Sancheti, Dr. Sudharshan Bhandari, Dr. Billy Paul Wilson
Surgeon : Dr Santhosh Sahanand
ACLR+ Bucket handle tear repair/Partial meniscectomy
Moderators: Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Dr. Sagar Kakatkar
Surgeon : Dr KN Subramaniam
10.00-10.45 AM LIVE SURGERY - 3
ACLR using CQT graft + BHT Repair/meniscectomy
Moderators: Dr. David V Rajan, Dr. Geethan, Dr. Yogesh Gowda
Surgeon : Dr Anant Joshi
ACLR using BTB Graft
Moderators: Dr. Sheetal Gupta, Dr. Prahalad Kumar Singhi, Dr. Krishnagopal Ramamurthy
Surgeon : Dr SR Sundararajan
10.45 - 11.15 AM ACLR in challenging situations (7 mins Each)
Chairpersons: Dr. Ankit Goyal, Dr. Prahalad Kumar Singhi
Role of primary repair and remanant preservation in ACL injuries
Does Quadriceps Graft score over Hamstring graft in ACLR?
Revision ACLR

Dr. Shreyash Gajjar
Dr. Chirag Tonse
Dr. KN Subramaniam
11.15 - 11.45 AM Panel Discussion: Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries(MLKI)

Moderator: Dr Ramakanth R
Panellists: DrParag Sancheti, Dr. KN Subramaniam, Dr Milind Pimprikar, DrShirish Pathak, Dr Sheetal Gupta
11.45 AM-1.00 PM LIVE SURGERY 5
Double osteotomy + Medial meniscus Root Repair
Moderators: Dr IPS Oberoi, Dr Vijay Raj Kannan
Surgeons : Dr Bhushan Sabnis Dr Anshu Sekar
Arthroscopic Revision ACLR+MCLR +LET
Moderators: Dr David V Rajan, Dr Shirish Pathak, Dr Ranajit Panigrahi
Surgeon : Dr Sachin Tapasvi
1.00PM- 1.30 PM Innovative Techniques from Masters! (5min Each)
Chairpersons: Dr Arun GR, Dr Sumanth Nayak
Zip lesion of Lateral meniscus & My way of Repair
Remnant preserving all inside PCL reconstruction:
BHT Repair- alternative techniques!!!!!
Discussion (15 mins )
Dr. Sheetal Gupta
Dr. Ranajit Panigrahi
Dr. Vikram Mhaskar
2.00-3.00 PM LIVE SURGERY 7
Moderators: Dr. Subair Khan, Dr. Sagar Kakatkar,
Surgeons : Dr Shreyas Gajjar
Dr IPS Oberoi
Arthroscopy Assisted MPFLR + TT Transfer
Moderators: Dr. Chirag tonse, Dr. Ravi Subramanian
Surgeon : Dr SR Sundararajan
3.00- 3.30 PM PCL Session (7mins)
Chairpersons: Dr. Sunny gugale, Dr. Rufus V Raj
All inside PCLR-My technique
Single bundle versus Double bundle PCLR-When and Why?
