Published: Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Landmark for Arthroplasty training at the Golden Jubilee




The Golden Jubilee Hospital hosted its 10th Arthroplasty course in five years, last Friday (16 October 2015), sharing best practice techniques with colleagues from around the world.

Over 150 delegates travelled from across the globe to attend the 2015 National Advanced Knee Arthroplasty Course, held at the hospital’s Conference Centre.

The course focused on the current issues, controversies and advancements in this orthopaedic field. Computer navigation and the different types of recovery processes were some of the hot topics up for discussion, with the training provided by some of the world’s most renowned experts in Orthopaedics.

Organising Chairman Mr Kamal Deep and Professor Frederic Picard, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons at the Golden Jubilee, have been hosts of this event since it launched in 2011 and have presented ideas on Arthroplasty to over 1,500 people during this time.

Professor Picard said: “As always, this year’s course covered many aspects of Arthroplasty, with various seminars examining a range of topics throughout the day.

“A key focus was the importance of computer navigation and the difference it makes in Total Knee Replacement. An important discussion was also had on the advances in enhanced recovery techniques and how much they benefit patients.”

The course continues to be the only event of its kind in Scotland and is free of charge to all attendees – demonstrating the Golden Jubilee’s vision of leading quality, research and innovation and commitment to providing high quality training, sharing best practice and helping advance the field of orthopaedics internationally.

Mr Deep said: “We continue to provide this conference for free to ensure that young surgeons don’t have to pay for a top quality education.

“It’s great to be training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons who will be performing our own hip or knee replacements in the future.”

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is one of the largest specialist and elective orthopaedic centres in Europe. It currently provides 25% of all hip and knee replacements for the NHS in Scotland, as well as leading the way in Computer Assisted Navigation and carrying out Ankle Replacement procedures.

Earlier this year, the Golden Jubilee announced its latest expansion, with plans to carry out an additional 300 primary joint replacements, helping over 4,500 patients every year.

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