INVITED ARTICLE

Adult degenerative scoliosis

Published in Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Volume 25, Issue 6, Pages 413-424, December 2011.

The assessment of thoracic pain

in the Orthopaedics and Trauma, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 63-73, February 2010.

An update on fracture healing and non-union

Published in the Orthopaedics and Trauma, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 9-23, February 2010.

BOOK CHAPTER

Complications of Scoliosis surgery

Book chapter in Spine principles and practice, edited by Prof T Sohail. 2018

Surgical Technique of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Published in book edited by Prof. P V Giannoudis.

Surgical Technique of Vertebral Cement Augmentation (Vertebro/Kyphoplasty)

Published in book edited by Prof. P V Giannoudis.

Surgical Technique of Lumbar Laminectomy and Instrumented Fusion

Published in book edited by Prof. P V Giannoudis.

PAPER PUBLICATIONS

Early Mortality and Morbidity Following a Type II Odontoid Fracture in the Elderly Surgeon

2018 Oct 12;16(5):297-301. Epub 2018.

Nerves are more abundant than blood vessels in the degenerate human intervertebral disc

Arthritis res ther. 2015 Dec 21:17:370. Epub.

Class 3 Semaphorins expression and association with innervation and angiogenesis within the degenerate human intervertebral disc

Oncotarget 2015 jul;6(21):18338-54

The incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following cast immobilization and early functional bracing of Tendo Achilles rupture without thromboprophylaxis

Eur J Trauma Emerg surg (2015) 41:273-276.

Expression and regulation of neurotrophic and angiogenic factors during human intervertebral disc degeneration

Arthritis res ther 2014 Aug 20:16 (5):416. Epub.

A Survey of Current Controversies in Scoliosis Surgery in the United Kingdom

Spine 15 August 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 18 - p 1573–1578.

The Cytokine and Chemokine Expression Profile of Nucleus Pulposus Cells: Implications for Degeneration and Regeneration of the Intervertebral Disc

Arthritis Research and Therapy. 2013, 15:R213.

The non-operative functional management of patients with a rupture of the Tendo Achilles leads to low rates of re-rupture

Published in J Bone Joint Surg Br October 2011 vol. 93-B no. 10 1362-1366.

Outcome of revision surgery for failed Sliding Hip Screw fixation

Orthopaedics 2008; 5(4) e1

Urinary retention, a common problem in the elderly following Hip Arthroplasty

Online Journal of Orthopaedics. J. Orthopaedics 2007; 4(2)e12.

Do we need routine postoperative radiographs after Hip fracture fixation?

Online Journal of Orthopaedics. J. Orthopaedics 2006; 3(3)e10.

The Carpal tunnel fast track clinic. Does it make a difference?

“Journal of one day Surgery” U.K.

CASE REPORTS

Thoracic intradural disc prolapse: key considerations in operative management

Acta Rheumatologica Vol.2, no. 1:1, 2015

Osteochondroma arising from a lumbar facet joint in a 16-year-old

J Paediatr Orthop B. 2015 May, 24(3).251-4.

Pigmented Villo Nodular Synovitis of the Metatarso phalangeal joint of Hallux

“The Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology”. Vol: 32 No. 4, 2003. Page. 256

Naviculo Capitate Syndrome A Variant of Trans-Scaphoid Perilunate Dislocation

Journal of the Kerala Orthopaedic association, vol 8,27-29. May 1994. 

“Compartment syndrome of lower arm after plating of the Humerus”—A case report and literature review

“Injury Extra”, Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2006, Pages 143-144

LETTER TO EDITOR

Driving while plastered: is it safe, is it legal

Letter to the Editor published in “Injury” Vol 36. Issue 6 pp. 806-806.

Treatment of Supracondylar Humeral fractures in children by skeletal traction in abrace

Letter to editor published in “JBJS(Br.)” Vol 87-B, No. 3, March 2005. Page. 434.