PCL avulsion fixation
Discussion (9 mins )
Dr. Attique Vasdev
Dr. Sandeep Biraris
Dr. Subair Khan
3.30- 4.00 PM Patella Instability (7mins Each)
Chairpersons: Dr. Rajeev Raman, Dr. Sunny Gugale
MPFLR and differential tension in MPFL
Role of Osteotomies in Patellar Instability
Role of TTO and Trochleoplasty in Patellar instability
Discussion (9 mins )
Dr. Rajeev Raman
Dr. Bhushan Sabnis
Dr. Nagraj Shetty
4.00 - 4.15 PM KEYNOTE LECTURE (15mins)
Role of Coronal and Sagittal Osteotomies in Cruciate Defeciencies
Moderators: Dr. SR Sundararajan, Dr. Sandeep Biraris
Dr. Sachin Tapasvi
4.15 - 4.45PM DEBATES First time patella dislocation(5min each)
Conserve (Dr Ranajit Panigrahi) Versus Always operate (Dr Sameer Shaikh) Discussion (5mins)
LET is Overhyped (5min each)
Yes (Dr Raju Easwaran) Versus No (Dr Santhosh Sahanand) Discussion (5mins)
Moderators: Dr Sachin Tapasvi, Dr IPS Oberoi
4.45- 5.15 PM LIVE SURGERY 9
Arthroscopic Root repair
Moderators: Dr. Gopinathan, Dr. Prathmesh Jain, Dr. Attique Vasdev)
Surgeon : Dr Sunil Apsingi
4.45-6.15 PM LIVE SURGERY 10
Arthroscopic PCLR & PLCR
Moderators: Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Dr. Vikram Mhaskar, Dr. Siddharth Aggarwal
Surgeons : Dr Ramakanth R
Dr Rajeev Raman
5.15- 6.15 PM LIVE SURGERY 11
Arthroscopic Root repair+ HTO
Moderators: Dr. Nagaraj Shetty, Dr. Pradeep Kumar K, Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj
Surgeons : Dr Sheetal Gupta
Dr Roshan Wade
6.15 - 7.15 PM Auditorium - Cartilage Solutions - Workshop : Arthrex
6.15- 06.45 pm Session 1 : Cartilage Solution in My Practice (7min Talks) My Treatment Algorithm For Cartilage Repair
Autocart - Step By Step Technique
Oats In My Practice
Dr Shreyash Gajjar
Dr IPS Oberoi
Dr Chirag Tonse
6.45- 7.15 pm Session 2 Case Presentations (5min Talks) Talar Dome Lesions Using Autocart
Patellar Defect Using Autocart
Femoral Condyle and Tibial Lesion Using Autocart
When to Do Autocart- Case Selections
Q & A Sessions
Dr Shreyash Gajjar
Dr IPS Oberoi
Dr ID Singh
Dr Shreyash Gajjar
6.15 - 7.15 PM Hall A - Meniscus Repair - Workshop : Smith & Nephew
Opening remarks and objectives
Case Discussion: Root Repair(10mins)
Case Discussion:Complex Meniscus repair(10mins)
Case Discussion: TBD(10mins)
Case Dsicussion: TBD(10mins)
Ramp lesions-New techniques(10mins)
Dr Milind Pimprikar
Dr Jayaprasad
Dr Sheetal Gupta
Dr Santhosh Sahanand
Dr Shirish Pathak
Dr Milind Pimprikar
6.15 - 7.15 PM Hall B - HTO - Workshop : Biotek
Slope Changing Osteotomy
MOWHTO with Meniscal Root Repair
Type of osteotomy and ϐixation options
MOWHTO with Acl Reconstruction Discussion(10mins)
Dr Prahalad Kumar Singhi
Dr Vinay Kumarswamy
6.15 - 7.15 PM Hall C - Knee Preservation - Workshop : Sironix
Ideal graft size, Graft preparation and beneϐit of T- Button(10mins)
Novel concept in meniscus root repair and how i do it(10 mins)
All inside repair with SureStich(10min)
Hands- On Workshop(30 mins)
Dr Geethan
Dr Gopinath D
Dr K Vijayaraj
7.30 PM Gala Dinner at Hotel Residency

Day 2 - 23rd March 2024

Time Topic Speakers
7.30 -8.30 am Auditorium - Symposium 1 : Hack into the Shoulder.
