ROCKSTAR 2019 @ The London Osteotomy Meeting – 6th February 2019
Christian has been in the tissue banking industry for over 15 years, eight of which were at AlloSource, in various roles including National Allograft Manager. Christian possesses a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and German from California Lutheran University and Bowling Green State University, respectively. He recently finished his Executive M.B.A. program from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Christian lives by three philosophies - Be kind. Be respectful. Work hard. - which are reflected in his work. He loves educating and helping partners and colleagues succeed by serving in whatever capacity necessary.
Mr Bourke specialises in surgery of the knee. He is a UK-trained orthopaedic surgeon having qualified from Imperial College, London in 2002. His special interest is in arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery of the knee treating ligament and cartilage injuries or damage with the most up to date techniques available. Having completed a year of his training in two large sports injuries centres in Australia he routinely performs an ‘anatomical ACL reconstruction to achieve a stable knee after surgery that has closest to normal movements.
He has lectured internationally and has published work in numerous international orthopaedic journals on this technique. He also has an interest in new treatments for osteoarthritis and performs partial (Oxford knee) and total knee replacement with advanced pain control techniques and an enhanced recovery programme to allow a speedy recovery from your operation. Mr Bourke is a full time consultant in the NHS at Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals having been appointed in 2013 and is married with two children.
Mats Brittberg is a member of the Cartilage Research Unit at University of Gothenburg and an orthopedic surgeon at Region Halland Orthopaedics at the Kungsbacka Hospital, Kungsbacka, Sweden. He received his MD at the University of Gothenburg in 1978 and completed a specialization in orthopedics in 1985. In 1992 he passed the Swedish Orthopedic Board Exam (S.O.B.E.), and in 1996 he earned a PhD. He is now a professor of orthopaedics connected to the Institution of clinical sciences and orthopaedic department, University of Gothenburg.
Mats Brittberg’s research has been focused on cartilage repair and with main focus on cartilage regeneration with in vitro expanded autologous chondrocytes. Today the main interest is the European Connective Tissue Engineering centre (ECTEC) which is research collaboration between the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg with the institution of Polymer Technology, Chalmers Technical University. Mats Brittberg has also had research collaboration with Virginia Tech in USA on biotribology in cartilage and osteoarthritis as well as research collaborations with other centers in Europe and North America and central America.
In September, 2010, Mats Brittberg received the ICRS Genzyme Lifetime Achievement Award in cartilage research and in 2012, the Shetty- Kim Foundation (SKF) Scientific award. In 2014, Mats Brittberg also received the SKF and UK Cartilage Club’s Life time achievement Aaward.
Mats Brittberg has been on the board of TESi (Tissue engineering Society International) and has been chairing the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA 2006-08. Since the start 1997, he has been working with ICRS, as a secretary, Vice-president and President (2006-2008) and finally Past-President (2008-2009). He is since january 2013 Editor-in-Chief for the Sage journal ¨CARTILAGE. He has also been associate editor with ESSKA journal as well as being on the editorial board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
Vincenzo gained his medical degree and residency programm in Rome University “La Sapienza” in the Orthopaedic School directed by prof. L.Perugia.
During residency he was under the direction of prof. Mariani who developed scientific accuracy during research and surgical practice. Fellowship at Karolinska Institute with Per Renstrom.
From Rome to Verona several years with dott. Zorzi improving skill.
He was Chief of Cartilage Committee of Sigascot for 4 years and is an active member of International Societies such as ESSKA, ICRS & ISAKOS.
He is author or co-author of papers , book chapters, and oral presentations on Sports Medicine, Cartilage repair, knee joint replacement.
Laura de Girolamo
Laura de Girolamo was born and grew up in Italy, where she received her MSc in Biology and PhD from the University of Milan.
She got her post-doctoral training between the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute and other international centers. She is currently the Director of the Orthopaedic Biotechnology Laboratory of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan. Her basic and translational research focus is on mesenchymal stem cells, particularly derived from adipose tissue and tendons. The goal of Laura’s laboratory is to derive biological solutions aimed to promote cartilage, tendon and bone regeneration by improving activity and clinical therapeutic potential of MSCs. She served as PI or co-PI in several research projects collaborating with national and international research centres. She is author of more than 60 papers and book chapters in orthopedic regenerative medicine, and has been invited speaker at more than 40 national and international congresses and courses.
