About this event

  • Date and time Thu 25 Jun 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

This is the second webinar in a four-part series, If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Orthopaedics Section homepage.

This webinar will demonstrate how to select patients with painful knee arthritis for total knee replacement. Established traditional surgical principles of knee arthroplasty will be presented as well as modern computer-assisted navigated methods. Recent developments in rehabilitation and enhanced post-operative recovery will also be demonstrated.

The topics of discussion will be as follows:

  • Gain understanding in the established principles of total knee replacement including clinical indications & deformity assessment as well as traditional operative techniques
  • Awareness of latest computer-assisted navigated arthroplasty techniques
  • Understanding of evidenced-based multidisciplinary rapid rehabilitation methods and enhanced recovery after knee replacement surgery

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with CPD credit(s) will be issued to those joining the webinar live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

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Key speakers

Mr Alex Liddle

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics

Speaker's biography

Mr Alex Liddle is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospital. Prior to starting at Imperial, he was NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics at Stanmore and previously undertook a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, examining the predictors of outcome following Unicompartmental Knee Replacement surgery. Clinically, he specialises in partial, primary and revision knee replacement and hip replacement surgery. His research interests are in the use of technology and big data to improve the outcomes, and reduce the complications associated with lower limb arthroplasty surgery. He has held grants from the NIHR, Arthritis Research UK, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has published highly cited papers in general medical journals including the Lancet and BMJ Open, and all the major orthopaedic journals. He reviews for the NIHR, the BMJ and several orthopaedic journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal. 

Dinesh Nathwani

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Imperial Healthcare Trust 

Speaker's biography

Mr Dinesh Nathwani is a Consultant, Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer and Head of Orthopaedics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.He has a keen clinical and research interest in technology assisted knee surgery and has used Navigation and Robotics for all his partial and Total knee replacements since being appointed as a substantive Knee Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare in 2004. This was following a fellowship in Knee Navigation techniques in Perth, Western Australia. He is involved in trials for novel cartilage resurfacing implants, customised and robotically assisted knee replacements. His main focus is in delivering precise execution of surgical plans and bone conserving knee replacement using technology. He is a programme committee member of the Computer assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) International and executive committee member and President Elect of CAOS UK. He is Orthopaedic research advisor for the Hamlyn Centre of Robotics at Imperial College. He is one of the few Surgeons in the UK to have current clinical experience and access to both systems presently available to Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is faculty member on several national and international knee reconstruction courses teaching surgeons of all grades including the International Navio cadaveric instructional course in London. He is reviewer for several Orthopaedic Journals including British Bone & Joint Journal, American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Knee, and Injury.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Michael Pearse, President-Elect, Orthopaedics Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The principles of total knee replacement

Mr Alex Liddle, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Questions and answers
Computer assisted knee replacement

Mr Dinesh Nathwani, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers



*Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

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