British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Lecture
11th December, 2017 Category: Latest News

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Mr Brownson, as the President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society was invited to give the guest lecture at the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA) Meeting held at the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health ,in London on the 6th December 2017.
Mr Brownson gave a 40 minute presentation on Rotator Cuff Injuries in Overhead Athletes. At the end of the lecture he was presented with a small gift by the President of BOSTAA, Mr Panos Thomas.

Arthroscopy Association of North America 2017
29th June, 2017 Category: Latest News

Peter Brownson has just returned from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting in Denver USA.
He was part of delegation of UK Orthopaedic surgeons invited to put forward a British perspective and provide a counterpoint to the North American view.
The delegation was led by British Orthopaedic Association President, Mr Ian Winson and comprised a group of key opinion leaders from the UK covering all orthopaedic subspecialities.
Mr Brownson was joined by his colleagues from the Bone and Joint Centre, Mrs Jo Gibson (Specialist Physiotherapist – BESS) and Mr Chris Walker ( British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society – BOFAS).


Other members of the delegation included Mr. Duncan Tennent (British Elbow and Shoulder Society – BESS), Mr. Bill Harries (President BOFAS), Mr. Andy Williams (British Association for Surgery of the Knee – BASK), Mr. Sanjeev Anand (BASK), Mr. Simon Roberts (President British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association – BOSTA), Mr. Sam Oussedik (BOSTA) and Mr. Matt Ravenscroft (BESS)
The UK delegates were invited to take part in the instructional course lectures, which form part of the meeting, as well as to take part in expert panel discussions. In addition, selected individuals were invited to give a “feature” lecture relating to their own area of subspeciality expertise.
The meeting proved to be highly successful. There were over 1000 attendees and the convention took place in an atmosphere where all participants felt full engaged and which, at the same time, conveyed a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that engendered excellent discussion.
The meeting commenced on Thursday May 18th with the opening ceremony during which, Dr Richmond (President AANA) introduced all of the visiting International Society Presidents attending, including Mr Brownson.


This was followed by a morning session of scientific papers relating to shoulder instability, after which there was a feature lecture on protecting the young athlete by Dr James Andrews, an American surgeon, who has extensive experience of managing young athletes, particularly those involved in baseball.

There was a second morning session, focusing on shoulder surgery relating to the management of massive rotator cuff tears, including a discussion on superior capsular reconstruction (SCR), a relatively new technique which is currently being evaluated by Mr Brownson for the management of large or massive irreparable rotator cuff tears in individuals without significant arthritis. There was a subsequent symposium, during which Mr Matt Ravenscroft (UK) presented his experience of the In Space balloon a novel device being evaluated in the UK for similar indications as the SCR.

In the afternoon there was a feature lecture by Mr Andy Williams (BASK) who is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Fortius Clinic and who has huge experience in the management of knee injuries, particularly in Premiership Footballers and elite athletes.

The Friday programme included a scientific session focussing on the management of biceps tendon problems. It was followed, at lunchtime, by the Presidential Guest Speaker, Major Dan Rooney.
Major Rooney gave a tremendous presentation highlighting his life’s work. He is a remarkable individual. He is a fighter pilot with three combat tours in Iraq. He is also a PGA Golf professional and the founder of the Folds of Honour, a charity based in the USA which provides educational funding for the families of bereaved servicemen. He has served as the motivational speaker for two US Rider Cup teams and is a Fox news contributor. He is a decorated military aviator and is currently stationed at Tyndall Airforce Base in Florida as a member of the 301 st fighter squadron. He is a two times recipient of the Top Gun award. His inspirational talk emphasised the importance of ‘volition’ and the need to believe in one’s ability to effect change. After the presentation, he kindly met some of the delegates including the visiting members from BESS.


The Friday afternoon session included a symposium on shoulder rehabilitation. During this session, Jo Gibson, gave a presentation on ‘Rehabilitation Tips from the United Kingdom’, focusing on her huge experience of rehabilitation of elite athletes after shoulder trauma.

