The Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments Planner is the next generation in surgical planning. Using the patients MRI scan, which is converted into a 3D model of the patients lower limb, the Instrument planner allows the surgeon to view the patient’s anatomy in its purest geometrical form. From this information the surgeon is able to develop a customised plan for each patient.
Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments simplify the total knee process from start to finish without compromising surgical decision making, surgical technique, or intra-operative flexibility.
The Annual British Orthopaedic Association Congress was held in Manchester. 4 days of lectures, courses and seminars were attended covering a variety of topics from the management of the complex total knee replacement to controversies in foot and ankle surgery.
The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting was held in Newport this month. This 3 day event provided an invaluable opportunity to keep up to date, renew contacts with colleagues and discuss difficult and complex problems.
Advanced Trauam and Life Support Course, Cheltenham. Cheltenham Hospital again invited Mr Carmichael to attend their annual Advanced Trauma and Life Support Course as a visiting instructor. This is a highly respected course designed to teach doctors the skills needed to save patients lives after major traumatic events.
Bluespier Electronic Patient Management arrives: This is a state of the art system that allows the electronic management of patient records and information. Through the use of a fully secure electronic system we are able to implement quality control measures and monitor patient satisfaction with accuracy not possible with paper records. It is standard practice for joint replacement surgery to be monitored through the national joint registry but there is no equivalent system for foot and ankle surgery.
The annual Leicester University Hospitals Foot Trauma course invited Mr Carmichael as a guest lecturer. Topics covered during the course included fractures of the Ankle, Calcaneus, Talus, mid foot injuries and compartment syndrome of the foot and ankle. A mixture of lectures and practical sessions was well received by delegates ranging from junior medical trainees to established orthopaedic consultants.
Warwick Orthopaedics Sports Surgery Conference on Foot and Ankle Surgery in the Athlete: Mr Carmichael has again enrolled on this exciting and valuable congress attracting faculty and delegates from all over the world. The conference is a 2 day meeting where difficult problems associated with foot and ankle in the young, athletic population are discussed with specific emphasis on how to manage these problems for best chance of returning to full activity.