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  • LUCL injuries: Sequelae of dislocation or isolated injury - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (14 mins)

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

    Professor Adam Watts is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon, with a special interest in wrist and elbow surgery, and also orthopaedic trauma.

    After graduating from London University in 1997 He trained in London and completed specialist training in Edinburgh. His fellowship training in Hand and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgery was in Adelaide, Australia and Wrightington Hospital, England.

    Professor Watts specialises in arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, joint replacement and trauma reconstruction surgery. His research areas include anatomy, elbow replacement and elbow instability, wrist and forearm trauma reconstruction.

    Professor Watts is visiting Professor at Manchester University where he supervises a number of PhD projects. He is Research coordinator for the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington and has published widely in peer-review journals on orthopaedic surgery, primarily of the hand and upper limb. He is convenor of the Wrightington Tips and Tricks in Elbow Surgery Course and Wrightington Cadaveric Elbow, Hand and Wrist Trauma Course.

  • Management of late presentation biceps rupture - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

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

    Professor Adam Watts is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon, with a special interest in wrist and elbow surgery, and also orthopaedic trauma.

    After graduating from London University in 1997 He trained in London and completed specialist training in Edinburgh. His fellowship training in Hand and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgery was in Adelaide, Australia and Wrightington Hospital, England.

    Professor Watts specialises in arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, joint replacement and trauma reconstruction surgery. His research areas include anatomy, elbow replacement and elbow instability, wrist and forearm trauma reconstruction.

    Professor Watts is visiting Professor at Manchester University where he supervises a number of PhD projects. He is Research coordinator for the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington and has published widely in peer-review journals on orthopaedic surgery, primarily of the hand and upper limb. He is convenor of the Wrightington Tips and Tricks in Elbow Surgery Course and Wrightington Cadaveric Elbow, Hand and Wrist Trauma Course.

  • Biceps and triceps tendonitis - 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 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.

  • Elbow instability: UK perspective and assessment - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 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.

  • Management of acute elbow dislocations - 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 David Stanley is a consultant elbow and shoulder surgeon based in Sheffield UK. He trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Plymouth, undertook a registrar training programme in Sheffield and then did a Fellowship in Sydney Australia.

    His main interest is elbow disorders and he enjoys treating complex trauma and elective elbow problems. He receives referrals from all parts of the UK. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications of which the majority are on the elbow.

    In addition to his commitment to provide the highest quality of patient care, he is also passionate about training future Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has edited and written two textbooks on the elbow and for the last ten years has organised an International Elbow Meeting in Sheffield with speakers participating from America, Australia and Europe.

    Mr Stanley has recently completed a 3 year Chairmanship of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery which is the body responsible for examining Orthopaedic Surgeons in training prior to them becoming consultants. He is on the European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma (EBOT) and is also Shadow Chairman for the new International Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

  • Clinical diagnosis and assessment - biceps and triceps - 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 David Stanley is a consultant elbow and shoulder surgeon based in Sheffield UK. He trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Plymouth, undertook a registrar training programme in Sheffield and then did a Fellowship in Sydney Australia.

    His main interest is elbow disorders and he enjoys treating complex trauma and elective elbow problems. He receives referrals from all parts of the UK. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications of which the majority are on the elbow.

    In addition to his commitment to provide the highest quality of patient care, he is also passionate about training future Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has edited and written two textbooks on the elbow and for the last ten years has organised an International Elbow Meeting in Sheffield with speakers participating from America, Australia and Europe.

    Mr Stanley has recently completed a 3 year Chairmanship of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery which is the body responsible for examining Orthopaedic Surgeons in training prior to them becoming consultants. He is on the European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma (EBOT) and is also Shadow Chairman for the new International Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

  • Biceps rupture - the best early treatment - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (17 mins)

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

    Dr Graham J. W. King received his MD degree at the University of British Columbia and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto. After qualifying as an orthopaedic surgeon in 1989, he completed a clinical fellowship in hand and wrist surgery and a Masters of Science degree at the University of Calgary. He gained further experience in wrist and elbow surgery and upper extremity bioengineering research at the Mayo Clinic.

    Dr King's current research interests focus on the biomechanics of the wrist and elbow, as well as computer and image guided surgery. He has received the Premier's Research Excellence Award from the Government of Ontario and the J. Edouard Samson Research Award from the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr King has represented the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as a North American Travelling Fellow and an American, British and Canadian Travelling Fellow. He has also served as the president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.

    He was awarded a 2010 Dean's Award of Excellence for his research contributions to Western University.

  • MCL injuries: Acute rupture and chronic stretch - 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 Graham J. W. King received his MD degree at the University of British Columbia and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto. After qualifying as an orthopaedic surgeon in 1989, he completed a clinical fellowship in hand and wrist surgery and a Masters of Science degree at the University of Calgary. He gained further experience in wrist and elbow surgery and upper extremity bioengineering research at the Mayo Clinic.

    Dr King's current research interests focus on the biomechanics of the wrist and elbow, as well as computer and image guided surgery. He has received the Premier's Research Excellence Award from the Government of Ontario and the J. Edouard Samson Research Award from the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr King has represented the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as a North American Travelling Fellow and an American, British and Canadian Travelling Fellow. He has also served as the president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.

    He was awarded a 2010 Dean's Award of Excellence for his research contributions to Western University.

  • 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).

  • Physical therapy or advanced medical imaging: how should low back pain be first managed?

    Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the increased healthcare usage and costs that seem to be associated with diagnostic imaging, possibly as a result of the ‘labelling effect’.