By: 7 June 2016
Review: Second hip preservation cadaver course

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.


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Caption: The faculty attending the hip preservation cadaver course