Midlands Knee & Shoulder Controversies 2016

 

2016 Faculty

Martin Bell

Martin Bell

Footworks owner, Martin Bell, works as an extended scope practitioner for the NHS musculo-skeletal GP service treating hip, knee and foot injuries. He regularly provides specialist training for GP’s, health practitioners and walking groups, related to his area of expertise.

As seen recently in the media and on BBC, ITV, Daily Mail, The Times, The Sun, The Express and more.

Footworks is a specialist orthotic Bio-mechanics clinic working from Berkeley Centre Health and are based in Clifton, Bristol, UK.

Since graduation (19 years ago) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Martin has since been fortunate to have treated olympians, paralympians, has seen several clients successfully finish the Marathon Des Sables and has numerous clients who participate regularly in international sporting events.

He has worked as an extended scope practitioner for North Somerset Community partnership MSK team since 2011 and is very well connected with the orthopaedic and health professional rehabilitation teams around Bristol.

He regularly treats individuals complaining of prolonged or recurrent injury, typically suffering from an underlying hip or foot problem that has remained untreated for many years.

Martin specialist interest is in the following areas:

  • Educational and postural training – Perfectly Poised, South west physio courses
  • Prescribing custom fabricated Orthotic insoles to correct foot knee and hip alignment
  • Bio-mechanics and video analysis of running and walking
  • Prescribing arthritic offloading or knee stabilising bracing
  • Lower Limb Paediatric Orthotics assessment


His clients require comprehensive Bio-mechanical Gait Analysis and tailored treatment to assist their return to activity

Fabio Catani

Fabio Catani

After many years passed at Bologna university within the Rizzoli hospital organization, now he is the Chief of Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of University of Modena. Prof Catani studied from 1978 to 1984 at Medicine and Surgery Department of Bologna University; from 1984 to 1989 he did the specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology and from 1989 to 1992 he reached the specialization in physiotherapy.

Membership society:
SIOT (Italian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology;
Italian society of "Foot medicine and surgery" ;
International society of biomechanics;
European society of biomechanics;
SIGASCOT (Knee and sport arthroscopic medicine Italian Society);
AAOS ( American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons);
Council Member within the European Society of Biomechanics(1992) ;
Council Member of SIGASCOT (2004)

Publications: more than 150 printed work papers,and 100 between Abstracts and "Scientific book chapters".

He is also the author of a Book , Gait Analysis Methodologies and Clinical Application, 1994.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Having completed specialist training in Orthopaedics on the West Midlands Higher surgical training scheme in 2002, Mr Evans undertook the highly regarded Cavendish Fellowship. This fellowship covered all aspects of hip and knee surgery utilising both keyhole and open techniques and enabled him to develop a number of research and teaching interests. He is now in his 10th year in consultant practice.

Soft Tissue Knee Surgery
Mr Evans sees patients of all ages with knee injuries, pain, torn cartilages and wear and tear of the knee, which often respond well to keyhole techniques. He will be happy to assess your joints and advise you regarding the safest and best option.

Joint Replacement Surgery
Mr Evans has performed over 3400 hip and knee replacement operations including many complex primary and revision procedures. He uses tried and tested implants. He will advise you of the best options available in your case including newer technologies if appropriate.

Mr Evans is involved in a number of research projects through his work at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and is interested in less invasive surgical techniques and bone conservation at the time of primary and revision operations.

Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey

Mr Robert Harvey is currently Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust, his clinical interests include Arthroscopic knee surgery - meniscus, chondral lesions,cruciate ligament. Knee arthroplasty - primary / revision. Primary hip arthroplasty.

His research interests include Arthroscopic treatment of chondral knee lesions. Abnormal lipids in knee arthroplasty arthrofibrosis.

Assessments undertaken for RAC MSA race licences.

His personal interests include the Royal Automobile Club Motorsports Association – he is their registered doctor and undertakes Motorsports medical work throughout UK and is an RAC MSA International Race Licence holder.

