Thursday 21st November 2019 • Jurys Inn, Oxford
Combined Bristol & Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthritis Symposium
Abtin is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford (NDORMS). He graduated from University of London (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine). After completing basic surgical training on the prestigious Hammersmith surgical rotation, he began higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Oxford programme in 2008. He took three years out of programme to undertake a PhD (DPhil) as the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Fellow at the University of Oxford. His DPhil was titled “Improving Surgical Learning and Performance at Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”.
Abtin was appointed as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2017. He undertook two post-CCT sub-specialist clinical fellowships focusing on complex hip and knee surgery in Oxford (NOC) and Stanmore (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). He was then appointed in Oxford as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon. Clinically, he has a specialist interest in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, revision knee arthroplasty, and peri-prosthetic joint infection.
David Beard is Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) in the University of Oxford. He is also Co-Director of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU-Oxford).
His academic qualifications include an MSc in Biomedical Science (Research Methodology) from Kings College (London) in 1992, an MA by Resolution (Kellogg College, Oxford) in 2012, and a Doctorate in Medicine (Oxford) in 1996 awarded for studies on knee joint proprioception and compensatory mechanisms after anterior cruciate injury.
Previous clinical work includes posts in Bath, Jersey, and Canada. He has previously held senior academic posts at Oxford and Australia, and held honorary academic positions in Cardiff and Bristol. Initially qualified a chartered physiotherapist (GDPhys) in Nottingham, he maintains an active clinical role as Specialist Practitioner (Complex Knee) for a West Wales NHS Trust (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board). He is also a Professorial Fellow of Kellogg College and Member of Wolfson College.
Research interests include surgical clinical trials methodology, including placebo control designs, outcome measurement in health and a variety of musculoskeletal intervention studies.
Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedics University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester University Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor at Salford University.
Leela trained in London, with fellowships in Sydney and London. She spent 8 years as T&O Surgeon in Edinburgh before moving to Manchester in 2016.
Her thesis was on Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Young Adult Knee. She was an ABC Fellow in 2010, and has won multiple awards for research. She has been peer-selected as one of the global top 15 cartilage repair surgeons to attend summits on advancing the science and surgery of cartilage repair, is an elected ICRS Senior Fellow, and founded the ICRS Global non-arthroplasty patient registry. Leela is a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the Biological Knee Society in recognition of her work in this field.
Her clinical and research interests are in cartilage assessment and repair, biological regenerative surgery and arthroplasty. She currently serves as BASK Treasurer, ICRS Board and Chair of the Registry Committee, and on the British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has authored many books including the latest edition of Grays Anatomy.
Mr Blyth was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2001. His elective practice is weighted heavily toward all forms of knee surgery including arthroscopy, soft tissue ligament reconstruction, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty. In addition to this he deals with a number of late reconstruction problems following trauma.
He has an interest in partial knee replacement surgery and has run clinical trials on the use of robotics in knee surgery.
He is the Director of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Orthopaedic Research Unit with a research portfolio of knee and trauma studies. He is also the current Specialty Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer in Orthopaedics and Trauma and Chair of the Scottish Orthopaedic Services Delivery Group which promotes service redesign in Orthopaedics.
After his senior registrar training he was appointed to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as Consultant in 1992. His specialist interests are in orthopaedic oncology as well as surgery to the hip and knee. He was Medical Director at the RNOH for 15 years, ensuring a re-build and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2014.
He was appointed as National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS in September 2015 and has been asked to lead and roll out his GIRFT methodology, developed in orthopaedics, across all surgical and medical specialties within the provider network.
Professor Briggs was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to the surgical profession.
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
Mr Dodd is a specialist in adult knee surgery with a wide experience of all aspects of knee surgery. He has a particular expertise in all aspects of arthroscopic knee surgery including ligament reconstruction. He has a particular expertise in unicompartmental replacement.
He initially trained at Sheffield University and proceeded to train both in Cambridge and Oxford as a postgraduate.
He underwent a research fellowship in Johns Hopkins University in 1989-1990 in knee surgery and research pertaining to knee surgery.
