Following last year’s successful and first live hamstring transplant in Europe, which allowed us to repair a youngster’s ski-holiday damaged anterior cruciate ligament by using donor tissue from her mother, I have been approached by several surgeons interested in the… Continue Reading
At the BASK conference in April I will be having a meeting with the President Simon Donnell to outline plans to turn knee surgery into a new Master’s degree course for medical students. The aim is to launch the first… Continue Reading
Close examination of the data from performing around 300 osteotomies has thrown up some very interesting information covering all aspects of the operation. One of the most revealing insights is a change in the general profile of the ideal patients… Continue Reading
Each year the organisers of the annual conference of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) receive more than a thousand proposals for presentations to the delegates. But since the event only lasts two days that number has… Continue Reading
This is an annual meeting held at the headquarters of Arthrex, the US leading company for implant and technology associated with sports medicine surgery in the US. Mr Wilson was asked to present his new minimally invasive posterolateral reconstruction which… Continue Reading
It is not an unreasonable question to ask – “why don’t we replace damaged ligaments with a stronger man-made material?” After all, technology has an answer for everything!
Replacing or reconstructing the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) has not been an operation favoured by surgeons worldwide.
A recent lecture trip to America left me feeling twin emotions of pride and amazement.
For the third year running I had been invited to give two talks and a live cadaveric demonstration to the Faculty Forum, a meeting of 2 to 3 hundred top American sports surgeons in Naples, Florida…
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