He is also Regional Orthopaedic Consultant - Professional Football Association and Orthopaedic Consultant for Tranmere Rovers FC.

Dean Huges

Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes is the Vice President of Knee Product Development at Smith and Nephew Orthopedics. He earned his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis, as well as, a MBA from Christian Brothers University. Dean is a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee. Dean has designed, developed and launched over 50 projects related to orthopedic implants and instruments over the last 22 years with Smith and Nephew. He also holds 15 US Patents and several patents pending. Dean resides in Memphis with his wife Linda and enjoys restoring classic cars in his ‘spare’ time.

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Doug Jones is the Clinical Director at Harris & Ross Perform and is also the Lead Physiotherapist at Spire Manchester Hospital.

His story is the perfect example of career progression at Harris & Ross. He started as our Junior Physiotherapist at Sale Sharks in 2006 and progressed to become the Head Physiotherapist before leaving in 2010 for London Wasps Rugby Union, where he was the Head of Sports Medicine for three seasons.

Alongside this, he worked as a physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine and also worked with the England Saxons for their Six Nations tournament and summer tours. Doug has undoubtedly developed into one of the country’s leading physiotherapists and as he returned to the Harris & Ross fold at Spire Manchester, he also worked with the senior England Rugby Team during their 2013 Six Nations campaign.

He oversees the High Performance Department at Harris & Ross Perform, working closely with Red Bull and has a special interest in extreme athletes and their medical welfare and rehabilitation.

Doug has a Masters Degree from MMU and a strong interest in research, especially shoulder rehabilitation. Without a doubt, he is one of the most talented physiotherapists in the country and with his experience of working in elite sport and with extreme athletes, he has an excellent understanding of diagnostics.

His role at the hospital allows him unrivalled access to both investigative interventions and also consultants. The team that he leads at the hospital provide unrivalled support in both pre and post op care to consultants based at Spire Manchester.

With his background in elite sport Doug leaves no stone unturned in diagnosing a patient’s condition and will work tirelessly to fully rehabilitate any injury.

Sudheer Karlakki

Sudheer Karlakki

Mr Sudheer Karlakki FRCS(Orth) MSc LLM, is a Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon and also the Clinical Director for Surgery at RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT. He is a large volume hip and knee replacement and revision replacement surgeon, sub specialising in young adult hip disorders and hip arthroscopies.

He qualified in 1992 from St Johns medical College Bangalore, completed his basic surgical training in south wales and higher surgical training in orthopaedics centred in and around Oswestry. He is fellowship trained in hip and knee joint replacement and revision surgery from Wrightington and a further pelvic fellowship from Sunnybrook Toronto. He is extensively travelled and visited centres of excellence in UK and abroad. He also has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering and Medical Law from Cardiff University. He is actively involved in research, recently completed 2 RCTs as a PI with publications and ongoing projects. Research interests are in making surgery predictable through surgical techniques, minimising blood loss, surgical instruments and predictable wound healing.

Sporting interests range from cycling, motorcycling, skiing to paragliding

Duncan Learmonth

Duncan Learmonth

Duncan Learmonth BSc FRCS was appointed as a Knee and Shoulder Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham in 1993.

He trained in Birmingham graduating in 1982. His surgical training was in Leicester and Birmingham. He undertook Fellowships in Paris and Australia (Sportsmed Fellow 1992)

He developed a Knee and Shoulder Service at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital with 5 consultants and 2 Research Fellows in 1996.

In 2004 he established the private Birmingham Knee and Shoulder Clinic at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham with Marcus Green and Samir Massoud.

In 2007 he transferred to full time private practice, but maintains an Honorary NHS Contract at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

He undertakes Arthroscopic Reconstructive and Replacement Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder. He is a regular instructor on Arthroscopic Cadaver Courses.