ABSTRACTS

Prevalence and significance of vitamin D deficiency in patients with idiopathic scoliosis requiring corrective surgery

Global spine journal, Vol.6, 1_suppl: pp. s-0036-1583055, 24th March 2017

Comparison of the DIERS Formetric 4D scanner and plain radiographs in terms of accuracy in idiopathic scoliosis patients

Global spine journal, Vol.6, 1_suppl: pp. s-0036-1583055, 24th March 2017

Quality of life after scoliosis surgery in cerebral palsy

Global spine journal, Vol.6, 1_suppl: pp. s-0036-1583055, 24th March 2017

Injectable Hydrogel Delivery System for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Delivery to the Degenerate Intervertebral Disc

2012 J. Path. 228, S1: 17

Differential Intracellular Signaling Pathways Induced by IL-1 and CDMP-1 in Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells, and their Potential as Therapeutic Targets

2012 J. Path. 228, S1:17

Interleukin-1 Regulates Chemokine Expression in the Human Intervertebral Disc

2012 J. Path. 228, S1:30

Regulation of Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Nerve Cells and Intervertebral Disc Cells by Inflammatory Cytokines, Implications for Pain Pathways

2012 J. Path. 228, S1:18

Chemokines and their Receptors in the Human Intervertebral Disc

2012 J. Path. 228, S1:30

CXCL1, CXCL2 and CXCL3 in the Pathogenesis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

2012 J. Path. 228, S1:30

Outcome after fixation of Ankle fractures according to AO principles

JBJS (Br) Vol 88-B, Issue SUPP_1, 165.

A prospective audit and literature review of further osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures following vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty procedures

“Injury”. Vol 40, Supplement 2, September 2009. Page: S16.

Delayed Ankle Fixation - Does it Really reduce the incidence of Wound Complications?

JBJS (Br) Vol 88-B, Issue SUPP_1, 165.

Check radiographs after dynamic hip screw fixations-do we need them routinely?

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 36, Issue 5, Page: 138. May 2005.

Patterns of DHS failure – a classification

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 36, Issue 5, Page: 174. May 2005.

Revision of failed DHS – analysis of results

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 36, Issue 5, Page: 175. May 2005.

Back in Trouble clinic – does it reduce fracture clinic attendance

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 34, Issues 11-12, Page: 57 (November – December 2003)

The AO unreamed nail with spiral blade in the management of subtrochanteric femoral fractures

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 34, Issues 11-12, Page: 56 (November – December 2003)

“Welcome to the Wild Wild West Midlands” a retrospective study on gun shot injuries

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 34, Issues 11-12, Page: 6 (November – December 2003)

“Hemi Arthroplasty for Fracture Neck of Femur – A new method of reference for the femoral cut”

“Injury Extra”. Vol: 34, Issues 11-12, Page: 11-12 (November – December 2003)

PRESENTATIONS (ORAL)

The financial impact of scoliosis on the NHS

At British Scoliosis Association Annual conference, Belfast 28-30th November 2018.

ACDF- How I do it

Video presentation made at Dubai International spine Conference 6thApril 2019

Controversies in scoliosis surgery

Dubai International spine Conference 6th April 2019

Surgical management of vertebral column injuries

BASCIS Spinal Cord Medicine Course, Sheffield. 6th July 2016

Surgical technique of Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

at Indian Orthopaedic Association annual conference Kochi, December 2016

Surgical management of vertebral column injuries

BASCIS Spinal Cord Medicine Course, Sheffield. 6th July 2016

Scoliosis surgery- Invited as International faculty

TamilNadu Orthopaedic association annual conference, Salem India 14th February 2015

Surgical perspectives on malignant Spinal Cord Compression

PGME at Weston Park Hospital Sheffield. 25th October 2013

Surgical management of Cervical Radiculopathy

North England pain society meeting 2013.

“Early management of Spinal injuries” ATLS

annual conference, Royal College of Surgeons, London. 15th June 2012

“Spinal infections”

at the Lister centenary celebrations at Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 9th Feb 2012.

“Spinal Surgery in Skeletal dysplasia”

at Brittle Bone Society National Conference, 18thSeptember 2011.

ACADEMIC

A novel measurement technique

to assess shoulder balance of 113 patients who have previously had lenke 1AIS correction surgery. Presentation at the British scoliosis Society annual conference Cardiff. 21st novembber 2019.

Odontoid fractures in elderly – a review of outcome

Presented at British Trauma society conference November 2017.

Respiratory function in Early Onset Scoliosis- a narrative review

Presentation at the 16th International Phillip Zorab symposium, Dublin 20-22 June 2019.

