Dr. Anna Ey Batlle from Barcelona and Members of National Clubfoot Association of Italy Visited Zero Clubfoot
We are truly happy to announce that a high level 3 members Foreign delegation team from Italy and Spain visited ZCF clinics in Comilla and Chittagong from 8 – 11 February. The respected delegation members are, Ms. Silvia Ghigna, Chairman and Mr. Marco Scattolon, Executive Member of “ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE PIEDE TORTO CONGENITO" (National Clubfoot Association) of Italy and Dr. Anna EyBatlle, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon of Hospital U. Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona, Spain.
ZCF observed an extraordinary week full of Ponseti Knowledge and Experience sharing from Dr. Anna. Needless to mention that, Dr. Anna possesses 19 years of immense experience in Ponseti method who worked with Dr. Ponseti for several years, also in many countries around the world.
The learning opportunity she offered in this very short visit, actually unveiled a new scope of treatment in history of ZCF. The treatment of Neglected and Adult clubfoot through Ponseti Method. Her technique is easy to grab, spontaneous and so effective that with few demos, our Ponseti Physios could perform the maneuver very easily. It's just like magic and we are still spellbound.
On 8 & 9 Feb, she along with Silvia and Marco from National Clubfoot Association of Italy, visited our Comilla Clinic at LMRF Healthcare. More than 40 patients have been consulted, treated and advised for next treatment. It was first ever visit of any Foreign expert in LMRF Healthcare Comilla ZCF Clinic. All LH and ZCF team members were utterly delighted on this very special visit.
Later on 10 Feb in LMRF Children’s Hospital, Chittagong, Dr. Anna Conducted a daylong Ponseti Clubfoot Workshop,where the Ponseti Physiotherapists of ZCF and Walk For Life along with several Orthopedic Resident Doctors of Chittagong Medical College Hospital had an ample opportunity to learn more on Ponseti Method both theoretically and hands on. Next day, 11 Feb, She performed a Tendon transfer surgery of a 8 years old neglected clubfoot boy as part of the workshop. ZCF consultant Ortho-surgeon Dr. Myen Uddin along with his team assisted her in this surgery.
The workshop ended with a closing discussion session, where all the participants shared their views and lesson learnt in this extra-ordinary workshop. Dr. Anna and Silvia expressed their sheer satisfaction about the Ponseti treatment quality and over all management of ZCF and said that they will be very happy to come back again work with ZCF next year.