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The Knee Symposium: All You Need To Know by Wimbledon Clinics on Saturday 8 June 2019 @Thames Rowing Club


Register to attend: The Knee Symposium: All You Need To Know  here. This is the second year of our annual Symposium open to all Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. 


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8.30am – 9.00am 

Registration and coffee   

9.00am – 9.20am  

Welcome by Mr Adrian Fairbank MA FRCS (Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic SurgeonKnee Specialist

9.20am – 10.00am 

Adolescent Patellofemoral Pain Uncovered

by Ms Claire Robertson MSc PGCE MCSP, Consultant Physiotherapist, Patellofemoral and Knee Specialist

Claire will look at the similarities and differences between adolescent and adult patellofemoral pain, (PFP). As part of this she will consider;

  • Effects of growth.
  • Psychosocial considerations.
  • Load management.
  • The hypermobile adolescent.
  • Lack of fine motor control.
  • The role of strength and conditioning.
  • Kinesiophobia.

10am – 10.30am 

Adolescent knee injuries - the next steps

by Mr Oliver Templeton-Ward FRCS (Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee Specialist

Significant knee injuries in adolescence are increasing in frequency and severity. Ligament and cartilage injuries at a young age have a significant long term impact on knee function. This means the approach to managing these patients needs to differ from adults. This talk aims to outline the current evidence supporting both operative and non-operative treatment strategies in these complex situations.

10.30am – 11.00am  

Management of Patella Instability

by Mr Bobby Anand MBBS BSc(Hons) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee Specialist

Acute patella dislocation makes up 2–3% of all acute knee injuries, with a higher incidence in younger and athletic patients. The risk of re-dislocation following first time injury is 17–49%, rising to 44–71% in patients younger than 20 years. The aetiology of patellofemoral joint instability (PFJI) is complex and multifactorial. Several abnormal anatomical factors have been identified in patients with recurrent patella dislocation. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in PFJI, possibly related to the advances made in our understanding of various anatomic and dynamic factors that contribute to patella stability. The overall management of patella dislocation and instability has been linked with poor patient satisfaction. In this talk I will outline current concepts of managing PFJI discussing assessment of such patients, anatomy, surgical management & my personal outcomes based upon objective functional scores.

11.00am – 11.30am 

Refreshment break  

11.30am  - 12.00pm

Cycling knees, the weakest link

by Dr David Hulse BSc(Hons) MSc FFSEM(UK) , Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Sports Injury Specialist

Why is knee pain common in cycling?

Man or woman v. machine - why are knees at risk?

Management: should we adjust the bike or adapt the rider?

12.00pm – 12.30pm 

What 'Duty of Candour' means in practice

by Mr Nick Morgan MBBS BSc FRCS (Tr&Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee Specialist

Every healthcare professional must be open and honest with patients when something that goes wrong with their treatment or care causes, or has the potential to cause, harm or distress. Individual regulatory bodies give guidelines to practitioners on their professional duty of candour. The recommendations following the Francis report into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust resulted in the implementation of Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This is the statutory Duty of Candour under which the CQC can prosecute for a breach of parts 20(2)(a) and 20(3) of this regulation.

I will look at how professional and statutory duties have evolved and how the implementation of these duties impact on our daily interaction with patients and clarify what is a notifiable safety incident and the degrees of harm as defined by the Act.

12.30pm – 1.00pm 

Should your patient have an MRI scan?  Who makes the decision?

by Dr Anshul Rastogi, Consultant Radiologist at Parkside Hospital


1.00pm – 2.00pm 


2.00pm – 3.15pm 

Round Table Discussions

1. The role of arthroscopy in the over 35s: Mr Adrian Fairbank

2. PRP: Magic or myth - Can it really help your knee?: Mr Jonathan Bell

3. Why is osteotomy on the rise again as a treatment for osteoarthritis?: Mr Bobby Anand and Mr Oliver Templeton-Ward

3.15pm – 3.30pm 

Closing by Mr Jonathan Bell FRCS (Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee Specialist


* Programme is subject to change.


Additional information

  • No. of places: 50
  • Fee: £95
  • Refreshments and a buffet lunch included


Date: Saturday 8 June 2019

Time: 8.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Thames Rowing Club, SW15 1LB

No of places: 50

Fee: £95





Updates in Scoliosis & Vertebral Body Tethering by Mr Jason Bernard on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 7.30pm @Wimbledon Clinics


Tutor: Mr Jason Bernard MD FRCS Orth


Cases of Scoliosis and new treatments have been appearing in the news more frequently, but have there been any major updates in this field?

What are the latest treatments and how can they impact on the way you diagnose and manage scoliosis patients?

How important is an early diagnosis?

Mr Jason Bernard is one of the few consultants capable of performing the Vertebral Body Tethering operation, and he will aim to answer these question and deliver an informative overview of the current practices in scoliosis treatment.

Followed by Q&A.



Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 7.30-9pm

Venue: Wimbledon Clinics

Fee: £20

No of places: 16




Patellofemoral Pain Uncovered 1 day course on 29 June @ Airedale General Hospital by Ms Claire Robertson, Wimbledon Clinics 


Tutor: Ms Claire Robertson MSc PGCE MCSP


This course aims to directly impact on the clinician's ability to assess and treat patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, (PFP). The course is a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions, totally underpinned by evidence. There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout.

Claire Robertson is a consultant physiotherapist in patellofemoral pain, at Wimbledon Clinics. She is actively involved in patellofemoral research, having published in many journals, including the American journal of Sports Medicine. She is currently writing up a number of papers following extensive research on the VMO, and she has also recently finished a research grant researching patellofemoral crepitus. Claire's niche clinical practice and passion for making her teaching relevant to clinicians together with her research activity places her perfectly to deliver this course.


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Date: Saturday, 29th June 2019

Time: 8.30 - 16.00

Venue: Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6TD

Fee: £150

No of places: 24


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