London Shoulder Specialist Mr Andrew Wallace recently attended the 13th Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium: Advanced Shoulder Technologies held at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney as invited guest speaker.
Mr Wallace gave several lectures at the Symposium, two of which have been published in this month’s issue of the Shoulder and Elbow Journal.
The first article focused on the shoulder condition that Winston Churchill suffered from and which was to affect him from his younger years and through into his later political career. Entitled ‘Faithful but unfortunate’, the article reviews the historical record of Churchill’s shoulder instability and looks at one of Churchill’s contemporaries, ASB Bankart, who was to propose the surgical approach to management of the unstable shoulder that has become the ‘gold standard’ of treatment.
The second article reviewed arthroscopic Bankart repair with remplissage for non-engaging Hill-Sachs lesion in a group of 20 professional collision athletes and concluded that this combined approach was able to demonstrate good outcomes with lower recurrence rates.