By: 28 April 2016
Preview: Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2016

Preview: Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2016

Challenging concepts of practice, innovation and evidence

4 November 2016, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK

Orthopaedic consultants and industry experts will gather in Leeds in November for the second Orthopaedic Knee Conference, organised by Orthopaedic Product News.

With an overall theme of ‘Challenging concepts of practice, innovation and evidence’, the one-day meeting will tackle current trends and topics through a full programme of keynote lectures, open panel debate and a lively trade exhibition. Issues relating to surgical concepts and innovations will also be tackled.

As concerns are raised within the industry that a registry which was designed to identify failing implants is now perhaps turning against the orthopaedic profession and damaging innovation, The Orthopaedic Knee Conference will address head-on areas that are often seen as contentious, to challenge both speakers and delegates.

Key topics include the National Joint Registry/Beyond compliance, Total knee arthroscopy, Partial knee replacement, Soft tissue knee surgery and Outcomes of ACL reconstruction.

Whether you’re an orthopaedic knee surgeon, medical professional, medical device manufacturer, or associated with another related field, this is an essential event for your diary.


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Mike Reed

Mike Reed is a full time hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon. He trained in the North of England, and completed fellowships in New Zealand. Mike is a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle and his research focuses on clinical outcomes and infection prevention, diagnosis and management.


Mike McNicholas

Mike McNicholas is a consultant soft tissue knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree, a major trauma centre for the Cheshire and Mersey region. After completing knee fellowships in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan, he was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Warrington General Hospital in 2001, and has specialised in knee surgery since then. He is regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and other consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery.


Sebastien Parratte

Sebastien Parratte is professor of orthopaedic surgery and an orthopaedic surgeon consultant at the University Hospital of Marseille, France. After training in France and at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, he is now associate director of the Institute for Locomotion at the Aix-Marseille University and co-chair of the ortho-trauma department in Marseille.

Sebastian is a member of the European Knee Society. His clinical activity is focused mainly on knee surgery, with a particular interest in bone quality and bone substitute, partial knee arthroplasties, new technologies in TKA and TKA revision.


Stefan Lohmander

Stefan Lohmander is senior professor at the department of orthopedics at Lund University, Sweden. He received his training and degrees at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. After serving as a visiting scientist at the NIH in Bethesda USA, he moved to Lund University. His research focuses on basic and clinical aspects of Osteoarthritis.


Steve Bollen

Steve Bollen is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and an ARC Boots Research Fellow on mechanical assessment knee laxity. He holds a fellowship in sports knee surgery with Merv Cross and Leo Pinczewski.

Steve has held positions of academic secretary and subsequently president of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association.




Nick London (Yorkshire Knee Clinic)

Nick London is a specialist knee surgeon with extensive experience in sports injuries and knee replacement surgery. He is a founder member of the European Knee Society (EKS) – a prestigious group dedicated to the advancement of knee arthritis surgery and education.



David Duffy (Yorkshire Knee Clinic)

Dave Duffy is a specialist knee surgeon with particular expertise in sports injuries and knee replacement surgery. His busy NHS practice is based at Harrogate District Foundation Trust.


James Newman (Yorkshire Knee Clinic)

Jim Newman is a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics. His work is purely focused on knee problems and he treats a wide range of conditions, including ACL reconstruction, partial knee replacements, osteotomy, and cartilage regeneration techniques.


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Early bird booking offer – £100 + VAT

Until 30 June 2016, delegates can take advantage of an early bird reduced rate for tickets. At just £100 + VAT this represents fantastic value for money at a must-attend event.

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