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Mr. Derrick E. Lousaing - Physician at Fracture And Orthopaedic Clinic Limited

Mr. Derrick E. Lousaing

B.Sc., M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., (Ed)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr. Derrick Emmanuel Lousaing graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica Medical program in 1984 after having attained a B.Sc. in Marine Zoology with upper 2nd class honors in 1978.

Mr. Lousaing returned to Trinidad and worked at the Port of Spain General Hospital in various surgical disciplines until 1987. He subsequently pursued a post graduate degree at the Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, (FRCS) Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. and obtained an FRCS (Ed) in 1989 while working his way up from Senior SHO to Senior Registrar in Orthopaedics.

After returning to T&T in 1991, Mr. Lousaing pioneered both hip and knee arthroplasty, and since 1993 has continued to be a prolific arthroplasty surgeon performing approximately 150 total joint replacements per year.

Mr. Lousaing holds membership with several Orthopaedic Societies such as the AAOS, the British Orthopaedic Association and the Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Recognizing the importance of continuing his medical education, he participated in numerous hands-on and laboratory-type training in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery and continues to do so to date.

His main interests are complex orthopaedic trauma to the pelvis and lower limb, hip and knee arthroplasty; all aspects of arthroscopic surgery and knee ligament reconstruction.

The Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic was started in 1995 with a colleague, Mr. Godfrey Araujo, to improve patient care and optimizing patients’ outcome. Hence the mission statement, “Helping patients maximize mobility.”

Present Positions:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon:
  • Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH)
  • St. Clair Medical Centre (SCMC)
  • Westshore Medical Centre (WSMC)

Special Interest Areas:

  • Complex Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Hip, Knee and Shoulder Arthroplasty (replacement)
  • Unicondylar (partial) knee Arthroplasty (replacement)
  • Complex Revision Arthroplasty (replacement)
  • Arthroscopy of the knee/ACL Reconstruction / Multiple knee ligament reconstruction

Present Licenses Held:

T&T/UK/Anguilla/Antigua/St. Kitts-Nevis / St Lucia

Positions held:

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Honorary Clinical Tutor - effective 1st January 2013

Further Training:

Regular participation at Medical Meetings / workshops / Medical Evaluations in T&T and Internationally.

  • Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education 2018: Point of Care Exam and Trauma A Self-Assessment Exam May 2018
  • Hospital For Special Surgery 29th Annual Holiday Knee & Hip Course December 2017
  • The Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 11th Annual Scientific Conference October 2016
  • Transatlantic Orthopaedic Congress 17th Annual Sports Medicine & Total Knee & Hip Course in Collaboration with the European Knee Society, New York,NY October 2016
  • TCOS Nassau, Bahamas 2016 - Presentation on bone loss in revision joint surgery
  • Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Port of Spain, Trinidad, October 2013 & 2014
  • The Knee Society and The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons –Co-Branded Knee Society and AAHKS Specialty Day Scientific Program – McCormick Place Convention Center South, Chicago IL, USA, March 2013
  • Vumedi - San Francisco Nov 2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting Chicago IL, March 2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. 2012
  • Sports Medicine and Total Knee and Hip course, ICJR, New Your NY U.S.A. 2012
  • Caribbean Orthopaedic Conference, Jamaica, 2011
  • American Academy Annual Meeting 1993, 1995, 1997,1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011
  • Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Advances in Orthopaedic Trauma and Arthroplasty, Miami, Florida December 2010
  • 15th Jamaican Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Ocho Rios, Jamaica 2010
  • Contemporary Issues in Partial knee arthroplasty, Columbus, Ohio, June 4-6, 2010
  • A Masters Experience in Arthroscopy of the Hip Joint, Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Chicago October 2009
  • Current and conventional concepts in Joint replacement, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. 1994, 1996, 2007
  • Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium, Edinburgh U. K. 2006
  • Regional Orthopaedic Lime Trinidad and Tobago, 2005, 2006
  • Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Course 2004, 2006
  • Joint Replacement Review, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. 2005
  • Synvisc International Course, New Jersey, U.S.A 2005
  • American Fracture Association Meeting, 2000
  • British Orthopaedic Association, 1997, 1998
  • Annual Meeting of Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Tobago & Tobago 1995, 1996
  • Basic and Advanced International Courses of Internal Fixation, Nottingham, U.K. 1989
  • Radiation Management Course, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 1989

Professional Affiliations:

  • British Orthopaedic Association (International Member)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (International member)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Member)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (Lecturer)
  • Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Member)

Recent Papers / Presentation:

  • Difficult Hip Surgeries October 2014
  • The Comparative findings of MRI and Arthroscopy of the knee joint
  • A Mini-Arthotomy two incision technique for ACL Reconstruction with Bone Patellar Bone Graft
  • Surgical tips for complex primary total knee replacement
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with intramedullary interlocking nail fixation
  • A case of complex Giant cell tumor destruction of first metacarpal.
  • Posterior acetabular fracture/dislocation of the hip
  • Use of primary prosthesis (CR) for complex knee deformities
  • Ankle Arthrodesis and Simultaneous Lengthening Using Ilizarov
  • Blood Loss in TKR with TEA in first 24 hours

In Progress:

  • A Review of Proximal Tibial Intraarticular Fractures
  • A Clinical Look at the Hip Joint Parameters as related to CAM Impingement in a multi-ethnic population
  • Gunshot Injuries in Trinidad and Tobago- A New Protocol for Bone Assessment

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