Course Details

Course:Watanabe Practical Shoulder Arthroscopy Course – Advanced Techniques - Dilemmas and surgical decision making in Rotator Cuff Disease
Date:19 - 20 March 2019
Course convened by:Philip Ahrens - The Royal Free Hospital
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
12:30 Individual arrivals & Registration
13:00 Introduction, Watanabe Club and Aims of the course Philip Ahrens
13:10 Partial thickness and Interstitial Rotator Cuff tears Len Funk
13:30 Mini Debate: Asymptomatic Rotator cuff tears in the under 60's Julie McBirnie & Jamie Buchanan
14:00 Subscapularis tears and the Biceps Chris Lawrence
14:10 Tea/Coffee Break
14.30 Practical 1:  Wet Lab session - Dissection Anterior Shoulder; Interval release, subscapularis release, axillary nerve dissection, coracoid dissection repair/Biceps tenodesis All Faculty
16:30 Day Close
20:00 Course Dinner at TBC

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
08:45 Individual arrivals
09:00 Large Complex repairable Tears, Strategy Susan Alexander
09:20 Long term outcomes Campbell Hand
09:40 Large Irreparable tears: Options Steve Drew
10:00 When is arthroplasty justified David Butt
10:15 Tea/Coffee Break
10:40 Practical 2: Wet Lab Session - Posterior Instability/ SLAP Repair/ Coracoid Dissection/ Subscapularis Split All Faculty
12:10 Lunch
13:10 Practical 3: Wet lab session - Massive Rotator Cuff tears All Faculty
16:00 Course Close and Individual Departures

Invited Faculty:Jaime Buchanan - Conquest Hospital, David Butt – Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Adrian Carlos – Barts Health NHST Trust, Steve Drew – University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Len Funk – Wrightington Hospital, Paul Guyver - University Hospitals Plymouth, Saif Hadi - East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Campbell Hand - University Hospital Southampton, Cameron Hatrick - Royal Sussex County Hospital, Chris Lawrence - Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Julie McBirnie - Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Andy Murphy - University Hospitals Plymouth, Joideep Phadnis - Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Will Rudge - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
RegistrationFully Booked


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