On Friday evening, Dr Richmond invited the UK delegation to a private dinner. At the dinner, he thanked the UK delegation for attending and contributing to the meeting. His kind invitation, was acknowledged by Ian Winson (President BOA) who presented Dr Richmond with a signed picture from the British delegates.


The Saturday session stated with a set of instructional course lectures. During this session, Mr Brownson gave a presentation on the “Management of Posterior Shoulder Instability”.
Later, in the same morning, he and Jo Gibson gave the feature lecture of the day on the ‘Management of Instability in Elite Athletes’. This was a 25 minute joint presentation during which Mr Brownson and Mrs Gibson explained their philosophy for the management of shoulder instability as a whole, giving a particularly UK perspective, as well as explaining their philosophy for patient rehabilitation and assessment for return to play in elite athletes.
The presentation appeared to be very well received as it particularly emphasised the close working relationship between surgeon and physiotherapist and the advantages this has for the patient. Such a close working relationship is unusual in the US due to different patterns of working but is an approach very much promoted by the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.


The Friday session was completed by Mr Brownson, taking part in an expert panel discussion on ‘The Management of SLAP injuries’. He was joined on the panel, by Mr Mat Provencher, Shoulder Surgeon at the Steadman Hawkins clinic in Vail, Mr Steven Snyder, Consultant Surgeon (and the surgeon who defined the term ‘SLAP lesion’) and Mr Matt Ravenscroft (UK)


The meeting concluded with a barbeque reception hosted by Dr Richmond, during which the British delegates were introduced to ‘beanbag throwing’.aa7

Simon Roberts, Bill Harries, Jo Gibson, Ian Winson, Terry Byca (Arthrex UK) Georgina Brownson PB (left to right)

28th June, 2017 Category: Latest News

Mr Brownson was honoured this week to become President of BESS (British Elbow and Shoulder Society).

As part of the BESS conference held in Coventry this week The Ricoh Arena was the host venue for the Conference Dinner on Wednesday 21st June. Mr Brownson was joined at the dinner by his colleagues from Liverpool and all previous shoulder fellows.


The Presidents dinner was held at Warwick Castle on Thursday 22 June.

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At the dinner Mr Brownson was received into the position of President by outgoing President and renowned surgeon, Mike Thomas. He was joined at the dinner by 7 of the past 14 BESS presidents including Prof Angus Wallace and Mr Mike Watson who are not only past Presidents but also represent two of the original 4 founding members of the Society.

Mr Brownson said,
“To follow in the footsteps of such outsanding surgeons who have been my mentors and teachers is both an honour and a humbling experience.

BESS are instrumental in educating and developing new innovative techniques in the UK. Their research is key to continued excellence in the field and I look forward to participating fully in my role as new President.”

Mr Brownson to present at The Arthroscopy Association of North America in Denver
12th May, 2017 Category: Latest News

Delighted to be travelling to Denver, USA this month to present at The Arthroscopy Association of North America.

As guest speakers at the annual convention I will be joined as part of the British Orthopaedic Associations delegation by the President of the BOA, Ian Winson with further representation from BESS (British Elbow and Shoulder Society), BASK (British Association for surgery of the knee), BOSTA (British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) and BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society). Also joining us will be Jo Gibson, prominent sports injury physiotherapist in the North West.

The convention for orthopaedic surgeons across North America will include presentations, discussion groups and workshops across a 3 day period. I have been invited by Dr John Richmond, President of the association to lecture on The management of shoulder instability in elite athletes (a joint presentation with my physiotherapy colleague Jo Gibson),,the management of posterior shoulder instability problems and finally, SLAP tears.

