By: 10 February 2016
23 June 2016, Introduction to sports injuries management, London

23 June 2016, Introduction to sports injuries management, London

The aim of this course is to provide an introductory overview of the diagnosis, predisposing factors, mechanisms and treatment options, including surgical techniques, of commonly encountered injuries sustained playing sport. A further aim is to understand the knowledge requirements in relation to sports injuries for the MRCS diploma examination, the fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM), and the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) diploma.


By the end of the course participants will:

  • have knowledge of a range of common sports injuries and their respective treatments, including possible surgical techniques;
  • be able to understand and discuss the diagnosis, assessment and management of sports injuries, including current controversies.

The course will cover the following sections of the ISCP syllabus:

  • Overview of curriculum: knee surgery, and bone and soft tissue injury
  • The assessment and initiation of the management of patients
  • The knowledge nature and mechanism of soft tissue injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries: be able to understand and recognise soft tissue injuries, including sprains, contusions, crushing and simple wounds
  • Clinical procedures syllabus: provide the theoretical background for knee, shoulder and ankle arthroscopy
  • Applied clinical knowledge: the basic science, biomechanics, pathology, clinical assessment, investigation and treatment of injuries to the knee, ankle and foot, hip, spine, shoulder and elbow
  • Interaction with other specialities:
  • T&O: The assessment of the injured joint, simple fractures and dislocations and soft tissue injuries
  • General surgery: The assessment of the acute abdomen, history, examination and treatment particularly for intra-abdominal injuries


  • Acute injuries: ligament ankle and knee, and muscular: hamstring strain and quadriceps contusion
  • Upper limb injuries: shoulder dislocation
  • Overuse injuries: the painful tendon, chondral defects
  • Head injuries: concussion and return to play
  • Cardiac problems
  • The painful groin
  • Rehabilitation, return to play and the role of the physiotherapist

The course will also be useful in preparation for MRCS, the Diploma of FSEM and FCEM examinations.

Course Director

Mr Mike Carmont
Consultant Orthopaedics
Princess Royal Hospital

Mr Panos Thomas
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Whittington Hospital

Target Audience / Suitability

FY1-2, CT1-2, ST3 and SAS Grades.

Although targeted at orthopaedic trainees, this course is also suitable for trainees in sports exercise medicine, accident and emergency and rheumatology.


  • Lectures
  • Case-based discussion sessions
  • Role-play

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 6 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Why take this course?

With particular emphasis on clinical examination of the injured athlete, this course provides a systematic approach to sport injuries taught by international experts in the field.

Delegate Feedback

‘Great knowledge and well delivered course with some great speakers at the top of their game.’

‘The talk from the chief medical officer of the rugby football union was excellent and inspirational.’


Event Title: Introduction to Sports Injuries Management

Date:  23 June 2016

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Contact details: or 020 7869 6300