About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

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

Revision knee replacement is a challenging and complex procedure but an understanding of the underlying cause of failure enables a surgeon to direct their surgical plan. In this webinar, 2 established knee arthroplasty experts outline the common reasons for failure and present the latest diagnostic and surgical to achieve a satisfactory outcome.   

The topics of discussion will be as follows:

  • Gain awareness of the common causes of failure of knee replacement, both aseptic and septic and understand the role of imaging and microbiological techniques in diagnosing the cause of failure.

  • Understand the determinants of good outcomes of revision replacement including surgical approach, component removal, reconstruction of the joint line and posterior condylar offset and the use of offset stems, as well as choosing the appropriate level of constraint.

  • Improved awareness of best practise to minimise infection after knee replacement as well as the role of a multidisciplinary approach in managing established infection.

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

Peter James

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Speaker's biography

Peter James is a consultant surgeon who has a national and international reputation for revision and complex knee replacement. He has particular expertise in high performance knee replacements for active patients and difficult revision knee surgery. In September 2010 he was recognised by his peers as being amongst the UK’s top knee replacement surgeons in a survey conducted by the Daily Mail.

Mr Abtin Alvand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Speaker's biography

Mr Abtin Alvand received specialist training in peri-prosthetic joint infection at the Rothman Institute (Philadelphia, USA) with Professor J Parvizi. Abtin has an unrivalled experience in the management of peri-prosthtic joint infection. He is a member of the International Consensus Group for peri-prosthetic joint infection and he sits on the UK Revision Knee Surgery and Peri-prosthetic Joint Infection Working Groups. 


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

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

The principles of revision knee replacement

Mr Peter James, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Questions and answers
The management of the infected knee replacement

Mr Abtin Alvand, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Questions and answers



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

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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