Forthcoming Courses


Wrightington FRCS(T&O) Lower Limb Clinical and Viva Courses 2022

Wrightington Conference Centre, Wrightington Hospital.  WN6 9EP



Convenors: Henry Wynn Jones, Mike Karski and Sunil Panchani

This is an intensive one-day course on lower limb surgery in preparation for the FRCS (Orth) exam. ​​​The course is aimed at candidates about to sit the Intercollegiate Board examination in Orthopaedic Surgery.  The emphasis of the course is on clinical examination of patients and viva practice under examination conditions.

Faculty includes Consultant Lower Limb Surgeons and Lower Limb Fellows who have recently taken the examination. There is a high ratio of examiners to delegates to ensure that delegates get plenty of practice. Viva subjects cover questions encountered in the "Adult Pathology" section of the FRCS Vivas (Spines, Pelvis and Hip, Knee, F&A, Tumours, Infection) 



Course Date: Monday 26th September 2022  



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Wrightington International Arthroplasty Meeting

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.


It is 60 years since Sir John Charnley first pioneered successful arthroplasty of the hip at Wrightington Hospital.  This innovation changed countless lives for patients around the world and resulted in the development of modern implants for the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, fingers and toes. 

Modern Orthopaedic practice has become specialised with little opportunity for cross-fertilisation.  Emerging from the largest pandemic for 100 years it is timely to come together to reflect on the latest developments in arthroplasty, and to discuss between subspecialties, with experts from the broader multidisciplinary team, the shared challenges that face us in delivering successful and long-lasting joint replacement.

This meeting is a real opportunity to bring together leaders in arthroplasty from all disciplines for a face-to-face meeting with experts from around the world.  The meeting will cover the scope of modern arthroplasty practice including customisation, computer-aided planning and navigated surgery, the role of registries, common challenges of infection, and enhanced recovery.  Break-out sessions will give the opportunity for subspecialist groups to discuss issues particular to their interest and our industry partners will share their latest innovations.

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Wrightington Casting Course

Saturday 8th October 2022

Fee £125


Wrightington Conference Centre
Hall Lane
Appley Bridge
Wigan   WN6 9EP

Target Audience - This a full day intensive course aimed at FYs/ Core trainees/ SHOs/ Junior doctors/ SAS doctors who aim to apply for orthopaedic training in the UK. The course is considered as desirable for ST3 interviews.  
Description - The course will consist of presentations on principles of casting by eminent faculty followed by masterclass by plaster technician who will demonstrate the technique of slab and cast application. Following the masterclass, the delegates will apply different slabs and casts on one another under supervision of faculty. 
At the end of the course, we expect the participants to be able to apply slabs and casts for various injuries appropriately.  
 “The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 6 CPD points” 


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