Spent a fantastic morning with the London Ambulance Service Advanced Paramedic Practitioners (APPs).
We discussed Orthopaedic emergencies and how to manage them in the Pre-Hospital environment. Also talked about the definitive management of open fractures and pelvic/acetabulum injuries.
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27th Nov 2018
I was delighted to give a talk at the recent regional conference about the use of local antibiotic carriers.
Cerement (manufactured by Bonesupport) contains calcium sulphate, hydroxyapatite and antibiotics. It is used as synthetic bone graft but also contains antibiotics. I was able to talk about our experience with in when managing complex trauma cases.
Thanks go to Gemma at Bonesupport for hosting and to, my friend, Alex for chairing the meeting.
This conference is a National meeting that convenes specialist Pelvic and Acetabulum Consultant Surgeons from around the U.K. There were also two international guests (Bob O’Toole from the USA and Jans Maden from Norway).
It was a fantastic two day meeting with an in-depth discussion about complex cases and current controversies. I was also able to present two of my complex pelvic and acetabulum cases where we discussed operative techniques.
Thanks go to the Pelvic and Acetabulum surgeons at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham for organising another superb meeting.
Can’t wait for next year.
18th Oct 2018 to 20th Oct 2018.
Orlando, Florida, USA.
I was able to attend the above conference with many of my colleagues. It was a fantastic educational event. There were nearly 2000 surgeons present.
I attended the main session, breakout sessions and industry symposia. The conference began at 6:30AM everyday!! It was amazing to hear from many of the pioneers and leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. I presented on the topic of open fractures (broken bones with overlying lacerations) and how we are using Cerement (specialist bone cement containing antibiotics) as part of a research trial.
There were many opportunities to network with other surgeons, predominantly from the USA, with a view to undertaking future collaborative research.
I was also privileged to be asked to be part of the Pilot User group for a new online educational portal for Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons (OTAonline.org).
The conference was fantastic and I am looking forward to attending next year.
I was privileged in being able to visit the legendary Shock Trauma Centre (STC) for a week. STC is the designated Level-1 Trauma Centre for the state of Maryland and is part of the University of Maryland Medical Centre. It is a true centre of excellence. I was fortunate in being able to meet the Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons and review their patient pathways as well as the techniques they use to fix complex fractures. The aim of such visits is to consolidate knowledge and skills in order to continuously improve.