Prevalence and Significance of Vitamin D deficiency in patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis requiring corrective surgery

Presentation at the Global Spine Congress Dubai April 13-16. 2016

Quality of life after corrective surgery for Neuromuscular scoliosis

Presentation at the Global Spine Congress Dubai April 13-16. 2016

Cytokine regulation of neurotrophic factors & pain related peptides in disc & nerves

Implications in discogenic pain. Philadelphia spine meeting November 2013.

Wound infections after micro discectomy and decompressions at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

podium presentation at BASS 2015, Bath

Targeting differential signalling pathways between catabolic and anabolic factors for novel treatments for low back pain

Philadelphia spine meeting November 2013.

Implications of semaphorins on neural ingrowth in disc degeneration

Philadelphia spine meeting November 2013.

Cytokine regulation of neurotrophic factors & pain related peptides in disc & nerves

Implications in discogenic pain. CORS October 2013

Aquaporins expressed in the Human Intervertebral Disc - A link to disc degeneration? 

Philadelphia spine meeting November 2013

Targeting differential signaling pathways between catabolic and anabolic factors for novel treatments for low back pain

CORS October 2013

Implications of semaphorins on neural ingrowth in disc degeneration

CORS October 2013.

Aquaporins expressed in the Human Intervertebral Disc - A link to disc degeneration? 

CORS October 2013

Interleukin-1 stimulates release of cytokines and chemokines from human nucleus pulposus cells

Implications for tissue homeostasis in the intervertebral disc

Formetric scans with and without markers- Correlation with radiographic Cobb angle

Paper presented at the British Scoliosis society national conference. Southampton 12 Oct. 2012

Correlation of Sagittal profile assessment between radiographs and Formetric scans in scoliosis and kyphosis

Paper presented at the British Scoliosis society national conference. Southampton 12 Oct. 2012

Scoliosis surgery practices in the UK- A survey of deformity surgeons

Paper presented at Britspine 2010. 28-30 April. Liverpool

A prospective audit and literature review of further osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures following vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty procedures

Presented at “Osteosythesis International”, Annual Meeting of the “Gerhard Kuntscher Society”. 10th Sep 2009. Leeds.

Outcome after fixation of Ankle fractures according to AO principles

Is a subjective functional scoring system sufficient? – Presented at EFORT congress, Lisbon. Jun 2005.

Patterns of DHS Failure - A Classification. ‘Martin Medal’

15th Apr 2005, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast.

The Carpal tunnel fast track clinic. Is it really fast?

Naughton Dunn meeting. Birmingham 20/11/04.

Revision of failed DHS – Analysis of results

British Trauma Society meeting, Leeds. 14/10/04.

Patterns of DHS Failure - A Classification

British Trauma Society meeting, Leeds. 14/10/04.

Check Radiographs After Dynamic Hip Screw Fixations

Do We Need Them Routinely? British Trauma Society meeting, Leeds. 14/10/04.

Outcome after Revision of failed DHS

Naughton Dunn Club, RJAH Hospital, Oswestry. 24/04/04.

Unreamed femoral nail with spiral blade: Experience in managing subtrochanteric femoral fractures

British Trauma Society meeting, London. 01/10/03.

Nurse led “Back in trouble” clinics: An effective method of reducing fracture clinic attendance.

British Trauma Society meeting, London. 01/10/03.

Welcome to the Wild Wild West Midlands! Gunshot injuries in trauma and orthopaedics

British Trauma Society meeting, London. 01/10/03.

Hemi-arthroplasty for fracture neck of femur – a new method of reference for the femoral cut

British Trauma Society meeting, London. 01/10/03.

The Back in trouble clinic – does it reduce fracture clinic attendance

Naughton Dunn club, Coventry. 26/4/03.

Wild Wild West Midlands - A retrospective study on gun shot injuries

Naughton Dunn club, Coventry. 26/04/03.

Outcome assessment after internal fixation of ankle fractures

Presentation at Naughton Dunn club, Oswestry. 13/4/02.

Result of locked nailing in Tibial fractures

at 1998 Annual National conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association. 16-20th of December 1998.

Primary locked nailing in Open Tibial fractures

which was quite controversial! At Annual conference of The Kerala Orthopaedic Association, 1999.

