Friday 21st September 2018
Spire Manchester Hospital, Manchester
INCLUDING MULTIPLE CADAVERIC DEMONSTRATIONS
Michael Karski is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Wrightington Hospital and is on the specialist register. He qualified from Manchester University in 1999 and underwent his surgical training in the North West of England. He completed his specialist training with a foot and ankle fellowship at Wrightington Hospital, and was awarded a BOFAS travelling fellowship to visit a foot and ankle unit in Baltimore.
Mr Karski specialises exclusively in surgery of the foot and ankle. He treats a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions and his surgical practice ranges from toe surgery to ankle replacement. He has a special interest in sports injuries of the foot and ankle and is honorary orthopaedic surgeon to Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
Mr Karski is dedicated to teaching and is co convenor for the Lower limb course FRCS course for orthopaedic surgeons at Wrightington Hospital. He has also given interactive talks to GPs regarding foot and ankle conditions at
Wrightington hospital. In addition, he has regularly taught on national and international courses regarding ankle replacement surgery.
Mr Karski’s previous research has been presented nationally and internationally and he has published articles in peer reviewed journals.
He holds professional memberships with the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Medical Association.
Mr Tim Clough qualified from the Universities of St Andrews, Scotland and Manchester in 1992. He holds a full time Consultant post at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He is on the Specialist Register as an Orthopaedic Consultant. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford.
Mr Clough specialises in ankle, foot and knee surgery and sports injuries. He gained extensive training in these areas through an International Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship in Canada and through a Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Wrightington. During his training, he won both the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Sanofi Synthelabo Travelling Fellowship Prize in 2002 and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship Prize in 2004.
He is currently Foot and Ankle surgeon for several professional Premiership and Championship football teams, Super League rugby teams and a local Premiership rugby union team.
He has published articles on ankle and knee replacements, day case forefoot surgery and has presented at regional, national and international meetings. His current areas of research include the clinical outcome of ankle replacement, surgical management of the rheumatoid foot, clinical outcome of joint replacement surgery to the big toe and newer treatment outcomes for chronic Achilles tendinopathy.
Mr Clough is a keen teacher and is a Faculty member on the MCh Orth course at Dundee, a Faculty member on the MSc Orthopaedic course at the University of Salford and organiser of the ‘Foot and Ankle’ module for the MSc Orthopaedic course.
Mr Robert Smith qualified from Manchester medical school in 1994 and undertook junior doctor posts in the Greater Manchester area, subsequently undertaking a training post in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the North West. After completing his general orthopaedic training he gained particular interest in surgery of the lower limb and subsequently worked in various fellowship posts focusing on lower limb joint replacement, and foot and ankle surgery. Through one of these fellowships, which involved working with Mr Wood at Wrightington Hospital, Robert developed a particular interest in ankle replacement and ankle and hindfoot arthritis.
Robert’s current NHS practice is based in Wrightington Hospital, a centre for bone and joint surgery, where he has worked since 2006. He specialises in foot and ankle conditions with a particular interest in ankle arthritis treat ankle arthritis, treating this with either ankle fusion or ankle replacement surgery depending on individual patient circumstances. He also treats ankle injuries with arthroscopy when suitable and reconstructs lateral ligament injuries of the ankle. Other common procedures include subtalar fusion and triple fusion (hindfoot fusion) for arthritis around the hindfoot. Robert also treats arthritis of the knee and ankle with arthroscopy.
Adam Budgen has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2003. He specialises in all aspects of Foot and Ankle Disorders. Educated at Ampleforth College, he then studied at Imperial College/St Mary’s Hospital Medical School. He went on to perform his surgical specialty rotation at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital before training as a registrar in Yorkshire.
He performed an International Foot and Ankle fellowship with the renowned Terry Saxby in Brisbane before returning to York as a Consultant Surgeon. He has also studied with Louis Samuel Barouk, the internationally renowned forefoot specialist.
