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Prof. Venu Kavarthapu will present on surgical management and clinical outcomes of midfoot Charcot reconstruction using local antibiotics.
Prof. Kavarthapu completed Hip and F&A fellowships before joining King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in 2006. In addition to providing regional young adult hip surgery, he also delivers adult foot and ankle service. He is the orthopaedic lead for the nationally recognised King’s Multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Unit and developed surgical methods and patient pathways for functional limb salvage one-stage and two-stage Charcot deformity reconstructions using internal fixation techniques. He also established the ‘Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot Symposium' and ‘King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Cadaver Workshop’ course in London. He lectures widely, is a dynamic member of several specialist societies and has published several scientific articles in diabetic foot surgery. His other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Regional Orthopaedic Training Programme Director and Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark. He is a member of BOFAS education committee and the president-elect of Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.
Prof. Kavarthapu has been using CERAMENT for the past 5 years and treated over 60 cases using CERAMENT G and CERAMENT V.
Mr Alex Wee orthopaedic lead for diabetic foot disease and part of the multidisciplinary foot protection team at Frimley Park Hospital, will host this meeting.
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