This content consists of two videos, one "for" (20 mins) and one "against" (15 mins) the motion that: "This house believes that PRP may line the pocket more than line the joint!” - the debate took place at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Matthias Zumstein was a professional Handball player and represented Switzerland at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery under Professor Gerber in Zurich as well as the University of Bern, Inselspital. Dr Zumstein's fellowship training in Shoulder Surgery was under Professor Boileau in Nice, France, after which he completed a Fellowship in Elbow and Wrist Surgery with Professor Bain in Adelaide, Australia. His research interests are predominantly in shoulder and elbow with a particular interest in the basic science of the rotator cuff muscle and tendon, AC Joint dislocations and elbow trauma. Dr Zumstein is currently a board member of Swiss Orthopaedics and the European Shoulder and Elbow Society as well as associate member of the ASES.
Dr Julian Widdowson trained at UCH becoming a GP in 1990 and developing his interest in Sport Medicine from 1995. He was awarded the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath in 2005 and accepted onto the Specialist Register for SEM in 2013. Dr Widdowson works at both a national and international level across many sports, from gold medal Olympians and Paralympians to recreational sports people. He was the team doctor for Bath Rugby for 12 years finishing this year, having been Head of Sports Medicine at Bath Rugby for five years. He worked for England Rugby Football Union for ten years and at present works for the Welsh Rugby Union. Dr Widdowson is the Premiership Rugby Club's Medical Representative on the Medical Advisory Group to the Professional Game Board and a GMC Assessor for Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was one of the lead SEM doctors track side at the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium for the London Olympics. He is the Match Day Doctor for the Olympic Stadium in this year's Rugby World Cup and is a faculty member of the Immediate Care in Sport course. Dr Widdowson is asked regularly to present nationally and internationally.
This content consists of a 20 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Brendon Noble is a medicines development specialist and biotechnologist with an interest in musculoskeletal health, biomaterials and cell therapy production.
He has been working in the field of stem cell biology since 1989. He developed his work in the Medical School at Cambridge University where he jointly held a Medical Research Council (MRC) Programme grant in the MRC Bone Group and was then Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh where he directed the Bone and Cartilage Repair Programme in the Medical Research Council "Centre for Regenerative Medicine". His research work has been funded by the MRC, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the UK Stem Cell Foundation, Pfizer, Novartis, Geron Corporation and other sources to a value of over £10 million.
Professor Noble has co-founded two cell therapy companies and has patented in the cell therapy field. He is familiar with the complexities and challenges associated with new cell therapy production for clinical use.
In addition, he has served on vision groups for a range of innovation parks and incubators, is Chair of the Life Sciences Sector Group of the New Anglia Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Universities Representative on the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership European Structural Investment Fund Group, a member of the Academic Health Sciences Network Industry Advisory Group, has served as, Board Member of the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance and sits on the board of the Social Enterprise Mark.
He is Trustee and Director of the medical charity the UK Stem Cell Foundation, Trustee of the Frozen ark charity and is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts. He currently holds an appointment as Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation and Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth.
This content consists of a 8 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Cathy Speed is a Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is also a Senior Physician for the English Institute of Sport, Chief Medical Officer to GB Badminton and to Middlesex County Cricket Club and the Academy at the Lords Ground, London. She is Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of St Mark & St John. Professor Speed trained at Nottingham, Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge and has done fellowships in the USA and Budapest.
Professor Speed's clinical practice blends both her specialities of Rheumatology and Sport & Exercise Medicine in the delivery of care. She has a particular clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis and recalcitrant tendinopathies in sport and in bone health in young athletes. Her academic interests include regenerative medicine in joint and tendon pathologies. She is active in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has published widely.
This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Peter Verdonk is a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre (Monica Hospitals) and Researcher at the Ghent University, Belgium. His clinical and research interests are knee surgery and arthroplasty with a particular focus on meniscus substitution and cartilage repair.
Professor Verdonk obtained his PhD at the Ghent University in 2006 on 'The Human Meniscus: characterization, transplantation and tissue engineering'. He received his orthopaedic training in Ghent University, and was a fellow of Professor Bellemans in Leuven and of Professor Neyret in Lyon.
He was an international travelling fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society in 2004 and of the European Society of Sport Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy in 2007.