PRESENTATIONS (POSTER)

Outcome of SpineCor bracing in Juvenile idiopathic Scoliosis: A single centre experience

British Scoliosis Society (BSS) 2019, taking place at City Hall, Cardiff on the 21-22 November 2019.

Improving fusion with Hydrogels

Poster presentation at SBPR conference Sheffield September 2019.

Respiratory function in early onset scoliosis: a single centre retrospective review

British Scoliosis Society (BSS) 2019, taking place at City Hall, Cardiff on the 21-22 November 2019.

Injectable spinal fusion

Poster presentation at SBPR conference Sheffield September 2019.

New technique to assess shoulder balance after scoliosis surgery

BSS conference Belfast 28-30thNovember 2018

Formetric scans in monitoring of scoliosis in children

Presented at the Global Spine Congress, Dubai April 2016

Compliance of A&E department with cervical spine imaging protocols

British Trauma Society conference, Sheffield Nov 2017

Scoliosis surgery at Sheffield Children’s hospital

and audit comparison to the National guidelines. British Scoliosis Society meeting 2013, Stoke on Trent, UK

Tibio-Talo-Calcaneal nailing in complex Ankle and Hindfoot arthrodesis

EFORT, Vienna 2009.

Calcaneal fracture and peroneal retinaculum injury in a skeletally immature patient: Case report and literature review

EFORT, Vienna 2009.

Epidemiology of Tendo-Achilles Rupture

EFORT, Vienna 2009.

Outcome of Total Hip Arthroplasty for complications of Sliding Hip Screw (SHS)-fixation of femoral neck fractures

EFORT, Vienna 2009.

Outcome of Scoliosis Surgery in Northern Ireland

EFORT, Nice 2008.

Importance of Consenting and Note-keeping in Spinal Surgery

EFORT, Florence 2007.

Outcome after Scoliosis Surgery in Northern Ireland

BritSpine 2006. Cardiff. BEST POSTER PRIZE.

Delay in Fixation of Ankle fractures – BOA

2005, Birmingham.

Patterns of DHS Failure

A Classification. EFORT June 2005.

The Carpal tunnel fast track clinic. Is it really fast?

EFORT June 2005.

Revision of failed DHS – Analysis of results

EFORT June 2005.

Check Radiographs After Dynamic Hip Screw Fixations – Do We Need Them Routinely?

EFORTJune 2005.

Motocross Injuries- An Emerging Epidemic? The Salisbury Experience

EFORT June 2005.

Nursing awareness of compartment syndrome – a two centre study

British Trauma Society meeting. Leeds. 14th to 15th Oct 2004.

Classification of the patterns of the DHS failure.

Naughton Dunn Club, RJAH Hospital, Oswestry. 24/04/04.

The AO spiral blade nail in the management of subtrochanteric femoral fractures. 

Welsh Orthopaedic society meeting. 25/05/03

RESEARCH

Ongoing research into the biochemical composition of intervertebral discs removed at time of microdiscectomy, ACDF and interbody fusions

Research Collaboration with Dr Christine LeMaitre at the Sheffield Hallam University. This collaboration has been very fruitful in terms of providing presentations and publications at international conferences and peer reviewed journals respectively.

Correlation of sagittal profile measurement between radiographs and Formetric scans in scoliosis and kyphosis

supervised this research project carried out by medical students at The Sheffield Children’s Hospital. 2012 (Presented at National level).

Research into a radiological technique of assessing shoulder balance after scoliosis surgery-does it change with time? The CSVL/Clavicle angle

Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Findings presented at BSS Belfast 2018 and Cardiff 2019. This research is ongoing.

Scoliosis Surgery practices in the UK

Questionnaire of deformity surgeons at British Scoliosis Society meeting 2009. Podium presentation Britspine 2010.

Diagnostic Ultrasound in early diagnosis of the suspected Scaphoid fracture

Warwick Hospital, Warwick. Findings presented at EFORT 2005.

Carpal Tunnel fast track clinic

comparison to a conventional clinic to manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Findings presented at EFORT 2005.

AUDIT

Audit of current practice of scoliosis surgery

comparison with recent British Scoliosis Society guidelines, currently ongoing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Cervical spine imaging in A&E

are we following the guidelines? 2017.

