All posts by Adrian Wilson

Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum -Naples Florida January 2017

At a faculty forum about 5 years ago I first presented my concepts on reinforcing ACL and PCL surgery with extra-articular reconstruction using FiberTape. At the time people in the audience were very sceptical. It was very new. One surgeon who was very well known and respected – Don Johnson – stood up and shot […]

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Arthrex Live Event – January 2017

Arthrex live is the second live surgical training event we have held at the Ark at the North Hampshire Hospital. There were approximately 100 delegates, mainly senior surgeons from the UK. The first was in 2016 and we used the same formula. What we wanted to achieve was to introduce the concepts of ACL all-inside surgery, […]

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History of ACL Repair

History of ACL repair

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the procedure of ACL Repair (as opposed to ‘ACL reconstruction), and this is due to improvements in imaging and the way we can visualise the ACL, as well as advances in surgical instrumentation and technique, and improved rehabilitation. Refer to ACL Repair Medi 2016 pptFrom an historical […]

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Bilateral simultaneous unicompartmental knee replacement


This gentleman, born in 1946, has had 20 years of progressively-worsening knee pain, where he was struggling to walk a mile but could really only manage 50-60 yards before needing to take a break. He also had a lot of night pain. He has always been very active, especially enjoying off-shore sailing – in fact 6 years […]

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Minimally-invasive high tibial osteotomy in a trauma patient

Minimally-invasive high tibial osteotomy with a bone wedge obtained from the tissue bank helped this man to rehabilitate rapidly and with very little pain. Thirty years ago this unfortunate patient fractured his right tibia and fibula and was managed in plaster for six months. The injury left him with some deformity and, although his ankle […]

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Osteotomy, knee replacement & the value of sharing ideas


This is a report back from a recent (Oct 2016) visit to the premier osteotomy centre in Europe (& possibly the world), where I was hosted by surgeons Philipp Lobenhoffer and Kristian Kley – good friends of mine and individuals that I have learned so much from over the last decade. Kristian organised a really exceptional programme […]

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Parental allograft – father’s hamstring used for child’s PCL


This case presentation is of an 11 year old boy who had a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction using parental donation – innovative not only because of the use of parental live allograft tissue but also because it was a PCL reconstruction in a very tiny patient.

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Tibial plateau fracture improved with osteotomy


This patient suffered a tibial plateau fracture. Although her alignment issues were subtle, the impact upon her life was major. Osteotomy offered her a tangible solution.

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ACL Repair in an adult footballer

ACL repair

This is an interesting case of ACL repair in a 27 year old soldier. This gentleman had a football injury and presented five weeks after the injury to an Accident & Emergency department. He was unhappy with his knee because of continuing swelling and instability.

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Too active for a total knee replacement


This gentleman had a torn anterior cruciate ligament and had also sustained significant damage to the one condyle (rounded end) of his femur. He represents a fairly common scenario where you have some who chronologically is no longer 20 but biologically still extremely active! In fact he is in his 60s and semi-retired!

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