Bolivian Association of Arthroscopy BAA


Meritorious men in medical education who chose the degree of Doctor of Medicine were Dr. Fidel Rhodes with his work on General principles of treatment of fractures and Dr. Belisario Diaz Romero and experience in gunshot wounds in the apparatus.

Musculoskeletal Subsequently, Claudio Sanjinez professor of the chair of Surgical Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, disseminates its work; resection of the inner half of the clavicle to complete regeneration, Dr. Elias founder of the Military Hospital of La Paz, dean of the medical school several times, writes about birth defects in the locomotor Sagárnaga.

Daniel Bilbao Rioja (L913) formed in Surgery Santiago de Chile, works as a military doctor in the campaign of the Chaco War and along Calderon Mendoza, cover the medical services of Social Security.

A few years later (1921) Saint Loup Enrique Bustillos, a man of great culture, active participant in the Bolivian Academy of Language upon return to the country, provides important concepts in reconstructive surgery of the fingers and the management Orthopedics congenital dislocation of the hip.

But surely the great figure of the early period of the development of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Bolivia was Abelardo Ibañez Benavente, who followed the teachings of his master Vittorio Putti, disclose treatment techniques in congenital dislocation of the hip and as experience War against Paraguay and collaborated by Dr. Valentin Gomez and Fernando Antezana students Alvarez and Jose Carrasco Leader, published in the journal Military Medicine, about arterial and nerve damage.

Since the forties, a greater interest in the development of orthopedics in our environment through thesis presentation is created for the degree of Doctor of Medicine deal with the subject, so we, fractures of the pelvis fractures of the elbow children, Surgery adaptation forearm amputations, osteomyelitis delayed cures, etc.

José Antezana, considered one of the greatest pioneers of Orthopedics in our environment, away from university teaching driving left the chair to Dr. Walter Arteaga Cabrera who in his hospital practice introduces new concepts in spine surgery.

At this time the first hip prosthesis is made in the city of La Paz by Dr. Hugo Berrios Walter Arteaga and Ciro Zabala. Dr Santa Cruz and Cochabamba Weisse Rodolfo Dr. Mario Riveros.

From l970, a greater number of specialists distributed throughout the country, as Dr. Clive Herrera, Mario Saavedra, Ciro Zabala, Manuel Montano, Raul Mendoza among others, report their acquired knowledge not only in clinical practice but also university teaching in the specialty.

These are some of the aspects of the path taken by our predecessors. Constitution and evolution of the Bolivian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology It was a trade and academic need that prompted a small number of orthopedic trauma doctors, implement a national society and from there was to assemble in its membership to all Bolivians specialists.

In February 1963 the written charter of the Society SBOLOT being its founders: Dr. Joseph Antezana Estrada (deceased) Dr. Raul Requena Mendoza Dr. Hugo Berrios Ledezma (deceased) Dr. Fernando Alvarez (deceased) Dr. René Cavero Dr. Jose M. Gutierrez Dr. Carrasco champion Vera. (Deceased) Dr. Walter Cabrera Arteaga Dr. Porto Freddy Lenz Dr. Taboada Bleichner Hugo Dr. Arratia Jorge Loza (deceased) Dr. Gonzalo Cañipa.

The first board of the Bolivian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology headed by Dr. Joseph Antezana Estrada as president, the secretary Dr.Raúl Mendoza and Dr. Walter Arteaga Cabrera as treasurer, being drafted in this management also appointed the first statutes which govern the Company.

In its early days was difficult development as a scientific society, as the number of members was reduced, limiting the realization of national events and functionality of the first departmental branches so that communications activity and experiences of clinical practice was regional character. While a rotation system for the venue of national events between La Paz, Cochabamba was established in principle and Santa Cruz then give opportunity to subsidiaries Interior considered minor by the number of its partners.

According to regulation is attributed to President SBOLOT headquarters the day to carry out the organization of the event.

It was then, until 1969 officially began with national events I National Conference of Orthopedics and Traumatology, November l969.

See La Paz whose steering committee was, as President Dr. Raul Requena Mendoza and Guillermo Villanueva as secretary.

The official theme of most discussion was Osteoarticular Tuberculosis. II National Conference of Orthopedics and Traumatology, November 1970, Cochabamba headquarters. Dr. Ciro Zabala as president, secretary and Felipe Saavedra Mario Arevalo as treasurer.

Topics such as bone tumors, congenital dislocation of the hip and knee and hip injuries were highlighted at this event. III National Conference of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Santa Cruz headquarters in November l971, officers Rodolfo Weisse and Juan Peña. Orthopedic injuries of the foot and osteomyelitis as official themes.

