Degenerative disc disease is a condition of the discs between vertebrae with loss of cushioning, fragmentation and herniation related to ageing and 10 million cases are reported in our country every year. The two-day workshop of “Instructional course on degenerative disc disease of the spine with live surgery demonstration” on 7th and 8th October 2017 held at Yenepoya Medical College Hospital premises, University campus, Deralakatte, Mangalore was a huge success attended by 80 delegates.
The workshop was organized by the department of orthopaedics under the guidance of Professor Mahabala Rai head of the Department of Orthopedics YMC in association with Department of Neurosurgery, Yenepoya Medical College, Canara Orthopaedics Society and Canara Spine Forum. Dr Shreekumar Menon, Registrar, Yenepoya University inaugurated the program on 7th morning and Dr Shanatharam Shetty, Pro-Chancellor, Nitte University and Mr Farhaad Yenepoya, Finance Director, YU attended the program as chief guests.
One of the key features of the workshop was live surgery demonstration by spine surgeons from Mangalore and various problems related to backache were discussed by visiting the faculties. Organizing Secretary and Chief Spine Surgeon of Yenepoya Medical College, Dr Janardhana Aithala who coordinated live surgeries said that all 80 delegates were actively involved in the sessions and the program was highly successful.