This podcast features global experts and key opinion leaders discussing innovation, progress and current practice within their subspecialties.
All views expressed in this podcast are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.
Produced by Mr Akib Khan (Orthopaedic Registrar) on behalf of the Orthopaedics Section Council at the RSM.
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Ep 45: Dr Marí Thiart: Lessons from Cape Town
We speak with Dr Marí Thiart who is an orthopaedic surgeon in Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa. She is also the president of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance. In this episode we discuss the set up of South African paediatric orthopaedic services, trauma, infection and training.
01:08: Set-up of Paeds Ortho Services in South Africa
04:40: Set-up of South African Trauma Services
06:30: Blunt vs Penetrating Trauma
10:50: Common Trauma in Cape Town and Top Tips
16:00: How to manage gunshot injuries in children
18:15: Musculoskeletal Infection in Children including acute haematogenous osteomyelitis (PhD subject of Dr Thiart)
21:50: Offending organisms
23:40: Surgical management of osteomyelitis is rare right? - "100% of kids need surgery"
28:00: Critical bone defects in infection
33:00: Quick Fire Round - High yield orthopaedic topics for the FRCS / Postgraduate exams
43:40: IODA and how to get involved
Ep 44: Mr Emeka Oragui: Hip Preservation, Sports Hernias and Young Hip Arthroplasty
We speak with Mr Emeka Oragui (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London) about femoral acetabular impingement, sportsman hernia and treating young patients with hip replacement surgery through an anterior approach.
In this episode we cover:
01:40: What is femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)?
06:00: Is hip arthroscopy witchcraft?
08:20: Is subtle hip dysplasia under diagnosed? How does this link to FAI?
10:27: Pearls of wisdom – How do you approach a young person with vague pain in the hip with an MRI scan showing a labral tear?
20:10: Sportsman Hernia – an interface area. The anatomy and what is the genesis? What is the Doha agreement?
27:00: Should orthopods stray north of the inguinal ligament?
34:25: What can an orthopaedic surgeon do to treat sportsman hernias?
42:50: Anterior approach hip replacement
Ep 43: Mr Andy Williams: Life Lessons, Professional Sports and Optimising Performance
Mr Andy Williams (Fortius, London, UK) spends an hour speaking with us about his life lessons, philosophy on knee surgery and how to optimise your performance. This is an episode not to be missed!
01:40: From humble beginnings and overcoming imposter syndrome
04:29: Should orthopods be builders? How do we become more precise?
06:38: How did your fellowship and having experience abroad influence your practice? Should trainees aim for some time away and why?
11:18: How has your philosophy on knee surgery changed over time? How does treating elite athletes influence your management of non-athletes?
15:38: Are athletes anatomy different? Can you extrapolate your research and results in athletes to non-athletes?
18:06: Is ACL surgery easy? What are the 7 steps to the perfect ACL Reconstruction? What ACL Graft options do you consider and when?
24:14: How much data do you need to change your practice?
28:35: MCL injuries... should be be treating them surgically?
32:40: What is your non-operative MCL Rehab protocol and why?
35.20: What are the lessons that you've learned from professional sports?
40:46: The importance of having the right team, how to set-up a team and how do you choose your colleagues? How do you choose your physios?
46:45: The importance of being a perfectionist
47:50: Rehab prescriptions and what do muscles do? The importance of doing the basics really well.
50:30: The importance of psychology in sports
52:00: Any advice for trainees for how to optimise our training, adopt a winning mentality and become top surgeons?
Ep 42: Mr Nev Davies: Injury Prevention
Mr Nev Davies (Reading, UK) is a consultant knee surgeon who has championed injury prevention through SKIPP Charity's Power Up To Play national campaign. In this episode we discuss the role of injury prevention and what we can do to reduce the incidence of young adult knee injuries.
Link to the charity here: https://poweruptoplay.org
Ep 41: Professor Sandeep Patwardhan: Paediatric Orthopaedics in India
We feature Professor Sandeep Patwardhan (Sancheti Hospital, Pune, India) who is the Vice-President of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India. He has a wealth of experience in managing children with trauma and orthopaedic conditions. In this episode we cover:
Public vs Private Healthcare in India: 01:06
MSK Infections in Children: 07:30
Training the next generation: 42:55
Ep 40: Professor Heather Vallier: Trauma Psychology, Early Appropriate Care and METRC Studies
Professor Heather Vallier (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio) is the 36th President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the first ever female President. She is well known in the world of orthopaedic trauma and has been instrumental in several leading publications within this field. In this podcast we discuss the importance of recognising psychological trauma and how this is both cost effective and improves patient outcomes. We discuss the evolution of trauma care including early appropriate care, predictive modelling and clinical grading systems. We also discuss several METRC studies which have shaped trauma practice in recent years.