From 1990-1992, Mr Dodd was clinical reader in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. From 1992 he has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon principally interested in knee surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He is an honorary clinical lecturer in the University of Oxford. Mr Dodd lectures widely on the national and international circuit especially on Oxford partial (minimal invasive) knee replacements, sports injuries and ligament repairs. He was the educational secretary of BASK and maintains a high profile in International Orthopaedics.
James Donaldson qualified from University College London Medical School in 2002. He trained on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2013. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH he undertook two subspecialist fellowships: a one year international fellowship in Toronto, Canada and a six month fellowship on the Joint Reconstruction Unit at Stanmore. He also has prior consultant experience working at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.
His practice is divided between hip and knee surgeries including primary and complex primary replacements, revision surgeries for failure or infection, as well as arthroscopic and soft tissue knee surgery and osteotomies. In addition he has an on-going academic and clinical interest in cartilage regeneration.
He has been awarded ten academic prizes throughout his career and has written numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. He has presented at both national and international meetings and remains a keen teacher. He has co-authored a website for junior orthopaedic trainees and medical students and is an invited faculty member on a number of national courses on both hip and knee surgery.
David Elson is consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Gateshead. He was a trainee in the Northern Deanery and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He completed knee surgery fellowships in both Cardiff and Hampshire and has worked for Matt Dawson, Chris Wilson, Mike Risebury and Adrian Wilson (all faculty members) which puts him in a unique position to comment on the results from these osteotomy centres. He strongly believes that the techniques of knee osteotomy should be refined in light of patient outcomes and to this aim he has been driving the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk). This is an initiative designed to capture meaningful outcome data which should influence future surgical techniques in years to come. He has several publications in the field of knee surgery and has presented at national and international conferences. He has aspirations to improve the message about knee osteotomy as a highly successful surgery.
Mr Nick Howells completed his Undergraduate Medical training at Imperial College, London in 2003. His basic surgical training was in London and Oxford and his specialist orthopaedic training was completed in the Severn Deanery, based in Bristol.
Mr Howells has completed fellowship training in knee surgery and trauma surgery in Australia. He spent 10 months at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery in Sydney under the supervision of Professor Leo Pinczewski gaining experience in all aspects of knee surgery.
He then spent 1 year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Australia, gaining experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and knee surgery.
His elective practice focuses on knee surgery including primary and revision knee replacement, cartilage and ligament injuries and management of early and advanced osteoarthritis.
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).
Stefan is a Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor with clinical and research interests in knee injuries, osteoarthritis and metabolic dysregulation. His research explores the role of inflammatory pathways in a development of knee osteoarthritis. he is particularly interested in identifying the mechanisms leading to early cardiovascular mortality in knee osteoarthritis.
Mike McNicholas is a Consultant Knee Surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree. After completing fellowships in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan he was appointed as a Consultant in 2001. He was Honorary Professor at the University of Salford 2006 to 2018, Honorary Senior Lecturer the University of Liverpool since 2014.
He is regularly national and international invited faculty at joint preservation, ligament reconstruction and arthroplasty surgery meetings. He is a member of the UK National Ligament and ICRS Registry Steering Committees. He is a clinician advisor to NICE, associate editor and reviewer for several orthopaedic journals. He has written 9 book chapters, over 40 peer reviewed publications, over 130 National and International Podium and over 90 Poster Presentations.
Current research interests include stem cell applications in knee injury; ligament reconstruction, osteotomy, cartilage repair and arthroplasty outcomes and the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants.
Alex has recently been appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the MSK Lab, Charing Cross Campus, and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Mary's and Charing Cross Hospitals. His principal research interest is in the improvement of joint replacement surgery through the use of big data and new technologies. In particular, he is interested in technological approaches to the prevention and management of infection following joint replacement, and in the improvement of outcomes of partial knee replacement.
After studying medicine as an undergraduate at Imperial, Alex completed his basic and core surgical training in West London before joining the North West Thames Orthopaedic Higher Training Programme in 2010. Between 2011 and 2014 he undertook a DPhil (PhD) at the Univeristy of Oxford as an Arthritis Research UK / Royal College of Surgeons research fellow, under the supervision of Prof. David Murray, Prof. Hemant Pandit, Prof. Andy Judge and Prof. Richie Gill. His thesis, entitled "Failure of Unicompartmental Knee Replacement" was published in 2015 and resulted in a number of influential publications on the use of partial knee replacement.
