Greenslopes’ Prof Ashish Gupta Takes Part in Shoulder Live Surgeries

Did you know that Professor Ashish Gupta from the Greenslopes Private Hospital recently took part in a 36-hour non-stop event which saw leading surgeons from 19 countries perform up to 35 shoulder surgeries streamed live online?

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Professor Gupta co-chaired ‘East Meets West,’ consisting of 36 hours of nonstop surgery by leading surgeons from 19 countries. Up to 35 shoulder surgeries were performed for this event, co-chaired by Prof Gupta representing the ‘East’ with Dr. Jean Kany from a Ramsay Health Care hospital in Toulouse representing the West.

The orthopaedic surgeon at Greenslopes Private Hospital performed the surgery on 14 October 2022, and it’s being streamed live online around the world, with more than 1,200 organisations worldwide watching.

For his surgery, Professor Gupta performed a humeral allograft and latarjet for bipolar bone loss for chronic shoulder instability using mixed reality planning by medtech company Akunah. 

Other surgeries included advances in total shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstruction, robotic tendon transfers, and instability procedures.

Ashish Gupta
Dr Ashish Gupta (Photo credit: QLD Ortho Clinic)

“I am proud to be involved in this event. It is a great opportunity to share my technique on a complex shoulder instability case and to show how mixed reality can significantly assist surgeons to become more accurate with their surgeries,” Professor Gupta said.

Professor Gupta was interested to see how surgeons are innovating and pushing the boundaries in other countries, and how they strive to provide better outcomes for the patients.

It was not the first time that Professor Gupta has shared his skills with others for the benefit of surgeons around the world. In the past, he has already supervised many international surgeons awarded fellowships from the Australian Shoulder Research Institute (ASRI).

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Professor Gupta mentored surgeons from Nepal, Lebanon, the Netherlands, and Mexico who travelled all the way to Australia to learn from him to learn advanced skills in arthroscopic techniques along with gaining exposure to shoulder arthroplasty, especially revision shoulder arthroplasty.