About this event

  • Date and time Mon 22 Mar 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

This is the third episode in a 4 part webinars series which will focus on recent advances in the management of common upper limb fractures. 

This upper limb trauma webinar will provide an update on the latest evidence-based management of these challenging injuries. All speakers are acknowledged experts in upper limb trauma with considerable clinical and research experience. The focus of each presentation will be how the latest research impacts on the practical management.  

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Be able to identify which clavicle shaft fractures may benefit from early fixation
  • Appreciate the role of radial head & neck fractures on elbow instability and understand the concepts of surgical intervention to restore stable elbow mechanics 
  • Use the latest evidence-base in adult distal radial fracture to formulate a clinical algorithm to guide best-practice. 
  • Recognise which phalangeal & metacarpal fractures require operative management  

There are 10 x bursary places available for students and trainees. Please email orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk and include your student or trainee ID to claim your free place.

We would like to thank our sponsor Acumed Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Key speakers

Mr Lee Van Rensburg

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon

Speaker's biography

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon has a particular interest in trauma and disorders of the upper limb, particularly shoulder and elbow.

He completed his primary medical training in 1993 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. After moving to the United Kingdom in 1996, he completed his basic surgical training at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds and completed his higher surgical training on the East Anglian orthopaedic rotation (Cambridge) in 2005 then went on to undertake a fellowship predominantly in trauma at the Alfred hospital, Melbourne, Australia in 2006.

He has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Cambridge University hospital NHS trust since 2006.

Mr Jamie Nicholson

Senior Registrar at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, he graduated in 2011 with MBChB Honours from Aberdeen University with a first class BScMedSci.

Speaker's biography

Mr Nicholson has an interest in trauma, upper limb surgery and medical education. He was the recent organiser of the Undergraduate Trauma & Orthopaedic block for Edinburgh University from 2017-2019. In 2020 he was appointed as a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of RCSEd for his work on undergraduate and postgraduate education.

His PhD was investigating clavicle nonunion prediction and has published widely on clavicle fractures.


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Mr Michael Pearse

Clavicle shaft fractures: who needs early surgery?

Mr Jamie Nicholson - Senior Orthopaedic Fellow. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Radial head and neck fractures: keeping the elbow stable

Mr Lee Van Rensburgh - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Addenbrookes Major Trauma Centre, Cambridge

Phalangeal and metacarpal fractures - staying out of trouble

Mr Aamer Ullah - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Leicester Royal Infirmary

Adult distal radial fractures: implications of the WRIST trial

Professor Bertrand Perey - Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Vancouver Canada

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