The Smith and Nephew Lab in Watford

The GKC members took the opportunity to visit the Smith And Nephew cadaveric lab in Watford.

The team regularly like to catch up on various conferences but this particular venue allows us to undertake surgical procedures on cadaver knee and hip specimens. The ability to use the latest techniques in Knee and hip surgery requires both knowledge and the ‘know how’. 

We had a packed operating list tackling knee cap instability surgery, knee replacement and revision knee replacement surgery. We also refined our technique of lateral tenodesis using ITB tendon and ACL reconstruction using a patella tendon graft. 

After a long day – the team enjoyed a good meal out as a justified reward!