45th Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meeting 2017


Annual Scientific Meeting

The 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Percivall Pott Club will be held on Friday 17th November 2017 at the Haberdashers Hall, West Smithfield. We are honored to welcome speakers this year who are leaders in their fields from the UK and abroad.

The meeting is open to trauma and orthopaedic consultants, fellows, specialist registrars and interested medical students. For consultants, the meeting is CPD accredited by the British Orthopaedic Association. The invited lectures will cover a range of interesting subjects in clinical and academic orthopaedic surgery and innovation. Trainees will present scientific research articles at the meeting and the best presentation will be awarded the Charles Manning Prize. This will be put forward for the BOA Best of the Best Competition. The John Fixsen Prize for Best Scientific Paper or Poster, inaugural Percivall Pott Travelling Fellowship Awards and Stephen Copeland Prize for Registrar of the Year will also be awarded. The provisional programme is available here. Registration for the meeting is free of charge to delegates thanks to the generous support from our industry sponsors.

The dinner at the Great Hall is open to all consultants and trainees from the Percivall Pott Rotation and affiliated centres. We especially welcome guests to bring their spouses and partners. To register for the meeting and book your dinner tickets, please click here.

Directions can be found here.


0830-0900         Registration and breakfast

0910-0950         One Step Ahead by Professor Michael Stephens

0950-1030         Advances and Innovation in Hip Arthroscopy in the last 10 years by Dr. Marc J. Philippon

1030-1100          Tea/Coffee Break

1100-1140          Hugh Phillips Memorial Lecture: Arthroplasty in the Dysplastic Hip- Changing landscapes , challenges and solutions by Mr Satish Kutty

1140-1220          Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures: What have we figured out, and what do we have yet to solve? by Professor. Thomas Higgins

1220-1240          Expert Tibial Nail PROtect – Innovation against Bacterial Colonization by Andrea Montali, Director of Biomaterials research and development DePuy Synthes.

1240-1330          Lunch

1330-1410          Specialist registrar presentations

1410-1450          Shoulder instability and bone loss by Mr Graham Tytherleigh-Strong

1450-1510          Tea/Coffee break

1510-1550          Talk by Dr Andrew Furey

1550-1620          How to speak with Trauma patients: Doing operations is the easy part. by Professor. Thomas Higgins

1620-1650          Presidential address: The Search for Shentons Line by Mr David Jones, Retired Consultant from Great Ormond Street

1650-1700          Closing Words by Mr Pramod Achan, Training programme director Percivall Pott Rotation


Post-Meeting Drinks at The Butchers Hook & Cleaver, 61, West Smithfield

Percivall Pott Club AGM at 18:00 in the Haberdashers’ Hall

Annual Dinner at 19:00 (The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital)

After party at 22:30 – Neo Barbican


The 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Percivall Pott Club is honoured to have the support of a world-class faculty of invited speakers from the UK and abroad. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and efforts in taking time to travel and speak at our meeting.

Dr Marc J Philippon

  • Managing Partner, The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado
  • Co-Chairman, Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship and Director of Hip Research, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Marc J. Philippon is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and is one of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Philippon joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders Fellowship.  He also was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Golf Medicine Program.  Previously he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Philippon is recognized by his peers in US News and World report being among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty.

Dr. Philippon is internationally known for performing joint preservation techniques utilizing arthroscopic hip surgery to treat painful joint injury in high-level athletes who constantly use powerful hip rotation.  He has treated close to 1000 Professional and Olympic athletes successfully.  Many of them returning to high performance; winning Olympic Medals and setting new NFL, NHL and MLB records and winning PGA Tournaments. He is a consultant to the NHLPA and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federación Española de Tenis) and also to many Professional and Olympic organizationsDr. Philippon is also a Trustee with the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation; having treated many athletes from that organization. He also is a frequent invited speaker at National/International Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic meetings and has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles.  He has performed surgery in 15 different countries and has designed many instruments to improve surgical techniques in hip surgery.

