The aim of the meeting is to discuss the options currently available for the management of unicompartmental disease of variable severity.
Where areas of controversy exist we wish to explore these and aim to stimulate discussion and debate case based discussion.
William works as a dedicated specialist knee surgeon treating all paediatric and adult knee conditions. He has a particular interests in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic ligament reconstructions, management of arthritis in younger more active patients including use of partial knee replacements.
William works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He qualified in 1997 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. He completed his specialist Orthopaedic training in Oxford. In 2007 he undertook 12 months of specialist fellowship training in knee surgery at the internationally renowned North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre under the tutelage of Dr Leo Pinczewski, one of the pioneers of modern techniques in ACL reconstruction. He returned to the UK for a further 6/12 fellowship in Oxford prior to his consultant appointment at the N.O.C.
He is extensively involved in the knee research Programme in Oxford and works closely with University Academics on many on going research projects. He is involved in research across the whole pathway from optimising pathway for delivery of care through to design of new implants. William has introduced outpatient Knee replacement surgery for suitable patients in Oxford. This has involved optimising all areas of care to make sure patients pain is well controlled and minimising effects from the surgery and anaesthesia. In 2017 2/3 of his knee replacement patients will be able to go home either on the day or day after their operation.
William is involved in teaching surgeons around the world about ligament reconstructions, “Oxford” partial and total knee replacements. He is regularly invited to lecture at courses and conferences within the UK and overseas.
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the British Association of Knee Surgeons (BASK).
Hywel Davies is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. He undertook his primary medical degree at Imperial College London, gaining a further degree in sports physiology. During his Registrar training in Bristol he undertook a Master’s degree in sports medicine. He undertook fellowships (advanced training) in knee surgery, arthroplasty and sports surgery at Adidas Sports Medicine Centre in Auckland, New Zealand and Perth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Perth, Australia.
Since Becoming a consultant in 2009 Mr Davies has continued to develop his expertise in Adult and Paediatric knee surgery. His Clinical practice Covers Soft tissue Reconstruction including Ligament and meniscal repair, Partial and full knee replacement, Osteotomy and Cartilage repair procedures. He is a strong advocate of partial replacements and performs these over total knee replacement whenever possible