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  • Other ulna-sided wrist pain in sportsmen - 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 Alejandro Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopaedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany.

    In 2008, Dr Badia created the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, in Florida, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb encompassing the Surgery Centre at Doral, OrthoNOW walk in clinic, rehab centre, an imaging facility and more recently, franchised OrthoNOW, the only orthopedic urgent care chain in the world.

    Dr Badia runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals, and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons /therapists that is devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty held at the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research Centre (MARC) — the world's largest surgical cadaveric training lab — which Dr Badia co-founded in 2005.

    He is a founding member of the American Hand Institute, a think tank and medical device start-up company focused on minimally invasive solutions to hand, wrist and elbow pathology.

    Dr Badia was previously the worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH), was named to 100 Latinos Miami, and was featured on the Hispanic Entrepreneur website. He is a member of multiple national subspecialty medical societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS), honorary member of more than 10 international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations, and served as honoured professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012.

    He can be easily reached via www.drbadia.com, a patient education portal and website for hand surgeon academic exchange, or via (305) 227-HAND at the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center or at OrthoNOW, (305) 537-7272 www.OrthoNOWcare.com.

  • Scaphoid injuries in sports men - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Ms Alice Bremner-Smith trained in Orthopaedic Surgery on the Bristol rotation. She completed two years specialist Fellowship training in Hand and Wrist Surgery at prestigious units in Oxford (UK), Sydney (Australia), London (UK), Leeds (UK), and Paris (France).

    Ms Bremner-Smith's practice is exclusively adult Hand and Wrist Surgery and she covers all aspects of this discipline including elective conditions such as Dupuytrens disease, Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis with a particular interest in distal radius and scaphoid injuries and secondary reconstruction for flexor tendon injuries. She works closely with Hand Therapists and specialises in tailoring treatment to the individual concerned with emphasis on a wholistic approach. She has particular experience in treating high level sports players and performing artists.

    Ms Bremner-Smith is a member of the National AO and Synthes Teaching Faculty for hand and wrist trauma. She is Educational and Clinical Supervisor for senior hand surgical trainees and mentor for the British Diploma of Hand Surgery examination. She is an active member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

    She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London and a reviewer of publications for the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • Rugby players’ thumb - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (17 mins)

    This content consists of a 17 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    As a consultant hand, wrist and elbow surgeon, Mr David Hargreaves treats a wide range of degenerative and traumatic conditions in adults and children. He specialises in minimal access surgery.

    Mr Hargreaves studied at Middlesex Hospital Medical School and undertook his surgical training at Kings College Hospital and St Mary's. He completed a Hand Fellowship in Sydney, Australia with Clinical Fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, USA, and Schultess Clinic, Zurich.

    Mr Hargreaves has a special interest in arthroscopic procedures of wrist and elbow and research interests include wrist instability and elbow injuries. A keen amateur sportsman himself (golf, tennis coach, sailing and skiing), Mr Hargreaves understands the importance of technical excellence. He has developed an expertise in the management of sports injuries of the upper limb from a wide range of sports, including international cricket, hockey, rugby, football, sailing and golf. He also has experience with the management of musicians and performing artists, and fully recognises the importance they place on manual dexterity.

    Mr Hargreaves' recent and current appointments include Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Society of Surgery of the Hand and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.

  • Golfers’ wrist: A slice (of ECU) or a hook? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (10 mins)

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

    Mr Douglas Campbell graduated from the University of Dundee in 1986, completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA 1995 and was appointed as a Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon in 1998. He completed a two-year Master of Surgery (ChM) research degree in 2000 on the late effects of hand injuries and his thesis was published by the University of Leeds where he is now an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

    Mr Campbell has developed a strong clinical reputation in the field of sports injuries, complex problems of wrist function, and traumatic problems of both hand and wrist. His contribution to Sports Medicine was recognised by the award of a Foundation Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM) in 2009.

    He is a Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the European PGA Tour, providing support to Europe's elite golfers. He is the Club Surgeon of Leeds United FC and also acts as specialist medical adviser to a number of professional football clubs, the Scottish Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby Union clubs, almost half of the Super League Rugby League clubs, county cricket clubs and UK Gymnastics. In addition, he is consultant to the Northern Ballet Theatre and regularly treats professional musicians, both classical and contemporary.

