Over 200,000 knee and hip replacements are undertaken every year in the UK. With an aging population and an NHS backlog, it’s more important than ever to ensure these elective surgeries are done as safely and effectively as possible.
A free online event being held by Bournemouth University will explore the work of BU’s Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) in better preparing people for orthopaedic surgery and enhancing their recovery.
Improving recovery from surgery will take place from 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 24 January 2023, as part of BU’s online public lecture series.
Physiotherapist Professor Tom Wainwright and practising surgeon Professor Rob Middleton, both from ORI, will speak at the event, followed by a discussion and audience questions.
They will discuss how enhanced recovery techniques have been adopted by healthcare organisations globally and reduced the amount of time patients spend in hospital, as well as reducing complications and readmissions, particularly in older patients.
They will also talk about their work pioneering the use of robotic surgery in hip and knee replacements, as well as exploring ways to ensure patients can return to normal life after surgery.
This is the second event in BU’s 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across key areas. The first lecture series attracted more than 1,000 attendees from across the world.
Events over the coming months will cover the role of women in journalism and the story of Stonehenge.