Dr. Philippon initially came to the United States as a student-athlete playing soccer and tennis at the NCAA level on an athletic scholarship.  He earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is an Active Member with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He is a Master Instructor with the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  He is an elected member of the Herodicus Society.  Dr. Philippon is a Founding Member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

In 2012 he was presented an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Philippon lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports such as cycling, skiing, ice hockey, swimming and golfing.

Dr Tom Higgins

  • Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Utah

Dr. Thomas Higgins holds the Richard L. Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Utah. His medical degree was completed at Brown University School of Medicine. His orthopaedic training was at Yale University, with post-graduate fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He has been on the faculty at University of Utah since 2000.

Dr. Higgins clinical expertise is in the treatment of complex intra-articular injuries, pelvic and acetabular trauma, and musculoskeletal care in the setting of polytrauma. His elective practice focuses on the deformity correction, malunions, and nonunions.

The author of over fifty peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, Dr. Higgins main area of research interest clinically has been on plateau fractures. He has been primary investigator or co-investigator on four OTA grants, two AO grants, and an OREF grant. His most recent research has focused on the genetics of trauma and the use of opiate analgesics in the trauma setting, and the roles of inflammatory mediators in the formation of post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

In the educational sphere, Dr. Higgins is recognized nationally for his research and presentations of tibial plateau fractures. He has been active with orthopaedic education with AO North America, chairing three courses, and teaching at over thirty. Previously a member of the OTA Education Committee, he has also chaired multiple resident courses for the OTA. He has received the annual teaching award twice at the University of Utah.

He has previously served on the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Board of Directors, and was the Program Chair for the OTA Annual Meeting in 2013 and 2014. In 2009, Dr. Higgins served as the OTA/AAOS Landstuhl Visiting Scholar, and has been visiting professor at multiple universities.  In 2015 he and his family spent four months serving at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, and he maintains an interest in continuing to serve in global medicine.

When he is not working, he enjoys skiing, biking, and travelling with his wife and kids.

Dr Andrew Furey

  • Physician, educator, founder of Team Broken Earth, change maker, innovator

Dr Andrew Furey is an orthopaedic surgeon, community leader, physician, medical educator and the founder of Team Broken Earth, a national medical aid charity that began in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In the past 7 years, Andrew has led over 20 missions to Haiti, Bangladesh and Guatemala with his colleagues from Memorial University and Eastern Health.

Team Broken Earth continues to grow nationally and internationally. It now includes teams from 7 Canadian provinces and territories, engaging over hundreds of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and additional volunteers each year as the organization provides critical aid and medical education to people in need around the world.

Dr Furey was recently honoured, to accept on behalf of Team Broken Earth, the Meritorious Service Cross from Governor General David Johnson. He is a proud past multiple-year recipient of the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEOs Award and is active in the innovation and business community through his work on the Board of Directors of several private companies.

In addition to completing his medical studies at Memorial University, Dr Furey holds a Diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University: SAID School of Business.

Andrew is a very proud Newfoundlander and he lives in St Phillip’s with his wife and three children.

Mr Graham Tytherleigh-Strong

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Graham has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery as well as general and trauma surgery of the shoulder and elbow. His special interests include shoulder dislocations, instability and labral injuries, rotator cuff problems, frozen shoulder, arthritis and sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust, having trained with a number of eminent shoulder and sports surgery specialist in the UK, Europe and North America. He has a particular interest in Sports Injuries and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and has a Diploma in Sports Medicine. He routinely treats and sees sportsmen of all levels ranging from recreational to elite level athletes.

Graham lectures and instructs nationally and internationally on Shoulder Injuries & Surgery and on Sports Injuries. He is published widely in peer reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in clinical research.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and a member of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association and.

