About this event

  • Date and time Thu 2 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

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

Choosing the best surgical treatment for localised painful knee arthritis in relatively young and active individuals is fraught with difficulties. Joint preserving surgery will be compared with partial knee replacement in order to provide an algorithm to allow the orthopaedic surgeon to choose the most appropriate operation for an individual patient.

The topics of discussion will be as follows:

  • Gain understanding in the established principles of knee osteotomy and partial knee replacement including clinical indications & deformity assessment

  • Awareness of the latest osteotomy fixation methods, including the use of intramedullary fixation as well as the role of bone substitutes to enhance osteotomy healing

  • Understand the principles of partial knee replacement, including the role of minimally invasive and computer-assisted techniques

  • Appreciate importance of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and enhanced recovery after knee surgery

Two established national experts will debate the merits of joint preservation versus partial replacement in the management of the relatively young patient with localised knee arthritis. The latest developments and advantages of each surgical technique will be presented, including national registry outcomes. At the end of the webinar the audience will be invited to vote for the most appropriate technique in a 50-year-old male patient troubled by medial compartment knee arthritis.

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

Matthew Dawson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and current chair of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee 2020 – 2022.

Speaker's biography

Matthew Dawson is a leading authority on osteotomy surgery and a founder member of the Osteotomy Expert Group and current chair of the  ESSKA Osteotomy Committee 2020 – 2022.

Mr Dawson is a strong advocate for joint preservation in order to prolong knee activity and knee function at the highest level.  He established the annual Northern Osteotomy Masterclass in June 2015 and he is a founder member of UKKOR, the world’s first national osteotomy registry.

Professor Andrew Price

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford

Speaker's biography

Professor Andrew Price studied medicine at the University of Cambridge before completing his clinical studies at St.Thomas' Hospital in London. For his Orthopaedic training, he joined the Oxford training programme in 1997, becoming a Clinical Lecturer in NDORMS in 2001.


He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford, studying the Oxford partial knee replacement. He then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to NDORMs and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2004, where he was appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery.


In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NDORMS. His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he was Lead Clinician for Hip and Knee Team between 2009 and 2012. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he leads the Knee Research Group.



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Welcome and introduction

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

Knee osteotomies for the management of arthritis

Mr MatthewDawson,Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Questions and answers
Unicompartmental knee replacement

Professor Andrew Price, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,Oxford University

Questions and answers

Tibial osteotomy versus unicompartmental replacement    

Audience vote



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

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