Mr James Murray started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds elective NHS posts at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre where he is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics, Southmead Hospital, and at Frenchay Hospital where he is also Trauma Director.
James graduated from Cambridge, underwent basic surgical training at Oxford before working in knee and hip research in Newcastle. He then entered orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery and won the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005. In 2006, he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, gaining valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Merv Cross. That same year he was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship.
James has a keen research and training interest having written numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, which was published in June 2008. He also reviews for the journal, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and is a member of the Bristol Knee Group which carries out research and teaching related to knee surgery both in the UK and internationally.
His extensive experience has enabled him to offer a comprehensive knee service in both the public and private sectors. He is able to solve even the most complex of knee problems, reconstructing joints in patients with degenerative disease or those unfortunate enough to need a revision after their first or even second knee replacement. However, his main focus is on early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and day-case ligament reconstruction.
Anders Odgaard is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and clinical lecturer at Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev-Gentofte, which is the largest hip and knee unit in Denmark. He qualified from Aarhus University Medical School and obtained his DMSc in 1998. The higher surgical training was partly in Aarhus and partly in Reading and St. Mary's Hospital, London. He was a substantive consultant at St. Mary's Hospital 2000-2004, followed by a consultant post in Aarhus for 10 years, and he moved to Copenhagen in 2013. His practice has for the last 14 years exclusively been knee replacement surgery.
He is the head of the Danish Knee Arthroploasty Register and head of research at the hip and knee unit at Herlev-Gentofte. He was awarded a Danish knighthood in 2007 for clinical work. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 peer reviewed publications and is the author of chapters in Danish text books. Early research focused on bone mechanics and bone architecture. He has founded a software company that specializes in research and quality assurance. Currently he is the lead of a number of large-scale clinical studies, and he was awarded the Mark Coventry Award from the American Knee Society in 2017 for an RCT comparing patellofemoral to total knee replacement.
Sebastien has been Assistant Professor, partner to Professor Argenson in the department of Orthopaedic surgery in Marseille, France since November 2008.
Surgical Activity includes:
200 to 250 total knee arthroplasties/ year
30 to 50 revision total knee Arthroplasties / year
100 Total hip arthroplasties and revision hip Osteotomies, ACL reconstruction, peri-prosthetic fractures
2300 consultations/ year
Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship in Marseille: Hip and Knee reconstruction under Professor Argenson direction.
Fellowship in the Orthopaedic department of Professor Boileau: Sport and Knee and shoulder Surgery (University of Nice, France).
Research Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester with Doctor DJ Berry and Mark W Pagnano between 2006 and 2007.
2012 Knee Society Insall Fellowship, October, USA
PhD: on Objective and subjective evaluation in hip and knee surgery
Clinical Research in Hip and Knee reconstruction
Post-doctoral position in the motion analysis and biomechanics laboratory of Marseille, France Mayo Clinic research collaborator
Mr Andrew Porteous is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising exclusively in knee surgery. He is the lead knee surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust (one of the largest in the country), which incorporates Southmead and Frenchay teaching hospitals and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.
He developed the Knee Injury Service for North Bristol and performs a large number of ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair operations each year. He has significant experience with treatment techniques for both early and advanced knee arthritis, including partial knee replacement, osteotomy and total knee replacement. His practice treats a high proportion of complex ligament, joint replacement and revision cases from the South West, South Wales and from abroad. He has also developed a programme of knee replacement education classes at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and is the advisor on knee problems and pathways to the Bristol PCT MATS scheme.
Andrew graduated in Medicine from the University of Cape Town (MBChB 1990) before undertaking his surgical and orthopaedic training in Bristol, England. He completed his sub-specialisation in Knee Surgery with a Fellowship under John Bartlett in Melbourne, Australia. Awarded the BASK Travelling Fellowship, he was able to visit and train further with Peter Fowler (London Ontario), Chris Harner and Freddie Fu (Pittsburgh), Tom Minas and Dick Scott (Boston), Lars Engebretsen (Oslo) and Chris Dodd (Oxford).
