Nationally and Inter-nationally recognized Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Narender Kumar Magu, and a Pioneer in “Hip preservation/ Reconstruction/ Proximal Femoral Osteotomies” in the management of various hip disorders and “Pelvi-acetabular fractures”. A major part of his academic career was focused in establishing the super-specialty of “Hip Preservation” at Pt. B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana (India). The department of Orthopaedics has become the “Centre of Excellence” under his supervision; and an established center for the mentioned super-specialty.
Dr. Magu was deputed to “Kathmandu” in 2015 to manage earth quake victims having “Neglected Pelvi-acetabular fractures” on the request of Nepal Orthopaedic and Indian Orthopaedic Association to Government of Haryana.
The surgical technique innovated by “Magu et al” has now been included in Orthopaedic reference book “Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedic Surgery” “Fractures and Dislocations in Children” in: ST Canale, JH Beaty, vol 2. Twelfth edition published by Mosby Philadelphia: Elsevier. It is pertinent to mention “Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics” to an Orthopaedic surgeon is as important a book as “Harrison” is to a physician. He has also contributed a chapter “Osteotomies around Hip” in the latest edition of standard text book “Principles of Orthopaedics by Samuel Turec.” Besides this he has contributed more than a dozen chapters in various Orthopaedic and CME Books.
Indian Orthopaedic association has been deputing fellows to the department of Orthopaedics to associate with Dr. Magu and learn the management of “Pelvi-acetabular fractures and Hip preservation Procedures” since the last few years.
It has been Dr. Magu’s endeavor to reach every corner of the world to emphasize “Hip Preservation Surgery” with his presentations on “proximal femoral osteotomies” having a rich follow up of more than 25 years promoting biological procedures for various hip disorders; and the management of pelvi-acetabular fractures using modified KL approach as an isolated approach or as a part of combined surgical approaches.
Dr. Magu has the largest number of publications on “proximal femoral osteotomies” in English literature and presented his work regarding the “osteotomies in hip disorders” and “Pelvi-acetabular fractures” in various centers of UK, Australia, USA, Prague Czech Republic, Gothenburg Sweden, Rio Brazil, Israel, Cairo Egypt, Thailand, Colombo Sri Lanka and Dhaka Bangladesh, etc.
Dr. Magu continues to conduct courses/ workshops/ cadaveric exposures/ symposium on “Proximal femoral osteotomies” and “Pelvi-acetabular fractures” in various parts of the country to train surgeons - the management of “Hip disorders” since over two decades.
Dr. Magu has educated surgeons at large by conducting and participating as a faculty or a course Director in more than 40 “Hands on workshops/ cadaveric courses/ Symposia including AO courses all over country and abroad during International/ National/ Regional/ State chapter conferences. Eminent international experts from US, UK, Australia, Germany, etc. have been part of such courses on most of the occasions. He continues to be a faculty for most of the “Continuing Orthopaedic education Programmes” organised by Indian Orthopaedic Association or its state chapters and have delivered more than 500 lectures mostly on the subject “Pelvi-acetabular fractures and Proximal femoral osteotomies”. He is the invited Guest faculty for APOA 2016 Melbourne Australia March 29th - April 4th, 2016; AO Trauma Japan Nov 2016 to speak on proximal femoral osteotomies and acetabular fractures; and have recently attended 67th Egyptian Congress as an invited guest faculty at Cairo from Dec 7th – 10th, 2015.
Dr. Magu was the convenor and moderator of Symposium titled “Osteotomies around hip in adolescents” during SICOT 2013 at Hyderabad and convenor of hands on workshop/ symposium on Acetabular and Pelvic fractures during APOA meeting 2012 New Delhi in Oct 4th – 8th, 2012 and 7th Biennial congress of SAARC countries and 34 conference of SRI Lanka Orthopaedic association Colombo 2012. He continued as peer review member for selecting abstracts/ papers for SICOT congress 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The innovated surgical technique “Modified KL approach in the management of acetabular fractures” has a place in the future management of acetabular fractures and he is looking forward to present the same during APOA meeting 2016 being organized at Melbourne Australia March-April 2016 and Proximal femoral osteotomies in Japan during AO trauma meeting Japan 2016.