His interests include all aspects of Foot and Ankle disorders but in particular sports and dance injuries, forefoot disorders including hallux valgus, hallux rigidus (arthritis) and deformity.
He treats many elite teams of sportsmen including rugby (league and union), cricket, soccer, basketball and ballet. He has a large experience of Great Toe resurfacing and Ankle Replacement. He also has a large practice treating patients with soft tissue disorders, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and tendon injuries. He provides the regional service for Achilles tendon ruptures as well as extra-corporeal shockwave therapy for soft tissue enthesopathies.
He has set up a centre of excellence for the treatment with minimally invasive techniques of the hindfoot and forefoot and has been one of the two pioneering centres in the UK for this type of treatment.
Christoph Elser graduated in Biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1986. He started a career in R&D at the Institute for Textile Technology, Biomedical Department, developing products for the biomedical industry. This was then followed by various roles at leading biomedical companies such as W.L Gore, Baxter BioSurgery and Orteq Sportsmedicine, with growing responsibilities in the area of tissue regeneration. Since 2012 Chris has been responsible for the biological product portfolio in the EMEA region at Arthrex GmbH.
Mr. McKinley completed all of his surgical and orthopaedic training in Edinburgh and then spent an additional year of specialist training with one of Australia’s top Foot and Ankle surgeons in Melbourne.
He has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2007 and was the first consultant in Scotland to be appointed primarily as a foot and ankle surgeon. He also treats adolescent foot problems at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. He is the clinical lead for foot and ankle services in Edinburgh. He chairs a committee at the Royal College of Surgeons and has been heavily involved in developing foot and ankle services in Scotland.
He is regularly involved in educating surgeons and allied health professionals and helped set up a national multidisciplinary foot and ankle group. He set up the ChM in trauma and orthopaedic surgery - a surgical distance learning program resulting from the collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is the programme director.
He deals with all aspects of foot and ankle pathology from bunion surgery to complex hindfoot deformities. He performs ankle replacements regularly. He was one of the first surgeons in Scotland to perform minimally invasive bunion surgery and uses minimally invasive techniques regularly in the treatment of lesser toe deformities.
He has a special interest in treating sporting injuries and regularly treats players from the Scottish Rugby Union, Scottish Premiership Football clubs and from the Scottish Institute of Sport.
Mr James Stanley currently works at the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Ramsay Clifton Park Hospital. He graduated in 1998 from the Royal Free Hospital in London, and gained training in Lister Hospital, Stevenage and York Hospital before his fellowship training in both Ireland and York. His specialist areas include minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, sports injuries and arthritic surgery – in particular early onset and prevention. He has an active research interest and specialism in diabetic feet. James regularly delivers lectures and surgical demonstrations, regionally, nationally and internationally and has a prominent role in the teaching of medical students.
As a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Cardiff, Rhys has continued developing specialist interests in surgery of the foot and ankle. He is the only surgeon in the UK to have received Travelling Fellowship awards from both the European Foot and Ankle Society and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Rhys has a strong interest in sporting injuries and has set up the south Wales sports medicine forum. Rhys also acts as Honorary Surgeon to the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff Blues.
Mr David Townshend specialises in foot and ankle surgery in which he has experience in all aspects including bunion surgery, minimally invasive foot surgery, arthritis, ankle replacement and revision ankle replacement, sports injuries and ankle arthroscopy. He is actively involved in research including ankle arthritis, arthroscopic ankle fusion, ankle replacement, and achilles tendon disorders. Mr Townshend is a recognised surgical trainer and has been invited to teach on national and international courses in arthroscopy and ankle replacement.
He was appointed to the trust as a specialist foot and ankle surgeon in 2010. Born in Edinburgh, Dave graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1997 before undertaking higher surgical training in the Northern Region. He also undertook a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the University of British Columbia.
He is a member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, British Orthopaedic Society and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.