In October l972, it performs I Bolivian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology based in the city of La Paz, then president Dr. Hugo Berrios, Dr. Jorge Callisperis as general secretary and treasurer Dr. Francisco Carrasco.

Issues especially hip and spine with the participation of guest lecturers from abroad and domestic exhibitors were addressed.

In l974, II National Congress SBOLOT based La Paz, Dr Walter C. Arteaga president, Dr, Vice President and Buddy Carrasco Francisco Lazo de la Vega Secretary general management that continued until l978 after III Congress.

In l978, the IV National Congress which was held in the city of Santa Cruz, Rodolfo Weisse, is elected president.

In l985, after a few years of inactivity, he convened a meeting of honor with the participation of delegates from inside, in order to revive the activities of the SBOLOT imbued first by the arrival of a host of eager specialists be of the membership of the society through the presentation of works of income and its welfare effort to raise the second activity SBOLOT reorganization and modification of statutes and regulations, objectives that occurred in the V Bolivian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology held in the city of La Paz in June l985, settling in this event the national leadership headed by Dr. Jorge Callisperis as president, Francisco Carrasco as Vice President, and Buddy Lazo de la Vega as secretary general.

Management among other topics promoted arthroscopy in our midst with invited foreign lecturers, events were held in La Paz and Cochabamba, also through participation in the IV Bolivarian Congress in Cuzco-Peru, he managed to host the V Congress Bolivarian country.

In June l986 takes place the VI Bolivian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology. and in April l987 at the Seventh National Congress of the SBOLOT in Tarija, he was re-elected by acclamation President Dr. Jorge Callisperis Dr. Hector Aleman as vice president and general secretary Jorge Carrasco.

In 1988, he held the Eighth National Congress in Trinidad SBOLOT.

But without doubt, an event that marked an era in the evolution of the SBOLOT was the Bolivarian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology held in September l988 in the city of La Paz, which as well write in the editorial page of the magazine SLAOT president Dr. Miguel de La Fuente was an example of enthusiasm and organization highlighting the quality of its Ibero-Latin American professors lecturers as well as national lecturers.

The Ninth Congress was held in August l990 in Santa Cruz, following the decline of the subsidiary Potosi and Sucre, organizers were Dr. Enrique Rojas and Juan Carlos Suarez.

The new management board l990- l992 went to Cochabamba and president Dr. Manuel Montaño.

The Tenth National Congress of the SBOLOT held in the city of Oruro, organizers were Drs. Mario Murillo and Armando Viana.

The new management board was l992- l994 to La Paz Dr. Guido Gutierrez as president, Christian Fuentes Hector Sandoval as vice president and secretary general.

The XI National Congress held in the city of La Paz, reelected Dr. Guido Gutierrez l994-1996 management. Shock Armando Inclan as vice president and José Luis Jaimes as secretary general. In the XII National Congress, 1996-1998 management was elected as president Dr. Ivo Eterovic from Cochabamba.

Freddy Gonzalez and Rene Nava as vice president, secretary general. XIII National Congress held in Santa Cruz, was elected as president for the 1998-2000 management Dr. Juan Carlos Suarez Santa Cruz, Enrique Rojas Alberto Sulzer as vice president and secretary general.

The XIV National Congress held in the city of Tarija, the new management board Dr Humberto 2000-2002 Zeballos, President Christian Fuentes and Jose Luis Jaimes Vice Secretary General.

From 2002 to 2004, in XV National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology held in the city of La Paz Dr. Romel Pereira was elected as President of this effort, Dr. Edmundo Sabalaga Retamoso as Vice President, Dr. Arzob Omonte as Secretary General Dr. Norberto Undurraga as Secertario of Finance, Dr. Joaquin Zeballos as Recording Secretary, Dr. Freddy Gonzalez as 1st Vocal, Dr. Ronald Vocal Valdivia as a 2nd and 3rd Dr. Andrew Zaconeta as Vocal. From 2004 to 2006, in the XVI National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology held in the city of Cochabamba, was elected Dr. Juan Carlos Suarez as President of this effort, Dr. Gustavo Sulzer as Vice President, Dr. Ernesto Moreno Saucedo as Secretary General, Dr. Omar Lizarazu Jaldín Secretary of Finance, Dr. Edgar Sempértegui Soria as Recording Secretary, Roberto Tejada Casap as 1st Vocal, Dr. Alfonso Soria Galvarro as a 2nd Vocal and Dr. Ernesto Oroza as 3rd Vocal Manrique.

