6th Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: December 14th 2013

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

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Aimed At

Junior doctors and junior registrars, who would like to increase their understanding of Orthopaedics.


Orthopaedic surgery is unique amongst the surgical disciplines because it requires not only an understanding of anatomy and surgical skills, but also a sound foundation in biomechanics. Although the former domains are extensively covered during undergraduate and postgraduate medical training, musculoskeletal biomechanics has traditionally been less well covered in the core training. ‘Basic biomechanics in Orthopaedics’ is a one day course that helps fill in this gap. This course covers the fundamental biomechaincal principles that must be considered in making Orthopaedic decisions. It also introduces participants to the basic engineering concepts behind common Orthopaedic implants. This understanding will help to make the clinical practice in Orthopaedics more rewarding, and stimulate further enthusiasm for the speciality. The course is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, small group exercises and discussions, and practicals and demonstrations.

CPD Points

6 CPD points awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Course Fees

Foundation doctors F1/F2 - £180

Core Trainees CTs/STs - £195

If two people attend the course together on the same day, both can receive a further £10 discount each.  The course fee includes, lunch, beverage and a certificate.

Further information


Email: info@bbiorth.co.uk

Phone: +44 752 799 520 8

Course Programme

08:30 Registration

09:00 Introduction to the course

09:10 Basic Principles in Biomechanics

09:40 Biomechanics of Hip and THR

10:30 Biomechanics of Knee and TKR

11:15 Break

11:30 Group Discussions: Stations x 4

12:30 Biomechanics of Fracture Fixation I

13:15 Lunch

14:00 Biomechanics of Fracture Fixation II

14:45 Group Discussion: Stations x 4

15:45 Break

16:00 Imaging in Orthopaedics

16:45 Case Based Discussion

17:30 Feedback & Closure