ORUK online Paediatric Orthopaedic FRCS (Orth) revision course

Date: 03/08/2020 - 19/10/2020
Time: 7:00 pm BST every Monday for 12 weeks
Location: Zoom video conferencing platform

Available spaces: 6

ORUK online Paediatric Orthopaedic FRCS (Orth) revision course


Target audience: Candidates preparing for the FRCS (Orth) examinations, and trainees who are in their earlier years of training. This course is also suitable for consultant orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists in practice who wish to refresh and further their knowledge in paediatric orthopaedics, whilst gaining CPD points.

CPD: 12 credits

Orthopaedic Research UK launches its first comprehensive online FRCS (Orth) revision course in elective paediatric orthopaedics, in twelve weekly webinars.  Up-to-date, interactive, and evidence-based with reference to key papers and full of “exam top tips” from experienced clinicians, on this course you will discover the key important concepts to really understand the subject and tackle vivas and MCQs with confidence.

Key features include:

  • Quality review article and pre-webinar case discussion posted in advance, to revise and to test your knowledge
  • Top tips, buzz words, and principles clinicians use which are not in the books
  •  Interactive Q and A section, with questions filtered and consolidated for maximum relevance to exam issues
  • “Hot seat” vivas, with feedback on knowledge and technique, including ‘gold standard’ model answers
  • Key practice-changing papers, NICE guidelines, and MCQs posted a week later for you to consolidate what you have learned
  • Access to all recordings in case you missed it

Each webinar will cover a different topic and will last an hour, with the content of the final webinar voted for by you the delegates in a poll half way through the course. All sessions will be recorded, you will have access to all recorded sessions and be able to revisit these as and when you require.


Week 1: Monday 3 August – SCFE – tackling the controversies
Week 2: Monday 10 August – Deformity and leg length discrepancy – what people get confused about
Week 3: Monday 17 August – Orthopaedic aspects of cerebral palsy – modern approach to treatment
Week 4: Monday 24 August – Musculoskeletal infection in children – the rules for treatment and when to break them
Week 5: Monday 31 August – DDH  – a logical approach to treatment
Week 6: Monday 7 September – Syndromes/skeletal dysplasia – essentials for the orthopaedic practitioner
Week 7: Monday 14 September – Perthes disease – putting theory into clinical practice
Week 8: Monday 21 September  – Normal variants and efficient history taking in children – Why this is key knowledge for orthopaedic practice
Week 9: Monday 28 September – Paediatric feet – the principles which underlie effective management
Week 10: Monday 5 October – Clubfoot and congenital vertical talus – how the paradigms shifted and why
Week 11: Monday 12 October – Demystifying paediatric orthopaedic procedures
Week 12: Monday 19 October – Paediatric knee conditions: congenital and acquired pathologies, sports injuries

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.

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Revision Books

Orthopaedic Basic Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Practice MCQs and EMQs

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the written section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. Whilst much of the general orthopaedic curriculum is often learnt from clinical exposure, knowledge of the basic sciences frequently requires more specific attention. Drawing partly on material from the hugely successful Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this book simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts. The authors are all approaching, or have achieved completion of higher surgical and fellowship training, but have sufficiently recent experience of postgraduate orthopaedic examinations to ensure that the questions are representative of the level and scope required.
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Revision Books

Orthopaedic basic and clinical science for the postgraduate examination: viva practice & diagrams

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the oral section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. There is a temptation for exam preparation to focus all too heavily on pure knowledge acquisition at the expense of practising viva technique. This book therefore aims to stimulate a more problem-based approach through the use of mock vivas, as well as encouraging candidates to practise drawing out and labelling the diagrams frequently asked by examiners. Conceived as a companion volume to the hugely successful Practice EMQs and MCQs, and drawing partly on material from the popular Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this text simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts.
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Mr Michail Kokkinakis, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Michail Kokkinakis is a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. His subspecialty interests include adolescent hip preservation surgery, sports injuries, cerebral palsy and complex feet deformities. He received his subspecialty fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Michail graduated from the medical school of University of Frankfurt in Germany and received his surgical and orthopaedic training in both the UK and Greece. He has a PhD in orthopaedics awarded by the University of Frankfurt and a PgCert in strategic management and leadership awarded by the University of Teesside. He has 19 Medline publications and 24 podium presentations in national and international orthopaedic meetings.

Michail is member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. He is the co-chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England and regular reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.

Mr Gavin Spence, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai

Gavin Spence is a full time paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai. His particular clinical interest is in external fixation and limb deformity correction. Prior to this he was a consultant for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, treating children with a variety of tertiary paediatric orthopaedic conditions including neuromuscular pathology. He trained in London and Cambridge, with fellowships in Great Ormond Street, Stanmore, and Adelaide.

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