Laura is Chair of the Basic Science Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and Chair of the Research Committee of Italian Knee Surgery Arthroscopy Sports and Cartilage Society (SIGASCOT). She was co-founder of the Italian Mesenchymal Stem Cell Group (GISM) and currently member of the Executive Committee.
David Elson is consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Gateshead. He was a trainee in the Northern Deanery and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He completed knee surgery fellowships in both Cardiff and Hampshire and has worked for Matt Dawson, Chris Wilson, Mike Risebury and Adrian Wilson (all faculty members) which puts him in a unique position to comment on the results from these osteotomy centres. He strongly believes that the techniques of knee osteotomy should be refined in light of patient outcomes and to this aim he has been driving the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk). This is an initiative designed to capture meaningful outcome data which should influence future surgical techniques in years to come. He has several publications in the field of knee surgery and has presented at national and international conferences. He has aspirations to improve the message about knee osteotomy as a highly successful surgery.
Mr Nick Howells completed his Undergraduate Medical training at Imperial College, London in 2003. His basic surgical training was in London and Oxford and his specialist orthopaedic training was completed in the Severn Deanery, based in Bristol.
Mr Howells has completed fellowship training in knee surgery and trauma surgery in Australia. He spent 10 months at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery in Sydney under the supervision of Professor Leo Pinczewski gaining experience in all aspects of knee surgery.
He then spent 1 year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Australia, gaining experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and knee surgery.
His elective practice focuses on knee surgery including primary and revision knee replacement, cartilage and ligament injuries and management of early and advanced osteoarthritis.
Roland P. Jakob’s main clinical interests are non-prosthetic reconstruction of the knee, cartilage repair and ligament and meniscal repair. Regarding the FP joint, he has developped in the early nineties because of fear of cartilage necrosis an own trochleoplasty technique- a closing wedge trochlear OT- that he applies until today. He also uses a salvage method for lateral subluxation FP OA, covering the patellar defect with an AMIC and the trochlear defect with a periosteal flap. As well he is an advocate of the AMIC procedure for isolated defects that he has further developped to «osteochondroisation» (Martin R, Jakob RP, 2017) in case of a chronically thickened subchondral plate within the depth of the cartilage lesion acting as a barrier for cartilage repair, removing the plate and adding a fresh cancellous paste in the deeply drilled bed, covered by a collagenI/III matrix.
He has been President of Swiss Orthopaedics, ISAKOS and Founding Pres. of ICRS. He has received the Life Achievement Award for Excellence in Cartilage Research by ICRS and AOSSM has inducted him in the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Raghbir graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2006 and completed his higher surgical training in the South East London region.
Following his training, he went on to refine his skills in knee surgery with a fellowship under the tutelage of Professor Wilson, Mr Risebury and Mr Yasen. This fellowship allowed him to develop a keen interest in all aspects of osteotomy surgery, cartilage preservation, arthroscopic ligament reconstructions, partial and total knee arthroplasty surgery. He has a particular interest in managing arthritis in younger patients. He has now been appointed as a Consultant in Knee Surgery at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital London.
Raghbir has published in all aspects of knee surgery and presented both nationally and internationally. He is an honorary lecturer at Winchester University and runs educational courses for higher orthopaedic surgical trainees in London.
Ansar is a Fellowship Trained Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon whose specialist interests include Major Orthopaedic Trauma, Sports & Tendon injuries, Limb lengthening & post trauma reconstruction.
He is the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Lead in Orthopaedic & Major Trauma Research and also clinical lead for proximal femur fragility fractures.
He is also currently treasurer to British Trauma Society and Director of the MISTT Course.
Biography coming soon.
Biography coming soon.
Mikel Sánchez was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1955 and studied Medicine and Surgery at Bordeaux University where he graduated in 1978. In 1984, he specialized in Traumatology and Orthopedics from the University of the Basque Country and started working at Santiago Hospital (Vitoria-Gasteiz). From 2000, Mikel Sánchez is Medical and Scientific Director of the Arthroscopic Surgery Unit.
Regarding his career as a surgeon, he was pioneer in the advance of arthroscopic surgery in Spain. Moreover, as part Leeds-Keio teamwork, he developed prototypes of surgical equipment for the anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and for the shoulder chronic instability. Concerning biological therapy, Mikel was the first doctor that understood the therapeutic potential of Platelet Rich Plasma and its applications in orthopedics. At present, he continues developing surgical techniques and application methods of PRP Technology. In addition, since 2012 is a precursor in Spain of the use in surgery of 3D printing technology.
