The London pelvis and acetabular fracture course

Date: 13/05/2019
Location: St George's University of London

Available spaces: Sold out

The London pelvis and acetabular fracture course


Course convenor: Mr Paul Harnett, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Major Trauma Centre

This course will be aimed at the specialist registrar who will be working at a major trauma centre. The candidate will obtain a sufficient level of understanding of P+A fractures at the FRCS Orth/trauma fellowship level. Surgical skills in percutaneous and open treatment of pelvis and acetabular fractures will be covered in the practical sessions.

Topics include:

  • Emergency treatment of the exsanguinating pelvis ring fracture
  • Cadaveric workshops and C-arm
  • Emergency/peri-operative treatment of fracture dislocations of acetabular fracture
  • Understanding the diagnosis and treatment algorithm acetabular fractures
  • Understanding the diagnosis and treatment algorithm pelvis ring fractures
  • Peri-operative treatment of associated complications (eg bladder injuries, VTE prophylaxis, sciatic nerve injuries)
  • Treatment of fragility fractures of pelvis and acetabulum

Drybone plus image intensifier workshops include:

  • Posterior wall /posterior column acetabular fracture, reduction and fixation
  • Vertical shear pelvis ring fracture reduction with Starr Frame and SI screw fixation
  • Infix application

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to register with our website first, upon registration with ORUK you will be given the option to book this meeting online. If you have already registered with our website you can sign in and book.

We accept cheques, please ensure you attach an accompanying registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to “Orthopaedic Research UK” and posted to the address detailed on the registration form.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fee: £200

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org  or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3013 if you have any further queries.

Venue address

Anatomy Teaching Facility
St George’s University of London
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE


By train: Tooting mainline station is a 15 minute walk away. The line runs from Wimbledon to Luton and Bedford, via King’s Cross. Visit the Thameslink website for more information.


By tube: The nearest tube station is Tooting Broadway (Northern Line, Zone 3), about 22 minutes from London Bridge and 25 minutes from Waterloo. St George’s is about five minutes’ walk from the underground station. Consult the Transport for London website for further details.


By bus: Several buses stop directly outside St George’s, and even more stop at Tooting Broadway underground station: 44, 57, 77, 131, 155, 219, 267, 270, 280, 493 and G1.


Car parking: The University does not have public car-parking space so, though there is a limited amount of pay-and-display parking in the area, public transport is strongly advised.

Mr Paul Harnett, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Major Trauma Centre

Paul Harnett is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in pelvis and acetabular trauma, open fractures and elective hip and knee surgery.

My NHS base is at King’s College Hospital in London, where I have been since 2014. Matt Gee and I have developed the tertiary pelvis trauma service for the South East and Kent area with a population of 4.5 million, we treat between 70-80 pelvis trauma cases per year.

I graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School with an additional BSc in Sports Medicine. I completed my orthopaedic surgery training in London and sub-specialised during a number of fellowships in Vancouver (Canada), the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom and the Royal London Hospital.

I am also a keen amateur sportsman regularly competing in triathlons and endurance races including Ironman Lanzarote, London Marathon, multiple triathlons per year (GB age group team 2018), and the Cape Epic Endurance Mountain Bike Race in South Africa. I was also an international downhill ski racer in my youth training at the National Ski Academy in Canada.

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