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WCH’s Dr. Zhang Hui Becomes First Chinese Surgeon Invited to Moderate at the AAOS Meeting
Dr. Zhang Hui, professor of West China Hospital of Sichuan University, was invited to attend this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting and chair the Foot & Ankle Panel, during which he also presented a paper. This marked the first occasion on which a Chinese surgeon moderated at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Specialty Day. Dr. Zhang’s s notable contributions to this year’s event serve as an inspiration to orthopaedists across China.During the third session, Dr. Zhang presented his original research on “Foot & Ankle Pre-Operation Strategic Plan and Assessment”, “Total Ankle Replacement”, “Ankle Arthrodesis”, “Flatfoot deformity”, and related topics. In addition, Dr. Zhang discussed his first-hand clinical experiences in these areas.During the conference, which convened from March 6th – 10th, Dr. Zhang also exchanged ideas with Dr. Thomas H. Lee, the director of AOFAS and Dr. J. Chris Coetzee, professor from the University of Minnesota, on cutting-edge skills in the field of foot and ankle orthopaedics. As China’s top orthpaedic surgeon in the field of foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Zhang Hui obtained his professorship at West China Hospital of Sichuan University. He has also been appointed to the following positions: Academic and Technical Leaders of the Sichuan Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission; Deputy Head of the Foot & Ankle Group, Youth Committee of the Chinese Medical Association Orthopaedic Branch; Head of the Foot & Ankle Group, Sichuan Medical Association Orthopaedic Branch; and Deputy Head of the Foot & Ankle Group, China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care, among other positions of leadership in the Chinese medical community.In southwestern China, Dr. Zhang and his team were the first to perform total ankle replacement, MTP replacement and similar surgical procedures. They were also the first team in the region to conduct operations on the Hallux Valgus, the clubfoot deformity, the pilon fracture, the Lisfranc injury, and similar conditions.Founded in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is today’s preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons. Its continuing medical education activities include the world's most influential orthopaedic meeting (the AAOS Annual Meeting) and multiple CME courses held around the United States. This March, thousands of top orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting.