Orthopedists of 13 Countries to Attend Int. Congress in Cuba

Orthopedists of 13 Countries to Attend Int. Congress in CubaHavana, Sep 16. -About 400 representatives of 13 countries of Latin America, Europe, the US and Japan will take part in the International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology to be held on September 20-25 and sponsored by the International Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

The first binational meeting Cuba-Mexico, dedicated to the exchange of experiences in both disciplines, will be held in parallel with the Congress.

At a press conference, president of the organizing committee Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras said that substituting imports is one of the central issues, which is vital for the manufacture of surgical instruments.

Another important issue will be the prophylaxis, treatment and medical implications of osteoporosis, considered the epidemic of this century because of the increase in life expectancy worldwide.

Therapy of fractures in adolescents, sports traumatology and orthopedics in natural disasters are among the main subjects of the program, together with stem cell applications in orthopedics, with eight studies led by the Frank Pais International Science Complex, including its use in obstruction of the femoral head, bone cysts and tumors .

More than 10 personalities will attend the event, including Mexican academics Jaime Gutierrez and Carlos Alvarez and his US colleagues William Stetson and Drew Miller.

Specialists of Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Cuba, as host, will attend the congress, which will be held in the province of Villa Clara.

The 21st International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology is also sponsored the Pan American Health Organization and the Mexican Federation of both disciplines. (Prensa Latina)