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Core MSK Conditions – Assessment, Reconstruction and Replacement

Early Bird Booking Offer - Book this course now at a reduced cost of £115 + VAT - ending 01/02/18

CPD Gateway is pleased to announce our second all day event of 2018 taking place outside of London. "Core MSK Conditions - Assessment, Reconstruction and Replacement", taking place St Albans, Hertfordshire on Saturday 17th March 2018 will feature six talks by leading Consultant Surgeons from Hertfordshire BMI hospitals. Topics covered will range from orthopaedic problems facing young people, core stability, knee conditions and shoulder problems.

Assessment of Core Stability – The Surgical Perspective by Mr Syed Aftab, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Core stability is a concept frequently alluded to by all disciplines involved in managing back pain, yet there is a poor understanding of what this actually means in the surgical community. There is a great scope for unifying our message to patients and it requires stable definition of core stability, along with a simple way to assess it. This talk will present core stability from a surgeon’s perspective and will help dispel myths. It will enable greater collaboration between all stakeholders involved in management of patient back problems thereby delivering excellence in care.
Foot and Ankle Problems in the Young and the Old by Mr Suresh Chandrashekar, Consultant Foot and Ankle Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Our second session of the day will be taken by Mr Suresh Chandrasekhar, who will be covering the topic of foot and ankle problems, also looking at sports injuries. The session will include examinations and examples of community management of lower limb problems which present in both young and older patients. Mr Chandrasekhar will discuss when to refer, the process of triaging and MSK pathways. To close the talk, recent developments and evidence based medicine will be explored.
“My Knee Hurts” by Mr Harold Nwaboku, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

There are many causes of knee pain. In this talk, Mr Nwaboku will share his experience in the types of knee complaints that have been referred to his practice since he was appointed as a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. The talk is highly informative and welcomes an interactive session where disorders of the knee will be discussed.

Biological Joint Reconstruction by Mr Joyti Saksena, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

The management of older patients with hip or knee arthritis is relatively straightforward. In young people, however, managing the same condition can be challenging. This course gives structure around the options available to treat early arthritis in the young, high-demand patient. This talk will appeal to AHPs who are interested in being able to give options to patients who have disabling pain but who are not necessarily ready to have their joint replaced. As a specialist Hip and Knee surgeon, with an interest in biological solutions to treat hip and knee problems, Mr Saksena will give delegates an overview of the whole gamete of options available. Attendees will leave with the confidence to guide their patients in the surgical choices that are available to them, also feeling well informed and clearer in their mind about the techniques and options available to patients, particularly with the rise of Dr Google.

The Latest Concepts in Hip Replacement Surgery by Mr Henry Atkinson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Though mostly happy, many hip replacement patients limp, have weakness, and leg length discrepancies. Traditional hip replacements have a narrow range of shapes and sizes. Small changes in geometry can have large effects on function. There is often a compromise between hip stability, leg length and offset; which all have negative effects on functional outcomes. Mr Henry Atkinson will discuss the use of customised hip replacements: anatomically matched implants which fit the patient near-perfectly. Mr Atkinson will cover the process of producing these custom implants and the advantages of their use, while also sharing some recovery techniques to facilitate a more rapid recovery.

Shoulder dislocation – The Effects of Age by Mr Michael Kurer, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Shoulder dislocations affect patients differently with age. Treatment and rehabilitation will vary depending on the age of the patient. Patients over 60 will be more likely to require surgery to return stability or proper function to the joint. In this talk, Mr Michael Kurer will cover the key points in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder dislocation across age groups. He will also answer the questions: what are the principles of surgery? And what is safe and effective post-operative rehabilitation for returning to high level sport?

Delegate costs: 
£115 + VAT


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Zoe Mainwaring
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Where & When

17 Mar 2018
Sopwell House, Country Club & Spa
Cottonmill Lane
St Albans AL1 2HQ
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