Wound infections after micro discectomy and decompressions at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

presented at national conference

Compliance of our practice of lumbar epidural steroid injections with national guidelines

Supervised this project carried out by F2 doctor (podium presentation at British Association of Spinal Surgeons meeting 13-15 March 2013)

Fusion rates using Silicated Tricalcium Phosphate in spine fusion surgery

Leeds General Infirmary. Feb 2009 – Dec 2009

Outcome of simultaneous excision of Aortic mycotic aneurysm and vertebral reconstruction

Leeds General Infirmary. Feb 2009 – Dec 2009

Prospective audit of patients referred with metastatic spinal cord compression

Leeds General Infirmary. Feb 2009 – Feb 2010

Audit of outcome of functional management of Achilles tendon rupture

Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. Aug 2006 – Feb 2009

Audit of outcome after conversion of DHS to Total Hip Replacement

Musgrave Park Hospital. Feb 2006 – Aug 2006.

Re-Audit of consent and note keeping in spinal decompression

Musgrave Park Hospital,Belfast. Aug 05 - Feb 06.

Audit of practice of Scoliosis Surgery in Northern Ireland

Comparison with BOA guidelines. Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. Aug 05 - Feb 06.

Audit of procedures to revise failed DHS

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Feb 05 - Aug 05.

ACL Reconstruction

Comparison with BOA guidelines. Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry.Aug 04 - Feb 05.

Reaudit on the need for check radiographs following DHS

Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury. Feb 04 - Jul 04.

Audit of the need for check radiographs following DHS

Salisbury District Hospital. Jul 03 - Jan 04.

Audit of procedures to revise failed DHS

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Aug 02 - Feb 03.

Audit of the complications

in Orthopaedic department in New Cross Hospital. Aug 02 - Feb 03.

Mortality

in the Trauma and Orthopaedic department. New Cross Hospital. Feb 2002 to Aug 2002.

Consenting procedure for hip and knee replacements

New Cross Hospital. Feb 02 - Aug 02.

Efficacy of Caudal Epidural injections for back pain

New Cross Hospital. Feb 02 - Aug 02.

Outcome of Gunshot injuries

New Cross Hospital. Feb 02 - Aug 02.

Bladder catheterisation rate after Hip Arthroplasty

New Cross Hospital. Aug 00 - Sep 00.

Audit of the “Back in trouble” clinic

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhamton. Feb 00 - Aug 00.

Insertion of F.R.Thompson hip hemiarthroplasty without cement

New Cross Hospital. Feb 00- Aug 00.

Outcome after MUA and closed K. Wire fixation of Paediatric Supracondylar Humerus fractures

Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, India. Jan 96 - Aug 98.

CURRENT PROJECT

Clinical application of an injectable hydrogel with disc and bone stem cell for disc regeneration and bony fusion respectively

Collaboration with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University

Collaboration with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University

to study the role of chemical mediators in intervertebral disc pathology and its applications.

Ongoing audit of mortality and morbidity

at Spinal unit, Northern General Hospital. Sheffield.

Service evaluation of spinal fracture fixation

at Northern General Hospital. Sheffield.

Randomised trial on role of physiotherapy in patients awaiting micro-discectomy

at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

THESIS

Outcome after fixation of Ankle fractures

presented to University of Birmingham for the M. Med. Sc. Trauma course.

Closed reduction and percutaneous K. wire fixation of paediatric Supracondylar Humerus fractures

presented to the National Board of Examinations in Orthopaedics.

COURSES ATTENDED (AS FACULTY)

Chesterfield Sheffield Derby FRCS Ortho Examination course

26-27th September 2019

ATLS instructor course and reverification

Hull royal Infirmary 1st March 2019

Dubai International spine Conference

April 2019.

Faculty at BSS instructional course and conference Belfast

November 2018

AO Spine Principles course and cadaveric workshop

Belfast, 25th to 26th January 2018.

IOACON 2016 as international faculty to talk on ACDF- How I do it-video presentation

Kochi 14-17th dec. 2016

Chesterfield Sheffield Derby FRCS Ortho Examination course

29 th September 2017

Faculty at DePuy Synthes Expert Academy

Leeds 22nd July 2016.

BASCIS Spinal cord medicine course

6th July 2016, Sheffield

ATLS instructor

At Wirral ATLS full course November 2015

Co- chaired (as AO Spine UK educational Officer) the AO Spine Principles course

at the BOTA conference 2016 -19th June at Leicester.

