The 2nd HipPlan User Group Meeting held in Yverdon- Les- Bains on the 18th- 20th January 2012 was a huge success. Delegates from the South West were joined by fellow Orthopaedic Consultant Specialists from the South East, including Central London, Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Birmingham. The faculty included Dr Hedi El Sariali from the Petie Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, Mr Richard King from UHCW, Coventry, Mr Paul Jairaj from London Sports Orthopaedics, Mr John O’Hara from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham and Mr Philip Kerr from The Hertfordshire Orthopaedic Group, Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin. Mr Jean Ple, CEO and President of Symbios Orthopaedie SA welcomed all delegates to Yverdon and led all into the use and application of this specialist sofisticated pre- operative planning tool. A number of facinating and challenging cases were discussed as was the future development of an acetabular component posiitioning device, where the early experience from UHCW, Coventry has been extremely promising.

by Justin Quick- Managing Director


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