HPA Group to host third Faro Knee Meeting

HPA Group to host third Faro Knee Meeting

Scientific event will take place in Vilamoura

The Dom Pedro Hotel in Vilamoura is preparing to host on Friday (September 22) the third edition of the Faro Knee Meeting, a scientific event organised by the Orthopaedics Group of the HPA Group.

Dr João Paulo Sousa, the coordinator of the department and the event, says the main goal is to “reflect on the different approaches currently available in the market in the field of orthopaedic robotic surgery.”

International experts have been invited to share their experience with different robotic systems.

“We will also have national guests who will discuss the casuistry in our country, and we ourselves will have the opportunity to present our experience in this area since we have been using this new technology since April this year,” he added.

HPA’s Orthopedics Group has been making significant investments in new technologies, particularly in knee arthroplasty. The group introduced the PSI (Patient Specific Instrumentation) system over 10 years ago, which involves the creation of specific and personalised cutting blocks for each patient.

“This development has made the Algarve Private Hospital an international leading centre in this area, with 11 publications in indexed journals, three book chapters, and over 70 conference presentations, which led to recognition by the Portuguese Medical Association as a suitable training centre for orthopaedic interns. The introduction of robotics is expected to further enhance this crucial aspect of medical practice,” the group says.

The Faro Knee Meeting also offers a pre-congress course on the interpretation of statistical results on Thursday, held at the same location from 6pm to 8pm. This course will be conducted under the guidance of Prof. Ana Marreiros from the University of Algarve.

Participation in the Faro Knee Meeting is possible both in person and via streaming. Registration and further information can be found online.