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KneeNewcastle Basic Knee Arthroscopy and ACL Cadaveric Course
Dates: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:00 to Friday, November 24, 2017 - 17:00
Location: 
NEWCASTLE SURGICAL TRAINING CENTRE
Sponsoring Organisation: 
Stryker
Type of course: 
Workshop
Contact: 
For further information louise.sore@nuth.nhs.uk 0191 213 8589
Telephone Number: 
0191 213 8589
E-mail address: 
Description: 

This course is designed for surgeons aspiring to a career in orthopaedic surgery. This course will address arthroscopic techniques on the knee and ACL reconstruction and consist of hands-on minimal access workshop using fresh frozen cadaveric tissue. In addition it will cover clinical assessment of common knee conditions.

• An intensive course
• Number of attendees limited to 12
• Refreshments included
• Course certificate on completion
• The course uses fresh frozen cadaveric specimens

TARGET AUDIENCE

Basic Knee Arthroscopy - CT2 - ST4

Anterior Cruciate Ligament - ST4-ST8
Course includes
• Surface anatomy and portal options relevant to the pathology
• Instruments options
• Assessment of the knee and therapeutic options
• Identify indications for ACL reconstruction
• Medial hamstring tendon graft harvesting & preparation, ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft, bone patellar tendon-bone graft harvesting & preparation, ACL reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone graft
• Discuss the technical challenges and potential complications

Topics for Knee Arthroscopy
• Surface Anatomy & Positioning
• Portal options
• Instruments and the Kit
• Diagnostic Arthroscopy
• Basics: Synovial Biopsy, partial Menisectomy, bucket handle tear excision, removal of loose bodies
• Intermediate: Assessment of patellofemoral tracking, indications for lateral release, PFJ debridement, closed lateral release, meniscal repair

Topics for ACL
• Medial hamstring tendon graft harvesting and preparation
• ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft
• Bone patellar tendon-bone graft harvesting and preparation
• ACL reconstruction using bonepatellar
• tendon-bone graft