By: 19 August 2019
Invitation to ArthrexLive Foot & Ankle Symposium 2019, Lords Cricket Ground, London, Friday October 4

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In 2018, the Arthrex UK team hosted two ArthrexLive Foot & Ankle Symposiums in Hampshire and Manchester.  After a great response from this first year of foot & ankle events, for 2019 they wanted to raise the bar, so hosting an event in the capital of London seemed the next logical step

The next ArthrexLive Foot & Ankle Symposium will be held on Friday 4th October at Lords Cricket Ground. Easily accessible from all areas of the UK and Europe, with facilitates to host a wider spectrum of delegates, this will help fuel the interactive discussions throughout the full day’s programme.

Mr James Calder, pictured, has generously found some time in his schedule to act as Course Convenor and will be joined by a faculty, from around the UK, of some of the most well respected names in foot and ankle surgery. Experts in their field and approachable by nature, they will ensure an exciting and open format for the symposium.

Joining us as faculty are Mr Callum Clark (Berkshire), Mr Tim Clough (Manchester), Mr Andrew Molloy (Liverpool), Mr Peter Rosenfeld (London), Mr James Stanley (York) and Mr Rhys Thomas (Cardiff).

The day’s agenda will offer a series of lectures on some of the hottest topics in foot and ankle surgery and different techniques will be debated. The format of this year’s meeting will enable presentations to be immediately followed by a relevant live cadaveric demonstration, beamed to the meeting room from our new state-of-the-art UK MobileLab in ultra-high definition 4K imaging. The live demonstrations will present a valuable opportunity to see some of the latest techniques undertaken by experts, and the chance for interactive discussion on their tips and tricks, which are sure to make a positive impact to your practice long after the symposium has finished.

The day will start with Syndesmosis and Lisfranc topics – where the evidence is currently, and the treatment options available. Lateral ankle injuries represent a common injury and optimal treatment pathways and rehabilitation protocols vary greatly. The faculty will discuss their experiences from two sides, to provide more clarity and suggestions to consider moving forward.

A large part of the day will be dedicated to PTTD and flatfoot and promises to be an engaging section with a range of treatment options to be hotly debated. The cadaveric demonstrations will address both medial and lateral options, along with spring and deltoid ligament options.

The afternoon will continue with the management of Acute Achilles and will include the pearls and pitfalls with the percutaneous approach. Difficult distal ruptures will be discussed and the options to complete a knotless repair for both distal ruptures and insertional Achilles options will be debated. Does the use of Orthobiologics represent the next step in Achilles treatment? The Achilles part of the programme promises to consider current practice in Achilles management and the future path.

The final topic of the day will be plantar plate management, with some vital tips and tricks on how to get the best result possible in this technically demanding procedure. The cadaveric demonstration on this technique will conclude the action packed day at the ‘home of cricket’.

For full information and to register, please visit index-foot-oct19.html