Thursday, 8 April 2010

Pure Sports Medicine - Job Opportunities for SEM Physician / GPwSI SEM

Pure Sports Medicine is a specialist sports medicine practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems - and the enhancement of performance.

The practice has contracts with Military Regional Rehabilitation Units (RRUs), and we currently have vacancies for part-time work placements, with Pure Sports Medicine, at two Units. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Sports Physicians, or GPs with an interest in Sports Medicine, to work one or two days a week, within injury assessment clinics at the RRUs.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment, alongside expert physiotherapists and remedial instructors, in a purpose-built rehabilitation setting. The clinics involve assessing and treating military personnel, who present with a broad variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and the clinician will have access to imaging and direct referral to rehabilitation facilities and ‘fast-track’ surgery as required.

If you are interested in joining a group of like-minded sports medicine specialists in this role, please urgently contact Andrew Willett at:

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sports Hip Surgery 2010 14th & 15th June, at the University of Warwick, Scarman House conference centre.

The symposium is aimed at Specialist Hip Surgeons who treat young adults with hip problems and Orthopaedic Surgeons & SPR's with a developing interest in sports hip surgery and working with sportspersons.

This years event will focus on the management of young people with hip and groin pain. It will explore new thinking on the diagnosis and management of soft tissue injury and early articular degeneration of the hip.

Recent developments such as multi-modal imaging of the injured hip and the open and arthroscopic management of femoro-acetabular impingement, will be discussed in detail.

There will also be a range of workshop sessions hosted by distinguished faculty from the UK and abroad.

Convened by Prof Damian Griffin, the Faculty includes: Marc Philippon, USA, Thomas Sampson, USA, John O Donnell, Australia, Michael Dienst, Germany, Martin Beck, Switzerland, Tom Hogervorst, Netherlands, Victor Ilizaliturri, Mexico,Hubet Notzli, Switzerland, Pau Golano, Spain, Mark Norton, UK plus many more.

The course is CPD approved and is a not for profit event.

Congress Programme

Monday 14th June 9.00am – 6.00pm

Advanced imaging for young adult hips

Which plain radiographs to do and what to measure?
CT: 3D reconstruction and radial shape analyses.
CT: Acetabular coverage assessment.
Which patients can benefit from MRI and MR arthrography?
Cartilage imaging with DeGEMRIC and T2.

What causes femoroacetabular impingement

What do we know about the pathology and epidemiology?
Is FAI an evolutionary side-effect?
Is FAI genetically determined and inherited?
Does sport in teenagers cause FAI?

Treatment of cam impingement

Surgical dislocation
Arthroscopic technique: peripheral compartment first
Arthroscopy technique:central compartment and capsulotomy
Arthroscopy technique: wide capsulectomy from the outside
Mini-open techniques
Which technique for which patient?

Workshop 1

Treatment of pincer impingement

Open rim trimming and labral reattachment
Arthroscopic rim trimming and labral reattachment
Managing the ossified labrum and osteophytes
Why and how to graft the absent labrum
Who needs an anteverting acetabular osteotomy?
Combined cam and pincer – treat one or both?

Rehabilitation after hip surgery

Initial rehabilitation protocol
Advanced rehabilitation for the athlete
Return to sport after arthroscopic FAI surgery
Return to sport after surgical hip dislocation


Tuesday 15 June 8am to 4pm


Decision-making: weighing up the surgical options
Managing combined dysplasia and impingement
Arthroscopy in hip dysplasia
Bernese periacetabular osteotomy: technique and results

Dynamic hip instability

Does it exist? How does it present?
Core stability training – who does it help?
Labral tears without impingement – debride or repair?
Anatomy and function of the ligamentum teres and hip capsule
Arthroscopic capsular plication.
Arthroscopic ligamentum teres reconstruction.

Articular cartilage repair

Microfracture: technique and outcome.
Autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACI/MACI).
Autologous matrix induced chondrogenesis (AMIC).
The potential of stem cells in the hip.

Workshop 2


How to decide when joint-preserving surgery is still worth-while.
Arthroscopic surgery for established degeneration
Sport after resurfacing arthroplasty
Special techniques for hip replacement in sporting patients.

Periarticular hip pain

Sportsman’s groin: diagnosis and surgical options
Hamstring tears, avulsions and sciatic neuropathy
Adductor strains and enthesopathy
Arthroscopic gluteus medius repair
Arthroscopic treatment of snapping iliotibial band
‘Triple impingement’ and psoas release


Practical techniques in hip arthroscopy
Meet a hip arthroscopy team: how set up your practice
Practical techniques surgical hip dislocation and PAO
Clinical examination of patients


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