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April 2015 – Dr. William Murrell invited faculty at the 3rd Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress

3rd Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress 2015

Dr. Bill Murrell invited faculty during the 3rd Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress 2015 held  at the Event Centre Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 30th of April to 2nd of May. The conference was chaired by Dr. Saeed Al Thani President Emirates Orthopaedic Society Emirates Medical Association. Dr. Bill moderated session 3 Sport Medicine – Knee Painful Knee and Revision ACL surgery and presented a lecture on Alternative strategy in managing the patient with degenerative, painful knee.

 The four day conference was jam packed with very informative lectures and presentations by a group of high profile Orthpaedics and Sports medicine Doctors both international and local, Interactive panel discussions, refresher courses and workshops which allowed professionals from academia and industry to be updated with the latest researches and rapid developments occurring in the field. Alongside the congress was an exhibition that provided attendees exposure to the most cutting-edge technologies provided by international companies exhibiting the latest innovations in the field of pharmaceuticals and technology, resources and treatment solutions.

 





November 2014 – 11th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference 26-27 January 2015 ACL, Stem cells, PRP, Cartilage Repair, Joint Replacement, Computer Guided Surgery, Physio/Rehab – Dr. Bill Local Chair

11th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference

Dr. William Murrell will be chairing the 11th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference together with                Dr. Jonathan Schaffer – Activity director this 26-27 of January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Middle East Orthopaedics Conference is one of the best gatherings of world renowned Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, Physiatry and Physiotherapy experts. With keynote presentations to roundtable discussions, this year’s programme, under the theme of ‘The Knee: from birth to the golden years’, focuses on all aspects of the knee to help improve knee conditions across the whole life span.

With sessions including: Development of The Young Knee, How is Paediatric Orthopaedic Care Going To Change in the next 20 Years?, Modern Knee ligament Surgery: Is our Treatment Adequately Addressing The Pathology?, Knee Controversies-Points of View-New Directions, When Do We Intervene?(Partial tears, complete tears without instability, osteoarthritis monitoring and prevention following ligament tear), Cellular Approach to Knee Disorders, Restoration of Traumatic and Degenerative Knee Conditions, Primetime for Cartilage And biologics Transition to a New Paradigm, Mechanical Modification-The Art of Knee Surgery, Is Technology Giving Us Better Outcomes?, Technology And The Knee.

Get updated with the very latest in surgical techniques, non-operative care, rehabilitation procedures, Biologicals (stem cells and PRP), and the most recent technological advancements to help improve knee conditions. This is a programme that is not to be missed.

Contact the Arab Health Congress registration team directly to learn more about group discounts and early bird rates. Call +971 4 336 7334 or email ahcongress@informa.com

For more information about the conference please visit http://www.arabhealthonline.com/conferences/medical-conferences/orthopaedics-conference/

 





November 2014 – Shoulder pain, injuries, rotator cuff tear, labral tear, frozen shoulder, PRP, BMAC – Dr. Bill shares experiences at Excellency Centers

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Dr. William Murrell sharing His experiences with colleagues at Excellency Centers in Old town island downtown Dubai, UAE. The Center is an exclusive, member’s only physiotherapy center that focuses on healing physical pain and conditions that impair quality of life using state of the art equipment and the latest, most advance therapeutic methods. Their highly trained staff of European specialists includes Dr. Vasileios Mitsis – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor, Kimon Chapitas – Head Physiotherapist Specialist, Nikolaos Karaziakos – Physiotherapist Specialist, Maria Veneti – Physiotherapist Specialist, Athanasios Nanos – Physiotherapist Specialist, Meropi Papakonstantinou – Physiotherapist Specialist, and Klairi Papastergiou – Managing director. Services offered at the center include Cryotherapy, Thermotherapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Electrotherapy/Tens, Electrotherapy/EMS, Magnetotherapy, and Kinesiotaping.

Cases presented during discussion highlighted on actual case based commonly encountered shoulder injury problems like Shoulder dislocations, cartilage tears, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, and the very intriguing topic on PRP, Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentration (BMAC).  Evidence based and published journal articles were also presented within the discussion, such article like the MOON PROGRAM for rotator cuff problems.

Cases presented during the discussion:

Case 1 was a case of SICK Scapula Syndrome with Posterior Labral Tear

Case 2 was Massive Rotator Cuff Tear in Semi-Professional Ice Hockey Player with neurologic symptoms

Case 3 was Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen shoulder in active weekend warrior

Case 4 was Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in active male.

