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.
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Dr Andrew Harrison has been working in the area of orthopaedics for the last 25 years, and is the Director of Research for Bioventus, and is responsible for the development and support of a fracture-healing device and joint fluid therapies.
Dr Harrison completed his PhD on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells at the University of Manchester. He spent 5 years at the orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry, before joining Smith & Nephew at their Research Centre in 1995, leading numerous projects involving BMP-binding proteins, novel small molecules for fracture repair and investigating new implant surfaces.
In 2004, Dr Harrison accepted the position to research the mechanism of action of Exogen. In doing this he led an internal team and managed external collaborations in Europe, US and Asia. In 2012, the Biologics division of Smith & Nephew was acquired by Essex Woodland creating the new company, Bioventus. As part of this venture, Exogen was moved from Smith & Nephew to Bioventus.
Dr Harrison is a member of a number of orthopaedic societies including Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS), Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB).
This content consists of a 10 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Noel Pollock works as a Sports Medicine Doctor for UK Athletics, providing medical services to the Great Britain Track and Field team, at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Dr Pollock graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University in 2006.
Since 2006 Dr Pollock has been the Great Britain team doctor at seventeen European Championships and six World Championships, including the IAAF World Championships in 2009, 2013 and 2015, the Beijing Paralympic Games and CWG England Team doctor at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was also a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Athletics Stadium.
His special interests are Achilles tendinopathy, muscle injuries and injection therapy. Dr Pollock is a former endurance athlete and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m. Dr Pollock is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.
Dr Richard W. Keen is Director of the Metabolic Bone Disease Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. He also holds an honorary senior lecturer appointment at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London, London.
Dr Keen graduated from St Mary's Hospital, London, UK in 1988. After general medical posts in London and Sheffield, he started professional training in rheumatology and during this time developed his specialist interest in osteoporosis. As a research fellow at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, he studied the genetic regulation of postmenopausal osteoporosis, and was awarded Young Investigator awards by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) and the European Calcified Tissue Society.
Dr Keen heads a clinical research team, and is currently an investigator on several research studies evaluating new treatments for osteoporosis, fracture healing and other metabolic bone disorders. He has experience in the treatment of bone-related problems such as fragility stress fractures, bone marrow oedema syndromes, osteitis pubis and myositis ossificans, and has managed patients from a wide range of elite sports such as athletics, rugby union and football.
He is a member of the Grants Research Scientific Committee of the UK National Osteoporosis Society, and is a medical advisor to the Brittle Bone Society. He is also the North West London member of NHS England's Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Rheumatology Services. Dr Keen has also acted as an Associate Editor for the recent edition of the Primer on Metabolic Bone Disease, published by the ASBMR.
This content consists of a 18 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Richard O. C. Oreffo graduated from Liverpool and Oxford and spent a highly formative research period in Texas USA before returning to the UK. He has held positions at AstraZeneca, and University of Oxford before being appointed to a lectureship in 1999 at the University of Southampton.
Professor Oreffo is internationally recognised for his work on skeletal biology and the mechanisms involved in skeletal stem cell differentiation and bone regeneration. He leads a large multidisciplinary research group focused on developing strategies to repair bone & cartilage and understanding bone development; including the role of epigenetics in musculoskeletal diseases.
Professor Oreffo manages a significant research grant portfolio, has published over 225 peer-reviewed full papers (H-index 49; >9,000 citations), including breakthrough publications on skeletal stem cells and nanotopography, bone regeneration as well as epigenetics in Osteoarthritis in Nature Materials, ACS Nano, Stem Cells, Small, Arthritis and Rheumatism and holds six patents.
He serves / has served on a number of Research Council Committees, Industrial committees and international advisory boards, holds a number of visiting professorships, an adjunct chair at King Saud University and is on the editorial boards of five journals. In 2009, he was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Biology.
This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Roger Wolman trained in Rheumatology and Sport and Exercise Medicine in London. He helped to set up and develop the Olympic Medical Institute at Northwick Park between 1987 and 1991. During this time he wrote his MD thesis on Exercise and Osteoporosis. He subsequently wrote papers on Exercise following Brain injury and Exercise and Arthritis.
In 1994 Dr Roger Wolman was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to North America in Sports Medicine. In 2009 he was appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He was also appointed to the RNOH as Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the first NHS appointment in this specialty. In addition he has worked for the British modern pentathlon team, a premier division football club, several dance companies, and schools.
Dr Wolman's areas of special clinical interest are Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Back pain, Osteoporosis, Exercise prescription, Hypermobility.
His main interests are running an NHS Sports Medicine department providing treatment for injuries and developing an exercise prescription service. He is also working with DanceUK to develop the Dance Medicine clinic. Dr Roger Wolman was one of the first doctors in the UK to be put on the GMC Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Dr Roger Wolman is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, a member of the British Society for Rheumatology and the British Association for Sports and Exercise medicine. He is a Founding Fellow of Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
This content consists of a 12 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.
This content consists of a 13 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.
This content consists of a 17 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Philippe Neyret is a professor and Chief of Orthopedics Department in Lyon (France).