Professor Michael Stephens

  • President Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Past President European Foot & Ankle Society

Mr Satish Kutty

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Clinical Lead Trauma and Orthopaedics, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Royal College Of Surgeons Clinical Lecturer

Mr Kutty completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedics from Wales . He trained on fellowships in Canada, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He was awarded the Norman Capener Travelling fellowship, the BOA European Fellowship, BHS fellowship, EFORT foundation award and the ESSKA Alwin Jaeger award, all contributing towards his fellowship training. His clinical practice includes Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty of the hip & knee with the specialist interest being Arthroscopy of the hip, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty of the Hip.

He is member of the BOA, BHS, BASK, AAOS, AAHKS, ISHA, EHS, SICOT and ESSKA. He is a primary Editor of the BJJ and a reviewer for numerous journals. He has numerous publications and presentations. He is a national faculty for AO UK and is the national advisor of the AO ORP courses. He is part of the international faculty for Hip Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty courses in the UK, Europe and Asia. He is a Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Anglia Ruskin University.

In recognition of his contribution towards training, he was awarded The Percival Pott Rotation Trainer of the Year 2016.


Haberdashers’ Hall (Scientific Meeting Day)

St. Catherine, the Company’s patron saint , from 1505 Byelaws

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers has its origins in medieval times, and is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies. Throughout six and a half centuries it has moved away from its historical involvement in the trade of haberdashery and developed into a significant supporter of schools and education in England and Wales

This second hall survived centuries until it was burnt down in an air raid in 1940.

The Company has its roots in a fraternity, a group of people who lived in the same area doing the same sort of work in medieval times and who worshipped at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Members were haberdashers by trade. They sold ribbons, beads, purses, gloves, pins, caps and toys and in 1502 were joined by the hatmakers’ fraternity. Thereafter there were two types of haberdashers: haberdashers of hats and the original haberdashers of small wares.

In 1448 the Company was granted a charter of incorporation by Henry VI enabling it to hold land and to have its own Hall in which to hold meetings. The first of three subsequent Halls was built on the corner of Staining Lane and Maiden Lane (now Gresham Street) in 1459, which was subsequently destroyed in The Great Fire of London in 1666. The second hall was built shortly after that where it was periodically extended and improved and stood until 1940 when it was burnt down in an air raid.

This is the current and fourth Hall, which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2002.

The third Hall was opened in June 1956 and was integrated within a commercial office development. The Company acquired a new site in West Smithfield on which its New Hall, designed by Michael Hopkins and Partners, has been built and opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2002.

The Hall and associated meeting rooms and offices are built round a cloistered courtyard, entered through the façade of Market View, now developed into residential apartments and retail units.

The Great Hall (Annual Percivall Pott Club Dinner)

Great Hall 1St. Bartholomew’s Hospital has led the provision of healthcare in London for almost 900 years. It was founded in 1123 by the monk Rahere to give free medical care to the poor of the City of London. The Great Hall is established as a site of British heritage. Designed by James Gibbs in the early 18th century, it has been referred to as the ‘grandest room of its period in London’. The hall is approached via the spectacular Grand Staircase, The Hogarth Stair, the walls of which are decorated by magnificent canvases entitled The Pool of Bethesda and The Good Samaritan, painted by William Hogarth (1697-1764). The former depicts the sick gathering to be cured by Jesus and the latter, the biblical story of the Samaritan pouring oil and wine into the wound of an injured man, a common practice until the late 16th Century.

Hogarth, born in Bartholemew Close, was said to be incensed on discovering that an artist from the continent, the Venetian, Jacopo Amigoni, was initially approached to provide the artwork for the staircase. In response, he is believed to have painted the canvases free of charge!

GH2Many of the characters portrayed are believed to be an accurate representation of patients treated in the hospital with recognizable conditions. The man unable to reach the healing waters of Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda due to a chronic leg ulcer, the man unable to walk in the gospel according to St John who is healed by Jesus, the man with arthritic and sore hands from gout, the elderly man with tuberculous arthritis of the knee, the depressed man with jaundice, the lady with psoriatic joints, a woman with breast cancer, a mother holding a child with rickets with a pronounced forehead, curved spine and inflamed joints, are all depicted in vivid form amongst others. John Freke, a surgeon at Barts, who trained Edward Nourse, Sir Percivall Pott’s mentor, is said to have provided the patient models for Hogarth, explaining the fidelity of this imagery.

