Surgical Management of Neck of Femur Fractures Course | 12 March 2024
This course is designed for foundation doctors and core surgical trainees, it will provide a solid foundation with regards to the surgical management of neck of femur fractures.
By the end of the course candidates should be able to:
- Describe the anatomy of the blood supply of the femoral head
- Understand the anatomical difference between an extra capsular and intracapsular fracture of the neck of femur
- Understand the rationale for selection of appropriate fixation techniques for neck of femur fractures
- Describe the biomechanics that apply to fixation modalities for neck of femur fractures
- Understand the evidence base for selection of modalities for fixation of extra capsular neck of femur fractures
- Understand the evidence base for selection of modalities for management of intracapsular neck of femur fractures
- Perform a simulated dynamic hip screw fixation for an extracapsular neck of femur fracture under supervision
- Perform a simulated cemented hip hemiarthroplasty for an intracapsular neck of femur fracture under supervision
- Mr Syed Ahmed, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tunbridge Wells Hospital
- Mr Imran Abdulkareem, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Mary Hospital
- Mr Oliver Blocker, Consultant trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinical lead for Same Day Emergency Care, Ysbyty Gwynedd BCUHB
- Mr John Davies, Consultant Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
- Prof. Paul Lee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Grace Hospital
- Mr Saqib Masud, Consultant Specialist Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
- Mr Takura Mukabeta, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust
- Mr Nithin Unnikrishnan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
- Mr Edmond U, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
- Mr Leo Vachtsevanos, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Surgical Management of Neck of Femur Fractures Programme March 2024
Mr Tosan Okoro
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Tosan Okoro attended medical school at the University of Warwick and did his core surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery. He was subsequently appointed as a Wales Clinical Academic Trainee (WCAT) in trauma and orthopaedics. His PhD at Bangor University was focused on exercise rehabilitation following total hip arthroplasty, with subsequent higher orthopaedic specialist clinical training across south Wales. Mr. Okoro is a graduate of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) National Future Leaders Programme (class of 2018) and has a Level 7 certificate in strategic management and leadership.
Mr. Okoro recently completed a lower limb reconstruction fellowship at the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic centre in Toronto, Canada (August 2018-August 2019). He has also completed an AOTrauma Fellowship at the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina (University of Sao Paolo, USP) de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (May 2017); a Stephan Perren AOTrauma Research Fellowship at the Charite Hospital in Berlin (September 2019); and a BOA Travelling Fellowship at the Hamburg Endo-Klinik in Germany (May 2016). Whilst in North America, he visited the arthroplasty unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (April 2019).
Mr. Okoro is well published in peer-reviewed research journals (see below). His current research interests are varied and include the assessment of patient reported outcomes measures in ambulatory trauma, surgeon volumes in arthroplasty, and the biomechanics of fracture fixation.
Mr Okoro is a clinical supervisor to Registrars on the Oswestry / Stoke orthopaedic rotation and also teaches on a number of educational courses.
In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, travelling, and movies.