Hospital da Luz Orthopaedists Organize Porto International Hip Meeting 2018
Hip diseases in young adults and the most innovating treatments were the main topics of the 5th edition of Porto International Hip Meeting, which took place between 28 and 30 June, with the support of Hospital da Luz Arrábida. The event was organized by Jorge Cruz de Melo (in the photo above) and Fernando Leal, orthopaedists in this Luz Saúde unit.
The congress, that had its first edition in 2013, counted with the participation of over 400 professionals working in the area, that were able to hear Portuguese and foreign specialists and share experiences. Associated with the event, a practical course was held the day before on arthroplasty (prosthesis insertion) and viscosupplementation (treatment of hip arthrosis by biological means, with intra-articular injection).
“Once again, we had a congress with a very high level of quality. Our purpose is that it may be an opportunity to share experiences internationally and, in association with the theoretical learning, we always offer a practical course on a particular aspect of arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy”, states Jorge Cruz de Melo, while reviewing this edition of Porto International Hip Meeting. “The prestige already achieved by the event motivates us to continue”, he concludes, pointing 2020 as probable date for the next edition.