Straight from the programme committee's desk, this month's newsletter reports on the knee. _____________________________________________
The Co-Congress Chair and EFOST President Dr. Francois Kelberine writes about the 'knee' and the topic's role in the scientific programme.
"Knee pathology is one of the most frequently debated topics at sport trauma meetings. At WSTC & 7th EFOST Congress 2012, we aim to inject new vitality and vigour into these debates by focussing on current concepts and daily practices: real life!
The large spectrum of femoropatellar diseases in athletes (anterior knee pain, objective and functional instability, arthritis) will be addressed by the Femoropatellar Study Group.
Regarding ligament injuries, so many techniques have been promoted for repair or reconstruction: leading experts will report their personal experience in dealing with peripheral and central ligament tears in clinical case presentations. In addition, I am pleased to highlight the session about the UK ACL registry. This is a step beyond personal opinion and it should bring objective data in the long term.
The problem of menisci preservation and reconstruction will be delved into by several prominent speakers. Two interesting sessions will be dedicated to the old degenerative knee. One of these sessions by the British Association of Surgery of the Knee will report the place of osteotomy around the knee in athletes (indications, techniques and capability to resume to sport). The other session about sport after joint replacement, will deal with the (not always aging) active population who remain involved in sport after surgery. Can we meet the expectations of the patient and the advice of the surgeon after a UNI or a TKR?
RETURN TO SPORT AFTER KNEE INJURY OR SURGERY
One major question explored within the WSTC & 7th EFOST Congress will be the return to sport of an amateur or elite athlete after injury or surgery. This topic is partly dedicated to knee pathologies. Personal opinion (or feeling) is regularly the gold standard as scientific criteria is sometimes controversial. To allow the athlete to resume on the field, do we need to give a green light based on imaging or testing (eg cybex), on clinical examination or on functional assessment, as it seems this last one seems the most reliable? Other factors are to be considered such as financial issues, media issues and sport dates for professional sportsmen. A session will address this topic."
Knee sessions at WSTC & 7th EFOST Congress 2012:
Best practice in knee ligament surgery:
Wed 17th Oct 08:30-10:00
Sport after joint replacement: Wed 17th Oct 11:00-12;30
Patelloferoral Instability: Wed 17th Oct16;15-17:45
Return to play - Lower limb: Fri 19th Oct 11:00-12:30
The UK ACL registery: Fri 19th Oct 11:00-12:30
Meniscal Repair: Fri 19th Oct 14:00 - 15:30
Meniscal Replacement: Fri 19th Oct 16:15-17:45
Speaciality BASK session:
Osteotomy: Thu 18th Oct 16:5-17;45
BASK is one of the many partner associations supporting and contributing to the scientific success of the WSTC & 7th EFOST congress (view partners).
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