Dr. Thomas E. Knox, an orthopaedic surgeon in Mountain Home for more than 20 years, attended the Fourth International Shoulder Course 2006 in Villach, Austria. Included was a three-day scientific program, a technical exhibition and workshops.
The biennial event was organized by the ISC executive committee, chaired by Georg Lajtai of Austria, with two additional members from Austria and one from Switzerland. The medical faculty for the sessions included 30 orthopaedic surgeons from seven nations. Physicians attending the sessions receive 20 hours of continuing medical education in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Knox said one of the most useful parts of the course was "the international perspective to problems we treat every day." A daylong session about rotator cuff treatment was the most informative of the sessions offered during the scientific program, Dr. Knox added.
As the senior surgeon at Regional Orthopaedic Health Care and its founder, Dr. Knox said continuing medical education is vital in the field of orthopaedic surgery, due to advances in materials, equipment and techniques.
Regional Orthopaedic Health Care, at 3 Medical Plaza in Mountain Home, provides bone and joint disease evaluation, treatment and surgery, hand and joint therapy, in-office nerve conduction studies, evaluation of hand and wrist injuries, isokinetic exercise equipment, industrial orthopaedics and occupational therapy. For an appointment or with questions, call 870-424-3400 or toll free 800-621-3218 in Arkansas and Missouri.