By: 11 February 2016
14-15 June 2016 – Basic Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery, London

14-15 June 2016 – Basic Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery, London

You will learn about the basic anatomy of the knee and clinical assessment of the common knee conditions and their management using arthroscopic techniques. This course will also address basic arthroscopic techniques on the shoulder and consists of hands-on minimal access workshop using unembalmed cadaveric tissue. The course is aimed at those aspiring to a career in orthopaedic surgery.


  • Managing meniscal pathology
  • Managing chondral pathology
  • Diagnostic knee arthroscopy
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Synovial biopsy
  • Partial menisectomy
  • Meniscal repair (principles and basic repair techniques with one technique for practice)
  • Chondroplasty
  • General discussions about relevant knee pathologies
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy of the shoulder
  • Subacromial decompression

By the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the surface anatomy of the knee and shoulder;
  • familiarise themselves with the equipment – arthroscopy instruments, meniscal instruments, chondro-plasty instruments;
  • have developed an understanding of the appropriate provision of postoperative care;
  • have developed an understanding of how to manage common complications.


  • Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical sessions
  • Small group discussions

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 12 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Delegate Feedback

‘Using cadavers was excellent. This is clearly superior to using models because it allows the trainee to get a feel for the instruments and techniques when applied to human tissue and real anatomy.’

‘The practical aspect of the course – being able to perform arthroscopy on the cadaver models – was the best aspect of the course and a very valuable experience for trainees.’


Event Title: Basic Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery

Date: 7-8 April & 14 – 15 June 2016

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Contact details: or 020 7869 6300