6th Annual Orthopaedic Examinations Event: Sports Injuries

We are pleased to announce the return of one of our most popular events, our annual Orthopaedic Examinations event. Taking place at London Victoria on Saturday 21st September 2019, the event will cover the latest in examination techniques for the spine, upper and lower limbs.
This event will start with an opening talk, followed by a rotation of 6 interactive examination stations.  In these examination stations you will be working within small groups while a designated speaker demonstrates some of the latest examination techniques. At least 45 minutes will be spent at each station. This event provides a more personal CPD experience, allowing for more interactive discussion and learning.
Examination Stations:

The Spine by Dr Ben Huntley and Mr Ahmed Ibrahim
Spinal injuries commonly arise from both practicing sports and overuse and can ruin an athlete’s career if not identified and treated correctly. In this session, Mr Ibrahim and Dr Huntley will cover examination techniques and clinical reasoning to help differentiate common causes of back pain and associated limb pathology.
Conditions covered include:

  • Disc prolapse (neck and lumbar)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal fractures (stress fractures)
The Knee by Mr Ian McDermott & Mr Peter Hill
This station will cover the examination of the knee, including how to examine the acutely injured knee and what key ‘red flag’ features to look out for.
Conditions covered will include:
  • patello-femoral overload
  • patello-femoral instability
  • meniscal injuries
  • cruciate ligament injuries
The Shoulder by Miss Verona Beckles
Shoulder injuries are very common in a lot of sporting activities. They can be as a result of direct or indirect trauma or with minimal trauma in the presence of underlying degenerative changes. High energy injuries can cause dislocations, fractures and fracture-dislocations. Gleno-humeral joint instability is a common problem affecting the young athlete. Tendon injury such as distal biceps rupture is also increasingly common. Rotator cuff tears can also become symptomatic in the more mature athlete.
This session is designed to discuss comprehensive examination techniques of the shoulder. It will provide a refresher on how the history of the mechanism of injury can help focus the examination and provide an opportunity to discuss clinical cases.

Conditions covered include:
  • Fractures around the shoulder
  • Tendon injuries around the shoulder.
  • Instability of gleno-humeral and acromioclavicular joints
The Hip by Mr Vipin Asopa & Dr Kal Parmar
This station will cover examination techniques and clinical reasoning to help differentiate common causes of hip and groin pain. Early accurate diagnosis is key to ensuring the correct treatment and rehabilitation pathways for the patient and so by the end of the session participants should feel more confident examining this notoriously difficult area.
Conditions covered include:
  • sportsman’s hernia
  • pubic symphyseal/adductor issues
  • Pelvic bone pain including stress fractures and osteitis pubis
The Foot & Ankle by Mr Suresh Chandrashekar & Mr Henry Atkinson 
Sporting injuries to the foot & ankle are extremely common: that twist of the ankle happens whether you are an elite athlete or a “weekend warrior”. This session aims to highlight pitfalls in our diagnostic decision making, clarify when and why to refer, and to explore injuries unique to sport.
Conditions covered include:
  • Ankle instability
  • Tendinopathy / Achilles Rupture  
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Stress Fractures and Overload

The Hand and Wrist by Mr Mark Phillips
Mr Phillips will share his own diagnostic workup to better inform attendees’ diagnoses of the main sporting conditions they are likely to see in day to day practice. He will cover the theory and practice of simple and effective examination techniques for these conditions, demonstrating these techniques and guide attendees in how to perform the examinations.
Conditions covered include:
  • Wrist impingement
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis (De Quervain’s)
  • Ligament tears

As mentioned the day will begin with an opening talk, aimed at discussing the different diagnostic techniques available to clinicians and their various merits. See below for talk overview. 

Talk overview:
Sports Injuries: The Options for Diagnosis by Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports injuries can either be acute or chronic.  Each group will have their own problems with regards to immediate assessment and management, investigations and whether or not they need surgery. 
In this talk, Mr Ian McDermott will look at the diagnostic challenge of sports injuries, focusing on injuries to the knee. He will cover the importance of physical examinations but will also offer his advice on when further investigations are necessary and how to overcome common pitfalls in assessment and treatment.
Topics covered include:
  • Clinical diagnosis
  • When to X-ray
  • When to refer for an MRI (and how much can we rely on MRI results…)
  • The role of Ultrasound


There will be an opening talk by Mr Ian McDermott. Following this, attendees will be split up into small groups. Each group will rotate among the 6 examination stations, spending at least 45 minutes at each station.


London Sports Orthopaedics

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons And Specialist Physicians In Sport And Exercise Medicine | London & South East

LSO is a partnership of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctors specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint, muscle and all other musculoskeletal disorders, including sports injuries, degenerative joint disease and arthritis. The specialists treat patients suffering from knee injury, hip injury, shoulder and elbow injury, foot and ankle injury, and back strain, as well as patients with knee, hip and ankle arthritis.

See list below for individual Consultants at London Sports Orthopaedics:

Mr Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising purely in just knees.

Mr Peter Hill is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees.

Mr Vipin Asopa is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hips and knees.

Dr Kal Parmar  is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine who has been involved in treating sports and musculoskeletal related injury and illness since 2001. 

Mr Suresh Chandrashekar is a Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon.

Mr Henry Atkinson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in the lower limb. 

Miss Verona Beckles is an Upper Limb & Trauma Surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery.

Mr Mark Phillips is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hands & wrists.

Dr Ben Huntley is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at London Sports Orthopaedics. 

Mr Ahmed Ibrahim is an award winning consultant neurosurgeon with a special interest in treating spinal conditions.

What's included

Admission to all day event, handout booklet containing all speaker's notes/slides, coffees/teas/pastries on arrival, mid-morning coffee, tea, juice and healthy option snacks and fruit, seated two course hot and cold buffet lunch, afternoon tea, coffee and cake, certificate of attendance. 7.5 hours CPD.

Who should attend

Chiropractors,Osteopaths,Physiotherapists,Podiatrists,Sports Therapists,Hand Therapists,Radiographers,Occupational Therapists,GP

Date and time

Saturday 21st September

09:00 - 16:30


London Sports Orthopaedics

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons And Specialist Physicians In Sport And Exercise Medicine


Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel, Conference Level 2

Front Entrance on Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1EQ



£ 119 + VAT


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