Simon Lewthwaite

Simon Lewthwaite

Simon Lewthwaite is a consultant surgeon, specialiseing in hip and knee problems. Based in Shropshire he provides both NHS and private care at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt hospital in Oswestry and private care at Nuffield Health hospital in Shrewsbury.

He graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1994.

His postgraduate training has been throughout the West Midlands and orthopaedic training was on the Stoke - Oswestry rotation. He spent much of his arthroplasty training at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt hospital in Oswestry, a world-renowned centre of excellence.

Brought up in the West Midlands he now live in Shropshire with his wife and three children.

Much of his spare time is spent with his family but is also in the middle of a full restoration of a 1986 Lotus Esprit.

Samir Massoud

Samir Massoud

Samir Massoud read medicine at Alexandria University Medical School, Egypt 1980-86. After moving to the UK in 1989, he trained in general surgical specialities, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993.

Samir joined the Nottingham Higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training Scheme in 1995, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedics in 1999.

Samir was appointed the Shoulder Surgery Fellow to the Reading Shoulder Unit in July 2000 for 1 year and trained in the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit for 6 months following that. He trained extensively in arthroscopic, reconstructive and joint replacement surgery and management of sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. He was appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Arthroscopy Unit at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham in January 2003.

Samir performs around 1000 arthroscopic, reconstructive & joint replacement procedures of the shoulder & knee annually.

Samir's NHS practice includes two full days of surgery, as well as a specialist Shoulder clinic, an acute Knee clinic and a fracture & sports injury clinic.

Derek McMinn

Derek McMinn

Mr McMinn graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital in London, gaining the Cheselden Medal & 1st Prize in Surgery and moved to Birmingham and on to some of the top joint replacement centres around the world to train under renowned surgeons such as Bucholz, Engelbrecht, Insall, Wagner, Ranawat and Harris, learning the finer points of primary and revision surgery.

Working as an Orthopaedic Consultant and as the Director of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, he developed a passion for complex hip and knee reconstructions. And, often confronted by the poor results of conventional hip replacement in young patients, he took up the challenge of developing an alternative treatment.

A few of the many contributions of Mr McMinn to arthroplasty include the introduction of the McMinn Resurfacing in 1991, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in 1997, the Birmingham Mid-Head Resection (BMHR) device in 2003 and the Birmingham Knee Replacement (BKR) in 2007. In addition he has developed other high performance hip and knee implants and instruments to provide a comprehensive range of solutions for the whole spectrum of joint disorders.

In addition to receiving honours of distinction from several quarters, the University of Birmingham has conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Medicine Honoris Causa in recognition of his sterling contributions to the medical profession. Mr McMinn’s passion for meticulous surgery and precise implantation are reflected in his unparalleled success rate. Visiting surgeons have expressed time and again that it is a treat to watch him operate.

Today there is study after scientific study proving the effectiveness of Mr McMinn’s techniques… and story after individual success story coming from his patients.

Kirti Moholkar

Kirti Moholkar

Mr Kirti Moholkar FRCSI (Tr & Ortho) DSM MS MCh is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in knee and shoulder surgery. He has a broad base of various aspects of knee and shoulder surgery (arthroscopy and arthroplasty) and a special interest in total, unicompartmental, and patello-femoral knee replacement using a computer-assisted minimally invasive approach and more recently with custom jigs.

His NHS commitments include full time work at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He has a keen interest in research and has a number of publications in national and international journals and has presented his research at conferences in Ireland, United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Belgium, and Paris.

In 1997 he spent twelve months in Adelaide, Australia at the Flinders Medical Centre where he had an opportunity to learn knee arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery. In the year 2000 his general experience included work with trauma knee surgery. He has completed a fellowship from the United States of America and a Sports Fellowship from Australia. After training on the North Western & West Midlands Specialist Registrar training programme, Mr Moholkar took up the post of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in December 2004.