Chairpersons: Dr. Sagar Kakatkar, Dr. Vikram Sapre
1. Transition from knee to shoulder arthroscopy
2. Position, Portals and diagnostic arthroscopy
3. Shoulder instruments, set and their hacks
4. Clinical examination in shoulder instability & cuff pathologies
5. Knotting Techniques
6. Shoulder MRI - Basics
Discussion (12 mins)
Dr. Geethan
Dr. Meet Mehta
Dr. Vikram Sapre
Dr. Sridhar Gangavarapu
Dr. Dinesh Chidambaram
Dr. Pushpa BT
7.30 -8.30 am Hall A - Symposium : 2 Fundamentals of Cuff repair
Chairpersons: Dr. Ashok Selvaraj, Dr. Meet Mehta
1. Partial Cuff Tear - Approach and Transtendon repair
2. Tear types and repair strategy
3. Subscapularis repair-Inside the box and outside the box technique
4. Cuff tears with stiffness
5. Biological augmentation of cuff repair
6. Rotator cuff Healing Issues
Discussion (12 mins)
Dr. IPS Oberoi
Dr. Yugal Varandani
Dr. Sanjay Trivedi
Dr. Prathap Kumar
Dr. Pradeep Kumar
Dr. Joo Han Oh
7.30 - 8.30 am Hall C- Symposium : 3 Instability -The Nitty Gritty!
Chairpersons: Dr. Palanivel Rajan, Dr. Mukesh Laddha
1. First Time Dislocation - When should I operate?
2. Clinical and Radiological Assessment of Recurrent Instability
3. Bankart Repair & Remplissage
4. HAGL lesion- How to identify and repair
5. MDI assessment and what to do?
6. Arthro-Latarjet why is it better?
Discussion (12 mins)
Dr. Vivek pandey
Dr. Siddharth Agarwal
Dr. Purnachandra Tejaswi
Dr. Nagraj Shetty
Dr. Inderdeep Singh
Dr. Sameer Shaikh
8.30-9.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00-9.45 am Live Surgery 12
Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
Osteoknot-All Suture anchor technique
Moderators: Dr. Rajeev raman, Prof Joo Han Oh, Dr. Raju Easwaran
Surgeon : Dr. Prathmesh Jain
Live Surgery 13
Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
(Tensionable knotless)
Moderators: Dr. Shreyas Gajjar, Dr. Senthivelavan, Dr. Siddharth Agarwal
Surgeon : Dr. Chirag Thonse
9.45-10.30 am Live Surgery 14
Arthroscopic Cuff Repair (Double Row)
Moderators: Dr. Prathap Kumar, Dr. Vikram Sapre, Dr. Sudharshan Bhandary
Surgeon : Dr. Vivek Pandey
Live Surgery 15
Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair (Double row)
Moderators: Dr. Shirish Pathak, Dr. Jagadeesh PC
Surgeon : Prof Joo Han Oh
10.30-10.45 am KEYNOTE LECTURE
Subscapularis Repair - Pearls of Success
Chairpersons : Dr. Sanjay Trivedi, Dr. SRSundararajan
Dr. Bradford Parsons
10.45-11.00 am KEYNOTE LECTURE
Rotator cuff revisited
Chairpersons: Dr. Nagraj Shetty, Dr. Rajeev Raman
Dr. Prathap Kumar
11.00-11.30 am Instability Session (7 mins each )
