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Despite COVID-19 there is a very clear demand for continued education, We are pleased to announce that convenors Henry Bourke and Ciaran McGarvey, have invited a world-class faculty to take part in the “Virtual” Wexham Park International Cruciate Ligament Meeting on Friday 13th November 2020.
The focus is a practical approach to knee ligament surgery, looking at the latest techniques to repair or reconstruct injured knees in all groups of patients from the recreational sportsperson through to the professional elite athlete.
It is an essential update for all surgeons with an interest in soft tissue knee surgery.
13:00 – Introduction to industry sessions – Mr Henry Bourke
13:10 – 14:10 Industry Session (delegates choose from simultaneous live alternatives)
14:10 – 14:15 Welcome and introductions from the studio – Mr Henry Bourke
14:15 – 14:30 Live link speaker: How MOON group data can influence your practice? Dr Chris Kaeding Ohio, USA
14:30 – 14:45 Questions & Studio Panel Discussion
14:45 – 15:00 Live link speaker: BPTB Graft Healing and Return to Function : Dr K Don Shelbourne, Shelbourne Knee Center, Indianapolis, USA
15:00 – 15:15 Questions & Studio Panel Discussion
15:15 – 15:30 Surgical demonstration 1: – Quads Tendon Harvest – Soft tissue only and with bone block, graft preparation and fixation – Mr James Robinson & Mr Andy Williams
15:30 – 15:40 Studio panel discussion – Quads Tendon use vs HT and BPTB
15:40 – 15:50 Surgical demonstration 2: – Lateral Exta-articular tenodesis – Technique, fixation, tips & tricks – Mr Andy Williams
15:50 – 16:05 Studio Panel Discussion – LET vs ALL. Stability Study. Data and results. Which patients may benefit.
16:05 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 16:30 Studio panel complex case debate – Meniscus
16:30-16:55 Studio Panel Discussion – The Medial Side – How much laxity can be tolerated with ACL tear? Reconstruction & advancement of MCL
16:55-17:05 Surgical Demo 3 – Correction of excess tibial slope in ACL graft failure – Prof Adrian Wilson
17:05 – 17:25 Studio Panel Discussion – The role of osteotomy in ACL deficiency
17:25 – 17:40 – Open Delegate Questions and Answers Session
17:40 – Concluding remarks + Main Conference close
17:40 – 18:10 Evening Session – Breg to include:
17.40 – Introduction – Mr Henry Bourke
17:40-17:50 – Dynamic bracing for medial ACL and OA protection/deficiency – Mr Gary Bledsoe
17:50-18:10 – Round table discussion on bracing with live delegates questions – Mr Gary Bledsoe (via videolink), Mr Henry Bourke, Tim Spalding and Mr James Robinson
18:10 – Close
Registrars who are considering a career in knee surgery – traditionally this has been a excellent opportunity for networking in this field including considering fellowship options.
Physiotherapists with an interest in sports injuries to the knee and rehabilitation of athletes of all levels from the elite to the recreational.
Henry Bourke is a specialist knee surgeon and a full time consultant at Wexham Park Hospital, part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed in 2013 on the retirement of Mr Robin Allum FRCS who founded the Wexham Park Cruciate Ligament meeting in 1992. Henry took the helm for the first time as Course Director in 2014 and has run the meeting ever since. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in London in 2002 and went on to train in Orthopaedic Surgery in the South West Thames Deanery. He developed an early interest in knee surgery during this time and went on to complete his training on a year’s fellowship in Australia in 2012. This included studying at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Sydney and the Park Clinic in Melbourne.
As well as running this world-renowned meeting, Henry has a large sports and soft tissue knee practice at Wexham Park Hospital, Heatherwood Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor.
Ciaran McGarvey is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park with a specialist interest in knee surgery. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2004. He completed basic surgical training in Cambridge and London, and specialist orthopaedic training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals. After completion of specialist orthopaedic training he completed two six-month fellowships in knee surgery with Professor Ponky Firer in Johannesburg, and Mr Tim Spalding in Coventry, as well as a trauma fellowship at the John Radcliffe Trauma Unit, Oxford. He has a keen interest in a range of sports and worked as matchday team doctor with Saracens Rugby Club from 2012-2016.