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  • Outcome of cuff repair in rugby players - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (5 mins)

    This content consists of a 5 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

  • Management of the painful AC joint in the contact athlete - 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 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.

  • ACJ reconstruction: the UK perspective - 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 Steve Corbett qualified from St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1990. He undertook surgical training, both in the UK and France, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for his work on fracture healing. In 2003, he was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, specialising in Upper Limb Surgery.

    Mr Corbett is a named reviewer and expert opinion for medical journals and is an editor/contributor of several leading text books. His research interests include clavicle fractures, acromioclavicular joint injuries, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears and the treatment of 'tennis elbow'.

    Mr Corbett is a surgeon to sports professionals in rugby, cricket, football and athletics. His primary interest is arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery, and the reconstruction of complex shoulder and elbow injuries. In the past he was a very keen sportsman and now enjoys trying to help patients to successfully return to their chosen activities

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair: Is There a Role? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (15 mins) [Video]

    This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Gregory DiFelice is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Sports Traumatology and Joint Reconstruction Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    He also holds an appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University as an Assistant Professor. His regional interests include the knee, shoulder and hip.

    Dr DiFelice has particular interests in ligament reconstruction of the knee with extensive experience in multi-ligament reconstructions, cartilage and meniscal repair of the knee, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including labral and rotator cuff repairs, and arthroplasty of the knee, shoulder and hip. He frequently lectures on these interests both domestically and internationally.

  • Is the anterolateral ligament the whole story? - 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 Koen Lagae studied and trained at the Louvain University Medical School, graduating with magna cum laude. During his surgical training he spent a year in the UK (1992-1993) at Princess Elisabeth Orthopaedic Hospital Exeter and a year in the US with a travelling fellowship in sports medicine and knee replacement (1996 – 1997 Minnesota, Mayo clinic Arizona, Missouri Bone and joint centre, Harlingen Texas, Orthopaedic specialty hospital Salt Lake City, Centre Livet Lyon France).

    He was trained by Prof. M. Martens, then became member of his staff, and now he is the successor of Prof. Martens, who treated a lot of elite European soccer players.

    Dr Koen Lagae is a Knee Surgeon and sports knee specialist. He is expert in ACL reconstructions and total knee replacements with special interest in PCL reconstruction, meniscal transplant, and mutiligament knee injuries, and complex knee issues.

    Dr Koen Lagae is current head of the Knee department and head of Orthopaedic Department, Monica campus Hospital Antwerp. He is also part of a specialist group of orthopaedic surgeons at orthoca.be Antwerp Belgium, the biggest Sports medicine facility in Belgium and has been joined since 2013 by Prof. Peter Verdonk in a unique knee team.

    Since 2001 he has been working with Dr. Steadman and Bill Rodkey, in the development of the Collagen Meniscus Implant, at the Steadman clinic in Vail, Colorado.

    He is also a founding and active member of Centre Européain de Reéducation, C.E.R. at Rocourt, Liege, which is a sports clinic and rehab centre. Dr Koen Lagae is a Founding member of the Belgian Knee Society, a lecturer and instructor for Smith and Nephew Endoscopy international, a member of BVOT and a member of ESSKA.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction in Elite Sport - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins) [Video]

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

    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.

  • Injury prevention strategies - do they work? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (8 mins)

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

    Mr Simon Ball studied Medicine at Cambridge University. He completed the Hammersmith Basic Surgical Training followed by the North West Thames Higher Surgical Training.

    He has completed fellowships in education, upper limb surgery and knee surgery. He spent one year on an International Fellowship at Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, one of the leading Orthopaedic centres in Australia, which has a long history of managing elite- and amateur-level athletes.

    His first Consultant NHS appointment was at Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, where he is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead. He is now a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster.

    Mr Ball is an extremely keen sportsman. He captained Cambridge University Football Club and has played semi-professional football. Due to his experience in sport, he has great insight into the needs and expectations of sports people and is passionate about managing this subgroup. He has a special interest in sports knee injuries, complex ligament reconstruction and re-alignment surgery.

    Mr Ball has had many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and regularly presents at national and international meetings.

  • The Anterolateral Ligament — An update - 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 Steven Claes is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at AZ Hospital in Herentals, and Knee Consultant at the Orthopaedic Department of the University Hospitals in Leuven.

    Mr Claes graduated in Medicine from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2006. He trained in the University Hospitals of Leuven and Ghent in Belgium and was awarded a Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 2013.

    He has specific expertise in knee instabilities and sports injuries. He has performed extensive research on the anatomy, biomechanics and clinical implications surrounding the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee.

    Mr Claes' research was awarded with the biennial John Joyce Award at the 2013 ISAKOS meeting in Toronto and with the Best Paper in Ligament and Biomechanics at the 2014 ESSKA meeting in Amsterdam.

  • From Lab to Theatre: The Science of Optimal Patellofemoral Stabilisations - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (8 mins) [Video]

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

    Dr Jo Stephen is a Research Fellow at Imperial College London in the Biomechanics Research Group, within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She completed her PhD there in 2014 on the subject of the patellofemoral joint. She currently undertakes clinical and laboratory based research into lower limb sports injuries, collaborating with surgeons from The Fortius Clinic, London.