Kristof was team physician and medical director for RSC Anderlecht from 2005 -2011, medical director of Club Bruge from 2011 and is currently team physician ffor RSC Anderlecht as well as running a private practice in sports medicine.
Prof. Schoettle s a physician, surgeon and scientist from Munich, Germany and medical directory of the Knee and Hip Institute Munich. He earned his medical degree from the University of Munich in 1998 and completed residency in 2006 after undergoing training at the Technical University of Munich, the unverité V àParis, the University of Zurich and the Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité in Berlin, where I also obtained my PhD. Right after that, Prof. Schoettle became the senior consultant and Head of Knee Surgery at the Technical Univerity Hospital of Munich and the title of an Associate Professor. Since 2013, he has served as the Chairman of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at Isarklinikum in Munich, and meanwhile having lectures at the university hospital , where he becam full Professor of Orthopedics in 2016.
Throughout his professional experience, he has written more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and served as the contributing author to ten books in my area of expertise. Furthermore, he developed several orthopedic procedures (trochleoplasty, MPFL reconstruction as well as the WAVE knee implant) as well as a radiographic landmark (referred to as “the Schoettle point”), all of which are internationally recommended and used for treating born patellofemoral instability. For the past ten (10) years, he gave regulary lectures in the field of orthopedics. His expertise and combined experience in orthopedics, trauma surgery and reconstructive knee surgery have led him to become a sought-after instructor and speaker at Conferences around the world.
As evidence of his expertise in the field, he is currently a board member of numerous prestigious organizations that demand excellence from its members. Specifically, a board member of the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the International Society of Arthroscopy, the Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the German and the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG), as well as the German speaking society for orthobiologics and tissue engeneering.
Dr. Slynarski completed his MD and PhD degrees at The Medical University of Warszawa, Poland, and completed research fellowships at Case Western University in Cleveland, USA, with Arnold Caplan PhD (funded by the Polish-American Kosciuszko Foundation), and also with Matts Brittberg, MD, PhD, at Gothenburg University in Sweden. He subsequently completed a knee fellowship with Dr. Rene Verdonk at Ghent University, Belgium. He was a principal investigator in several worldwide clinical studies including iBalance Medical, Genzyme and CellCoTec.
Dr. Slynarski is currently head of surgery in a private Sports Medicine Center, CMS Warsaw, Poland.
Martyn is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, specialising in arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee surgery. He graduated from Edinburgh University and undertook Registrar training in the Manchester region. After completion of training, he spent 18 months on fellowship in North America.12 months undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia and 6 months at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery.
He is honorary Professor at Birmingham and Aston University where he supervises PhD students investigating the use of stem cells in cartilage repair, tendon regeneration and rehabilitation following injury. Prof Snow has written over 50 publications in various International medical journals and 4 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries.
Tim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London in 1982 and completed a fellowship in knee and sports surgery in Toronto, Canada in 1995. He has been specialising in knee surgery since that time.
Tim's interests cover the range of knee surgery including arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for the unstable knee, meniscal surgery and reconstruction for the torn footballer’s cartilage, surgery for patello-femoral problems, articular cartilage repair and autologous chondrocyte transplantation for joint articular surface damage, through to osteotomy and joint replacement for the worn knee. More recent interests include meniscus transplantation and he has now done over 100 such cases which is the most in UK.
He is also actively involved with research and teaching both nationally and internationally. Most recently he is one of the lead developers of the National Ligament Registry dedicated to analysing and improving the outcome of Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Peter van Roermund
Biography coming soon.
Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant Professor Wilson has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. Most recently he has set up a dedicated centre for osteotomy surgery at The Wellington Hospital in London and has also set up "The Children’s Knee Centre" based at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. This brings together a group of knee surgeons to focus on the management of the paediatric knee including a programme for ACL damage prevention in the UK.
He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
Professor Wilson has also pioneered and helped to develop several other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson handed on the role of vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee in 2017 he has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
Professor Wilson is also a member of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee and the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee.
He also set up a successful fellowship training programme for ligament and osteotomy surgery in 2012 and has a chair at the University of Winchester where he is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both osteotomy and ligament surgery.