GH1The ceiling of the Great Hall, decorated in gold leaf, is the only known example in England of the work of the French craftsman Jean Baptiste St Michele. His invoice, for £160 – dated 1734, is preserved in the hospital’s archives. Above the three marble fireplaces are portraits of St Bartholemew, Henry VIII and Edward VII. Henry VIII, in particular, strikes a dominant pose, with hands on hips, glaring down at all who enter including the medical students undertaking their final examinations! Other works include the portraits of Percivall Pott by Sir Joshua Reynolds and James Paget by Sir John Millais.

From the 1700′s, the Great Hall has hosted several meetings and banquets, entertaining the great and the good of the City and beyond. Surviving both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, we are delighted this spectacular venue has provided the backdrop for the Percivall Pott Club’s Annual Dinner since 1973.

 “…the grandest room of its period in London”.

Neo Barbican

Everyone is welcome for after-dinner drinks. Neo is a stylish cocktail bar located seconds from Barbican tube.
This is either a five minute walk, or a three minute taxi ride away from The Great Hall.

Getting to the Haberdashers’ Hall

Address: 18 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9HQ

The closest tube stations are Barbican, Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Paul’s and are all between 5-10 minutes walk.

Barbican and Farringdon are served by the Hammersmith and City line, Metropolitan line and Circle line. Blackfriars is served by the Circle line and District line. St Paul’s is served by the Central Line.

From Farringdon station turn left at the exit up Cowcross Street. When you reach the top, cross over the traffic light island and walk through the Grand Avenue of Smithfield Meat Market. Cross over at the next lights and take a right on West Smithfield and follow it round to the left, the entrance to the Haberdashers’ Hall will be just to your right.

From Barbican, turn right onto Long Lane. Continue walking down until Long Lane becomes West Smithfield, follow it round to the left, and the entrance to the Haberdashers’ Hall will just be to your right.

From St Paul’s cross over, turning right onto King Edward Street, after a couple of minutes turn left onto Little Britain and walk along its length. Turn left on West Smithfield and follow it round and the entrance to the Haberdasher’s Hall will just be to your left.

The nearest National Rail stations are Blackfriars, Cannon Street, City Thameslink and Farringdon. All are located within walking distance of the venue. Liverpool Street station is a short tube, bus or taxi ride away.

There is no public parking at the venue itself so we encourage delegates not to travel by car wherever this is possible. If you do need to drive there is a multi-storey car park close to the hospital on West Smithfield which is run by the City of London.

The most convenient drop-off and pick-up point is in the Square, accessed via King Henry VIII Gate on Giltspur Street.

The Haberdashers’ Hall is situated within the congestion charging zone. All patients/visitors who drive to here are therefore required to pay the charge, although there are some exemptions and discounts. These include:

  • those with disabilities who hold a blue badge
  • residents living within the congestion charging zone
  • drivers of alternative fuel vehicles

A full list of categories of drivers/vehicles eligible for exemptions and details of how to pay the charge can be found on the Transport for London congestion charging website. To qualify for an exemption or discount you must register with Transport for London.

Bus routes 8, 25, 46, 56, 242 and 521 all stop close to the Haberdashers’ Hall.

Registration for the scientific meeting will be free of charge to delegates due to the generous support from this year’s industry sponsors. The Percivall Pott Club Annual Dinner will take place in the Great Hall of St Bartholomew’s Hospital following the meeting, commencing at 1900, 17th November 2017. We welcome spouses and partners to attend the dinner. All dinner tickets must be purchased prior to the event through the website.

Membership of the Percivall Pott Club is £50 per year and is used to support the committee’s work in organising the Annual Scientific Meeting. If you wish to join, please select the membership option below and follow the payment instructions.

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The Charles Manning Prize

Best Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit abstracts of any original research / audit related to trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Please provide 500 words under the following headings: Title, Authors, Institution, Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

A panel consisting of invited speakers and consultants from our rotation will select the best scientific presentation at the annual scientific meeting. Criteria will include scientific content, slide quality and presentation skills.

