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Contemporary role of arthroscopic management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

Mr Andrew Wallace graduated from medical school at the University of New South Wales in 1987, gaining a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in bone healing and a Diploma in Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde.

He returned to Sydney to complete his orthopaedic training, graduating with Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons followed by Fellowships in Shoulder and Elbow surgery in Sydney and in Calgary in Canada.

Mr Wallace was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary's Hospital, and Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Surgery at Imperial College London in 1999. In 2002, he was the Travelling Fellow of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow to the USA. In 2005 he assumed fulltime practice at the Shoulder Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, joining Fortius Clinic in 2011.

Mr Wallace's professional interests include arthroscopic teaching and training and research on the biomechanical aspects of arthroscopic shoulder reconstructive techniques. He led the Shoulder and Elbow team for the 2012 London Olympics and provides specialist services to the Rugby Football Union, the Football Association and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

As well as numerous articles on basic sciences, Mr Wallace has published on shoulder instability, acromioclavicular reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and shoulder joint replacement.

He is an active member of European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and founder of the Watanabe Club, a UK-based forum for teaching and dissemination of new arthroscopic techniques in shoulder surgery. Mr Wallace is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 'ad eundem' and a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK).