On August 5th, 2022, Sino-German Video Conference on Foot and Ankle Surgery was held in Wuhan No. 4 Hospital (Wuhan Orthopedics Hospital) with Dr. Stinus, Senior Consultant of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery of University Medical Center of Göttingen, Chief Medical Officer of of Germany of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games, and Former President of German Foot and Ankle Surgery Association. Prof. Xie Ming, Director of Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery gave a welcoming address, Deputy Director Huang Ruokun hosted the conference, and Dr. Su Boyuan, Dongguan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, served as the interpreter.
Dr. Stinus gave a speech of “Treatment of Diabetic Foot ”, talking about types, classifications and treatment concept of diabetic foot and how to make surgical plan accordingly and sharing his treatment ideas upon specific cases. Besides, Deputy Director Huang Ruokun, Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, gave a speech of “Case Report: Charcot Midfoot Deformity”, and Attending Physician Liu Feng gave a speech of “Case Report: Charcot Foot Arthropathy”. After the case report, there was a heated discussion when and how to conduct conservative and surgical treatment when facing different symptoms and stages of diabetic foot. Besides, Deputy Director Huang Ruokun consulted about the MDT strategy, management and follow-up of diabetic foot patients in University Medical Center of Göttingen.
At the end, Deputy Director Huang Ruokun delivered his closing remarks, and hoped to invite the Professor to come to Wuhan Orthopedics Hospital for a face-to-face meeting after the pandemic. Dr. Stinus expressed it was a great honor to be invited sharing his ideas and hoped to have chances returning to China for more in-depth academic exchanges.
This perfectly concludes the 2022 Sino-German Video Conference on Foot and Ankle Surgery! Thanks to Director Xie Ming, Deputy Director Huang Ruokun and the Foot and Ankle team of Wuhan Orthopedics Hospital for their full support of the conference.