He lives in Bristol with his wife and three children. He formerly played representative level rugby and rowed for the University of Cape Town but now enjoys travel, swimming, cycling, tennis and golf – when he has the time!
Professor Andrew Price studied medicine at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College) before completing his clinical studies at St.Thomas' Hospital in London. For his Orthopaedic training he joined the Oxford training programme in 1997, becoming a Clinical Lecturer in NDORMS in 2001.
He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford (Worcester College), studying the Oxford partial knee replacement. He then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to NDORMs and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2004, where he was subsequently appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery.
In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NDORMS. His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he was Lead Clinician for Hip and Knee Team between 2009 and 2012. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he Leads the Knee Research Group.
Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies).
President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK). Member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee
Mike Risebury trained in Cambridge, London and Wessex before an Australian fellowship. He was appointed at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust from November 2010. Since then his private practice has developed at The Hampshire Clinic. His practice includes all aspects of Knee Surgery. Special interests are sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, meniscal preservation (repair), cartilage surgery, osteotomy (re-alignment), as well as total and partial knee replacement (including complex and revision surgery). He also performs hip replacement surgery.
Mr Risebury is actively involved in teaching programmes for other medical professionals, regularly lecturing nationally and internationally. He has been a faculty member on several courses teaching surgical technique in areas such as ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair and osteotomy. Research is an important part of his ongoing professional development, and he has presented and published scientific papers on various aspects of orthopaedics and particularly knee surgery.
Michael Whitehouse is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics based in the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol and at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. His clinical interested include hip and knee replacement, the treatment of failed hip replacements (including infection, periprosthetic fracture and adverse reaction to wear debris), young adult hip disorders and trauma.
He holds a medical degree (MB ChB), a pathology degree (BSc Hons) and a doctorate (PhD) in Orthopaedics from the University of Bristol as well as a master’s degree in Orthopaedic Engineering (MSc Orth Eng with Distinction) from Cardiff University. His training included higher surgical training in South West Thames and Bristol and internationally recognised fellowships in joint reconstruction from Vancouver and Bristol. His academic training included time as the McMinn Scholar to the British Hip Society, as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer.
Mike’s research interests include first-in-human clinical trials, multi-centre clinical trials, research study design, the effectiveness of treatment for conditions such as infected joint replacements and mortality following surgery. His research is focused on improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgical interventions.
Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant Professor Wilson has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. Most recently he has set up a dedicated centre for osteotomy surgery at The Wellington Hospital in London and has also set up "The Children’s Knee Centre" based at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. This brings together a group of knee surgeons to focus on the management of the paediatric knee including a programme for ACL damage prevention in the UK. He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
Professor Wilson has also pioneered and helped to develop several other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson handed on the role of vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee in 2017 he has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
Professor Wilson is also a member of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee and the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee.
He also set up a successful fellowship training programme for ligament and osteotomy surgery in 2012 and has a chair at the University of Winchester where he is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both osteotomy and ligament surgery.
Jennifer Woodell-May, Ph.D. is currently the Program Director of Advanced Osteoarthritis Therapies for the Biologics division of Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw, IN. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University in 2001, her M.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson in 1996, and a B.S. in Physics from Furman University in 1995. Since 2001, she has been in R&D in the Orthobiologics division for Biomet, Inc. and then exclusively for Biomet Biologics beginning in 2007. She manages research activities for currently marketed therapies as well as pre-clinical, clinical, and regulatory efforts for new technologies.
Jennifer’s research focuses are platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, demineralized bone matrix, and autologous anti-inflammatory agents. She has published several abstracts, papers, and a book chapter on the basic science and orthopedic uses for platelet-rich plasma. In addition, Jennifer is the 2019-2020 chair of the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Orthopaedic Research Society. She also is an Adjunct faculty for the Bioengineering Department of Clemson University and sits on the Clemson Bioengineering External Advisory Board.