Iain Packham

Iain Packham

Iain Packham has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bristol since 2007. His NHS practice is based at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead and Frenchay Hospital. Iain trained at Nottingham University before undertaking his basic surgical training and then specialist orthopaedic higher surgical training in the London region.

He has undertaken Fellowships at the Cape Shoulder Institute, Cape Town and The Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Sydney with a focus on the arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries. Iain has an active research interest and has published on a number of subjects including sports injuries, joint replacement and hospital infection.

Iain is married with two young sons. He maintains a keen sporting interest and has been involved competitively in a number of sports including athletics and rugby. He has international qualifications in sailing and Scuba diving and is a qualified ski instructor. He has been awarded The Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and is therefore privileged to be listed in the General Medical Council Specialist Register.

Saira Rehman

Saira Rehman

Saira qualified from The University of Birmingham with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2010. Her specialist career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy began immediately as part of a large private organisation where the focus was on providing excellent physiotherapy treatment to all clients.

After successfully establishing her areas of interest both through the workplace setting and additional postgraduate courses, Saira established her own private physiotherapy practise in Sutton Coldfield, Resolve Physiotherapy. The focus at Resolve is very much in providing first class physiotherapy both preventative and rehabilitative, based on hands on, manual therapy techniques, supported by the very best physiotherapy modalities. Saira pride herself on ensuring you can expect exceptional customer service throughout.

Saira is committed to her professional development and has undertaken various additional qualifications including Advanced Injury Prevention and Management at The University of Hertfordshire, she is currently studying for her injection therapy and prescription modules whilst maintaining a caseload of elite athletes, recreational sports-people and those suffering from general aches and pain from her clinic in Sutton Coldfield.

Saira has a team of excellent physiotherapists and sports therapists that she works alongside in clinic and maintains close relationships with the very best of orthopaedic consultants, including Mr Kirti Moholar of The Droitwich Knee Clinic.

Alasdair Santini

Alasdair Santini

Alasdair Santini is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals, where he specialises in lower limb arthroplasty (hip and knee joint replacement), especially primary and revision knee arthroplasty, and arthroscopic surgery to the knee. He lives in Cheshire and is married with three sons.

He was educated at Gillsland Park Preparatory School and The Edinburgh Academy and then at The University of Sheffield where he gained his primary medical qualification. He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He passed the intercollegiate exam in Orthopaedics and Trauma (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2002 and gained entry to the specialist register in orthopaedics in February 2004. His higher training in orthopaedics was on the Mersey Orthopaedic Rotation and involved a year at Wrightington Hospital and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow sponsored travelling fellowship to visit Dr Leo Whiteside in St Louis, USA. he was awarded a clinical excellence award in 2009 and a second award in 2011.

He is a member of the British Medical Association, British Orthopaedic Association and British Association for Surgery of the Knee. He was until recently the lead for Orthopaedic Infection Control for Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital and is the clinical lead for the lower limb sub-directorate group.

He runs the Speciality Skills Course in Orthopaedics for the Royal College of Surgeons, training junior surgeons for a career in orthopaedics. He has a number of publications and presents research regularly at meetings. He is president of the Grosvenor Orthopaedic Club.

Alasdair Santini was a keen fencer, having been captain of both school and university teams but currently keeps fit by running (having participated in the Great South Run), skiing and trying to remember to go to the gym regularly. He enjoys scuba diving and has the PADI advanced open water diver qualification. He enjoys hill-climbing especially ‘Munro-Bagging’ and is a lifetime ticket holder of seats at Murrayfield so he can follow Scotland’s rugby internationals.

Matthias Schmeid

Matthias Schmied

Dr. Schmied is a board certified specialist in adult surgery with focus on knee and hip replacement and reconstructive procedures. He was trained in Switzerland, Germany and Scotland and is now involved in the development of a new surgical technique for combining Patient Specific Instrumentation and Ligament Balancing Techniques in Zug, Switzerland.

