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  • Patellofemoral instability


    Mr van Bavel attended the recent ISAKOS conference. ( International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine). There were many interesting presentations and workshops. Some of the included; Patellofemoral instability. There were many talks on different surgical options for management of patella instability. This include Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction and Trochleoplasty. Mr […]

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  • ACL reconstruction


    Mr van Bavel attended the recent ISAKOS conference. ( International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine). There were many interesting presentations and workshops. Some of the included; Anatomic ACL reconstruction. Many speakers highlighted the importance of accurately reconstruction the Anterior cruciate ligament. This is achieved by knowledge of the anatomy and careful […]

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  • Short graft ACL reconstruction


    Mr van Bavel attended the recent ISAKOS conference. ( International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine). There were many interesting presentations and workshops. Some of the included; Short Graft ACL reconstruction Traditionally in Hamstring ACL reconstruction both the Semitendinosus and Gracilis tendons are harvested to create the new ACL graft. By using […]

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  • What approach is best in hip replacement


    At the recent AOA meeting in Melbourne a formal debate was held between surgeons who utilise the posterior approach and those who utilise the anterior approach. The higher complication rate with anterior hip replacement was highlighted and there was little evidence presented that showed any proven benefit to this riskier procedure.

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  • Cemented cups in hip replacement


    At the recent Australian Orthopaedic Association- Continuing Orthopaedic Education meeting in Melbourne titled “How I do it !” Mr van Bavel was asked to present on “Cemented Acetabular Cups” and reflected on the technique he learnt while working with the Exeter Hip Unit.

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