Mr Brownson to host BESS event at the Ricoh Arena
7th March, 2017 Category: Latest News

Mr Browson will be hosting a BESS event at the Ricoh Arena on June 21st alongside Mr Tytherleigh-Strong.
Showcasing live demonstrations direct from the Arthrex mobile lab , delegates will be able to observe superior capsular demonstrations, knotless instability and revers arthroplasty techniques in the 250 seat auditorium.
Mr Brownson explains of the event, “We are delighted to be able to welcome renowned surgeons from across the UK and Europe to this event kindly hosted by Arthrex. Events such as this are both educational and informative and are essential to the continued development of surgical techniques in our specialist area.”

Liverpool Upper Limb Group masterclass
7th March, 2017 Category: Latest News

Hosted by Mr Peter Brownson and the team at the Liverpool Upper Limb Group, The Hilton Hotel in Liverpool will be the venue for the next masterclass in the shoulder series focussed on tendons, nerves and pain.
With consultants joining as part of the educational team from around the UK including Mr Nigel Jones, doctor to the England Rugby team amongst others the event will feature an in-depth approach on advances, techniques and controversies associated with tendinopathy of the shoulder and elbow, covering areas including therapy, biologics and surgery. The modern management, diagnosis and difficulties associated with the neurological conditions of the shoulder and elbow will be covered, incorporating the surgeons and therapists role in managing the outcomes of chronic pain patients.
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Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum
7th February, 2017 Category: Latest News

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum
Bonita Springs, Florida USA

Mr Browson has recently returned from the United States where he was invited to attend the Arthrex Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum. This is an invitation only meeting to key opinion leaders, mainly based in the United States but including surgeons from European Countries. Mr Brownson was one of four UK surgeons invited to the forum.

All aspects of shoulder surgery were discussed on the first day whilst the second day focused on knee surgery.

It was interesting to note that there was rising concern over the role of Proprionibacterium Acnes infection and how this relates to potential poor outcomes following surgery and the difficulties of diagnosing this low grade infection, which has only reached prominence in orthopaedic literature in the last few years.

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
9th August, 2016 Category: Latest News

The arthroscopy association of North America is one of the largest orthopaedic specialty societies in the world and focuses on arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. The society holds an annual meeting in the United States where typically there will be 10,000 delegates in attendance. Each morning of the meeting there are a series of instructional course lectures covering all of the major joints in the body. In the last two years AANA has invited speakers from a guest nation to attend with a delegation of leading surgeons who might present at these instructional course lectures. Professor John Richmond, the current president of ANNA, has invited Mr Brownson to form a UK delegation to attend the 2017 AANA meeting in Denver.

BESS Annual Conference 2016 Dublin:
9th August, 2016 Category: Latest News

In June 2016, Mr Brownson attended the British Elbow and Shoulder Society annual conference in Dublin. Mr Brownson was responsible for moderating a number of sessions at this meeting in his role as vice President and in the sports surgery session on Friday afternoon, Mr Brownson was one of the international faculty invited to speak on traumatic shoulder instability in the elite athlete.

During this session, Mr Brownson presented his and his physiotherapy colleague, Jo Gibson’s results on accelerated rehabilitation following shoulder surgery in elite soccer players. At the same session, there were presentations relating to the management of elite rugby players from Eanna Falvey (RLFU senior team physician 2009-2016 and 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour team doctor), Gareth Farrell (Head physiotherapist Leinster Rugby Club) and Hannan Mullett, (Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dublin, Ireland). The session was completed by a presentation from Andrew Wallace (Fortius Clinic London) on the management of SLAP tears in elite cricketers.

Liverpool Upper Limb Unit – An Instability Master Class
9th August, 2016 Category: Latest News

On 12th and 13th May 2016, Mr Brownson together with his colleagues in the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit, hosted an international course on the management of shoulder instability.
There was an international faculty of speakers invited to present including Dr Bursconi a world expert in shoulder surgey who is a close friend of Mr Brownson’s and also the lead physician for the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The course was extremely well received and has now become an established annual event.