Chairpersons: Dr. Jayaprasad, Dr. Ayyappan Nair
1. Arthroscopic Bankart Repair - Different Techniques
2. DAS technique: Are we really into it?
3. Posterior Labral Tears with or without bone loss
Discussion (9 mins)

Dr. Bradford Parsons
Dr. Ashish Babulkar
Dr. Raju Easwaran
11.30-12.00 pm Panel Discussion - Instability - Bony Bankart
Moderators : Dr SR Sundararajan
Panellists: Dr. Parsons, Dr Shreyas Gajjar, Dr Vivek Pandey, Dr IPS Oberoi, Dr Ashish Babhulkar, Dr Raju Easwaran
12.00-12.15 pm KEYNOTE LECTURE
Iterations of Latarjet and Their Nuances
Chairpersons: Dr. Sundararajan SR, Dr. Ramakanth R
Dr Ashish Babhulkhar
12.15pm-1.00 pm Live Surgery 16
Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
Moderators: Dr. Sandeep Biraris, Dr. Sridhar Gangavarapu, Dr. Jayaprasad
Surgeon : Dr Nagraj Shetty
Live Surgery 17
Arthroscopic Cuff Repair (Double Row)
Moderators: Dr. Ram Chidambaram, Dr. Shreyash Gajjar
Surgeon : Dr Shirish Pathak
1.00-1.30pm Failed Shoulder Surgeries - What next?!(10min each)
Chairperson: Dr. Ashish Babhulkar, Dr. KN Subramanian
Instability after bankart surgery- My approach
Failed cuff repair-My algorithm
Dr Bradford parsons
Dr Joo Han Oh
1.30-2.00 pm Lunch
2.00-3.00 pm Live Surgery 18
Arthroscopic bony block procedure
Moderator: Dr. Palanivel Rajan, Dr. K N Subramanian, Dr. Purnachandra Tejaswi
Surgeon : Dr SR Sundararajan
2.00-3.00 pm Live Surgery 19
Arthroscopic Cuff repair
Moderator: Dr. Vivek Pandey, Dr. Jagadeesh PC, Dr. Terence Dsouza
Surgeon : Dr Mukesh Laddha
Posterior labral repair intricacies
Chairpersons: Dr KN Subramanian, Dr Prathmesh Jain
Dr IPS Oberoi
3:15-4.00 pm Cuff tear: Challenging Situations (7 mins each )
Chairpersons: Dr Shyam Sundar, Dr Ashok Selvaraj
1.Massive Retracted Cuff Tear - I am reducible and repairable
2. Laminated cuff tears
3. Myotendinous cuff tears: Challenges!
4. Trans-osseous cuff repair
5. Cuff tears with instability Discussion( 10 mins)
Dr Mukesh Laddha
Dr Shyam sundar
Dr Prathmesh Jain
Dr Senthilvelan
Dr KN Subramanian
4.00-4.30 pm DEBATES
Paralabral Cyst Decompression( 5 min each)
Translabral decompression (Dr Karthik Selvaraj) Versus Extra labral approach (Dr Ashish Babhulkar)
Discussion (5mins)
Biceps Tendon Surgeries ( 5 min each)
Tenotomy (Dr Jagadeesh PC) Versus Tenodesis (Dr Ram Chidambaram)
Discussion (5mins)
Chairpersons: Dr Vivek Pandey, Dr Senthilvelan
4.30-5.00 pm Irreperable cuff tears Session( 7min each) Chairpersons: Prof Joo Han OH, Dr Sanjay Trivedi
1. Partial cuff Repair with or without biceps SCR-Techniques
2. In space Balloon Insertion for Irreparable Cuff Tear
3. Lower trapezius muscle transfer : Indication and technique
4. SCR
Dr. IPS oberoi
Dr. Prof OH
Dr. Shirish Pathak
Dr. Ayyappan Nair
5.00-5.45 pm Live Surgery 20
DAS technique
Moderators: Prof OH, Dr. Karthik Selvaraj, Dr. Sumanth Nayak
Surgeon : Dr. Ashish Babhulkar
Live Surgery 21
Arthroscopic Cuff Repair
Moderators: Dr. Pradeep Kumar K, Dr. Yogesh gowda
Surgeon : Dr. Shyam Sundar
5.45-6.30 pm Live Surgery 22
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Moderators: Dr. Shirish Pathak, Dr. Dinesh, Dr. Karthik Selvaraj
Surgeon : Dr Ram Chidambaram
5.45-6.30 pm Live Surgery 23
Open Latarjet
Moderators: Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Mukesh Laddha
