Each month we will bring you a report from the desk of the programme committee focussing on a key congress programme and abstract topic. November's theme is the shoulder.
The Congress Chair and BOSTAA President, Mr. Roger Hackney, gives his comments on the 'shoulder' and the topic's role in the scientific programme.
"One of the topics covered in the WSTC is the question of shoulder instability in the athlete. Over the last 2 decades there has been a huge increase in the numbers of shoulder stabilisations being undertaken with arthroscopic techniques. The success rates have improved with the development of better equipment, better suture and suture anchors. The results in the best published figures equal the best for open stabilisation. The arthroscopic stabilisations have a much more rigorous end-point of a sensation of instability counting as failure as opposed to a frank dislocation being required to mark a failure of a procedure. The last few years have seen a recognition of the categories of patient who do less well with arthroscopic surgery. The WSTC includes sessions which explore this further. The French arthroscopic shoulder surgeons have undertaken a great deal of research in this field, and several prominent speakers will explore this area. The British Elbow and Shoulder Society is organising a session which will address the problem of treating the hypermobile shoulder in sport, one of the most difficult areas to manage."
Upper limb and shoulder sessions at WSTC & 7th EFOST Congress 2012:
Shoulder fractures in sport: Fri 19th Oct 11:00-12:30
Return to play - Upper Limb and Spine: Fri 19th Oct 14:00-15:30
Shoulder Instability: Sat 20th Oct 08:30 - 10:00
Long Head Biceps Lesions: Sat 20th Oct 11:00 - 12:30
Rotator Cuff Repair: Sat 20th Oct 14:00 - 15:30
Speciality BESS sessions:
BESS session: Fri 19th Oct 14:00-15:30
BESS session: Fri 19th Oct16:00-17:30
BESS 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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