By: 18 April 2012
Hands-on experience drives excellence in orthopaedic care at Wrightington Hospital

Earlier in March, Wrightington Hospital hosted the Wrightington Periprosthetic Hip Fracture Management Course as part of their commitment to improving orthopaedic care in the UK. The hospital, part of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, has an established reputation as an International Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery and is at the forefront of joint replacement techniques and research.

Led by faculty members, and supported by Orthodynamics Ltd, the free course provided the opportunity for Registrars and Consultants from around the UK to explore a range of periprosthetic management techniques in a day of interactive lectures, practical sessions and case discussions. The day’s activities drew on the personal experience of the Wrightington team, as well as from experts from across the country, who shared their perspective on the latest implants and surgical tips for achieving the best results.

Professor Tim Board, Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon and one of the course convenors, said “Wrightington Hospital has a long history of being a driving force in orthopaedics. We are passionate about providing the best care possible and this day has been an invaluable opportunity to share techniques and ideas with our colleagues and the orthopaedic community.”

During the day attendees took part in interactive workshops and shared their experiences of using the Cannulok® Plus Femoral Reinforcement System. Participants were given hands-on demonstrations to understand the operative technique for implanting the femoral stem. Attendees were also given the opportunity to participate in case study discussions drawn from their own day-to-day work, with the aim of sharing ideas to address challenging patient cases.

Mr David Selvan, Registrar at Aintree Universities Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the course participants, commented on the day’s activities, “Today has provided a unique opportunity to share ideas and expertise in a way that is invaluable in improving orthopaedic care across the country. It is exciting to see innovative products constantly raising the standard of care we can provide for our patients and for us to gain experience on this specific technology from the experts in the field.”