Webinar with the Orthopaedic Academy

Metastatic spinal cord compression

Mr Michael Mokawem, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Target audience: Candidates preparing for the FRCS (Orth) examinations or equivalent, and trainees who are in their earlier years of training.

Organised jointly by Orthopaedic Research UK and the Orthopaedic Academy

Mr Michael Mokawem, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Mokawem is a consultant spinal surgeon specialising in all aspects of spinal surgery with a particular interest in paediatric and adult spine deformities. He advises on non-operative and operative management and empowers patients to make fully informed decisions. He uses minimally invasive techniques, computer navigated surgery and traditional open techniques as appropriate. His paediatric scoliosis practice encompasses the full repertoire of management strategies and he is aiming to offer vertebral body tethering in selective cases.

Mr Mokawem completed the prestigious National Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. This is a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship which covers the breadth of spinal surgery and the full spectrum of spinal conditions in both paediatric and adult patients. He completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the internationally recognised Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. This included minimally invasive and computer navigated surgery with Mr Robert Lee, paediatric deformity surgery with Mr Jan Lehovsky and spinal tumour surgery with Mr Hanny Anwar.

He undertook an educational visit in September 2018 to the Eifelklinik, St Brigida in Simmerath, Germany to learn about vertebral body tethering from Dr Per Trobisch.

Mr Mokawem has presented at national and international spine surgery conferences and has published in peer reviewed journals.