    Mr Campbell was Visiting Professor to the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2008 and the Western Australian Hand Surgery Society in 2010, and has also been a Plenary Lecturer to the Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and Visiting Lecturer to the South African Hand Surgery Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Belgian Hand Surgery Society.

  • Phalangeal fractures and proximal interphalangeal joint injuries - 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 Grey Giddins is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European) which has achieved impact factor of 2.19 under his leadership; the top ranking amongst Hand Journals.

    Mr Giddins has a range of research interests including hand, wrist and elbow biomechanics working with the department of Mechanical Engineering at Bath University, minimal access hand surgery including techniques for closed wrist and hand fusion and corrective osteotomies, non-operative or minimal access techniques for managing hand fractures, techniques to reduce wrist fractures, and systematic reviews in hand surgery.

    He is also a member of the Councils of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH). He represents the BOA on the committee of the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS).

  • Rugby World Cup finger (FDP avulsion) - 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 Jeremy Field has an extensive practice in Gloucestershire, where 90% of his work is hand surgery and the rest is general orthopaedics. This involves both trauma (broken fingers/wrists and tendon and nerve repairs) and non-emergency work, treating conditions such as Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Dupuytrens treatment and Arthritis in the hand.

    In addition to his surgery, Mr Field has a strong research interest, a keen interest in teaching trainees and also more senior surgeons. Mr Field also has a large hand medico-legal practice acting as an expert witness in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

    Mr Field qualified in London, then was appointed to an Orthopaedic Registrar job in Bristol. A move to Sydney in Australia followed, where Mr Field did a hand fellowship for a year. On his return to Bristol, Mr Field completed his registrar training writing various papers on Colles fractures, Darrachâ's procedure and algodystrophy.

    With a very strong academic background, he still has a keen research interest, submitting a paper in a peer-reviewed journal approximately once a year. His particular interests are Dupuytren's disease and arthritis and consequently joint replacement in the hand.

    Mr Field was appointed as an orthopaedic college examiner in 2004. He is a very keen teacher to nurses, medical students, and trainee doctors. Mr Field has been chairman of the AO principles of fracture fixation course which teaches young orthopaedic surgeons the practical aspects of fracture fixation.

    Mr Field is now chairman of the UK hand and wrist course which involves teaching more advances trainee orthopaedic and plastic surgeons key aspects of fracture fixation in the hand. He has been writing Medico-Legal reports for 15 years initially as a Registrar in Bristol and now as a consultant hand surgeon in Cheltenham. He has recently started doing Medical litigation cases. Mr Field performs about 100 medico-legal reports a year.

    He has also written many publications over the years.

  • Punch injuries and metacarpal fractures - 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 Mike Hayton is an Orthopaedic Consultant, and his clinical practice is exclusively surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow. In addition he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Human Bone cell research group at the University of Liverpool and also at the University of Salford.

    Mr Hayton has a special interest is sports medicine and treats all aspects of hand and wrist disorders. He is the hand surgeon to over 40 professional sports teams and national sporting bodies, and has been awarded the status of a Founding Fellow in the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM UK). He is also an examiner for the Faculty.

    Mr Hayton is a keen teacher and regularly lectures in the UK, Europe and North America. He has been invited to lecture at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand for the last 4 years, including programme chair for a hand and wrist sports injuries session in Chicago in 2012.

    Mr Hayton's research is regularly published in European and American Literature, and he is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Board of Examinations for the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics).

  • Spondylosis: Surgical management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (20 mins)

    This content consists of a 20 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr David Harrison is a Spinal Surgeon now based in Windsor, Berkshire, UK.

    Mr Harrison studied medical science and theology at Kings College an then qualified in medicine at St Georges Hospital, University of London in 1978 and did his Higher Surgical Training at King's College Hospital becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1983. In 1987 Mr Harrison was International Fellow in Spinal Deformity at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and in 1990 was appointed as consultant at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.

    Over 12 years, Mr Harrison established the Spinal Service and served as Head of Department before moving back to RNOH, Stanmore as Consultant in Spinal Deformity with a large practice and active involvement in paediatric and adolescent spinal disorders. Mr Harrison is now retired from the NHS and continues to practice in Windsor with a particular interest in adolescent lumbar spine disorders, especially stress injuries in elite athletes.

    Mr Harrison also has 24 years continuous experience in lumbar disc arthroplasty in adults.

