Top hip surgeons to meet in Norwich
More than one hundred and fifty consultants and trainees who specialise in hip replacement surgery will be meeting in Norwich this week to discuss the latest surgical techniques and developments in this field.
The old Norfolk and Norwich Hospital played a crucial role in the development of hip replacement thanks to the work of Mr Ken McKee and John Watson-Farrar who in the 1960's produced one of the first effective artificial hip replacements. Their work led to the production of the replacement hip joints on an industrial scale and has allowed tens of thousands of patients from all over the world to escape the pain and immobility caused by arthritis and other diseases.
Today the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeons continue to be prominent in hip research and carry out over one thousands hip replacements each year.
The current President of the Hip Society, Keith Tucker, a Orthopaedic Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital has organised the British Hip Society meeting in Norwich with a guest speaker and past president of the Amercian Hip Society, John Callagham from Iowa, USA.
Several other NNUH consultants including John Albert, Nish Chirodian, Philip Hopgood, John Nolan and Jim Wimhurst will also be participating. This meeting will be taking place at the University of East Anglia and St Andrew's Hall during which over 40 papers and 50 posters will be presented.