"THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW: LANDSCAPE OF ORTHOPAEDICS IN CONTEMPORARY MEDICINE"
The lecture was taken by Professor Philip Felix Adegbeji Umebese, Professor of orthopaedic surgery (Disaster Medicine and Trauma) .
“THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW: LANDSCAPE OF ORTHOPAEDICSIN CONTEMPRARY MEDICINE IN NIGERIA”
In attendance was the Rep of the Vice chancellor, Rep of the Register, Rep of Liberian, Provost College of Medicine, The Dean of Student, Dean of the College of Medicine who was the host Dean, Dean of arts, Family, Friends and Students.
The vice chancellor who was represented by the DVC Academics was called forth to declare the lecture open and to give a brief biography of the professor. Professor Philip was given birth to on the 24th August 1948 in Isoko, Delta State; he became a professor in 2009. It was stated that the First Inaugural lecture on orthopaedics was given on the 9th of February 1988.
He talked briefly on the Locomotive system (a sub topic), which he defined separately.
He said Locomotive is the only part in the Human body system that visibly and literally gives expression to Life ,then made this statement “LIFE IS MOVEMENT AND MOVEMENT IS LIFE”.
System is loosely defined as a collection of components that are interconnected to achieve a certain goal. Therefore the musculoskeletal system which is the locomotive system is composed of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones which work together to bring motion of the body.
He also said quoted “we can’t say someone has deformity if he has an ear problem because in a deformity you have to see it”.
We should all take note
He said[b] younger population are not spared of musculoskeletal problem.[/b]
In his group of study, they made a study on garri and found out that the garri fryers mothers inhaled toxic HCN fumes during the frying process and this may be dangerous or harmful to pregnant women as occupation.