The FISIC London Meeting was a busy one, structured around the Rugby World Cup 2015. The meeting included an excellent update on orthobiologics by David Shepherd and the improved understanding of the different types of PRP and their chemo-attractant effect on stem cell migration.
Greg DeFelice from Hospital for Special Surgery NY talked about his early experience with ACL remnant conservation and the evolution of his technique to include the internalBrace. Early results are pending publication.
The level of acceptance for the Internal Brace is increasing exponentially. The round table discussion document on the ankle IB proved timely and popular. The embedded videos and technique guides appeared to be popular.
Above: Former players Jonathon Webb and Will Greenwood discuss their experience of injury and its impact
Research was discussed with David and this continued in US the following week. A pan-Celtic meeting was discussed with ROS Millar as a possibility for 2017.
I also had a chance meeting with Graham McCollum from Cape Town, who organized Kwa Maritane meeting last summer when I left he was discussing innovations with Mark Taylor to discuss innovations.
Above: Greg DeFelice from New York Special surgery explains how repai with IB has allowed him to get American footballers back after 3-4 months
One of the highlights was Former England rugby player Will Greenwood, who was a member of the 2003 World Cup winning squad; sharing his experience of multiple shoulder injuries throughout his career and its implications. Will emphasized the importance of the medical team as a whole and their responsibility to take a longer-term view.
For more images from this meeting see the gallery below
Fortius International Sports Conference October 2015
With its focus on Rugby injuries