Sports Knee Surgery 2019 was the 9th meeting in a series of conferences dedicated to the specialist knee surgeon with a focused interest on understanding new and established techniques.
This year was no exception with a high-quality faculty, a top venue and plenty of time for discussion. Freddie Fu reflected on his huge experience in the world of knee surgery, Rob LaPrade highlighted his massive research in the world of complex knee reconstruction building on a base of anatomy, biomechanical solutions and clinical data, and Bill Bugbee covered the advancing world of osteochondral allografts in cartilage repair – now shown to be cost-effective.
Alan Getgood talked about osteotomy and the latest results of the long awaited Stability Trial of LET in Primary ACL. The topic of the anterolateral complex was in sharp focus with Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet giving his results on a background of function and anatomy presentations by Freddie Fu and Rob LaPrade. Quads Tendon grafts were covered by Christian Fink and Patella Tendon grafts by Seth Sherman.
Additional sessions covered the challenges of the patella-femoral joint, multi-ligament reconstructions, osteotomy and the meniscus. The highlight session at the end of Monday featured ACL primary and reinjury prevention strategies, and Freddie Fu gave a keynote lecture on the merits of adopting caution with novel technologies including Biologics.