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1-11 December 2019, AO Foundation Davos Courses 2019; Switzerland

Join more than 1,500 health care professionals from over 80 countries at the AO Davos Courses, the AO’s flagship educational event. With hands-on exercises, discussions, and a diverse range of


Simple computational models can help predict post-traumatic osteoarthritis

Knee joint injuries, such as ligament rupture, are common in athletes. As the intact joint ligaments offer a precondition for joint stability, ligament injuries are often surgically reconstructed. However, in


Bone strength could be linked to timing of puberty

A new study from the University of Bristol has linked bone strength to the timing of puberty. Published recently in JAMA Network Open, researchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6,389


‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert – or ‘silent’ – strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year


Inaugural Pathways conference attracts top orthopaedic surgeons

Some big names in the international orthopaedic community will be speaking at the inaugural Pathways Conference being held in London on 4 October 2019. The independent, scientific meeting aims to


Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual


Book review – Consultant Interview Online Course

Publisher: Oxford Medical Website: Authors: Raymond Anakwe, Scott Middleton This is a comprehensive online CPD accredited course with text, video and interactive exercises for a consultant interview. Included are 18 interview


Book review – Consultant Medical Interview Guide

Publisher: Oxford Medical Edition: 6th Year of Publication: 2019 Pages: 200 ASIN: B00KNT3V3G The book gives details of the consultant appointment process explaining the used terminology and topics you might


Speakers confirmed to complete the programme at the Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2019

OPN are delighted to confirm a host of high-profile speakers attending this year’s event in Leeds on Friday 1 November 2019 The programme has now been finalised for this popular


Advances in additive manufacturing technology, an orthopaedics perspective

Peter Ogrodnik explores 3D technology and how 3D printing may provide a perfect solution for training future surgeons Engineers, builders and architects have been ‘3D printing’ for millennia. If one