Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India


Dates: 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st January, 2021

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Alaric Aroojis

Ashok Johari

Durai Nayagam

Fergal Monsell

Hitesh Shah

Harold Van Bosse

John Mukhopadhaya

Ken Illingworth

Kerr Graham

Matthew Dobbs

Manoj Padman

Premal Naik

Ramani Narasimhan

Rujuta Mehta

Sanjeev Sabharwal

Salil Upasani

Sandeep Patwardhan

Taral Nagda

Thomas Palocaren


Dr. Dhiren Ganjwala

Dr. Ramani Narasimhan
Past President

Dr. Alaric Aroojis
Vice President

Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan

Dr. Hitesh Shah

Dr. Jayanth Sampath
Journal Editor

Dr. Manoj Padman
EC Member (North Zone)

Dr. Viraj Shingade
EC Member (West Zone)

Dr. Bibhu Datta Sahoo
EC Member (East Zone)

Dr. K. Venakatadass
EC Member (South Zone)

Dr. Taral Nagda
Website Committee Member

Dr. Easwar T. R.
Website Committee Member

Dr. Ashok Shyam
Website Committee Member


Dear Colleagues,

We are about to create history for POSI with the first-ever virtual annual scientific meeting. A few months ago, we could not have believed this. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to think about an alternative to a physical conference.

It is rightly said, ‘Every adversity brings an opportunity’. The need of the hour is judicial use of available resources. The executive committee of POSI really deliberated over the situation arising out of unforeseen circumstances and came out with an innovative solution. The new option in the form of a virtual meeting will help us to save a lot of time and expenses on travel and accommodation.

To ensure the best learning, we have spread out the whole program over two weekends in the month of January 2021. We shall have 3 hours session each day for four days.

Popular sessions like case discussion sessions, the best scientific paper sessions, and theme based symposia will also be the highlights of this meeting.

One of the advantages of the virtual meeting is, we can invite experts from various parts of the world. And we have a galaxy of experts for POSICON 2021. Though we shall miss the social aspect of the POSICON, we shall have the highest level of the academic program at par with other POSICONs. Let's continue to move along the path of serving the children.

Let's be resilient and bounce back together to explore this opportunity.

Let's take all precautions to stay safe and healthy.

With regards,
Dhiren Ganjwala


Time: 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Theme based session (1 hour)
Congenital Vertical Talus

  • Non-operative management: Mathew Dobbs
  • Surgical management - when and how: Hitesh Shah
  • Management of non-idiopathic CVT: Harold Van Bosse

Case discussion (1 hour)
Diagnosis dilemma: Alaric Aroojis, Manoj Padman

Best paper session (1 hour)
Presentation time - 7 minutes
Questions time - 2 minutes

  • Comparison of the outcome in bilateral Perthes disease with unilateral Perthes disease: (1 hour) Kumar Amerendra Singh
  • Demographic and Practice Variability amongst Indian centres in a Multicentre Prospective Observational Study on Development Dysplasia of Hip Deepika Pinto
  • Observational gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy using the Edinburgh Visual Gait Score (EVGS) and smartphone-based slow-motion video technology: Bhushan Sagade
  • Tuberculosis of the spine in children - Does drug resistance affect surgical outcomes?: Arjun Dhawale
  • TOrthopaedic manifestation as the presenting symptoms of Neuroblastoma: Siddarth Kamath
Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Theme based session (1 hour)
Reconstruction options for septic sequelae

  • Hip: Ashok Johari
  • Knee: Fergal Monsell
  • Ankle: Sanjeev Sabharwal

Case discussion (1 hour)
Controversies in the management:Taral Nagda, Thomas Palocaren

Best paper session (1 hour)
Presentation time - 7 minutes
Questions time - 2 minutes

  • Clinical surveillance of the infantile shoulder dislocation in residual Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy and its correlation with Ultrasound diagnosis: Maulin Shah
  • Pathological fractures following osteomyelitis of long bones in children - experience at a tertiary care institute: Vigneshwaran P.
  • Early results of a dedicated Hip Surveillance Programme to detect hip displacement in children with Cerebral Palsy: Suresh Chand
  • Modified Dunn Osteotomy for Moderate and Severe Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - A retrospective study of thirty hips: Mandar Agashe
  • Does acetabulum remodel following proximal femur varus derotation osteotomy in Perthes’ disease? A retrospective study: Nitish Bikram Deo
Time: 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Theme based session (1 hour)
Fracture neck of femur - Preventing & tackling complications

  • Coxa vara: Ken Illingworth
  • AVN: Salil Upasani
  • Non-union: Sandeep Patwardhan

