Controversies in knee and shoulder surgery – Midlands Meeting May 2015

Controversies in knee and shoulder surgery – Midlands Meeting May 2015

I recently enjoyed a Midlands meeting on – controversies in knee and shoulder surgery. As well as being one of the speakers on the subjects of ACL preservation and demonstrating ACL re-attachment. It was also good to listen to other keynote speakers and catch up with colleagues.

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Above: With Thomas Steinn from Frankfurt , he is a specialist in multi-ligament repair and reconstruction. He shares the same philosophy as the internal bracing principle attempting to directly repair and salvage natural tissues where possible.

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Above: Convener Kuri welcoming delegates.

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Above: Konrad Slonarski from Poland, A good friend who is a pioneering researcher pushing the boundaries regarding ACL repair and biologics. I had the pleasure of visiting and operating with him in Warsaw last year on his Joint Rejuvenation course.

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Above: With Charlie Brown a well known and internationally respected educator and ACL surgeon. Originally from Harvard and now based in UAE we have regularly taught together. He reluctantly acknowledges that ACL repair is now our goal and speaks highly of Martha Murray’s basic science.

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Above; Charlie talks about conventional reconstruction where the focus is tunnel placement.

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Above: Duncan Learmonth expert shoulder and knee surgeon, talking sense as always, reviews some of the reasons for graft failure and ACL revision.

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Above: Operating during a live demo from a mobile surgical skills lab at the venue.

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