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14 July 2016 at 15:14

England may have left the Euros early but a Southport-based surgeon had extra time as a guest of FIFA.

Adnan Saithna is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust who specialises in sports injuries of the knee and all aspects of shoulder surgery.

He was invited to spend three weeks at centres of excellence in France after being awarded a prestigious travelling fellowship by BOSTAA (the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) for his work in sports injury surgery.

Adnan spent time at the FIFA Centre for Medical Excellence in Lyon and also the Clinique Generale d'Annecy.
He said: "The fellowship provided me with excellent further training in managing sports injuries in professional athletes. I was able to work alongside world experts to learn innovative new techniques designed to improve the outcomes of patients undergoing knee and shoulder surgery.
“I also learned many technical tips and tricks and new arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery skills that will be useful to share with my colleagues here and therefore directly benefit a large number of patients treated by the Trust."

Adnan met Dr Olivier Courage, who is a leading figure in the treatment of sports injuries and is President of the French Arthroscopy Society.

Photo caption: Adnan (left) with Dr Olivier Courage. 


Issued by Dickie Felton
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.  In 2014/15, we saw 270,141 outpatients; treated 59,808 inpatients; made 280,831 home visits in the community; supported the birth of 2,747 babies; and attended to 110,620 urgent care cases.