Monthly Archive: February 2018

Professor Tim Board from the World renowned Wrightington Hospital, the ‘home’ of hip arthroplasty since 1962 and the pioneering work of Sir John Charnley

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
Professor Tim Board delivers an informative and very ‘moving’ overview of the cases of ‘L & A’ at HipPLAN 2018…. “They are all little things but the difference to the quality of life both for her and for us as a family has been truly immeasurable” “The range of motion and the stability one gets […]

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Mr Alun John, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff takes us through the regulatory protocols and presents the extremely encouraging and clinically ‘robust’ data from the National Joint Registry

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
“We were able to put a man on the moon before routine treatment was available for hip arthritis” The 10 year data is encouraging, however most implantations of the custom stem have taken place within the last 5 years in a cohort of patients where the mean age is less that 50 years. “Very re- […]

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Mr Prim Achan, joins the debate with the 1st of the afternoon’s proceedings at HipPLAN 2018- a ‘must watch’ presentation

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
Mr Pramod Achan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Bart’s Trust in London. He has an adult/ young adult complex hip practise with an interest in trauma. This is a ‘must watch’ presentation which helps our understanding of the hip biomechanics set against a background of considerable surgical experience in the DDH/ CDH patient […]

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Mr Phillip Thomas, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant discusses the surgical challenges faced by the paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at HipPLAN 2018

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
Mr Phillip Thomas is based at the Children’s Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Mr Thomas’ practise has it’s own unique challenges, and surgical intervention in children “should be planned with a view of the future and possible need for arthroplasty”. “We still unfortunately do not screen for DDH in babies and as a consequence, 10-15 […]

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Mr Callum McBryde at the 2018 HipPLAN User Group Meeting presenting his early experience of the use of Symbios custom implants in the complex young adult hip, Mr McBryde also describes his preferred surgical approach in such cases, the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA)

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
Mr Callum McBryde, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham presents his early experience of Custom implants at HipPLAN 2108. This was a very well received presentation by our delegates and we look forward to inviting Callum back for HipPLAN 2019! “I am convinced there is a role for custom implants where there […]

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Professor Hedi Sariali presents his personal experience of 3D pre- operative planning at The HipPLAN 2018 User Group Meeting with opening remarks from Symbios CEO, M. Florent Plé

By Justin Quick - 7th February, 2018
Professor Hedi Sariali from the Pitié Salpetriére Hospital, Paris gets proceedings underway at the 2018 HipPLAN User Group Meeting. Professor Sariali presents his vast experience of 3D pre- operative planning and reminds delegates that as patients get younger, they come with higher demands and expectations. Accurate pre- operative planning using Symbios’ proprietary HipPLAN software assist […]

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