  • Disc pathology: Conservative management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Jonathan Rees graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 1995 and had postgraduate training at five London teaching hospitals. Between 2004 and 2012 he was a Consultant at Headley Court, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

    Since 2012 Dr Rees has been Consultant in Rheumatology and Sports Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, University of London.

    He has worked in sports including Professional Football, Rugby Union and Disability Sport. Dr Rees was Medical Officer to the Great Britain 2008 Paralympic Team in Beijing. He was a member of the LOCOG Sports Medicine Advisory Group between 2008-2012 and a Consultant at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    Dr Rees' Medical Doctorate from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2008 Basic Research Prize. He has published around 20 articles in peer review journals including highly cited articles in particular on tendinopathy.

    Dr Rees regularly lectures nationally and internationally and has been interviewed by both BBC and ITN news. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Section.

  • Disc pathology: Minimal access surgery - 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 H. Michael Mayer is an Orthopaedic surgeon and Neurosurgeon specializing in Spinal Surgery.

    He graduated from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, in 1981. He started his clinical career as a research fellow at the Department of Neuropathology (1982 – 1983) and then completed his Neurosurgery as well as his Orthopaedic Surgery residencies at the Free University in Berlin. In 1991 Professor Mayer accomplished his PhD in Neurosurgery with an experiential and clinical study on endoscopic disc surgery. He started his specialization in Spine Surgery in 1987 and became Chief Staff Surgeon and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Free University of Berlin in 1992.

    Since 1998 Professor Mayer has been Chairman and Medical Director of the Spine Centre at Schön Klinik München, one of the major Spine Centres in Europe, and a FIFA centre of excellence.

    He is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Paracelsus Medical School in Salzburg/Austria. His special areas of interest include sports medicine, rehabilitation, physical therapy and special orthopaedic surgery. Professor Mayer's current scientific interests are Spine and Soccer, Microsurgery/Endoscopic Surgery in Disc Herniations in Athletes, Causes of Low Back Pain in Soccer Players, MIS and Total disc replacement.

    Professor Mayer has been President of the European Spine Society as well as of the German Spine Society (2006). He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals, edited / co-edited seven books and organized more than 40 International Congresses and Workshops. Professor Mayer is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the European Spine Journal, Operative Orthopedics and Traumatology, The Asian Spine Journal, The Open Spine Journal and The Open Bone Journal. He is also Deputy Editor of The Global Spine Journal.

  • Spondylosis: Diagnosis and follow-up - how does imaging inform management? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (20 mins)

    This content consists of a 20 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Ranju Dhawan is a dual specialty cross-sectional radiologist and nuclear medicine physician with extensive experience in both diagnostic specialties. She specialises in Hybrid Functional Imaging, combining her skills in both diagnostic specialities.

    Dr Dhawan founded the Hybrid Imaging [SPECT-CT and PET-CT] Unit at Wellington Hospital, London in 2008, a service since utilised by elite sports organisations, spinal and orthopaedic surgeons throughout the UK.

    Within hybrid Imaging, one of her niche interests is in Orthopaedic and Spinal SPECT-CT. She has developed focused methodology, techniques and expertise in this field and works closely with sports physicians and surgeons involved in management of elite sportspersons from professional football, cricket and rugby leagues and with British Athletics.

    She is well published in her field and collaborates closely on clinical and research themes with Spinal Units at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Wellington Hospital, London.

    Dr Dhawan is on teaching faculty for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Imperial College and Kings College, London and lectures at several national and international Hybrid Imaging conferences.

  • Axial/dynamic MRI in sports - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (16 mins)

    This content consists of a 16 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Francis W. Smith is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. After residencies in medicine and orthopaedics, he completed his radiological training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in Canada.

    He pioneered the clinical application of MRI, starting the world's first clinical trial of MRI in 1980 and the world's first diagnostic MRI service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1981. Between 1980-91, Professor Smith published the first clinical applications of MRI for musculoskeletal radiology, abdominal and pelvic disease, as well as in pregnancy. He has over 250 publications, 32 book chapters and 5 textbooks.

    In 1982, Professor Smith became President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1990, he received the Gold medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 1984-91, he became Editor in Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1999, Prof Smith received the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology and in 2009 gave the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial lecture. He is currently Clinical Director of Medserena Upright MRI.

