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Book review: Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

Author: Ian Harris, an experienced and practicing orthopaedic surgeon Publisher: New South Publishing Year: 2016 What if many of the commonly performed surgeries were no better than placebo and surgeons performing them


Orthopaedics in austere environments

The World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC) UK 6th annual conference will take place on 8 June 2019, at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC) UK


BOAST Guidelines for management of ankle fractures

The British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma (BOASTs) sets out guidelines for best practice of specific injuries. The guidelines for management of ankle fractures were introduced in August 2016. Similar


Congress focuses on the importance of registries and the impact on practice

President of EFORT Ass. Prof. Dr Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen welcomes delegates to the 20th EFORT annual congress 2019, taking place from 5-7 June 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal The most important aim


Look beyond orthopaedics to gear up for the 2020s and beyond

Technologies making headway in other sectors can unlock improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness and patient satisfaction of orthopaedic surgery. But a collaborative approach is needed, and we have to act


Many people are underestimating the impact of sprains

Thousands of people are increasing their risk of chronic ankle problems by underestimating the impact of sprains, according to foot scientists. Podiatrists at the University of Salford say sprains, picked


Save the date for the Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2019

We take a look at what’s in store for OPN’s 4th Knee Conference, taking place on 1 November, 2019, at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds Orthopaedic experts and industry


Arthrex Futures – surgical skills registrar training

Promotional feature Medical education has always been the beating heart of Arthrex’s spirit for innovation Due to the revolutionary nature of arthroscopic surgery, medical education for surgeons and theatre staff


Adult acquired flat foot (Pes Planus) deformity

Maire-Claire Killen, Rajiv Limaye and Neil Limaye conduct a brief review of the literature looking at this relatively common deformity Introduction Acquired flat foot is a relatively common deformity encountered


Bare-Non Modesty Apron

Product feature The Bare-Non Modesty Apron is a single use, hygienic, hypo-allergenic garment designed as an apron with a front split and extensible neckline. Placed over the patient’s head prior