All posts by Adrian Wilson

ACL Repair in an elite lacrosse player

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Georgina is an 18 year old who had a revolutionary ACL repair and is back playing in the England adult lacrosse team and did so at four months after surgery. It usually takes a year to get to the point where it is safe to play that kind of sport. Georgina was in the senior GB team […]

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Osteotomy – both sides at the same time

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David’s Story…in his own words I had a Bilateral Op at the Candover Clinic Basingstoke in early December 2016, performed by Professor Adrian Wilson. “As a result of working in the construction industry and being a keen squash player I was in constant pain in both my knees, which were badly bowed. Having seen various […]

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International Congress of Concepts and Innovations June 2017

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It was great to see over 200 delegates at the meeting. The programme was very comprehensive in covering new and exciting topics around surgery surgery. Prof Philip Schoettle – who is a very good friend of mine – invited me and was one of the co-convenors. Philip spoke about ACL repair and talked about his […]

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Newcastle osteotomy masterclass July 2017

Northern Osteotomy Class 2017

The Northern Osteotomy Course was this week (July 2017) up in Newcastle, and it was the third meeting at the St James Park Venue. The course was organised by Matt Dawson and David Elson, and the rest of the UK osteotomy team were there to support them – myself, Mike Risebury, Chris Wilson and our […]

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Double level osteotomy on a consultant colleague

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Dimitri is a 51 year old consultant colleague who works as an anaesthetist. He is very active but has problems in both knees, mostly the right knee where he has noticed a progressive bowing or varus deformity in his knee over the last few years. He has also developed sharp medial knee pain. The MRI […]

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Good recovery from major ski injury

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Caterina is a friend of another surgeon who is a good friend of mine, and who recommended that she come and see me because she had a nasty ski injury to her right knee. She was hoping to undergo ACL repair but sadly there wasn’t sufficient tissue to do a repair. So I carried out […]

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Advanced multi ligament meeting Hamburg 2017

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We did this multiligament course in Germany last week (July 2017). It was a very exciting one-day course organised by Karl-Heinz Frosch and Arthrex. In terms of the faculty, there was myself, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, and Karl-Heinz together with his team from Hamburg. Karl-Heinz Frosch Karl-Heinz is the Professor of knee surgery and sports medicine at […]

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Bilateral Varus managed by sequential osteotomy

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I saw this gentleman, David, in 2015. He was a fit and active architect of 55, but had a bilateral varus deformity (bow legs) that was becoming progressive. You can see on the left side of these long-leg films the extent of the bowing, which was more marked on his right side. Long-leg weight-bearing films like this […]

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ACL injury – the history gives the diagnosis

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Gareth is a physiology student who hopes to do medicine in the not too distant future, and is also an elite level rugby player who tore his right ACL.  Gareth was working as a healthcare assistant and we met some time before his injury. He played elite rugby and had had a scholarship at school […]

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Bilateral simultaneous medial partial knee replacements

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I think patients are really quite nervous in the UK about having either partial or total knee replacements done simultaneously. This operation is not done that commonly in the UK mainly because most units just don’t have the setup. When you do have an appropriate setup its an operation that patients bounce back from very […]

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