The Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation (IGOF), consisting of surgeons from Germany and India, along with Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT) is organising a three-day conference and live surgery workshop here from Friday.

In all, 350 surgeons are expected to attend the meeting.

The meeting would help Indian doctors coming from different parts of the State and outside and also from other countries to understand the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology care, said MIOT founder and noted surgeon P.V.A. Mohan Das at a press conference here on Thursday.

Since IGOF was formed 20 years ago, noted German surgeons were participating in such programmes held twice or thrice a year to demonstrate the latest techniques and advances while 150 Indian surgeons were trained in Germany, Dr. Mohan Das said.

“The seminar and live workshop will improve fracture treatment in this area,” he said.

Dr. Prithvi Mohan Das of MIOT said it was an equal relationship between the two nations. Since the association with Germany started, the face of orthopaedic surgery changed and Germany found in India an important and large wealth of research material.

IGOF was concentrating on young doctors and emerging cities and drawing postgraduate students for its conferences. On the advances in replacement surgery, he said that research was going on to provide replacement joints that would outlive the patient.