Published: Monday, October 15th, 2012

National hospital’s orthopaedic surgeon is a top fellow




One of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons has received the top honour of being awarded The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Fellowship without Examination.


Mr Frederic Picard, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, was awarded the Fellowship diploma at a ceremony at the Edinburgh Collegelast Friday (12 October 2012) in recognition of the international contribution he has made in the field of orthopaedic surgery.


Mr Picard, who trained inFrance, began working at the Golden Jubilee in 2005, having previously spent time in America developing computer navigation techniques which allow orthopaedic joint implants to be more accurately positioned.


Mr Picard has played a pivotal role in introducing Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) to theUnited Kingdomand is now recognised as an international authority in computer navigation joint replacement surgery. He is currently President of the CAOS UK organisation.


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, commented: “Our Orthopaedic programme has grown over the past ten years and we pride ourselves on leading the way in techniques which continue to benefit our patients. Mr Picard’s contribution to our Orthopaedic Department has been immeasurable. He is renowned as a leading expert in navigation technology and we are extremely fortunate and proud to have him as a member of our team. I would like to congratulate him on behalf of our Board for this great achievement.”


Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Picard said: ”I am extremely honoured and tremendously flattered that RCSEd deem me a worthwhile recipient of such a prestigious award. I would also like to address my praise to the Scottish orthopaedic community and my colleagues at the Golden Jubilee whom I have found very innovative and supportive.”


Photograph shows Mr Frederic Picard and RCSEd President David Tolley (left).

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