Review: Second hip preservation cadaver course
Keele University, 30 November – 1 December 2015
Course chairman Sanjeev Madan, director of the Hip Joint Preservation Centre, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Sheffield Children’s Hospital, looks back at the cadaver course held at Keele University
Hip joint preservation is a relatively new subspecialty in orthopaedic surgery. There are some courses in UK and around the world that teach concepts and skills in this subspecialty; however, this course is most comprehensive because it covers all aspects of hip joint preservation and includes training in hip surgery from cradle to grave. The various topics covered in this course were:
Hip arthroscopy – intra-articular and extra-articular surgery
Minimally invasive periacetabular osteotomy (MIS PAO)
Minimally invasive tonnis triple and other pelvic osteotomies
Proximal femoral osteotomies such as imhauser, intertrochanteric ostetomies
True femoral neck lengthening osteotomies such as Morscher’s and modified Wagner
Relative femoral neck lengthening osteotomy
Surgical dislocation for complex deformities such as slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)
MIS/DAA (direct anterior approach) total hip replacement
Revision THR through DAA approach
Hinged distraction for AVN (avascular necrosis for femoral head)
Pelvic support osteotomy and limb lengthening for arthritic hip in the very young
The first day consisted of lectures and two sessions of the hip arthroscopy cadaver workshop. There were eight stations and two faculty per station. The second day covered MIS PAO, pelvic osteotomy and a DAA THR cadaver workshop. There were two sessions of case discussions and 36 lectures.
There was faculty and delegates from 26 countries from Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Thailand, India, China, Russia, Egypt, Australia, just to name a few.
The Hip Joint Preservation Centre has a regular monthly hip MDT meeting and dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists. It is involved in various national and international research activities, such as:
FASHiON trial for hip arthroscopy
Surgiclot study to minimise cancellous bone bleeding
Mesenchymal stem cell study
International Perthes Study Group (IPSG)
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis study (BOSS)
Pin site infection study
Genetic heterogenity study for hereditary multiple exostosis (HME)
GWAS Study (Genetic Study for Acetabular Dysplasia)
DINOSAUR study for osteoarticular infections
3D printing prototyping study for hip osteotomies.
The centre supervises PhD, MSc and BMedSci students for research.
For more information please visit www.hipjointpreservation.com
Caption: The faculty attending the hip preservation cadaver course