Professor Mackay was delighted to be invited to attend the Inaugural Team Physician’s Controversies Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil in September: ‘I had never been to South America, however, I was enticed by a superb Faculty, chaired by Dr Moises Cohen, surgeon to the Brazil national football team. I was amused to be described as…

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We had our very own special Christmas present in the shape of this fantastic Scottish Invention Christmas Tree! It was made by six-year-old George Deacon who is the son of nurse Julie who works with Professor Mackay, who was incredibly flattered to find that George has put his invention – the InternalBrace – on the…

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Published in The Telegraph, March 30, 2016 By Daryll Ball It all went horribly wrong last February at the annual magazine ski test in Kühtai, Austria. I was in the resort’s terrain park, went too slow on a 360 – a classic mistake I tell all my coaching students not to do – and landed cleanly…

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First published in the Sydney Morning Herald, October 14 2015 By Daniel Schofield and Richard Bath Two leading sports surgeons have warned that rugby’s attrition rate is fast becoming unsustainable after statistics showed that the number of players who have had to withdraw from the World Cup through injury has more than doubled. Already 34…

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It was an honour to be invited to join the distinguished Faculty at the Beaver Creek Foot and Ankle meeting in Colorado. Over 150 attended including some of the top US Foot and Ankle surgeons. This included experts from California, Vegas, Chicago, New York and Alabama. It was convened by Dr Tom Clanton, a world…

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