World leading orthopaedic expert transfers technologies to Hanoi’s hospital

Tuesday, 2017-06-27 04:49:23
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Professor Stuart L. Weinstein (R) transfers paediatric orthopaedic technologies to staff at the Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital.
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NDO – Well-known US paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Stuart L. Weinstein, has conducted free consultations and screenings for children with scoliosis at the Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital.

At the same time, Prof. Stuart Weinstein, who is former president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and head of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department under the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, also briefed Vietnamese doctors on the latest knowledge in relation to paediatric chiropractic treatment.

According to Dr Dinh Ngoc Son, head of the Spinal Surgery Department of Hanoi hospital, if spinal diseases are not promptly treated, patients are more susceptible to serious damage or injury, resulting in severe consequences such as paralysis of the limbs or the whole body, causing a major disadvantage to their lives and making a burden for their families and society.

For that reason, examination and treatment is very important as the rate of children with scoliosis in Vietnam is quite high.

In cooperation between the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with Vietnam Orthopaedic Association and the Vietnam-Germany Hospital, from 2012 to present, Prof. Stuart Weinstein has directly operated on over 100 children with complicated spinal anomalies and offered free medical screenings to hundreds of other paediatric patients.

Thanks to his support, spinal deformities have been detected and prevented, such as scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal cord defects.

Prof. Tran Binh Giang, Director of Vietnam-Germany Hospital, said that the sharing of knowledge and the latest skills in spinal specialisation is essential to help doctors improve their professional qualifications and meeting treatment requirements for patients.

Prof. Stuart Weinstein visit to Vietnam not only helps to improve treatment for patients, but also helps domestic surgeons improve their skills, contributing to the development of children's spine surgery in Vietnam, said Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Thach, President of the Vietnamese Orthopaedic Association cum Vice President of Southeast Asia Orthopaedic Association.

This is also a very important issue because the field of spinal surgery in Vietnam is still new and error-prone, added Assoc. Prof. Thach.