shoulder sport injury conference

London Shoulder Specialists present at the Fortius International Sport Injury Conference

Earlier this month, the third Fortius International Sports Injury Conference took place in London. The two-day event brings together orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sports injury and invites leading international experts to present and debate on multi-disciplinary panels. 

On day one, London Shoulder Specialist Susan Alexander chaired a panel entitled ‘Bowled Over – The Cricketing Shoulder’. She was joined by Dr Ben Langley, a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at Edge Hill University who presented on the throwing shoulder in cricket and Dr Wotherspoon, a Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine and previous Medical Officer England Cricket Team who discussed cricket shoulder injuries. Fellow London Shoulder Specialist surgeon Steve Corbett also joined the panel to present on surgical options for instability lesions.

Rowing and shoulder sport injury examined

Later on day one, the focus turned to the rowing shoulder. Chaired by two of our shoulder specialists, Susan Alexander and Andrew Wallace, discussions ranged from treating the para-rower, returning to rowing after injury and Ali Narvani presented on rotator cuff injuries and covered the surgical options available to rowers.

Tennis elbow under the spotlight

Elbow injuries in tennis were the subject of a panel on day one, chaired by Dr Jo Larkin, a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and current Chief Medical Officer for the LTA, and Ali Narvani. As well as topics such as imaging tennis-related elbow injuries and the use of conservative strategies, London Shoulder Specialist Andy Richards discussed surgical strategies for the tennis elbow.

Winter sports and shoulder sport injury

On day two, attention continued to focus on upper limb injuries, this time in winter sports in advance of the ski and snowboard season. Susan Alexander appeared on the panel to discuss ACJ and clavicle injuries and answer the question of when surgery is required.