• The Basics of Knee Arthroscopy

    Mr Andy Williams, Dr Sachin Tapasvi, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    From the knee joint repair to reconstruction series, this session focuses on basic techniques and strategies across the continuum of care. The panel discussion examines pre-operative assessment, intra-operative considerations, and post-operative management; including guidance for infection prevention, OR set up, and meniscectomy.

  • The Degenerative Meniscus Tear – What Should I Do?

    Prof Lars Engebretsen, Prof Andrew Price, Dr Sebastian Kopf, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    From the knee joint repair to reconstruction series, this session examines the challenges, anatomical considerations, and effective approaches to degenerative meniscal tears. Outlining characteristics and classifications, the faculty debate successful techniques – including a comparison between meniscectomy and repair - in the context of osteoarthritis, biomechanics, and various patient risk factors.

  • Meniscal Repair Part 1 – Why Save the Meniscus

    Prof Andrew Amis, Dr David Flanigan, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, Dr Alan Getgood, and Hadi El Heneidi.

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    Exploring the anatomy and biomechanics of the meniscus, the faculty debate the rationale and effective approaches to repair. With an analysis of tear types and functional considerations, they discuss augmentation techniques - such as trephination, wrapping, and marrow venting  fibrin clot preparation, and circumferential compression stitching with NOVOSTITCH PRO. 

  • Meniscal Repair Part 2 – All Tears, All Repairs

    Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Dr Tim Spalding, Dr Hideyuki Koga, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    Continuing the discussion on the importance of meniscal repair, this session focuses on choosing a suitable technique and solution across all tear types. Highlighting key technique pearls, the faculty discuss the merits of various surgical approaches – in the context of patient risk factors - and how solutions address complications to achieve a repair.

  • Meniscal Repair Part 3 – Complex Tears, Root Lesions & RAMP Lesions

    Dr Rob LaPrade, Prof Romain Seil, Dr Seth Sherman, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    The third instalment in this series focuses on the surgical approaches and technologies for treating complex meniscal tears, including root lesions and RAMP lesions. Using patient case studies, clinical evidence, and arthroscopic footage, the faculty outline various challenges and patient risk factors, and share tips on how to address them.

  • ACL Reconstruction Part 1 – Get it Right First Time, Every Time

    Dr Sachin Tapasvi, Dr James Robinson, Dr Freddie Fu, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    This analysis examines approaches, techniques, and solutions for successful ACL reconstruction. Beginning with pre-operative assessments and considerations - including the timing and objectives of surgery, and anaesthesia – the faculty share tips for graft selection and fixation, drilling, and positioning; outlining the principles of value-based reconstruction and post-operative care.

  • Reconstruct with Confidence – ACL Reconstruction Part 2

    Dr Jeffrey Nepple, Dr Sabrina Strickland, Dr Jan Vonhoegen, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    Continuing the discussion on solutions and strategies for success in ACL reconstruction, this session included a particular focus on paediatric patients. Using case studies, clinical evidence, and non-operative treatment considerations, the faculty shared surgical techniques – including the use of suture ligament augmentation - instrumentation guidance, and post-operative rehabilitation tips.

  • Reconstruct with Confidence – ACL Reconstruction Part 3

    Dr Stefano Zaffagnini, Dr Camilo Helito, Dr Timothy Lording, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    Further insights on successful ACL reconstruction, with a particular focus on revision reconstruction strategies and lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET). Highlighting the reasons and prevalence of graft failure, along with various reconstruction challenges, the faculty discuss and debate their preferred approaches; including surgical technique and assessment demonstrations. 

  • Multi-Ligament Knee Injury Series with PCL Considerations

    Dr Richard Von Borman, Ms Ciara Stevenson, Dr Marc Strauss, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    Part of the multi-ligament injury series, this discussion examines assessment, technique choice – including repairing or reconstructing – and what guides decision-making. Exploring five key pearls for assessment and relevant PCL anatomy, the faculty use case studies to share insights on suitable techniques, non-operative management, and post-operative rehabilitation.

  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction – The Medial Side

    Dr Darren Johnson, Dr Scott Faucett, Dr Martin Lind, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction – The Lateral Side

    Dr Cristian Fontbote, Dr Andy Williams, Dr Berte Boe, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    This case-based analysis of lateral side knee ligament reconstruction outlines how clinical examination and different patient factors can influence surgical approach. Discussing aspects such as pain, instability, extension and flexion, the faculty debate different techniques, graft selection, and how to address complex challenges. Greg Gorham concludes with an overview of relevant reconstruction solutions.

  • Knee Reconstruction – The Patellofemoral Joint

    Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, Dr Alan Getgood, Dr Elizabeth Arendt, Dr David Dejour, and Dr Julian Feller.

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    This case-based discussion focuses on patellofemoral injury and instability, and the various examination and treatment approaches the faculty used to achieve success. Highlighting potential risk factors – using relevant clinical evidence and imaging prompts – they debate and compare various ligament repair and reconstruction techniques, with tips for distalisation, trochleoplasty, and anchor fixation.

  • Knee Joint Preservation – Cartilage Restoration

    Dr Chris Kaeding, Dr Cassandra Lee, Dr Juan Carlos Monlau, Dr Sven Scheffler, Dr Charlie Brown, Dr Jorge Chahla, and Dr Alan Getgood.

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    An exploration of the challenges, technologies, and treatments for cartilage restoration, outlining examination guidance, technique choice, and post-operative assessment. The faculty share insights on identifying and treating wider complications, debating micro-fracture and micro-drilling, the merits of meniscal allograft transplant, and the role of COBLATION™ technology.