In the afternoon of Feb. 10, 2023, the Knee Replacement Revision Webinar 2023 was held successfully in the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, with specialists from the Orthopedic and Joint Surgery Committee of Shantou Medical Association and Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany attending. Prof. Renkawitz, Medical Director of Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery of Heidelberg University Hospital, Professor of Orthopedics in Heidelberg University and Member of the Board of Directors of the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC), was invited to deliver a lecture and exchange on the topic of the application of modular implants in the revision of TKA.
Prof. Chen Yongsong, President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Prof. Hu Jun, Head of the Department of Orthopedics of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Prof. Chen Yuchun, Department of Orthopedics of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Prof. Zheng Chuangyi, Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopedics of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Prof. Zeng Runming, Associate Prof. Li Wensheng, Associate Prof. Lu Xiaohui, Associate Prof. Chen Hongjiang and fellow orthopedic surgeons attended the meeting.
Prof. Renkawitz shared the application of modular implants in knee revision in his lecture, elaborating the mechanisms of loosening of the implants after primary TKA and highlighting the use of filling pads and tibial stem extender instead of allograft to fix loosening. Prof. Renkawitz summarized on how to prevent loosening after primary TKA, the surgical experience of such revision surgery and the mechanical balance after reconstruction of bone defects, with cases performed by his team over the past few years, and the guests exchanged views with Prof. Renkawitz on the problems they encountered in their clinical work.
Upon the closure of the webinar, Prof. Hu Jun thanked Prof. Renkawitz for his excellent lecture and the active participation of his fellow orthopedic surgeons in the discussion. Prof. Renkawitz expressed his delight in participating the webinar jointly organized by Shantou University Medical College First Affiliated Hospital and Orthopedic and Joint Surgery Committee of Shantou Medical Association once again. Both parties shared the hope that there can be more opportunities for deeper academic exchanges and conversations in the future.