He has completed fellowships in the ENDO Clinic, Hamburg,Germany for septic surgery and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in Scotland and Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland for Traumatology.

Dr. Schmied is a member of the Swiss Orthopeadic Society (SGOT), the German Society for Arthroscopy (AGA) and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

Gerd Seitlinger

Gerd Seitlinger

After training as a specialist in trauma surgery Gerd Seitlinger moved to orthopedics at the LKH Stolzalpe where he worked from 2006 as a senior physician. Moreover, he worked as an emergency physician in Salzburg and graduated from the training as an osteopath.

In addition to general orthopedic and trauma surgery he specialises in surgery of the knee and the shoulder . As part of fellowships in Belgium and through various internships in Munich, Zurich, Glasgow and Lyon He has cemented his reputation as an expert on diseases of the patella.

Since 2011, he has been head of Sports Orthopaedics at the hospital Oberndorf

Elvire Servien

Elvire Servien

Professor E. Servien, MDPh D, was educated and rained in Lyon. She also did a sport fellowship in Australia.

She is a Professor in orthopaedic surgery, specialising in knee and shoulder surgery (sport and arthritis). She works in the Lyon University. The center is an accredited FIFA médical center of excellence.

She is also a full member of the French National University Board, an active member of ISAKOS and ESSKA. Her research is focused on knee, especially ACI R and MPFL R.

William Thomas

William Thomas

William Thomas is a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in conditions of the shoulder and elbow as well as Upper Limb injuries. His practice is based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter.

Will qualified from University College London Medical School in 2001. During his undergraduate studies he also gained an Honours Degree in the field of Physiology and Pharmacology. He then moved to the West Country for his basic surgical training in Bath and his Orthopaedic training in Bristol. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011.

Will has a broad experience of shoulder and trauma surgery, completing prestigious, advanced surgical fellowships in Geelong, Victoria, Australia with Associate Professor Richard Page and at the South West of England’s Major Trauma Centre in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. He holds active membership of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society, the British Trauma Association and the British Orthopaedic Association. His specialist clinical practice has a particular focus on arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques and the contemporary treatment of traumatic injuries.

Will has a keen interest in medical education, having a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from Bristol University and holding a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He has been involved in the education of medical students from Bristol Medical School, Deakin Postgraduate Medical School in Australia and is excited by Exeter’s new Medical School. He trains Orthopaedic Surgical Trainees and has run a specialist orthopaedic trauma course for Registrar’s approaching their Fellowship exams.

High quality and relevant research underpins Will’s practice. He has not only contributed to this body of knowledge though out his career but is continually seeking novel and innovative ways of improving the care he provides for his patients. He has research projects exploring the biomechanical science of shoulder joint replacement and reconstruction after injury. He has a major interest in Frozen Shoulder and in novel methods of enhancing patient experience and care during both day surgery and inpatient stays by using the Enhanced Recovery philosophy.

Dan Wellings

Dan Wellings

Dan is Head of Insight and Feedback at NHS England. His team oversees how the NHS collects experience and outcomes data from patients. It is responsible for a number of national surveys, including the Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) programme, the GP Patient Survey, the Cancer Patient Experience Survey and the Staff Survey, as well as the implementation and development of the real-time feedback mechanism, the Friends and Family Test.

Dan has twenty years of experience in the research industry and prior to joining NHS England was a Research Director at Ipsos MORI, specialising in public attitudes to the NHS and social care. He has a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Faculty

Martin Bell

Fabio Catani

Chris Evans

Robert Harvey

Dean Hughes

Doug Jones

Sudheer Karlakki

Duncan Learmonth

Simon Lewthwaite

Samir Massoud

Derek McMinn

Iain Packham

Saira Rehman

Alasdair Santini

Matthias Schmied

Gerd Seitlinger

Elvire Servien

William Thomas

Dan Wellings

 

• Faculty biographies

Course convenor: Kirti Moholkar

 

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