This 150-minute course is comprised of two sections. The first half is by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Rajiv Bajekal focusing on ‘Which Spinal Problems Require Urgent Referral?
The second half is by Mr Simon Mellor, Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon, discussing The Management of Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee. Find below what each section entails.
(1/2) Which Spinal Problems Require Urgent Referral? By Mr Rajiv Bajekal
Spinal problems can often be quite esoteric, and in some cases what seems innocuous may be a potentially serious problem. For the first half of this evening course, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Rajiv Bajekal will debunk some of the myths surrounding spinal disorders, as well as discussing some of the pitfalls which need to be identified early to avoid stress to both patient and practitioner. This half of the evening will help attendees identify serious causes of spinal problems which need an urgent referral.
There will be a focus on:
- Disc problems which could lead to cauda equina syndrome, myelopathy and cervical cord compression.
- Osteoporotic fractures.
- Spinal infections (diskitis and osteomyelitis).
- Metastatic cancer of the spine.
(2/2) The Management of Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee by Mr Simon Mellor
The second half of the evening will consist of Mr Simon Mellor, Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon, holding a review of the common knee soft tissue injuries – with case-based discussions in an interactive style. Diagnosis and management of meniscal and cruciate ligament injuries will be covered, in addition to some common sports-related injuries such as iliotibial band friction syndrome, and bursitis around the knee.
- Sports-related injuries
- Diagnosis and management of soft tissue injuries
- Red flags and when to refer