Khanh Hoa General Hospital: Advanced techniques implemented

Thursday, 19/11/2020, 13:11 [GMT+7]

Khanh Hoa General Hospital: Advanced techniques implemented

In professional cooperation programs under the scheme 1816, medical staff at Khanh Hoa General Hospital has received and mastered several advanced specialized techniques, contributing to improving medical care.

93-year-old Dao Thi Cong, Ninh Son District, Ninh Thuan Province, had femoral neck fractures from a fall. Doctors of the provincial general hospital diagnosed that her injury was quite serious. The patient was old with osteoporosis and other health problems. A dual mobility arthroplasty was applied. This was one of advanced techniques transferred by Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics to the provincial general hospital in mid-2020. The technique helps limit dislocations risk among the elderly after surgery. “After technical transfer schemes, we can implement many specialized techniques such as joint replacement, laparoscopic surgery, surgery for birth defects and complicated fractures,” said Pham Dinh Thanh, Chief of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Khanh Hoa General Hospital.



1Joint replacement surgery transferred from Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics to Khanh Hoa General Hospital.


The joint replacement surgeries conducted by Khanh Hoa General Hospital has increased five-fold from 20 patients/day on average 5 years ago. Most severe patients suffering from musculoskeletal diseases used to be transferred to the higher level facility, but now hip and knee joint replacement surgeries have been successfully done at the provincial general hospital with the oldest patient being 104 years old. In addition, the hospital has also coordinated with higher-level hospitals and leading experts in performing nearly 1,000 osteoarthritis and orthopedic operations on adults and children, using advanced techniques such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta surgery, endoscope for small joints; congenital prosthetic joints in child, etc.

“Difficult injuries in children include epicondylitis in elbows and joints. The diagnosis and treatment rely on specialists’ competence and experience as the injury may not be detected on X-ray because the child is too small. However, after the transfer, doctors at the provincial general hospital are able to do it,” said Dr. Phan Van Tiep, Pediatric Orthopedic specialist, Ho Chi Minh City. He has been involved in transferring many techniques to the provincial general hospital.

At the preliminary review ceremony of 5 years of technical transfer under the scheme 1816 between Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics and Khanh Hoa General Hospital, Dr. Tran Dang Khoa, Chief of Lower Limb Department, Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics said, physicians of Khanh Hoa General Hospital have successfully received techniques transferred thanks to doctors’ efforts and hospital leaders’ concern for over 5 years of technical transfer.

The investment in technical improvement and application of advanced techniques at Khanh Hoa General Hospital, the highest level of care in the province, has proved efficient and reduced travel and treatment cost. Especially, besides technical transfer, Khanh Hoa General Hospital cooperates with leading experts and retired doctors from central hospitals to conduct screening examination and operations on severe patients quarterly.

Translated by N.T