Scientific Content

Clear explanation of objectives / hypothesis, methodology, analysis and results. Coherent discussion with evaluation of limitations and relevant applications.

Presentation Content

Quality of Slide deck. Clear content and attractive slides aligned with presentation. Utilisation of visual aids and graphics to engage audience.

Presentation Skills

Demonstrates good principles of public presentation. Communicates scientific message clearly and coherently. Ability to contend with questions from audience

Our current president, Professor Jeremy Fairbank will present the award and the winner will also be recommended to present at the British Orthopaedic Association Best of The Best Competition at their Annual Congress.

Submission guidelines

  • Abstracts to be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) format
  • Arial size 10 font
  • Blinded (excluding names of authors and institutions) and unblinded copy to be included in single document
  • 500 word limit – including headings – do not include references
  • The presenting author must be a Percivall Pott Club Member and is expected to register for the meeting in order to be able to present.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 5pm 1st November 2017

Please email abstracts to secretary@pottrotation.co.uk

The John Fixsen Prize

Best Paper / Poster Publication

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit original scientific articles or posters related to trauma and orthopaedic surgery for the John Fixsen Prize.

A panel consisting of invited speakers and consultants from our rotation will select the best paper or poster at the annual scientific meeting. Criteria will include scientific content, critical appraisal and the quality of the paper or poster. The award will be presented to the winner at the Annual Dinner.

Submission guidelines

  • Scientific paper or poster to be submitted in PDF format (.pdf)
  • Submission Deadline: 5pm 1st November 2017

Please email pdf documents to secretary@pottrotation.co.uk

The Percivall Pott Travel Awards

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit applications for the inaugural Percivall Pott Travel Awards. Applications for both post-FRCS fellowships and visiting observerships will be judged by the Program Director and Senior Pott Faculty. Criteria will be based on evidence of firm plans made to visit a specific specialist and unit alongside the quality of the application form.

Submission guidelines

  • Application forms to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Please keep to the 500 word limit
  • Do not change the format of the application form or modify the questions
  • Each application must specify a sponsoring consultant and Pott trainer
  • Submission Deadline: 5pm 1st November 2017

Please email pdf documents to programmedirector@pottrotation.co.uk

The Stephen Copeland Prize

Percivall Pott Rotation Registrar of the Year

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit applications for the inaugural Stephen Copeland Prize.

The Program Director and Senior Pott Faculty will select a trainee who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in one or more areas of personal development, academia, innovation, leadership & clinical and non-clinical endeavours.

Submission guidelines

  • Application forms to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Please keep to the 500 word limit
  • Do not change the format of the application form or modify the questions
  • Submission Deadline: 5pm 1st November 2017

Please email pdf documents to programmedirector@pottrotation.co.uk


The Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meeting was set up by Orthopaedic Registrars from the Pott Rotation and is now in it’s fourth decade.  Organised and led by the trainees themselves, it allows research from within the rotation to be presented and also hosts international and national speakers to present on important topics and changes to the profession. In recent times, we have been honoured to host a number of eminent surgeons in our specialty, including Professor Reinhold Ganz, Professor Freddie Fu, Professor Pierre Lascombes, Professor Adam Watts, Dr Javad Parvizi and Dr Peter Millett.

As well as being an important academic date in the rotation’s calendar, the day itself provides an opportunity for trainees and consultants from different hospitals to meet, and also to introduce new members of the rotation.

Previous Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meetings

Pott Club Committee 2016/2017:

Percivall Pott Club Secretary:

Percivall Pott Club Treasurer:

Percivall Pott Club Event Sponsorship Manager:

Percivall Pott Club Event, Sponsorship and Merchandise Manager:

Percivall Pott Club BOTA Linkman:

Percivall Pott Club Membership Liaison:

Percivall Pott Club Secretary 2016/2017:

Percivall Pott Club Programme Director: