Course Details

Course:Watanabe Practical Shoulder Arthroscopy Course – Advanced Techniques
Date:19 - 20 March 2019
Course convened by:Philip Ahrens
Details:The Watanabe Club is an informal non-affiliated group of dedicated shoulder arthroscopists who are committed to developing training in shoulder arthroscopy in the UK.

This course is an advanced practical symposium on complex and contentious arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery.

This course is aimed at experienced shoulder arthroscopists who want to develop/discuss rarer conditions eg posterior instability, suprascapular nerve releases etc. Ideal candidate is Shoulder Consultant in first 3-4 years of practice.

The course will involve lecture based discussions but is primarily a wet lab course with ample opportunity to practice the techniques taught in the Expert Connect Centre.

Please note that delegates should have attended the Watanabe Reconstructive Course before 19 March 2019 and/or have reasonable clinical and practical experience. Due to course Convener's requirements you are unable to register to attend both courses as the courses are designed to be attended at different intervals.

Places are limited so early registration is encouraged. Please note the course fee includes a course dinner on the evening of Tuesday, 19 March 2019 and course materials. It is your responsability to cover your own travel or accommodation.

Venue:Expert Connect Centre, Croxley Park, Watford

Tuesday, 19 March 2019
13.00 Registration
13.25 Introduction, Watanabe Club and Aims of the course
13.40 Management of the Failed ASD and AC Joint Excision
14.00 Management of Subscapularis Tears
14.20 SLAP Repair vs Biceps Tenodesis
14.40 Role of Tendon Transfers
15.00 Tea
15.30 Practical 1:  Wet Lab session - Dissection Anterior Shoulder; Interval release, subscapularis release, axillary nerve dissection, coracoid dissection repair/Biceps tenodesis
17.30 Close

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
08.30 Anterior Traumatic Instability; How to get it right 1st time
08.50 Management of Anterior Bone loss – Open Latarjet
09.10 Management of Anterior Bone Loss – Arthroscopic Bone Block (Coracoid & Graft)
09.30 Treatment of the Hill Scahs Defect, Role of Remplissage
09.40  Posterior Instability
10:00 The Anterior Compartment of the Shoulder
10.15  Clinical Cases
10.45 Tea
11.10 Practical 2: Wet Lab Session - Posterior Instability/ SLAP Repair/ Coracoid Dissection/ Subscapularis Split
12.40 Lunch
13.20 Management of Large/Massive Repairable Cuff Tear Tips and Tricks
 Management of Irreparable Cuff Tears
13.40 Role of Augmentation Grafting
14.00 Role of Inspace Balloon
14.20 Clinical Cases
15.10 Tea
15.30 Practical 3: Wet lab session - Massive Rotator Cuff tears
17.00 Close

Invited Faculty:Watanabe Faculty Members


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