Friday 21st February 2020
The Oval Cricket Ground, London
INCLUDING MULTIPLE CADAVERIC DEMONSTRATIONS
Course Convenors and Faculty
David Houlihan-Burne specialises in all aspects of knee surgery. His surgical interests include knee cartilage and ligament injury treatment as well as knee arthritis, particularly in the younger patient. He was instrumental in bringing enhanced recovery from the US to the UK, working closely with the Department of Health. His current research interests include the use of xenograft material to repair or replace cartilage and ligament injuries in the knee. He currently works as a knee specialist at the Fortius Clinic in London and in his free time he is a helicopter pilot and enjoys a round of golf when he can.
Mr Jonathan Lavelle specialises in knee treatment, and has a particular expertise in soft tissue and replacement surgery.
He also specialises in ligament reconstruction and meniscal surgery. He has worked with many professional rugby and football clubs, as well as with the Professional Jockeys Association in the UK. He is associated with a number of overseas ski resorts.
Recent and current appointments
• Consultant, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
• Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London
Publications, lectures and teaching
• Contributed to multiple peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for The British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
• He has also organised training courses for postgraduate surgery
• Lectures internationally on knee treatment
• Royal College of Surgeons
• British Orthopaedic Association
• European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
Rahul Patel is a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the University College Hospital, London where he is also clinical lead for theatres and anaesthesia. He is actively involved in the training of higher surgical trainees on the London orthopaedic rotations and is also a co-developer and course tutor on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at University College London. He is a senior honorary lecturer of University College London. In 2016 Rahul was the President of the Orthopaedics section at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Rahul Patel qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1998. He trained in surgery at various London teaching hospitals before undertaking a formal two-year research period culminating in a higher degree from the University of London. His specialist orthopaedic training was on the Middlesex/University College Hospital, London rotation. Rahul then undertook subspecialist fellowship training in reconstructive arthroscopy and sports orthopaedic surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, USA.
Amongst others, he is a member of the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK) Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).
Mr Patel's main orthopaedic and research interests are sports injuries of the knee and hip, meniscal preservation and transplant, patellofemoral instability and multiligament injuries of the knee. He is passionate about digital healthcare and is the co-convenor of an annual meeting dedicated to this topic.