On-demand course

Spine Orthopaedic FRCS (Tr & Orth) revision course

Recorded: September - October 2022


Please note, this on-demand course solely consists of recorded sessions from the live course that ran September-October 2022 and is not interactive. All lectures and associated documents were correct at the time of recording. On-demand courses cannot be purchased on behalf of someone else; please log into the ORUK account, that requires access to the course materials, before purchasing. On-demand courses are non-refundable. 

Aimed at candidates preparing for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examinations, and trainees who are in their earlier years of training. This course is also suitable for consultant orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists in practice who wish to refresh and further their knowledge in management of pathologies of the Spine, whilst gaining CPD points. Up-to-date, interactive, and evidence-based with reference to key papers from experienced clinicians, on this course you will discover the key important concepts to really understand the subject and tackle vivas and MCQs with confidence.

What's included?

Spinal trauma

Lecture by Mr Farhaan Altaf

Spinal emergencies and surgical approaches to the spine

Lecture by Mr Farhaan Altaf

Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine conditions

Lecture by Mr Farhaan Altaf

Spinal surgical procedures including minimally invasive surgery

Lecture by Mr Hanny Anwar

Paediatric deformity and syndromes - Mr Hanny Anwar

Lecture by Mr Hanny Anwar

Spinal infections and tumours - Mr Hanny Anwar

Lecture by Mr Hanny Anwar


Mr Farhaan Altaf

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital

Mr Altaf qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 2002. He received the Jackson Burrows and Moreton Prize for outstanding academic achievement as a medical student. He trained on the North West Thames London rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2015.

He is currently Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Perth Hospital. Prior to this he was a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH, he undertook further subspecialist fellowships: one-year spinal fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada and a one-year spinal fellowship at the Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He also worked as a fellow for three months in Lyon, France.
He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international meetings.

Mr Hanny Anwar

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Anwar was appointed to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in 2013, he is Clinical Lead for Spinal Tumours and on the board of London Cancer for Acute Oncology concerning metastatic spinal cord compression. The RNOH was the first hospital in the UK to install computer-assisted spinal navigation to its operating theatres and Mr Anwar has benefited from the experience. This has ensured that his practice encompasses the most modern, minimally invasive, effective, and safe techniques to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients.

He has a background in orthopaedic spinal surgery, but his fellowship training was in both orthopaedic spinal surgery and neurosurgical spinal surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Mr Anwar has also developed an interest in the non-surgical management of spinal conditions such as sciatica, neck, and back pain complemented by steroid injections while maintaining a sensible approach to surgical intervention when it is appropriate to do so. If surgery is appropriate Mr Anwar puts forward the least invasive techniques possible without sacrificing the overall outcome.

Mr Anwar’s research interests are in primary spinal tumours, minimally invasive spinal metastasis treatment, and safety in spinal surgery.

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