    Prior to joining the Biomechanics Group, Dr Stephen worked as a physiotherapist in professional sport before developing a specific interest in lower limb injuries and moving into research. She currently maintains her clinical practice with part time private clinics as a consultant physiotherapist at Physio Remedies. Dr Stephen has a master's degree in Sports Physiotherapy from Cardiff University and undertook her undergraduate physiotherapy degree in Edinburgh.

    Recently she attended the International Patellofemoral Study group meeting and has published work on the patellofemoral joint. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research and a number of medical engineering journals.

  • Surgery strategies for patellar instability in sporting and non-sporting patient - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

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

    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.

  • Clinical and Radiological Assessment of Patellofemoral Syndromes - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (9 mins) [Video]

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

    Mr Peter Thompson qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1992 and completed specialist training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London in 2004, before undertaking a fellowship in Knee, Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery in Victoria, Australia.

    Mr Thompson took up a consultant post at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in April 2005. He was Clinical Director of the orthopaedic department from January 2011 to April 2014 with responsibility for leading a large team of orthopaedic surgeons.

    His interests cover all areas of knee surgery from sports injuries to revision knee replacement. He has links with a number of professional sports teams within the UK.

    In addition, Mr Thompson is dedicated to the surgical training of undergraduate medical students at Warwick University, junior doctors and specialist orthopaedic registrars. He teaches regularly on national and international courses and lectures at Warwick University where he has an honorary associate professorship.

  • Non surgical treatment of extensor mechanism disorders - 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 Philip Batty qualified at the University of Liverpool. He is now a consultant with a strong experience in Sports and Exercise Medicine, particularly Rehabilitation. He is on the GP Register and Specialist Register for Sports and Exercise Medicine and has been involved in elite sports medicine for 18 years.

    Dr Batty worked as the deputy club doctor at Manchester United before joining Blackburn Rovers FC as Head of Sports Medicine. He combined this role with positions at the English Institute of Sport and Sedbergh School. He became Head of Sports Medicine at Manchester City Football Club in 2011-2012 before taking on his current role as Senior Team Doctor for the England Rugby Team, and as one of medical team at Isokinetic Medical Group

    Dr Batty's areas of interest are Sports injuries, Exercise Medicine, Ultrasound imaging, injection therapy, prolotherapy and rehabilitation of injuries.

    He has served as the Training Programme Director in Sports and Exercise Medicine for the North West and also on the Speciality Advisory Committee. He is a member of Council of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and also holds positions as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford and University of London, as well as working as an Honorary Consultant at Wrightington Hospital.

  • Novel non-surgical approaches - Botox! Whatever next? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (7 mins)

    This content consists of a 7 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Sam Church qualified in 1995 at the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He completed his registrar training in London before doing a Sports Surgery Fellowship at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Western Australia.

    He sub-specialises in all aspects of knee surgery including sports knee injuries, arthroplasty, complex ligament reconstruction and the medical and surgical treatment of anterior knee pain in athletes. He regularly lectures on anterior knee pain, advanced knee examination and complex knee ligament reconstruction.

    Mr Church is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Eccentric Strength Training - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (7 mins) [Video]

    This content consists of a 7 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Willem van der Merwe is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Founder of the Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. He graduated from University of Cape Town in 1997.

    Dr van der Merwe is well known for conservative treatment using eccentric muscle action to enhance collagen formation and muscle strength. His current research areas are double bundle ACL reconstruction, eccentric muscle training in the prevention of osteoarthritis and patellar femoral pain, as well as 3D reconstruction for ACL reconstruction and rotational instability.

    In collaboration with Dr. Tom Branch from Atlanta Dr van der Merwe is using a robot to measure stability in the knee post injury and Replacement. His other areas of specialty and interest include knee injuries, sports medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery for ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair and allograft. Minimal invasive total knee replacements, minimal invasive uni-compartment knee replacement, computer assisted surgery for knee replacements.

    Dr van der Merwe is Past President of South African Knee Society and currently second vice president of ISAKOS and chairman of the Arthroplasty committee. He is on the program committee of the ACL study group and his extensive experience in knee injuries and surgery has seen him being invited to lecture at many orthopaedic conferences around the world.

  • Radiological assessment of groin pain - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    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.

  • Conservative management of groin pain - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Dr Mark Wotherspoon qualified from St George's Hospital in 1985. Having worked in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A&E, he completed his GP vocational training in 1991. He was a Principal in General Practice till 2010. He completed his diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1992 and has worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine since then.

    Dr Wotherspoon has a specialist interest in chronic groin pain, underperformance syndrome and tendon injuries. He is the SEM clinic founder and Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine at The Hampshire Clinic, at The Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Southampton, at Wimbledon Clinics in Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon, and for Bupa Wellness, Reading. In addition to this, Dr Wotherspoon is the Medical Lead Southampton Football Club, the Medical Officer for England Cricket, the Medical Officer for the Ladies European Golf Tour, an Honorary Consultant in SEM at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, and the Regional Representative in Wessex for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

    Dr Wotherspoon has written an article in BJSM (the journal of Sport and Exercise Medicine), he is a regular speaker at lectures nationally, and he does regular CPD presentations at The Hampshire Clinic, Wimbledon Clinics, Sarum Road, Wessex Nuffield and Circle Reading hospitals.