Wrightington Hospital hosted the 2nd Wrightington Periprosthetic Hip Fracture Management Course as part of their commitment to improving orthopaedic care in the UK.
The hospital, part of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, has an established reputation as an International Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery and is at the forefront of joint replacement techniques and research.
Led by leading faculty members, and supported by Orthodynamics Ltd, the free course provided the opportunity for Registrars and Consultants from around the UK to explore a range of periprosthetic management techniques in a day of interactive lectures, practical sessions and case discussions.
The day’s activities drew on the personal experience of the Wrightington team, as well as from experts from across the country, who shared their perspective on the latest implants and surgical tips for achieving the best results.
Mr Anil Gambhir, Clinical Director, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of the course convenors, said “Wrightington Hospital is known for its long history of being a driving force in orthopaedics. We are passionate about providing the best possible patient care and this day gives the opportunity to share techniques and ideas with our colleagues.”
During the day attendees took part in interactive workshops and shared their experiences of using the Cannulok® Plus Femoral Reinforcement System.
Mr Monk from Ashford and St Peters began by presenting revision options for unstable stems; Mr Wynn-Jones talked about the fractures of the acetabulum and Mr Martin from Ipswich Hospital completed the morning session discussing Cannulok surgical technique, tips and tricks followed by results from the Cannulok stem.
In the afternoon the delegates were divided into groups and guided through the sawbones workshop, this enabled the delegates to gain hands on practical experience and understand the operative technique for implanting the Cannulok femoral stem, drawing from wide personal experiences from the faculty.
Attendees were also given the opportunity to participate in case study discussions drawn from their own day-to-day work, with the aim of sharing ideas to address challenging patient cases. As in previous workshops this section proved invaluable to delegates, here the faculty presented their views and perspective on the latest implants and surgical tips for achieving the best outcomes.
When collating feedback all participants voted the Periprosthetic course course very good to excellent.
Mr Arun Kumar Orthopaedic Consultant and one of the course participants, commented on the day,
“I found this course useful and informative, and there were plenty of clinical cases to discuss”