Professor Verdonk has authored more than 68 peer reviewed papers and has lectured internationally. He is also involved in a number of national and international scientific organization. For more info please visit www.verdonk.be
This content consists of a 9 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Tim Spalding has a specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament injuries, and osteotomy.
His training took place in Oxford and at Royal Hospital Haslar, prior to a specialist arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy.
Mr Spalding joined the University Hospitals Coventry in 2000 after five years as a Consultant in the armed forces. He has a busy sports knee surgery practice, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques.
A key part of Mr Spalding's practice is understanding the impact and result of surgery and treatment. He is one of the national leads for the National Ligament Registry, for countrywide information on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, and he monitors results of the pioneering surgery that he undertakes to reconstruct the knee.
Dr Peter Myers is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Sports Medicine. He is a Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Mater Public Hospital and is in private practice at the Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.
After graduating in Medicine from the University of Queensland, Dr Myers completed his Orthopaedic Training in Queensland, before undertaking two years of Fellowship training overseas working in Sports Orthopaedic Centres in Atlanta (USA), Toronto (Canada), and Edinburgh (Scotland). Dr Myers attends a number of Brisbane's Sporting Clubs as Team Doctor. He is on State, National and International Committees for various Sporting Associations, and is a past President of the Australian Knee Society and Patron of Sports Medicine Australia (Qld Branch). His practice focuses on Sports Orthopaedics and knee surgery. He is a past President of the Australian Knee Society and a College Examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr Myers has published and presented numerous papers on Sports Medicine and other topics both locally and internationally. In 1992, he was awarded Honorary Membership of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. In 2000, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for services to sport, and in 2014, Dr Myers was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Dr Adam Mitchell specialises in musculoskeletal imaging, with particular expertise in sports injury. He is radiologist to several Premier League football teams, professional cricket clubs and numerous rugby union teams, including England. He also provided radiological imaging services for individual athletes at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and was an on-site radiologist at the London 2012 Olympics.
In addition to his role at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Dr Mitchell is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in London. He is also an international lecturer and teacher in radiology related to sports and exercise medicine, orthopaedics and rheumatology.
Dr Mitchell is an author of Gray's Anatomy for Students 1st and 2nd editions, Gray's Pocket Atlas of Anatomy and Gray's Anatomy for Students flash cards, as well as the editor of multiple books, including Applied Radiological Anatomy and Applied Radiological Anatomy for Medical Students and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers.
Mr Giles Heilpern is a consultant knee surgeon with a special interest in sports and ligament injuries of the knee and knee reconstruction and replacement.
He studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, London qualifying in 1999. He trained as an orthopaedic registrar in London. In 2009, Mr Heilpern completed two subspecialist fellowships in Australia – in Sydney and Perth.
He started at Kingston Hospital as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in October 2010 and he joined Fortius in 2012. His knee surgery practice covers all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, partial and total knee arthroplasty and osteotomy.
Mr Heilpern has had multiple publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics. He is regularly a faculty member on orthopaedic training courses and regularly lectures on knee surgery.
This content consists of a 10 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr David Houlihan-Burne is a lower limb reconstruction surgeon, specialising in knee surgery, both of sports injuries and arthritis.
Mr Houlihan-Burne qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College in 1995. His Orthopaedic training took place in London with specialist and fellowship training in knee and sports injury surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Jonathan Webb Clinic, Bristol.
He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Knee surgeon at The Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital in 2005 and has built up a lower limb surgery practice, providing care for many local amateur and semi-professional sports players.
He has a particular interest in knee ligament surgery, as well as the treatment of knee arthritis in the younger patient, including knee cartilage transplantation. He has experience in all aspects of knee reconstructive surgery and is one of the UK and European lead surgeons in developing a rapid recovery protocol following hip and knee replacement surgery.
Mr Houlihan-Burne is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and the British Association for Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).
This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr James Calder graduated from The London Hospital and gained his surgical fellowship in 1995. He spent another six years training in Orthopaedic Surgery, winning the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship, and submitted his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2001.
Mr Calder gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2001. He completed his training with a fellowship in Brisbane and was awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA. He gained fellowship of Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2007.
He was appointed Consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 2002 moving to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014.
Mr Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries. He works with international athletes and sports professionals including: Premier league football teams; Premiership rugby teams; the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.
Mr Calder's main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries. He remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, of which he was a founding member. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal, vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group.
He serves on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK and is Medical Adviser to Dance UK .
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