Southport Surgeon’s FIFA fellowship


Photo: Adnan (left) with Dr Olivier Courage

Southport Surgeon’s FIFA fellowship

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.

He 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.


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