Friday 28th September 2018
Spire Manchester Hospital, Manchester
INCLUDING MULTIPLE CADAVERIC DEMONSTRATIONS
Mr Rob Gilbert is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports knee injuries and soft tissue knee surgery. He works at the Sports Knee Clinic at Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital where he has a subspecialist interest in multi-ligament knee injuries. Initially from Cumbria, Rob qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School (London) in 2001. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West before being selected for specialist orthopaedic training on the Oswestry Orthopaedic Rotation in 2006.
Whilst at Oswestry, Rob trained under eminent sport/knee surgeon Mr Dai Rees, which helped shape his career in sports knee surgery. During his final year as a specialist registrar, Rob was awarded the BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sport Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) travelling fellowship in sports surgery. This enabled him to visit centres of excellence throughout the USA.
He is currently the knee surgeon to the top Super League Rugby clubs in addition to professional rugby union, football and motocross athletes.
Rob is committed to teaching/training and is the programme director for the Wrightington Sports Knee Fellowship. This enables orthopaedic surgeons to gain specialist training in sports knee surgery prior to them taking up a consultant post.
Prof Andreas Imhoff
Professor Andreas B. Imhoff
Professor Imhoff completed his medical degree at the University of Basel where he also received his PhD in 1980. Positions as a doctor and scientist led him to the Universities of Basel (surgery, trauma surgery, orthopeadics), Zurich (orthopeadics, neurology) and Pittsburgh/USA (sports orthopeadics). In 1996 he was appointed as successor to Professor W. Bernett at TUM. His research focuses on the cartilage and tissue engineering of tendons and the meniscus and on the biomechanics of the shoulder and knee joint. He also conducts research into new minimally invasive techniques for arthroscopic operations on athletes.
Dr Tom DeBerardino
Dr Tom DeBerardino
Dr. DeBerardino is a nationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon and retired US Army Veteran who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. DeBerardino graduated from the US Military Academy in West Point, NY in 1985. He attended New York Medical College and then completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Dr. DeBerardino completed his training with the two year John A. Feagin, Jr, Sports Medicine Fellowship at both Brooke Army Medical Center and the United States Military Academy’s Keller Army Hospital. He returned to Brooke Army Medical Center in 1997, where he became the Chief of the Sports Medicine Service before moving back to West Point in 2001.
Dr. DeBerardino is author of over 75 scientific articles on ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has won several prestigious awards including the AOSSM NCAA Research Award; the Aircast Award for Clinical Science Presentation; and the AOSSM-ESSKA European Traveling Fellowship. He is a member of many national and international professional societies including: the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the International ACL Study Group and the prestigious Herodicus Society.
Dr. DeBerardino completed his 24-year Army career at the rank of Colonel. He served as Director of the West Point Sports Medicine Fellowship and Head Team Physician for Army Athletics before his retirement from the Army in 2009. He returns to San Antonio now after seven years from 2009-2016 as an Associate Professor and Team Physician for the Orthopaedic Department at UCONN Health and the UCONN Athletic Department. He is currently a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Baylor College of Medicine and serves as the Co-Director of the Combined Baylor School of Medicine & San Antonio, Texas Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is also the Medical Director of the Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopaedics (BRIO).
He has pioneered a number of open and arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures, and is a frequent speaker and teacher at national and international medical symposia on these procedures. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Jo Armstrong is the lead Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital.
She developed the evidence based, post-operative protocols for soft tissue knee surgery including complex multi-ligament knee reconstruction.
Having specialised in the assessment and treatment of lower limb disorders Jo’s current role involves developing the Wrightington soft tissue knee service; working as part of consultant led sports knee clinics; and treating sports injuries in the physiotherapy department.
Jo’s physiotherapy career has been predominantly based within musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries in both the NHS and Private sector, including a sabbatical working in New Zealand. She has worked with athletes from many disciplines and was involved in screening those competing in the London 2012 Olympics.
Jo has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the rehabilitating complex multi-ligament knee injuries and has lectured both nationally and internationally on this subject.
Mr Henry Atkinson
Mr Henry Atkinson
Mr Atkinson qualified in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in July 1998, became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 2006, and completed his Specialist Registrar training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Imperial College North West Thames rotation in July 2008. He is Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement and Revision surgery, Arthroscopy, Meniscal and Ligament reconstruction, Foot and Ankle surgery, Ankle replacement surgery, and complex trauma. His Fellowships included twelve months at SportsMed in Adelaide, 6 months at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and 4 months in Belgrade.
Mr Atkinson was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at North Middlesex University Hospital in September 2009. He was the hospital’s Trauma Director until 2012 and was previously the Clinical Director for Surgery and Orthopaedics and is currently the Divisional Director for Surgery, Cancer and Associated Specialities, and is also the Clinical Lead for Enhanced Recovery. He was awarded an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in 2012. Mr Atkinson also works at London Bridge Hospital, Highgate Hospital, Hendon Hospital, Kings Oak/Cavell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.
Mr Atkinson was raised in Hampstead Garden Suburb and lives in North London with his wife and young family. He was educated at Christ’s College School, Finchley and then Westminster School, London. Outside of his clinic, Mr Atkinson is dedicated to passing on his expertise, serving as a Visiting Professor at Belgrade Medical School, Assistant Professor at St George's University and a lecturer at Queen Mary University London. He has been published on a wide range of topics and is a reviewer or Editor for a large number of prestigious journals.
Mr Pete Gallacher
Mr Pete Gallacher
Mr Gallacher underwent his specialist orthopaedic training on the highly regarded Oswestry training programme. He trained under Mr Dai Rees and the sports injuries team in Oswestry in addition to the knee specialists in both Stoke on Trent and Oswestry and developed a sub-specialist interest in surgery around the knee. Throughout his training he published on general orthopaedics and on specialist knee topics. Following completion of his specialist training he underwent fellowship knee training in Sheffield and undertook a travelling fellowship in Europe supported by the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) visiting various European centres of excellence in knee surgery.
Mr Peter Thompson
Mr Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson is a consultant specialist knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.
He qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1992 and completed specialist training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London in 2004 before undertaking a fellowship in Knee, Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery in Victoria, Australia. His interests cover a full range of knee problems from sports injuries to the treatment of the arthritic knee.
He is committed to training junior surgeons at UHCW, teaching various aspects of knee surgery at both national and international meetings as well as lecturing at Warwick University.
Mr Dan Wright
Mr Dan Wright
Dan Wright is a Senior Clinic Specialist Physiotherapist at the Sports Knee Clinic, Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital.
Dan has extensive experience in treating soft tissue knee injuries with a specific interest in multi-ligament injuries. His MSc has enabled him to become a member of the MACP and as part of his MSc, Dan runs a specialist research clinic investigating multi-ligament knee injuries.
Dan is one of the lead physiotherapists at Wrightington for treating and rehabilitating sports knee injuries, and leads the return to sport programme following knee ligament reconstruction. Dan also works in the Sports Knee Clinic alongside the consultants as an extended scope practitioner to direct and advise on rehabilitation.
In addition to his roles at Wrightington, Dan works as the lead physiotherapist at the largest food manufacturing plant in Europe. Prior to taking up his current post Dan held positions in both football and rugby, including Wigan Warriors Rugby League.