    Professor Smith is also a qualified Sports Medicine Physician. Since 1996, he has been an examiner for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK), and is currently the external examiner in Sports Medicine at the University of the West Indies.

  • MRI findings in the spine in asymptomatic young athletes - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Gajan Rajeswaran has been a Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital since 2011. He completed his undergraduate medical training at Imperial College London in 2001 and his radiology training at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2009.

    Dr Rajeswaran completed two post-CCT fellowships in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and worked as a Locum Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

    He has special interests in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging, including the full range of image-guided musculoskeletal intervention / injections.

    Dr Rajeswaran has several peer reviewed publications and lectures regularly at national and international conferences, including the European Society of Skeletal Radiology, the British Institute of Radiology, the UK Radiology Congress and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is actively involved in medical education and has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. Dr Rajeswaran is joint Training Programme Director for the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Radiology Scheme and has an active role in radiology training.

  • A physio’s perspective - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Nick Allen is the Clinical Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company's Jerwood Centre and External Consultant to the LTA's High Performance Centre in Edgbaston.

    Mr Allen has a post graduate degree in Sports Medicine and completed his epidemiological based Doctoral dissertation in 2011. He has worked as an external Consultant to the Great Britain Gymnastics, England and Great Britain Hockey, and the Lawn Tennis Association's High Performance Centre, as well as providing a second opinion for a number of the National Governing Bodies on complex cases. Prior to moving to Birmingham Royal Ballet, he was Head of Medical Services for a Premiership rugby club.

    As well as having a PhD in epidemiology, his research interests lie in optimising performance through screening, the relationship of vitamin D to injuries and performance, cardiac risk in dancers, and the management of tendinopathies.

    He has been invited to present at a number of conferences by various organisations, including the British Association of Sports Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine, British Rheumatology Society, UK Sport, England Rugby, UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the English Institute of Sport.

    Mr Allen is an Honorary Lecturer for Queen Mary's University London and lectures on the MSc in Sports Medicine QMUL and Nottingham University. He is Birmingham Royal Ballet's representative on the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science's Steering Committee, and is on the Sports Advisory Group for ARUK's Centre of Excellence in Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

  • Cervical discectomy in the sportsman - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (14 mins)

    This content consists of a 14 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Jason Harvey specialises in neck pain and back pain, as well as nerve pain related to these conditions.

    Mr Harvey's training took place at St Georges Hospital London, qualifying in 1992. His orthopaedic training was within the Wessex regional orthopaedic training programme. His further training in Spinal Surgery was at the Spinal Centres at Southampton and Bristol. He also completed a twelve month AO Spinal Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia, learning new techniques in both adult and paediatric spinal surgery. He also worked within the regional spinal injuries unit, treating spinal emergencies.

    Mr Harvey was appointed as an NHS Consultant in 2004 to develop the adult spinal services within a large and rapidly expanding orthopaedic unit in Portsmouth. His practice involves all aspects of spinal care where he performs spinal surgery within the neck, lower back and thoracic spine, as well as performing pain relieving injections of the spine where appropriate. He has a special interest in management of back and neck pain as well as cervical disc replacement surgery.

    Queen Alexandra Hospital has been appointed as the national training centre for Prodisc C Cervical disc implantation. This provides Mr Harvey with the opportunity to teach this new and exciting technique to consultant colleagues from other hospitals. Mr Harvey is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and AO Spine International.

  • Role of cervical proprioception - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (15 mins)

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

    Ms Lesley McBride is a Physiotherapist for the Rugby Football Union, as squad physiotherapist to the national England men's U20 squad and as a consultant physiotherapist to the senior England squad for cervical spine screening, treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

    Ms McBride graduated from Nottingham School of Physiotherapy and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University, which has a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation. She lectures on the MSc Manual Therapy course as well as the MSc Strength and Conditioning course. Until recently she was also lead physiotherapist at the sport and recreation centre for Coventry University, where she offered physiotherapy support to over 60 sports scholars. Ms McBride has special interests in sports injuries, manipulation, manual therapy, and her research is into cervical spine proprioception.

    International conference presentations include the WCPT. She delivers postgraduate courses throughout the UK and has had a publication in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was part of the London 2012 Olympics physiotherapy team working in the Athletes Village and will be match official physiotherapist for 3 matches at the RWC2015.