Midlands Knee & Shoulder Controversies 2016


Knee Timetable

Wednesday 18th May

  Current Concepts and Controversies Knee Meeting  
08:50 Opening Remarks  
  SESSION 1: Change Dogma  
09:00 Joint line preservation in TKR Fabio Catani
09:20 Tibia or Femur cut first - is there any difference? Sudheer Karlakki
09:40 Lateral release in TKR salvage or improve function? Duncan Learmonth
10:00 Discussion 
10:30 Coffee  
  SESSION 2: Breakout Sessions  
11:00 PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKSHOPS (1 x 60 & 1 x 30 mins):  
  Conservative Balancing of hemi knee Martin Bell
  New and Emerging Techniques in Physiotherapy to Effectively Accelerate Rehabilitation in Post-operative Patients Saira Rehman
11:00 SURGICAL WORKSHOPS (3 x 35 mins):  
  Arthrex - iBalance® design & rationale Gerd Seitlinger
  Exactech - Navigation made easy with Exactech GPS Fabio Catani
  MicroPort Orthopedics - Ligament Balancing Matthias Schmied
12:45 LUNCH  
  SESSION 3: Partial Knee Arthroplasty  
13:30 UKA iBalance® (Live cadaveric demo) Gerd Seitlinger
  SESSION 4: Technique session “Ligament Balancing”  
14:30 Soft tissue balancing is key Fabio Catani
14:40 Measured resection still works? Gerd Seitlinger
14:50 Patient specific blocks and ligament balancing Matthias Schmied
15:00 Balancing tool to balance knees Kirti Moholkar
15:15 Discussion  
15:30 Tea  
  SESSION 5: Newer Implants - Current Concepts  
15:50 Attune/Persona - Zimmer-Biomet Robert Harvey
16:00 BCS II Alasdair Santini
16:10 Evolution medial pivot knee Kirti Moholkar
16:20 Knee kinematics, knee replacement and the BKR Derek McMinn
16:40 Discussion  
  SESSION 6: Guest Lecture  
17:00 How do I do a balanced knee replacement? Fabio Catani
17:30 Drinks reception  


Thursday 19th May

  SESSION 1: Improving outcomes in shoulder surgery  
08:30 Bicepts tenodesis or tenotomy? Duncan Learmonth
08:45 Shoulder anterior stabilisation (Live cadaveric demo) Iain Packham
09:15 Arthroscopic cuff repair (Live cadaveric demo) Duncan Learmonth
09:45 AC Joint stabilisation Samir Massoud
10:00 Discussion  
10:15 Coffee  
  SESSION 2: Shoulder replacement  
10:35 ECLIPSE™ shoulder replacement (Live cadaveric demo) Will Thomas / Iain Packham
11:15 The sporting shoulder Doug Jones
11:45 Discussion  
12:15 LUNCH  
13:15 PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKSHOP: (1 x 60 mins)  
  Working outside the safe zone Doug Jones
13:15 SURGICAL WORKSHOPS: (2 x workshops 35 mins each)  
  Learning lessons from Journey BCI to BCII Smith & Nephew
  Case presentations  
  SESSION 4: Current concepts and controversies  
14:25 PROMS a learning tool Kirti Moholkar
14:35 PROMS here to stay Dan Wellings
14:45 How to address the patella Elvire Servien
14:55 Discussion  
15:25 Tea  
  SESSION 5: Knee controversies  
15:45 Low revision rates of MRK knee Simon Lewthwaite
15:55 The use of MRK in revision surgery and early results Chris Evans
16:15 BCS1–BCS 2 The Journey Dean Hughes
16:35 Discussion  
17:00 Closing Remarks Kirti Moholkar

Timetable and timings subject to change.

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Mobile Lab


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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