NATIONAL REVIEW OF RESIDENCE IN Orthopedics Residence in Orthopedics and Traumatology in Bolivia, private initiative begins at No. 1 Hospital Obrero CNS in the city of La Paz, whose coverage was then about one million two hundred thousand insured and trauma service with fifty beds also an Service dependent child orthopedics pediatrics department with ten beds.

Dr. Raul Mendoza Requena, along with its partners through a program graduate, made official in the year l979 the training of specialists with a time of formation of three years.

In the following years, through the Committee on Medical Education of Postgraduate and its subcommittees as the Council of Higher Education, continuing education by the Medical College and medical residency represented by the head of education, entrance exams become much more demanding and more stringent criteria approval.

The Teaching Care Integration agreement between the universities and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Public Health, to take over the surveillance of the medical residency under national graduate subcommittee and its regional subcommittees, after an analysis of the current program specialty, training expands to four years.

In March l997, after a workout in medical residency programs abroad, a group of experts drew up a program of post-graduate specialty in the University Teaching Hospital also of the city of La Paz, whose service Orthopedics and Traumatology had fifty beds, same as was approved by collecting all the requirements obtained.

Thus, in February l998 specialty residency officially begins, with the main managers Dr. Guido Gutierrez, as Chief and Dr. Jose Luis Jaimes, collaborated teacher responsible for teaching a group of instructors.

Currently, besides the Hospital of the child, the new Maternal and Child Hospital of the CNS it is training center specializing in pediatric orthopedics for residents of the social security and health ministry.

BOLIVIAN MAGAZINE Orthopedics The number of members in the initial period, limited compliance with the issue of the SBOLOT under the founding.

It was in 1971, in the direction of doctors Hugo Berrios, Jorge Callisperis, Francisco Carrasco and coordinator Dr. Jorge Carrasco, the first magazine as the official organ of national broadcast editing, pretending to offer a scientific platform to eager professionals show their experiences and to capture this information through our statutes in which our society is governed, however the difficulty in financial support was responsible for the publication of only two numbers.

In November l993, after 21 years of suspended editing, an editor team, lead by Dr. Christian Fuentes assume the challenge of repeating Volume 3, following the current rules of publication in a scientific journal and the contents between jobs Scientists are the statutes and regulations of the SBOLOT modified in the Extraordinary Congress held in the city of Cochabamba in June l993, in addition to a provision for foreign doctors who visit our country. But despite having a bearable financial support for editing the magazine, his presentation was not the number established, making subsequent efforts also edit one volume per year were editors,

Dr. Armando Shock Inclan ( La Paz) Dr. José Luis Jaimes Ch. (La Paz) Dr. Freddy Gonzales G. (Cochabamba).

In the XIII National Congress held in the city of Santa Cruz, was raised consolidating the permanent seat for the edition of the magazine, as just recognition of the initiative of its reissue after many years of suspended publication, this, for the sole purpose to ensure the periodicity of submission.

Vice President of the subsidiary La Paz SBOLOT Dr. Jose Luis Jaimes was tasked Ch. continue this purpose.

They appeared inevitable reflections through the editorial page alerting the reluctance of partners realize their professional interests, personal experiences and / or institutional, among others, the profusion of television, cable TV, etc.

lack of academic training to write, lack of resources in our workplaces, or simply our laziness ?.

Despite that, and with input from a variety of items with both local and Interior, issues the magazine was saying, improving the structure of your presentation through sections as original articles, review issues, updates, case reports, miscellaneous, etc. pretending to maintain a minimal scientific content production, stable quality.

As shown, move slowly, now with 11 volumes published Dr. Christian sources as editor took the economic liberation of the edition of the magazine through the supply line of an importing drugs, so that only through our contribution of a larger number of items will achieve this objective as laid down in the founding of our society, consolidate the presentation of three to four volumes annually. GUIDE of the Bolivian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology 2000 and later the 2nd number 2003 - Santa Cruz Branch in cooperation with Laboratorios Bago and chaired by Dr. Juan Carlos Suarez as Editor of the Guide, for decision at the 2000 congress in Tarija 1st number 1999 was published - 2004 and the 3rd number 2005-2006.

TRIBUTE Of the surviving founders, deserves special mention the leadership provided by Dr. Walter Arteaga Cabrera Raul Requena Mendoza undeniably creators of both schools undergraduate and postgraduate.

Of the dead - unfortunately unable to quote all- worth noting the exceptional contributions during his fruitful career Dr Antezana Joseph Estrada.

We consider this an overview and can not stop giving our living testimony to the extraordinary development that passed by our SBOLOT, wishing him a continuous and high projections work in all its activities and our founding partners - which they are - should be proud of twisted tree planted as a symbol of Bolivia Orthopedics in our country 38 years ago and strengthened this continue through future generations.