The Liverpool Limb Reconstruction Service has embraced teaching and training as part of its ethos. Ever since 1999 when the first Fellow joined the unit, there has been a steady stream of Fellows and Observers from within the UK and internationally.
This teaching and training practice extends to all professions within the service, occurring within individual disciplines and across them. The unit prides itself on open discussions over clinical and basic science issues, encouraging attention to detail in preoperative planning and surgery, and audit – both formal and informal. In addition to small group teaching and workshops for the Registrars, Fellows and Observers, the unit has held national courses in limb reconstruction, fracture surgery by the Ilizarov method, and management of open tibial fractures.
Liverpool has hosted the annual conference of the British Limb Reconstruction Society twice (2001 and 2016) and more recently, the biennial Congress of the ASAMI-BR and ILLRS societies (2019).
Liverpool has hosted a course on the management of open tibial fractures for many years and have included eminent faculty from all over the UK
The course on open tibial fractures teaches the paradigms on management endorsed by the BAPRAS and the BOA. It involves plenary lectures, saw bone and cadaveric workshops and in-depth discussions of cases.
During Fellowships and Observerships, sessions (including saw bone workshops) are provided to familiarise surgeons with many of the concepts practised during complex reconstructions of the limb. Additionally, there is tuition on deformity analysis and software-based simulations of deformity correction.
Allied Health Professionals are supported throughout with individualised training as well as support to visit other centres of excellence and to attend courses pertinent to this specialty. Several members of the Liverpool unit have been invited to lecture internationally to multi-disciplinary audiences.
List of Fellows and Observers (with some staying for one year – double entry in the list)
1999 Andrea Pizzoli (Italy) F.
2000 Anita Boecksteiner (Australia) F.
2003 Sultan AlMaskari (Oman)
2003 Nikolaos Giotakis (Greece) F.
2004 Nikolaos Giotakis (Greece) F.
2004 Franz Birkholz (South Africa)
2006 Hisham Shalaby (Egypt) F.
2007 Dimitrios Pafilas (Greece) F.
2008 Karthik Selvaraj (India) F.
2009 Ben Davies (GB) F.
2009 Huang Lei (China)
2009 Steve McChesney (New Zealand) F.
2009 Amit Amin (London) F.
2010 Amr El Khouly (Egypt) F.
2010 Paul Harwood (GB) F.
2010 Luke Ogonda (N.Ireland) F.
2010 Chenghe Qin (China)
2011 Chenghe Qin (China)
2011 Paul Harwood(GB) F.
2011 YuHan Chee (GB/Malaysia)
2011 Patrick Foster (GB) F.
2012 Jonathan Young (GB) F.
2012 Salvatore Carruso (Italy)
2012 Gururaj Puranik (India) F.
2012 Gowreeson Thevendran (GB/Malaysia)
2012 Andrew Lim (Singapore) F.
2013 Andrew Lim (Singapore)
2013 Martin Taylor (GB) F.
2013 Caroline Lever (GB) F.
2013 Alex Trompeter (GB) F.
2013 Muhammad Farhan (Singapore)
2014 Mohammed Al-Maiyah (GB) F.
2014 Yanjun Hu (China)
2014 Danyas Sarathy (USA)
2014 Marco Marino (Italy)
2014 Thomas Kaniouras (Greece)
2014 ShengSong Yang (China)
2015 Daniel Goldbloom (Australia) F.
2015 Nazri Yusuf (Malaysia)
2015 Angela Ho (Hong Kong)
2015 Helen Bryant (GB) F.
2015 Ibrar Majid (GB)
2015 Teng Xing (China)
2015 Stephan Verborg (GB) F.
2015 Niall Breen (N.Ireland) F.
2016 Niall Breen (N.Ireland) F.
2016 Wang Tao (China)
2016 Shoumit Mukhopadhaya (India)
2016 Janse Schermerhorn (USA)
2016 Daniel Marsland (GB)
2016 Rukmanikanthan Shanmugam (Malaysia)
2016 Shu Hensheng (China)
2016 Ben Fischer (GB) F.
2017 Ala Sulaiman (GB)
2017 Aiman Khunda (GB) F.
2017 Ishani Shah (India)
2017 Alex Vris (Greece) F.
2017 Rahimullah Hamid (Afghanistan)
2017 Ahmed Elsheikh (Egypt) F.
2018 Ahmed Elsheikh (Egypt) F.
2017 Shi Bowen (China)
2018 Shi Bowen (China)
2018 Jia Haobo (China)
2018 Mircea Tabacar (Romania)
2018 Radi Mulharris (Indonesia)
2018 Naseem Haris (GB) F.
2019 Deng Shuzen (China)
2019 Shayla Verburg (Canada)
2019 Yang JinXing (China)
2019 Norazira Yacob (Malaysia)
2019 Mosab Idrees (Palestine)
2019 Michael Okunda (Nigeria)
2019 Naeem Jagani (India) F.
2019 Alina O. Briones (Spain) F.
2020 Alina O. Briones (Spain) F.
2020 Gerry Kelly (N. Ireland) F.
2021 Will Harrison (GB) F.
2021 Fouzia Khatoun (GB) F.
2021 Ahmad Arieff Atan (Malaysia)
2021 Mohamad Saifudin Othman(Malaysia)
The Liverpool Limb Reconstruction Service operates within Liverpool providing care at Broadgreen hospital as the main site for elective limb reconstruction surgery, Aintree Major Trauma Center, Whiston Hospital and Alder Hey Hospitals
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