We are pleased to announce the prize winners from the Summer SCOT Research Sessions. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of all presentations:
1st Prize: Katrina Bell (South-East) Operatively managed distal radius fractures: complications and re-intervention rate from a single centre (KR Bell, J Balfour, WM Oliver, TO White, SG Molyneux, ND Clement, AD Duckworth)
2nd Prize: Hattie Pleasant (South-East) Delayed ACJ reconstruction does not increase the risk of fixation failure or major complications (H Pleasant, P Robinson, CM Robinson, JA Nicholson)
3rd Prize: Luke Farrow (North) Use of pre-operative EUROQOL FIVE-DIMENSION (EQ-5D) scores to prioritise patients for elective hip and knee arthroplasty in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (L Farrow, J Redmore, P Talukdar, GP Ashcroft)
We are pleased to announce the following Registrar Free Papers were awarded prizes at the Winter SCOT Meeting on 29 Jan 2021:
1st Prize: Tom Carter (South-East) Acute distal biceps tendon repair using an EndoButton technique results in excellent short and long-term patient outcome. A single-centre experience of 102 patients (TH Carter, BJ Karunaratne, WM Oliver, IR Murray, JT Reid, TO White, AD Duckworth
Joint 2nd Prize: Jamie Nicholson (South-East) Three-dimensional ultrasound reconstruction of sonographic callus: a novel imaging modality for early evaluation of fracture healing (JA Nicholson, WM Oliver, F Perks, T Macgillivray, CM Robinson, AHRW Simpson)
Joint 2nd Prize: Luke Farrow (North) Future demand for primary hip and knee arthroplasty in Scotland (L Farrow, S Gaba, GP Ashcroft)
Although the team are disappointed to announce that the 2021 Winter SCOT Meeting will take place traditional format, we are please to announce that there will be a Virtual Meeting. We will be joined by invited talks from Bob Handley (BOA President), David Warwick and Ciara Stevenson. There will also be the usual Registrar Research Presentations.
We all hope that the normal meeting will return for 2022.
GJNH has received requests to provide orthopaedic revision surgery from other boards, because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. As part of the GJNH’s mobilisation plan, we are able to support boards in Scotland by accepting urgent orthopaedic referrals. This will be dependent on there being sufficient bed capacity and appropriate staffing and may change dependent on GJNH maintaining COVID-free wards.
The criteria for this patient group would include:
Urgent infected revisions
Dislocations that cannot be reduced
Complex cases where delay till after the COVID pandemic would have a severe detrimental impact on patient outcome
It would be useful at this stage to ascertain how many patients boards currently have who may fall into this category so we can try and plan capacity going forward.
The process for referring patients would be a consultant to consultant telephone conversation. This would be followed by a manager to manager conversation.
If calls initially could go to Mr Joe Baines ( Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Also if the boards manager could contact Christine Divers (Deputy Director of National Elective Services)