Organised and was faculty

at the 1st Sheffield Spine Update 15th April 2015.

British Scoliosis Society Pre conference Instructional course

Organised this course and was faculty, 21st April 2015

Surgery for scoliosis in Cerebral palsy

talk given at Lincolnshire CP conference 7thNovember 2014.

ATLS course Sheffield

5-6th November 2014.

Scoliosis surgery

Scoliosis Association UK conference 18th October 2014, Belfast.

Faculty at preconference course on surgical approaches to the spine (Cadaver based)

Brit Spine 2014, Coventry

ATLS course Sheffield

Nov 6-8, 2013. Also reverified as instructor during this course.

Spineclass 2013

9th September 2013, Lecture on Biomechanics of the spine and bone graft substitutes as well as paediatric spinal deformity.

“External fixation course” Students Surgical Society conference

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield 9th Feb 2013.

Chesterfield FRCS Orth revision course

12th September 2013. Spine examination lecture and clinical examination.

DePuy Spine “Expert Academy”

10th November 2012, Sheffield.

AO Spine principles course, Nottingham

22nd – 23rd Mar 2012.

ATLS course at Sheffield

25th – 27th Jan 2012.

Chesterfield FRCS Orth revision course

Sep 2012

ATLS course at Sheffield

2nd – 4th Nov 2011.

AO Spine advances course, Sheffield

28th & 29th Sep 2011.

Musculoskeletal teaching for 3rd year medical students

Sheffield 16th – 17th Jun 2011.

Chesterfield FRCS Orth revision course

15th – 16th Sep 2011.

Neurosurgical Registrar teaching

Sheffield 13th May 2011.

New Era in the management of vertebral fractures

Organised by Medtronic. Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. 10th May 2011.

Leeds SpR teaching on Spondylolisthesis

Leeds 1st Apr 2011.

ATLS course. Sheffield Northern General Hospital

19th – 21st Jan 2011.

FRCS (T & O) Clinical course

Held by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at the English Institute of Sport/Chesterfield Royal Hospital on 2rd & 3rd September 2010.

Spineclass

25th & 26th March 2010. Organised by Mr. G. Ambat, Dept. Of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Southport District General Hospital. Delivered lecture on Scoliosis and Discitis/Vertebral Osteomyelitis.

Leeds spine study day

27th Nov 2009. Organised by Leeds & Sheffield spine surgery departments.

FRCS (T & O) Revision course

30th Sept to 2nd Oct 2009. Organised by Mr. A S Rao, Leeds General Infirmary. Delivered lecture on Orthotics and participated in mock viva & clinical exam.

Spineclass

26th March 2009. Organised by Mr. G. Ambat, Dept. Of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Southport District General Hospital. Delivered lecture on Scoliosis and Discitis/Vertebral Osteomyelitis.

Spinesafe

1st May 2009. Organised by Mr. A.S. Rao, Dept. of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary. Delivered lecture on Paediatric acute Spine.

TECHNICAL

EOS imaging

visitation with Prof Vialle at Children’s hospital Paris 11th February 2019

Brainlab DePuy Synthes Navigation course

Brainlab office Munich, 8-10th October 2015

Advanced deformity symposium (Meeting of Minds)

Venice. 10-11th April 2015.

Advanced Spine Osteotomy course

Bordeaux. 23-24th October 2014.

Cervical Spine Expert Course

Cadaver course on advanced cervical spine surgical techniques. Barcelona 14-15th November 2013.

Mantis (Stryker) minimally invasive spine surgery

Cadaver course, Coventry. 25th Feb 2012.

Lumbar Disc replacement course

Organised by Synthes. Queen’s medical centre, Nottingham. 25th – 26th Oct 2011.

Surgery for Spinal Metastases: Which patient, which operation?

Cadaver Course, Royal College of Surgeons, London. 11th & 12th Mar 2010.

Spine Osteotomies cadaver course

Newcastle. 23rd Oct 2009.

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement course

Nottingham. 28th Sep 2009.

Minimally Invasive spine cadaver course

Nottingham. 24th Sep 2009.

Cervical Spine Surgical Techniques

Cadaveric Course. Newcastle. 11th & 12th Jun 2009.

