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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This content consists of a 11 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.
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