Surgeon : Dr Sundararajan SR
6.30 -7.30 pm Auditorium - Rotator Cuff Repair (5 mins each) - Depuy
Chairperson: Prof Joo Han Oh
Portals For Cuff Repair
Single row cuff repair
Double row cuff repair
Q & A (5 MINS)
Biceps augmentation of Cuff Repair
Revision Cuff Repair - Case Study
Supra Capsular Nerve Release
Surgical Option in massive cuff repair
Dr Yogesh K
Dr Yogesh K
Dr Yogesh K
Prof Joo Han Oh
Prof Joo Han Oh
Prof Joo Han Oh
Dr Senthilvelan R
6.30 -7.30 pm Hall A - Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty - Stryker
(Motion Regained,Life Renewed)
Chairpersons: IPS Oberoi, Dr. Rajeev Raman ,Dr. Roshan Wade
Shoulder: The fundamentals( 5 mins each)
Portal's Placement & advanced principles for beginners
Anchors!! Get them right for bankar repair
5 Tips & Tricks for RC Repair
The Science behind it!! ( 5 mins each)
Remplissage - The science behind it (Re-live)
Live Demonstration ( 5 mins each)
Use of All-Suture Anchor in cuff repair
Talk Show( 5 mins each)
Expert Opinion -3 Challenging cases
Scan. Plan. Blueprint Can( 5 mins each) Blueprint Tornier- Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Dr. I Geethan
Dr. Inderdeep Singh
Dr. Shyam Sundar
Dr. Senthil Velan
Dr. Inderdeep Singh
Dr. Ashish Babhulkar
6.30pm-7.30 pm Hall C - Subscapularis Repair - Osteocare
Workshop on Retro Subscap repair a novel technique (25 mins)
Conventional method of Subscap Repair and its limitations (10 mins) Case Discussions
Dr Prathmesh Jain
Dr Dinesh

Day 3 - 24th March 2024

Time Topic Speakers
8.00-9.00 am Ankle Session (8 mins each)
Chairpersons: Dr Sundararajan SR, Dr Abhishek Kini
1. Ankle Arthroscopy - Portals, Arthroscopic Anatomy And Indication
2. Ankle Instability and Arthroscopic ATFL repair
3. OCD Talus
4. Anterior Impingement
5. Hindfoot Arthroscopy- Indications, Portals Tips And Tricks
Dr Abhishek Kini
Dr Sundararajan SR
Dr Terence Dsouza
Dr Abhishek Kini
Dr Ramakanth R
Dr Abhishek Kini
9.00-10.00 am Wrist Session-1 (10mins each)
Chairpersons: Dr Praveen Bhardwaj, Dr Darshan Kumar Jain
1. Wrist Arthroscopy -Setup , Portals & Arthroscopic Anatomy
2. Approach to Ulnar Side Wrist Pain
3. Arthroscopic Capsular TFCC Repair
4. Arthroscopic Bony repair of the TFCC
5. TFCC Repair + USO. When and how?
Dr Darshan Kumar jain
Dr Ellen Lee
Dr Praveen Bhardwaj
Dr Anil Bhat
Dr Ram Chidambaram
10.00-11.00 am Wrist Session-2 (10mins each)
Chairpersons: Dr Anil Bhat, Dr Praveen Bhardwaj
1. How to approach a patient with Radial side wrist pain
2. Arthroscopic Bone Grafting of Scaphoid
3. Management of Scapho-lunate Injuries
4. Nanoscopy of Wrist and hand
5. Role of Wrist Arthroscopy in Kienbock’s disease
Discussion(10 mins)
Dr Praveen Bhardwaj
Dr Ellen Lee
Dr Darshan Kumar jain
Dr Ram Chidambaram
Dr Anil Bhat
11.00 - 12.00 PM LIVE SURGERY - 24
Arthroscopic TFCC repair
Moderators: Dr. Darshan Kumar Jain, Dr. Anil Bhat
Surgeon : Dr Ellen Lee &
Dr Praveen Bhardwaj
12.00 - 1.00 PM LIVE SURGERY - 25
Arthroscopic Cuff Repair
Moderators: Dr Terence Dsouza, Dr Pratheeban
Surgeon : Dr SR Sundararajan
12.00 pm-1.00 PM LIVE SURGERY - 26
Arthroscopic OATS procedure
Moderators: Dr Terence Dsouza, Dr Pratheeban
Surgeon : Dr Ramakanth R
1.00 pm onward Valedictory, Lunch