Case discussion (1 hour)
Complications: How to prevent and how to manage?:
Ramani Narasimhan, John Mukhopadhaya

Paper session (1 hour)
Presentation time - 5 minutes
Questions time - 2 minutes

  • Does the outcome differ in children with Perthes Disease presented at stage of avascular necrosis and at early stage of fragmentation?: Chaitan Jaunky
  • Cost-effective options of limb salvage in pediatric bone sarcomas - minding the problem and finding solutions in developing countries: Love Kapoor
  • Septic Arthritis - A changing Microbiological Profile: Rakesh Reddy Pachika
  • Swaddling Practices in India - Are they Hip-Safe? A Survey of Paediatricians, Nurses and Caregivers: Alaric Aroojis
  • Congenital Posteromedial Bowing of the Tibia - Comparison of early and late lengthening: Ishani M. Chaudhary
  • Extracorporeal Radiation Therapy (ECRT) and Reimplantation after Wide Resection of Malignant Bone Tumors in Children: Ashish Kumar Ragase
  • Is bone consolidation changed by plating after lengthening of the tibia? A review of 35 cases: Ishani Pinakin Shah
  • Modified Velpeau sling application for the treatment of fractures around shoulder in infants: Chinmay Arunrao Sangole
Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Case discussion (1 hour)
Upper extremity problems Rujuta Mehta, Premal Naik

Theme based session (1 hour)
Neuromuscular conditions

  • Preventing contractures in CP: Kerr Graham
  • Management of cavovarus foot: Durai Nayagam
  • How did we make Victoria a crouch free state: Kerr Graham

Paper session (1 hour)
Presentation time - 5 minutes
Questions time - 2 minutes

  • Adolescent Scoliosis Pathway - Outcomes of Predictive Postoperative Ward Based Care for Patients undergoing Posterior Correction of AIS: Siddharth Sanjay Shah
  • Limb salvage in malignant and aggressive tumors of the humerus in children - what are the options of surgical resection and reconstruction?: Roshan Banjara
  • Septic Sequelae of hip in children - Clinicoradiological outcome at minimal 5 years follow up: Anil Agarwal
  • Allograft in Pediatric Spine: Abilash Srivatsav
  • Analysis of complications in management of Early Onset Scoliosis - An Indian Scenario: Akshay Gadiya
  • Management of Syndromic clubfoot using ponseti Method: Ranjith Nellore Mahesh
  • Results of Earliest Return of functions in Angular Deformity Correction after Growth Modulation patients using 8 plate / PET Screw: Jaideep Anandrao Dhamele
  • Post septic hip dislocation sequelae (Choi type IVA) in children managed with open reduction - a series of 11 children: Prateek Rastogi


Free papers

Free Papers are of 5 minutes duration + 2 minutes discussion. Please submit structured abstract (Introduction & Aims of Study, Methods, Results, Conclusion of Study) of < 500 words.


Submit an unstructured abstract of < 250 words


  • Congenital (Including Clubfoot / DDH / Limb Deficiencies)
  • Trauma (Upper Limb & Lower Limb)
  • Infection (Acute / Chronic / Sequelae / TB)
  • Developmental (Including Perthes / Coxa Vara / Genu Varum & Valgum)
  • Metabolic / Syndromic / Skeletal dysplasias / Osteogensis imperfecta etc.
  • Spine
  • Neuromuscular (Cerebral Palsy / Myelomeningocoele / Muscular Dystrophies / Polio etc)
  • Limb reconstruction (Upper Limb / Lower Limb)
  • Sports
  • Tumors (Benign & Malignant)
  • Basic Research
  • Miscellaneous (Innovative Techniques / New Ideas)



From among the highest ranked papers, the first 10 papers fulfilling ALL of the following criteria will be selected for the Best Paper session:
Eligibility criteria for POSI Best Paper Session

  1. The presenter should be a POSI member or should have applied for POSI membership at the time of abstract submission
  2. The study should be largely his / her work
  3. The work should have been done in India


  1. Last Date for Submission: December 6, 2020 (10.00 PM - IST).
  2. Only registered delegates can submit an abstract.
  3. Abstract submission is online. Please visit www.posi.in to submit abstracts. Abstracts sent by email will not be considered for evaluation.
  4. A delegate can submit more than one abstract, but only one can be presented per delegate. If more than one abstract gets accepted, the presenting author may nominate a co-author to present the paper. The coauthor has to be registered for the conference. The co-author has to have been included at the time of abstract submission. No co-authors can be added later.
  5. Do not mention name of Author(s) or Institution in the Title, Body of the abstract or in the images, tables and graphs. Mentioning the same will automatically disqualify the submission.


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