Programme

“Comprehensive & exam-focused”

The Oxford Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review Course (UK) is a five day orthopaedic review course, which is followed by the optional Advanced Clinical Examination & Viva Course.

All lecturers will be experienced Consultants or Fellows with the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination who have been selected for their extensive teaching experience and good communication skills; the majority will be Fellowship trained specifically in the lectures that they are delivering.

Our acclaimed lecture course will take place between 3rd-7th January 2022 inclusive, and streamed on a virtual platform. Delegates will have have the ability to ask questions at the end of each lecture and will have access to the lecture recording for a limited period of time following the lectures.

The Clinical Examination Day and Viva Preparation Days will be held at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. The weekend will commence with a series of seminars delivered by our expert faculty, covering all examination skills required for the FRCS. Following this, delegates will rotate around short- and long-case stations, examining patients with real pathology and gaining feedback from our course examiners. The Viva Preparation day will consist of multiple Viva Voce stations delegates will rotate around over the course of the day, allowing them to receive personalised feedback. 

The programme for the January 2021 course can be found below, which was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can expect the same calibre of faculty members and content covered during our next course in January 2022. The finalised timetable will be confirmed closer to the course. 

Join us in January 2022!

Day 1

07.30 Welcome & Registration Tom Cosker – Course Director
08.00 Spine (I) Pal Lakshmanan –
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
10.00 Coffee  
10.30 Spine (II) Pal Lakshmanan –
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
12.00 Soft Tissue: Knee Guido Geutjens –
Consultant Knee & Arthroplasty Surgeon
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Knee Arthroplasty Guido Geutjens –
Consultant Knee & Arthroplasty Surgeon
15.30 Coffee  
16.00 Adult Hip (I) Simon Newman  –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
17.30 Adult Hip (II) Simon Newman –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
18.30 Infection in Orthopaedics for the FRCS Abtin Alvand – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
20.00 Close  

Day 2

07.30 Spinal Deformity Colin Nnadi –
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
08.30 Paediatric Trauma David Bryson – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
09.30 Biomechanics Richie Gill – Professor of Mechanical Engineering
10.30 Coffee  
11.00 Anatomy: The Upper Limb Tom Cosker –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
12.00 Orthopaedic Oncology (I) Tom Cosker –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Orthopaedic Oncology (II) Duncan Whitwell –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
15.30 Coffee  
16.00 Shoulder & Brachial Plexus Peter Dacombe –
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
17.30 Radiology for the FRCS (Orth) Karen Partington – Consultant MSK Radiologist
19.00 Close  

Day 3

08.00 Hands (I) Donald Sammut/Ramon Tahmassebi –
Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeons
09.30 Coffee  
10.00 Hands (II) Donald Sammut Ramon Tahmassebi –
Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeons
11.00 Coffee  
11.30 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation David Henderson Slater –
Consultant in Neurological Disability
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Foot & Ankle Trauma Arul Ramasamy – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
15.30 Coffee  
16.00  Paediatric Orthopaedics (I)

Fergal Monsell – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Nev Davies – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alpesh Kotari – Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Amr Elkhouly – Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

17.30 Break  
18.00 Paediatric Orthopaedics (II)

Fergal Monsell – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Nev Davies – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alpesh Kotari – Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Amr Elkhouly – Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

19.30 Close  

Day 4

08.00 Trauma (I) Professor Chris Moran – Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
09.30 Coffee  
10.00 Trauma (II) Ben Ollivere – Clinical Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery
11.00 Deformity & Infection Jamie Ferguson – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
12.00 Foot and Ankle (I) Steve L. Haddad – Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Chicago
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Foot & Ankle (II) Steve L. Haddad – Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Chicago
16.00 Coffee  
16.30 Revision Hip Arthroplasty Duncan Whitwell – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
18.00 Revision Knee Arthroplasty Duncan Whitwell – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
19.30 Course Closure  

Day 5

The Advanced Clinical Examination Course starts at 0845 with a series of focussed lectures from our examiners, as to how they would perform an examination of each joint and how to perfect examination technique. 

08:50 Top Tips for the FRCS Tom Cosker – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
09.00 Examination of the Hip Scott Evans –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
10.00 Examination of the Knee Scott Evans –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
11.00 Examination of the Shoulder & Brachial Plexus Peter Dacombe –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
12.00 Examination of the Hand & Wrist Alex Bolt –
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Examination of the Spine Nik Pyrovolou –
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals
15.00 Examination of the Foot & Ankle Mark Rogers – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals
15.45 Examination of the Paediatric Patient Alpesh Kotari  –
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals
16.30 Closing Remarks Tom Cosker – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford


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