Basic Knee Arthroplasty Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: November 15th 2013 8:30am until 5:30pm

Location: Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham GL53 7PX

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Aimed at:

The course is designed primarily for CT1/2 level and ST3/LATs but would also be suitable for SpRs who have not already completed it.



The course will be delivered by consultant knee surgeons.


How to apply:

Complete the attached registration form and email or post it to Sarah Newman, the course co-ordinator (contact details below). Places will be confirmed on receipt of cheques.


Sarah Newman
Course Co-Ordinator
Department of Postgraduate Medical Education
Sandford Education Centre
Keynsham Road
Glos GL53 7PX

Tel - 0300422 3038
Email -



₤175.00 (Severn Trainees only: £150)


Proposed course timetable:


8.30 Registration and coffee

8.45 Welcome & Introduction

The Patient & The Anatomy

9.00 Patient Selection/Indications for TKR/Pre-operative Assessment

9.30 Alignment goals in Total Knee Replacement

The Bone Cuts

10.00 Step-by-step bony cuts

10.30 Coffee

10.45 - Workshop 1

Areas to discuss during workshop – surgical approaches, theatre set up, safe instrument handling, alignment jig options

12.30 Round table discussion

12.45 - Lunch

13.30 Workshop 2:

Areas to discuss during workshop – CR vs PS, patella resurfacing, cemented vs uncemented and cementation techniques

15.00 Tea and refreshments

Ligament balancing

15.20 Balancing the soft tissues in varus/valgus deformity

15.50 Flexion and extension gap balancing

16.20 Implant selection and advances


16.50 Complications

17.10 Round table discussion

17.30 Course close and evaluation forms


Questions about the course?

Contact Chris Jenkins at