The team of Traumatology d'Esports d'i Hivern Medicine (TMEH) has initiated a teaching program to train specialists in Latin America who want to develop their knowledge in the field of arthroscopy. To enhance this activity Dr. Aleix Vidal has created a project with the aim of establishing a surgical platform in Latin American regions that have limited resources. The teaching project is supported by the Teknon Foundation and sponsored by the Association Aran.
Last April 2010, a group of 12 people traveled to the Iquitos, Loreto region in Peru. Throughout one week, the team trained 17 students; orthopedic surgeons, iscrub nurses, anesthesiologists, local health personnel as well as computer technicians. They performed 35 knee arthroscopies and 2 ACL plasties.
Dr. Vidal's team is also developing a virtual university training program through the Open University of Catalonia in order to ensure continuous training of specialists.
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