AXIALIF

Trans1 training workshop and live surgery, Leeds. 27th Apr 2009.

Principles of Spine Stabilisation

Madrid. 11th to 12th Dec 2008.

Principles of External Fixation

Belfast. 15th Feb 2008.

SpR Active Hip Instructional Course

Nottingham. 12th Dec 2007.

Hip Resurfacing Course

Warrington Hospital. 29th & 30th Mar 2007.

CPT Hip Masterclass

Royal Bournemouth Hospital. 8th & 9th Jun 2006.

IRMER Training

The Royal Hospitals, Belfast. 21st Apr 2006.

AO Spine course (Fracture module)

New Cross Hospital. Feb 02 - Aug 02.

Wessex Foot and Ankle launch course

Southampton. 26, 27 Mar-04.

AO advances in fracture management

Leeds. 1-4 Jul-03.

AO basic principles of fracture management

Leeds. 1-4 Jul-02.

Exeter Hip Symposium

25, 26 Feb – 2002, Exeter.

Advanced Fracture Fixation Course

two-day course organised by the Dept. of Orthopaedics of Madras Medical College.14th – 15th Jun 1997.

International Symposium on Orthopaedic Oncology

Adair Cancer Institute. Oct 97.

Arthroscopy of the Knee

at Moulana hospital and Research Institute, Kerala. 31/3/1996.

TEACHING/EXAMINING

Examiner for FRCS Orth exams

Sheffield, November 2nd to 5th 2018.

Examiner for FRCS Orth exams

Pinderfields, Feb 2018.

Examiner for FRCS Orth exams

Bristol, November 2017.

Examiner for FRCS Orth exams

Belfast, May 2017.

Examiner for FRCS Orth exams

Norwich, November 2016.

FRCS (T&O) MCQ standard setting day

JCIE at RCS Ed, 15th Feb 2017.

AO Spine Chairperson training course

Organised by AO Spine, 17-18th November 2016 at Prague.

FRCS (T&O) examiner training course

12th October 2016 organised by the JCIE at the RCS Edinburgh.

AO Tips for trainers’ course

Organised by AO UK. Stratford 2nd – 3rd Mar 2011.

ATLS Instructor Course

London. 12th – 13th Nov 2009.

Specialist Registrars Teacher training course

Attended on 3rd to 4th Nov 2004 organised by NIMDTA at Belfast.

Specialist Registrars ‘Training Teachers programme’

Attended 14th May 2002 at Wolverhampton organised by the west midlands deanery

RESUSCITATION

ATLS

Revivification course 7th Nov. 2008.

ATLS

Revivification June 2004.

Care of the critically ill surgical patients (CCrISP)

RCS England. 23-25 Apr 2002. (Not recertified)

Completed Surgical Resuscitation training

Institute of Accident Surgery, University of Birmingham. 2001.

ATLS

provider course. 12 – 14 July 2000.

ALS

provider course. 16-17th March 2000 (Not re-certified).

CME

Emirates International Orthopaedics conference

27-29 Feb 2020, Dubai.

BSS instructional course

28th November 2018, Belfast.

Bone and Joint Journal Reviewer’s course

London BJJ Editorial office, 8th November 2017.

Britspine 2016, Biennial conference of the United Kingdom Spine Societies Board

8-9 April 2016, Nottingham.

Global Spine Congress

Dubai 13-16th April 2016.

Scoliosis Research Society + Eurospine combined conference

Barcelona. 24-25th April 2015.

British Scoliosis Society annual conference

22-23rd April 2015, Sheffield (local hosts)

Major Trauma Study day 

30th January 2015, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Britspine 2014

Coventry, 3rd April 2014.

Eurospine 2013

Liverpool,  2nd to 4th October 2013.

BritSpine 2012

Newcastle. 2nd to 4th May 2012.

Current Debates in Spinal Surgery

Organised by Surgi C. Stratford. 10th to 11th Nov 2011.

Passionate about Spine

Organised by DePuy Spine. Enynsham Hall, Oxfordshire.  27th – 29thJune 2011.

Medico legal course

Organised by British Trauma Society. Manchester 4th May 2011.

School of surgery meeting

Organised by Yorkshire deanery. Leeds 4th Mar 2011.

