Experts put best foot forward for Hartlepool conference

Peddada Raju and Rajiv Limaye, centre, with fellow delegates.
Peddada Raju and Rajiv Limaye, centre, with fellow delegates.

Experts headed for Hartlepool for a symposium which was all about feet and ankles.

Hartlepool has become the yearly place to be for a conference on the topic and this year, health professionals turned out in force to see a series of presentations.

The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust held its annual foot and ankle symposium at the Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Consultant radiologist Peddada Raju and consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Rajiv Limaye hosted the all-day event and judged it a great success.

Rajiv said: “It was another very interesting event and we are pleased that feedback from delegates was very positive.”

It was held for an audience of delegates which included physiotherapists and podiatrists.

Rajiv Limaye started the day by talking about clinical aspects of foot and ankle pathology before explaining about recent advances in surgery.

Peddadu Raju spoke about radiological aspects of foot and ankle pathology, then discussed US guided interventions.

Consultant anaesthetist Suresh Shreedharan also shared his expertise about nerve blocks, while clinical research director at TRB Chemedica (UK) Alex Flanagan spoke about injection therapy.

His talk looked at tendinopathies which is the issue of diseases in tendons.