Newcastle Basic Knee Arthroscopy & ACL Course

Newcastle Basic Knee Arthroscopy & ACL Cadaveric Course

29th - 30th November 2018

This course is designed for surgeons aspiring to a career in orthopaedic surgery. This course will address arthroscopic techniques on the knee and ACL reconstruction and consist of hands-on minimal access workshop using fresh frozen cadaveric tissue. In addition it will cover clinical assessment of common knee conditions.

 

 

COURSE INCLUDES

  • Surface anatomy and portal options relevant to the pathology
  • Instrument options
  • Assessment of the knee and therapeutic options
  • Identify indications for ACL reconstruction
  • Medial hamstring tendon graft harvesting & preparation, ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft, bone patellar tendon-bone graft harvesting & preparation, ACL reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone graft
  • Discuss the technical challenges and potential complications

Topics for Knee Arthroscopy

 

  • Surface Anatomy & Positioning
  • Portal options
  • Instruments and the Kit
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy
  • Basics: Synovial Biopsy, partial Menisectomy, bucket handle tear excision, removal of loose bodies
  • Intermediate: Assessment of patellofemoral tracking, indications for lateral release, PFJ debridement, closed lateral release, meniscal repair

Topics for ACL

 

  • Medial hamstring tendon graft harvesting and preparation
  • ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft
  • Bone patellar tendon-bone graft harvesting and preparation
  • ACL reconstruction using bonepatellar
  • tendon-bone graft

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