Orthopaedic surgery is the ‘nuts & bolts’ speciality; it is as much a biomechanical science as it is a surgical craft. In orthopaedics, the mode of treatment and the choice of implants are just as important as the skill to operate precisely to reach a specific anatomical landmark. The traditional view has been that only the advance trainees in orthopaedics require a good grasp of biomechanics.
However, the understanding and application of biomechanics in orthopaedics has expanded exponentially in the recent times, and this plays a much greater role in modern orthopaedic treatments. Accordingly, there have emerged a number of core principles in orthopaedic biomechanics. It is important now that the junior trainees in orthopaedics have an appreciation of the basic biomechanics in orthopaedics in order to flourish in this surgical specialty.
Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) is a well-established one-day course that helps fill in this gap. This course covers the fundamental biomechaincal principles that must be considered in making orthopaedic decisions. It also introduces participants to the basic engineering concepts behind common orthopaedic implants. This understanding will help to make the clinical practice in orthopaedics more rewarding, and stimulate further enthusiasm for the speciality.
The course is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, small group exercises and discussions, and practicals and demonstrations.
2017 Course dates
Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics
Saturday 20 May 2017
Saturday 16 December 2017
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Course fee (Doctors all grade) £195.
£15 discount is available per person for 2 people attending the same course. The course is awarded 6CPD points by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The course fee includes FREE textbook (RRP £37.99), lunch, beverages and a certificate.