The 6th M.O.R.E. International Symposium on total hip and total knee replacement held at the Congress Palace in Stresa on 13th and 14th May 2011, was a great success. Medacta® International presented a high level scientific program which was attended by more than 400 delegates from around the globe (USA, Australia, Japan, South Africa, etc...). The faculty members included well known and highly respected international hip and knee surgeons.
The M.O.R.E. Institute (Medacta® Orthopaedic Research and Education), continues with education programs for orthopaedic surgeons, and its global success is enhanced by a network of national and international references. Medacta® currently offers more than 80 reference centers to support the education of surgeons worldwide.
Prof. Michael Freeman was Honorary Chair of The 6th M.O.R.E. International Symposium and Prof. Richard Santore and Dr. Peter Koch chaired the Hip Day and Knee Day, respectively.
The hip day was oriented towards anterior minimally invasive hip surgery, of which Medacta®, with the AMIS® technique, is the Worldwide Market Leader.
A successful AMIS® (Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery) approach results in less surgical trauma than other techniques for total hip replacement as it is the only technique that DOES NOT CUT MUSCLES AND DOES RESPECT NERVES. AMIS® may hasten patient recovery and reduce the post operative pain.
The symposium attendees witnessed live AMIS® Surgery performed by Prof. Fabio D’Angelo, with guest surgeon Dr. Frédéric Laude, from Ospedale di Circolo di Varese which was transmitted via satellite to the conference room of the Congress Palace in Stresa.
The innovative MyKnee® technology of patient matched cutting blocks, presented by Medacta® played the lead role of the knee day MyKnee® is a precision instrument which is tailored from a radiological image of the knee of each individual patient.
A successful MyKnee® technology means the intervention of kneearthroplasty is MORE ACCURATE, FASTER AND LESS TRAUMATIC.
During the symposium, Eng. Francesco Siccardi, Executive Vice President of Medacta®, spiked the interest of the attendees with the surprise announcement of THE LIVE 3D ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY.
The MyKnee® surgery performed by Prof. Michele Surace, with guest surgeon Dr. Eric Milon, from Ospedale di Circolo di Varese was transmitted via satellite to the conference room of the Congress Palace in Stresa. The attendees were provided with 3D glasses to witness this important and unique event.