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Travel grant awarded by the Société Francophone d'Arthroscopie (SFA)–Maîtrise Orthopédique / Arthroscopic reattachment of a chronic bony Bankart fragment according to Sugaya
By Anselme Billaud in category TRAVEL
Clinique du Sport, Bordeaux-Mérignac
Visit to Dr Sugaya’s department
Following my recent appointment to the Bordeaux-Mérignac sports clinic, I welcomed the opportunity offered by Maîtrise Orthopédique and the SFA to visit Dr Hiroyuki Sugaya’s shoulder surgery department at Tokyo-Funabashi hospital. The main objective of my visit was to learn from Dr Sugaya’s experience in shoulder surgery, particularly as regards instability. I am always surprised by the difference in the approach to instability surgery between the French school of thought, which advocates using bone block techniques, and the rest of the world. I therefore wanted to discuss indications and technique with him and his team.
Arrival in Tokyo and reception (Fig. 1)
Although the Japanese way of life is relatively similar to ours, their rich and complex culture is nevertheless quite disorientating for a European. The language, delicate manners and extreme politeness of the Japanese are initially both extraordinary and baffling. Their cuisine is particularly fine and subtle, and rivals French gastronomy. Japan and France share a deeply held mutual respect; indeed, France is highly regarded in the archipelago.
Funabashi hospital (Fig. 2) is located about 30km east of Tokyo. Away from the tourist circuit,...
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