Professor Neyret received his initial training at Claude Bernard University in Lyon from 1975-1981. He received the John Joyce Award from International Arthroscopy in 1989 for his work on postoperative results of meniscectomy. In 1995 he participated in the ESSKA-AOSSM Traveling Fellowship. He was nominated professor at the University of Lyon in 1994, and has been head of the department at the Centre Livet since 1996, now relocated in the Lyon Croix-Rousse Hospital.
Professor Neyret is a world-leading orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports injuries, total knee replacement and degenerative pathologies of the knee. He has a particular interest in sport and soccer injuries. The Lyon school is known for its expertise in the field of knee surgery and particularly patellofemoral disorders.
Professor Neyret serves many prestigious international societies such as ISAKOS, ESSKA, and EFORT. He is also President of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Executive Committee and member of numerous international medical organisations. He is also a member of the ACL Study Group, PCL Study Group and the Patellar femoral study group. Professor Neyret has written over 400 research publications and attendee of over 230 international congresses.
This content consists of a 16 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Mark Myerson is an internationally-recognised leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has developed numerous breakthrough procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities.
In addition to his active clinical practice, Dr Myerson travels frequently around the world as part of a humanitarian program for underprivileged and disabled citizens with deformities, simultaneously teaching and enabling surgeons in those countries to continue care of these patients.
He has authored more than 200 research publications, as well as four text books covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is also a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the globe as consultant and educator. Dr Myerson has trained hundreds of residents and surgeons, and education of surgeons continues to be integral to his work.
Dr Myerson is a past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as well as the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. He is a consultant to the orthopaedic industry, an honorary member of numerous international orthopaedic societies, and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopaedic foot and ankle practice.
Dr Justin Lee qualified from the University of London in 1995 after winning several undergraduate medical school prizes. After completing basic surgical training in London and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999, he pursued a career in diagnostic radiology.
Dr Justin Lee was appointed to the Consultant Staff at the Chelsea and Westminster in February 2005 after completing his training there. He developed his musculoskeletal interest at the Chelsea and took up Honorary Fellowships in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford in his final year of training.
Dr Justin Lee has a particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and sports imaging. He provides radiology services for the Artois ATP tennis tournament and works with various Premiership football and rugby clubs as well as working with the British Olympic medical team. Dr Justin Lee has also worked as a radiologist for the NFL International Series UK and the British and Irish Lions rugby squad.
Dr Justin Lee is the author of three book chapters and has written for 35 PubMed publications in musculoskeletal imaging. He has also contributed to Gray's Anatomy. Dr Justin Lee has presented at national and international science research meetings on numerous occasions and is a tutor on BMUS, UKRC MSK Ultrasound and Oxford Skills courses, and is also Lead Organiser for the London course in Clinic Radiology.
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.
Dr Gary O'Driscoll was appointed as Medical Director to the Arsenal Football Club in 2008. He provides high-level medical expertise for the first team, under-21s and academy — and is on hand at all fixtures involving Arsène Wenger's team too.
Dr O'Driscoll qualified in medicine in 1997 from Charing Cross Hospital having previously completed a degree in Pharmacology. He works as a GP at Florence House Medical Practice in Openshaw, Manchester.
Initially Ireland Under 21 Rugby Union Doctor for three Six Nations tournaments and three World Cups, he was appointed Doctor to the Ireland senior squad in 2002, covering more than 70 Internationals with a squad that won three Triple Crowns a Championship and a Grand Slam. He was one of the doctors on the British and Irish Lions tours to New Zealand in 2005 and South Africa in 2009 and also worked with Saracens Rugby Union and Melbourne Storm rugby league. In December 2008 he was appointed Medical Director to Arsenal Football Club, a position he still holds.
Dr O'Driscoll was the Chairman of the Premier League Drs Group and was a member of the Medical Steering Group to the 2012 London Olympics. He is an instructor in the ATLS, AREA & SCRUMCAPS Emergency Medicine courses and also involved in research in a variety of areas and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine of Ireland.
Dr Ian McCurdie is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Medicine with extensive experience in elite sport. He qualified from King's College London in 1983 and trained as a GP, before switching to specialist training in Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Medicine to pursue a career in SEM. He spent 22 years as a doctor in the British Army before leaving in 2005.
He was Chief Medical Officer for Team GB at the 2012 London Olympic Games, as well as being CMO in Beijing and Vancouver and a doctor with Team GB at the Athens & Sydney Olympic Games. In addition, Dr McCurdie worked with Team England at two Commonwealth Games, was team doctor with the British Modern Pentathlon team and Davis Cup tennis team and was a member of the Chelsea Football Club medical team. He is currently a member of the medical team for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and ATP World Tour Finals and a sports physician to the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden.
Dr McCurdie is currently based in central London and at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey. His clinical experience reflects his training in General Practice, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) as well as his work within the NHS, the military and elite sport. Dr McCurdie's clinical interests include the management and rehabilitation of exercise related injury and the effective use of multi-disciplinary teams.
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