All posts by Adrian Wilson

Moscow Osteotomy 2017


The Moscow International Osteotomy Congress was held on April 20-21. This course was hosted by Professor Andrey Korolev – a really nice person and the leading trauma knee surgeon in Moscow. He has a PhD and has trained many of the really great surgeons around Europe. He is a real innovator himself. He is very interested in osteotomy which […]

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Gait problems due to varus after meniscectomy


Mark is a 51year old physiotherapist who owns a very large practice in Putney. He is a very active gentleman who has done a lot of work with the army and the armed forces. He enjoys skiing and hiking and continues to be very active in terms of his day to day life. Mark has […]

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3T MRI – The latest in MRI scanning for Orthopaedic Patients

Clinica Creu Blanca

I popped to Barcelona on a day trip a few Fridays ago to visit the Clinica Creu Blanca to find out the latest in 3T MRI scanning and how that can be beneficial to the musculoskeletal patients that we treat. In the UK it is true that – unlike most of the world – MRI […]

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AO Masterclass in post traumatic deformity – Tübingen 2017

Tübingen Clinic

Ronald van Heerwaarden and Steffen Schröter were the course convenors of the AO Masterclass in post traumatic deformity (April 2017) in Tübingen near Stuttgart in Southern Germany. There was an excellent international faculty in addition to the German national faculty – all real experts in osteotomy and particularly post-traumatic deformity. The UK experts were David Elson […]

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Osteotomy to correct post-traumatic deformity

Falling down stairs

This very interesting patient – aged 27 – who recently had an osteotomy for post traumatic pain and deformity. The case was complex and there were a number of issues to resolve in this knee. Muriel’s storyMuriel came to see me with a complex problem relating to her left knee. Sadly she fell down the […]

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Restoring function with osteotomy & meniscus transplant

Man walking

This gentleman was referred to me by another consultant who specialises in knee surgery and who knew of my work and in particular about my interest in knee preservation surgery. He thought quite rightly that the patient would be suitable for a distal femoral realignment procedure.Planning the osteotomy procedureThe long leg planning X-rays confirmed the valgus alignment […]

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Compression Tubes for ACL Reconstruction

Compression tube

My compression tubes were on show at the 2017 American Academy meeting. This is an innovation – and an idea I came up with about 3 or 4 years ago. It was based on using pre-existing sizing tubes into which I pulled my grafts to try and squeeze fluid out of them to make them […]

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AAOS March 2017

AAOS 2017

The American Academy meeting in San Diego (AAOS 2017) was an amazing meeting – the largest of its kind for the Orthopaedic Surgeons and for the Industry. Over 10,000 surgeons attended, including  a large delegation from the UK. As always I personally learned a lot as well as hopefully taught others about my own ideas and […]

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Visit to AlloSource in Colorado, March 2017

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In March 2017 I went to Denver, Colorado with some other surgeons to visit AlloSource – one of the largest tissue banks in the USA and now one of the leading allograft centres.  I went with a team of individuals including another leading UK surgeon, Ram Venkatesh, and my knee fellow, Rags (Raghbir Khakha), to discover […]

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Rehabilitation after ACL Repair

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Rehabilitation after ACL Repair in children and adults is similar but there are also some differences. We use the Tanner scoring system to guide both our management and our rehabilitation. In terms of rehabilitation, we differentiate between Tanner 1 and 2 – the very young ones, generally speaking less than 13 in boys and less […]

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