Committed to Orthopaedic Excellence
In order to share their own experiences with others and continue to innovate in the way that orthopaedic care is provided, the members of OrthTeam routinely participate in educational, research and peer group activities.
All of the OrthTeam members have a teaching commitment with junior doctors and as such are Honorary Senior Lecturers at a range of Universities. They also teach on various Masters courses and act as Clinical Supervisors for trainees, including Northwest based sports medicine registrars. Some members have the very, specialised responsibility of reviewing the post-graduate orthopaedic curriculum – which involves expert consultants reviewing the curriculum for orthopaedic trainees, so as to ensure it remains relevant to the continuous development of this specialist area of care.
The scope of research projects includes: working with international product companies, to develop instruments and prostheses that will last longer and provide better outcomes for patients; undertaking studies that assess patient-outcome issues, such as the impact of surgical techniques and rehabilitation on the achievement of recovery or the difference in outcomes seen by using new versus traditional treatments; identifying new technology that will enable more patient-specific surgery e.g. using 3D Printing to demonstrate a superior definition of anatomy and provide a visual aid for surgery planning; and leadership for innovative University and healthcare affiliated groups, whose aim is to enable rapid access to the latest healthcare discoveries, coupled with a focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
Peer group activities include membership and officer roles in specialist orthopaedic organisations, and acting as reviewers for articles submitted to a range of orthopaedic publications.