Academia is core to Adrian’s practice. His Honorary Professorial Chair at the University of Winchester brings Adrian into contact with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as expert researchers worldwide.
He is the founder of the Knee Preservation Foundation, a founder member of the Osteotomy Expert Group, a member of the ESSKA Academy editorial board and the ESSKA Arthroscopy committee, Osteotomy committees and Honorary Chair at Winchester University.
Adrian is also a member of the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry Steering Committee, which released its first annual report in early 2018. This first annual report is the culmination of many years work. The project was Adrian’s original idea 12 years earlier, in conjunction with Mr Neil Thomas.
Adrian has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship, his Unit having been chosen as one of four leading centres in Europe to showcase their techniques and experience.
He is also a course convenor for the annual Basingstoke Knee Osteotomy Masterclass, now in its 11th year. The last event in December 2017 included a live femoral & tibial simultaneous correction, which was the first time this had been done in the UK.
In May 2018, Adrian gave three presentations at the 18th ESSKA Congress. He moderated and was delighted to introduce the speakers at the Arthrex evening symposium at which Greg Difelice, Bertrand Sonnery Cottet, Steven Claes and Gordon Mackay all spoke. Adrian’s team had 5 electronic posters and 6 videos on display, and were runners up in the best surgical technique video.
Adrian addressed the 15th medi European Sports Orthopaedics Symposium in April 2018, when he spoke about paediatric ACL repair and gave his two-year results and talked about his four years’ experience in this specific field.
In March 2018, Adrian was invited to join Mr Bhushan Sabnis, one of his previous fellows and now a leading expert in knee osteotomy, for the first Mumbai Osteotomy Masterclass.
In the same month, Adrian’s team had six papers featured at the BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) Annual Conference. Three podium talks were presented by the team, including one on ACL repair.
Adrian is currently supervising PhD student, James Belsey, on “Returning to physical activity after high tibial osteotomy with and without bone grafts.” The biomechanical bone study, undertaken as part of James’ research, was also presented at the BASK event, with the team’s clinical results shown in a separate presentation on innovative minimally invasive technique for osteotomy surgery.