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  • Social Media Watch - February 2016

    In line with our goal of saving you both time and money, here’s our pick of some of the best resources on social media published over the last couple of months.

  • Recovery from injury as an elite rugby player — 10 years on - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Will Greenwood is one of England's greatest ever rugby players, representing Leicester Tigers and Harlequins, and winning more than 50 caps for the England rugby team. He was a key member of England's World Cup winning squad in 2003, finishing as tournament joint top try scorer, and played for the British & Irish Lions on the 1997, 2001 and 2005 tours.

    Since retirement he has become a regular columnist for The Telegraph, is a regular analyst for Sky and fronts their hugely popular 'School of Hard Knocks' series, giving at risk youngsters the chance to train, grow and shine through sport. As co-founder of Super Skills his business interests also continue to grow, providing family holiday experiences, delivering corporate events and running the annual family sporting festival Sports Fest.

  • Reintegration of a player back into the team after injury (Psychological and Physical factors) - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (18 mins)

    This content consists of a 18 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Bill Knowles is a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC/L-ATC) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with over 25 years of experience at the world-class, professional, Olympic, and elite youth levels.

    He graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland in 1989 with a degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. He was a member of the varsity soccer team as well. He then spent fourteen years at the world-renowned Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. Here he worked with many of the best junior alpine ski racers in the world while he honed his skills in reconditioning and athletic development.

    Mr Knowles spent ten years at the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic where he further developed his approach on reconditioning by working with many of the best sports teams and athletes in the world.

    He specialises in developing Planned Performance Reconditioning strategies for elite athletes following injury. These same concepts are also designed for athletes and teams to improve performance and reduce the incidence of injury.

    Mr Knowles has lectured and trained staff around the world on his concepts of managing Joint-Compromised Athletes in their quest for a return to competition following injury. He has been invited to work with staff and athletes at such Clubs as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, The FA, and England Rugby .

  • How to build an elite team - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (22 mins)

    This content consists of a 22 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Adam Mallalieu is a senior Chief Security Officer with five years of experience at Unilever PLC, leading the global programme. As a former senior Royal Marines officer, he has extensive operational and command experience.

    Commissioned into the Royal Marines in September 1981 he served in several Units before passing Special Forces selection in 1988.

    Lt Col Mallalieu was appointed to the British Defence Staff (Washington DC) before assuming command of a Special Forces Regiment.

    After 23 years of service he took early retirement from the military to take up the appointment as Group Head of Security for National Grid. He joined Unilever in 2009. He is a Masters Graduate from the Royal Naval Staff College (affiliated to Kings College, London).

  • The development of sport and sports medicine over the last century - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (18 mins)

    This content consists of a 18 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.

  • Clinical cases and discussion - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

    This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Ms Susan Alexander graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996. Following her basic surgical training in West London, she completed a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College. During her higher orthopaedic specialty training on the North West Thames programme in London, she also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Strathclyde.

    Ms Alexander undertook Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore. Her specialty is complex reconstructive arthroscopic shoulder surgery, complex shoulder instability and hypermobility of the shoulder, shoulder sports injuries, shoulder arthroplasty.

    Ms Alexander has published in both clinical and scientific peer-reviewed journals, and is active in lecturing and organization of international shoulder meetings. She has an interest in medical and surgical education and has a qualification in Adult Education. She is an active member of the Watanabe Club, an informal non-affiliated group of dedicated shoulder arthroscopists who are committed to developing training in shoulder arthroscopy in the UK.

  • 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).

  • Lessons from other collision sports - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (10 mins)

    This content consists of a 10 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Simon Bell is Head of the Upper Limb Unit, Orthopaedic Department at Monash Health Moorabbin, and A/Professor in the Department of Surgery, Monash University. He holds a PhD in shoulder surgery, and specialises in shoulder, elbow and sports injuries (Mayo Alumni Association, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich).

    Professor Bell is internationally renowned for his clinical research and dedication to excellence in patient outcomes and has published widely in his field. He is also a reviewer for the BJSM, JSES, JBJS (AM) and S&E.

    He is a former President of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA), current President of the Victoria Shoulder and Elbow Society and a corresponding member of the Shoulder & Elbow Societies of Europe and U.S.A. He supervises two AOA accredited Shoulder and Elbow Fellowships for qualified orthopaedic surgeons, and an Upper Limb Research Department with several publications concerning instability in contact athletes.

    He is involved in supervising candidates for Master in Surgery and BMedSc., plus registrar training, physiotherapy and undergraduate teaching. He has been the surgeon for Melbourne Storm (Rugby League), The Australian Ballet, The Australian Olympic Swimming team and AFL clubs Richmond, Collingwood and Geelong.

  • Lessons from France: Latarjet vs remplissage? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (8 mins)

    This content consists of a 8 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Lionel Neyton is a French fellowship trained shoulder surgeon. He qualified in 1989 and his surgical training was undertaken at hospitals in Lyon and Nancy. After completing his residency program, he ran a one year shoulder fellowship with Gilles Walch in 2003. He then joined Pascal Boileau's department in Nice, France, for three years of practice.

    Since 2006, Dr Neyton is full time shoulder surgeon at Centre Orthopédique Santy and Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz in Lyon, France. Dr Neyton completed the ASES-SECEC shoulder travelling fellowship September 2014. His practice is fully dedicated to shoulder surgery, arthroscopy and arthroplasties. He is shoulder referral physician for Lyon rugby team (LOU rugby) and football (OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS).

  • Biomechanics and management of HAGL lesions - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (10 mins)

    This content consists of a 10 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Desmond Bokor is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. He graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with Honours and completed his Orthopaedic Training in Sydney on the Australian Orthopaedic Association Training Programme.

    Dr Bokor completed fellowships in Sports Medicine/Knee Surgery in Sydney and then spent time at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, as a Fellow training in Shoulder Surgery. Dr Bokor has a Masters of Higher Education (Medical) from Macquarie University. He is currently the Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW and Macquarie University Hospital.

    He is a founding member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and has held the positions of both Secretary and President. Dr Bokor is also a Corresponding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Medical Association and Sports Medicine Australia

    He is a Sub-Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

  • Mechanisms of injury and relationship to pathology - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (9 mins)

    This content consists of a 9 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Lennard Funk qualified in medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, in 1990. He earned his FRCS and FRCS (Tr & Orth) at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow and completed a Fellowship at the Reading shoulder Unit. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he holds a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering.

    Professor Funk specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, dealing in complex and tertiary referral cases. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes. His research interests and activities include sports injuries of the shoulder, surface replacement arthroplasty, arthroscopic simulator training, strain responses of rotator cuff tissue, orthobiologics in shoulder surgery and 3D MRI.

    Professor Funk holds Honorary Professorships at Salford University and at the University of Bolton. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK and is involved in developing and running Postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics. He lectures nationally and internationally on shoulder surgery, sports injuries and medical informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations. For more details visit www.shoulderdoc.co.uk

  • PRP Debate: "This house believes that PRP may line the pocket more than line the joint!” For and Against Debate - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (35 mins total)

    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.

    Speaking against the motion:

    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.

    Speaking for the motion:

    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.

  • Current state of stem cell therapies in cartilage repair — the science and the realities - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (20 mins)

    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.

  • Setting the scene: The pathophysiology of OA - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (8 mins)

    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.

  • Synthetic meniscus augmentation and prostheses - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

    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

  • Meniscal transplantation: Where are we? Indications and results - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (9 mins)

    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.