Advanced Spine deformity meeting

Organised by K2M. Stratford 27th Jan 2011.

NICE meeting on Vertebral augmentation

Manchester 18th Jan 2011.

British Scoliosis Society meeting

Manchester 12th Nov 2010.

MSCC event

Organised by National Cancer Network. Birmingham 4th Nov 2010.

Orthopaedic Infection meeting

Organised by Orthopaedic dept. at Sheffield. 3rd Nov 2010.

Equality & Diversity course

Organised by Sheffield Children’s Hospital. 14th Sep 2010.

Mastering your risk workshop

Organised by MPS. Sheffield 9th Sep 2010.

Applied Spinal Biomechanics

Leeds. 27th – 28th Jan 2010.

Osteosynthese International 2009

Kuntscher Society Meeting. Leeds. 10th -11th Sept 2009.

British Scoliosis Society annual conference

Leicester. 23rd and 24th April 2009. 10CME/CPD points.

BASS annual conference

Sheffield. 25th – 28th Feb 2009.

BOTA Instructional course

Birmingham. 6th to 8th Jun 2008.

BritSpine 2008

Belfast 7th to 9th May 2008.

BOTA Instructional course

Birmingham. 9th to 10th Jun 2007.

8th EFORT congress

Florence, Italy. 11th to 15th May 2007.

BOA Annual congress

Glasgow. 26th to 29th Sep 2006.

PanCeltic Orthopaedic congress

Glasgow. 15th to 16th Jun 2006.

Britspine 2006

Cardiff. 26th to 28th Apr 2006.

Past, Present & Future of Hip Replacement

Belfast. 6th Apr 2006.

BOA Annual congress

Birmingham. 20th to 23rd Sep 2005.

7th EFORT congress

Lisbon, Portugal. 4th – 6th Jun 2005.

Martin Medal

15th Apr 2005.

BOA Instructional course lectures

Birmingham Jan 2005.

British Trauma Society meeting

14th to 15th Oct 2004.

Naughton Dunn Club meeting

24th Apr 2004.

British Trauma Society meeting

1st to 2nd Oct 2003.

Annual Congress of the BOA

17th and 19th Sep 2003.

Welsh Orthopaedic society meeting

25th May 2003.

Naughton Dunn Orthopaedic meeting

26th Apr 2003.

National Joint Registry Training Event

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. 20th Mar 2003.

Naughton Dunn Orthopaedic meeting

Coventry. 13th Apr 2002.

Orthopaedic Career seminar

Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital. 23rd Feb 2002.

6th Hull Trauma Radiology course

Hull. 15th Nov 2001.

IN-HOUSE TEACHING

Spine surgery update

Northern General Hospital, April 2018.

Spine surgery update

Northern General Hospital, 13th October 2017.

Hospital Grand rounds “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”

15th October 2014.

Organised the Foundation Clinic Skills Course

For Phase 2 medical students June 2014.

Clinical skills course for Medical Students

8th and 11th June 2012. Hip and knee examination.

Hospital Grand rounds “Degenerative Spinal Stenosis”

20th June 2012.

Hospital Grand rounds “Vertebral cement augmentation”

2011.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Gold Medal

(William Gissane Memorial Prize) in M. Med. Sc. Trauma Surgery, University of Birmingham Aug. 15th, 2001.

Distinction

in Microbiology during the MBBS course.

First class

in all subjects during the MBBS course.

INTERVIEW PANEL MEMBER

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrars, national interview for 2018

Leeds 23/4/18.

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrars, national interview for 2015

Leeds

Spinal fellow interview

1st March 2013.

ST3 Interviews

Sheffield 20th Apr 2011.

Spinal fellow interview

Sheffield 24th Sep 2010.

AS EXAMINER

Phase 4 OSCE examiner 14th April 2015 English Institute of Sport

Sheffield

Undergraduate examinations for Sheffield University medical school

2012

Mock exams Sheffield rotation

Sheffield 8th Apr 2011.

Mock exams Sheffield rotation

Sheffield 18th Mar 2011.

BRITISH SCOLIOSIS SOCIETY (BSS)

Neuromuscular scoliosis due to conditions like Cerebral Palsy, muscular dystrophy and some syndromes

Kyphosis (roundback) such as in Scheuermann’s kyphosis

Dr. Antony Louis Rex Michael