Midlands Knee & Shoulder Controversies 2016


Live Cadaveric Surgery:

  • Anatomical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
  • Unicompartmental knee balancing
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair tips and trick
  • PFJ Replacement
  • iBalance® techniques
  • Anatomical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Tibial tubercle transfer


This year’s Knee & Shoulder Controversies meeting dedicates one and a half days to the knee and a half day to shoulder and will incorporate live surgery, panel discussions, lunch with faculty, tailored workshops and lectures.

DAY ONE will focus primarily on joint replacement with soft tissue balancing and will include workshops of the surgical technique. The theme of this year is to improve operative techniques which may result in superior patient outcomes. The faculty have personal experience, backed with data to prove that soft tissue respect and balancing works to improve patient outcomes. Appropriate and targeted physiotherapy is as much required to get better outcomes and there are talks from field experts stressing this point. View timetable

DAY TWO will include topics on both the shoulder and knee. The morning has cadaveric surgical techniques, the faculty will demonstrate key arthroscopic tips and tricks from the Arthrex Mobile Surgical Skills Lab. The afternoon is a very stimulating part of the meeting including a talk by Dan Wellings (Department of Health PROMS programme). View timetable

There will also be round table discussions and an informal drinks reception (included in the fee) on the Wednesday evening.

The meeting has been awarded 12 CPD points.

Round Table Discussions

Following the success of last year, we will be repeating the round table discussions during lunch with members of the Faculty and company’s where informal discussions, demonstrations and debate can take place.

After Conference Drinks

Key to continuing the networking theme, delegates will have the opportunity to join the faculty for a post conference drink in the Sixways bar after the meeting closes on Wednesday, this is a great opportunity to quiz and discuss in more detail topics covered during the day.


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 and many more ….

Course convenor: Kirti Moholkar

The international faculty will share their combined wealth of experience to help delegates understand and master the complexities of this evolving field of knee surgery.

• Faculty biographies


  • Anatomical ACL Reconstrcution particularly the technique of placing the anatomical femoral and tibial tunnel
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral joint pain
  • Tibial tubercle transfer


Who Should Attend?

This course is ideally suited for Consultants with a special interest in knee surgery together with Specialist Registrars, Senior Trainees finishing their training and Senior Physiotherapists.

The Venue

The meeting will again take place at the Sixways Stadium, Worcester, located just off junction 6 of the M5. There is ample free car parking and the function rooms offer natural daylight and plenty of comfortable seating.

See Venue for maps and full address
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Mobile Lab


Inside the Mobile Lab



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


Sixways Stadium

Sixways Stadium, Worcester