Course Details

Course:The Reading Expert Shoulder Course
Date:15 - 16 April 2019
Course convened by:Prof Ofer Levy, Royal Berkshire Hospital & Berkshire Independent Hospital

The Reading Expert Shoulder Course is a two day advanced shoulder course convened by Prof. Ofer Levy who is the founder and director of The Reading Shoulder Unit. All the delegates are are required to be experienced shoulder surgeons. 

The course will involve lecture-based discussions but is primarily a cadaver lab course with ample opportunity to practice the techniques taught in the Expert Connect Centre with fantastic international and local faculty members. 

Arthroscopic Day
The first day will cover arthroscopic techniques for treatment of complex instability, arthroscopic bone block, arthroscopic Latarjet, and Biceps procedures. Comparison of different methods of rotator cuff repair, various approaches to manage the massive rotator cuff tear, Suprascapular nerve release and more.

Arthroplasty Day
The second day cover advances and innovations in total shoulder replacement, especially reverse TSA and stemless rTSA. This will be in conjunction with Innovative Design Orthopaedics Limited.

This course is an advanced shoulder course aimed at experienced shoulder surgeons who want to further discuss and develop advanced arthroscopic and arthroplasty skills. Ideal candidates are Shoulder Consultant in first 3-4 years of practice, and even more experienced Consultants.

Places are limited so early registration is encouraged. Please note the course fee includes a course dinner on the evening of 15 April 2019 and course materials. It is your responsability to cover your own travel or accommodation.

Venue:Expert Connect Centre, Croxley Park, Watford

Day 1 - Shoulder Arthroscopy - Monday, 15 April 2019

08:00 Arrival, registration, coffee
09:00 Instability
Soft tissue stabilisation vs bony stabilisation? Decision making - on track/off track
Arthroscopic Bankart repair - Tech
Arthroscopic Latarjet - Tech
Arthroscopic Bone block - Tech
Complication of Arthroscopic stabilisation, Latarjet
Revision stabilisation - Decision making, revision of failed Latarjet?
10:15 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 Cadaveric workshop 1 - Arthroscopic stabilisation, Bone block technique, arthroscopic Latarjet
13:00 Lunch
13:45 - Rotator cuff
Rotator cuff healing - How to improve healing? - Biologics? ASD? ACJ excision?
Rotator cuff repair techniques - Single row, double row, transosseous, TOE
Massive RCT - Decision making algorithm - when and how to repair?
Conservative treatment
Partial repair / Patch - which?
Superior capsular reconstruction/ Balloon
Tendon transfer
Biceps - Tenodesis? Tenotomy? - Technique
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Cadaveric workshop - RC repair practical
18:00 Course day end
20:00 Course dinner

Day 2 - Shoulder Arthroplasty - Tuesday, 16 April 2019

09:00 Shoulder Arthroplasty
Approaches: Deltopectoral vs Antero-superior approach
Stem vs Stemless TSA
Convertible vs Revisable
Arthroplasty for fractures
Glenoid fixation - bone loss…
Revision TSA - challenges and solutions
3D planning and PSI
rTSA surgical technique
10:30 Tea/Coffee break
11:00 Cadaveric workshop - reverse TSA
14:00 Lunch
14:30 Discussion and conclusion
15:00 Adjourn

Invited Faculty:International and Local Faculty


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