Additional discussion on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and BMAC injections for shoulder pain, injuries and problems.

 





September 2014 – Shoulder pain, injuries, rotator cuff tear, labral tear, frozen shoulder, and platelet rich plasma – Dr. Bill Murrell shares experiences at Bespoke Wellness at Emirates Golf Club!!

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Dr. William Murrell visits colleagues at Bespoke Wellness Emirates Golf Club Dubai and shares his experiences on common shoulder pain, injuries, rotator cuff tear, labral tear, frozen shoulder, joint dislocation, management, conservative treatments, x-ray and imaging, Ultrasound guided injections, And controversial topic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentration (BMAC). Injections.   Additional Information was presented during the discussion, different published journal articles such as the MOON PROGRAM was discussed.

Bespoke Wellness is a highly specialized organization committed to delivering first class individualized treatment to all. Their team of health experts is headed by Andrew Picken – founder and nutritionist together with Victoria Roper – sports physical therapist, Wendy Smithson – Hons physiotherapist, Reiss Adams – sports therapist, Alan Waltos – physiotherapist, John Baker – physiotherapist, Donna Masing – massage therapist, Emma Thompson – holistic life coach, Polina Spyris – nutritionist.

Cases presented during the discussion:

Case 1 rotator cuff tear

Case 2 was a case of SICK Scapula Syndrome with Posterior Labral Tear

Case 3 was Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen shoulder in active weekend warrior

Case 4 was Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in motor cross rider.

Additional discussion on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and BMAC injections for shoulder pain, injuries and problems.

Dr. Bill will be having another set of case presentation that will focus on Knee injuries, knee arthritis, meniscus tear, ACL tear, cartilage injury, rehabilitation, and cutting edge biological treatments such as PRP and Stem Cells.





World Arthritis Day 2014: Attention suffers of shoulder, knee, and elbow pain – Dr. Murrell invited faculty

Dr. William Murrell proudly invites you to the upcoming World Arthritis Day 2014 celebration. World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October. World Arthritis Day is an ideal focus for organizations to raise awareness of issues affecting people with RMDs and for individuals to support campaigns.

The aims of World Arthritis Day are:

  • To raise awareness of RMDs amongst the medical community, people with RMDs and the general public
  • To influence public policy by making decision-makers aware of the burden of RMDs and the steps which can be taken to ease it.
  • To ensure all people with RMDs and their caregivers are aware of the vast support network available to them.

This year (2014) the Middle East Arthritis Foundation will celebrate World Arthritis Day this coming October 10-11. The 2 day event is packed up with different programs, events and activities to help raise awareness of issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Dr. Murrell, invited faculty, will be having a round table discussion with patients. Discussions will focus on learning about different types of arthritis, multiple knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain in numerous places of the body, and medications. Dr. Murrell will be joined by Dr. Waleed Al Shehhi, Dr. Humeira Badsha, Dr. Bhavna Khan, and Dr. Mustafa Al Izzi in the round table discussion. The program will take event on October 10, 2014 at 10AM to 8PM at the Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. Everyone is welcome to join, free of cost, with English and Arabic sessions.

Day 2, October 11, 2014 World Arthritis Day celebration will be having Juvenile Arthritis Forum that will take place at the CafeCeramique in Jumeirah from 10AM to 12NN. It will be lead by Dr. Betina Rogalski – Consultant Pediatric Rheumatologist at the Children’s Medical Center, Dubai, together with Dr. Suma Balan – Consultant Pediatric Rheumatologist at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, India, and Ms. Maya Kobeissi – Registered Dietician Specialized in Pediatric Nutirion at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center, Dubai, UAE. Following the said event is a Kitchen Challenge at the SCAFA-School of Culinary and Finishing Arts in Dubai; event will start from 3PM to 7PM.

For more information about the program events and activities, and on how to register, you can contact Emirates Arthritis Foundation at 050 – 5343182 or see flyers and posters below for more info.

World Arthritis Day 2014

Juvenile Arthritis Forum revised

WAD Kitchen Challenge





July 2014 PRP, Common Shoulder Injuries, Imaging, Surgery, Conservative Treatments, Rehabilitation – Dr. Bill shares experiences at Dr. Kamkar Medical & Physiotherapy Center

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Dr. William Murrell sharing His experiences with colleagues at Dr. Kamkar Medical & Physio Center in Abu Hail Road Dubai, UAE.  Mr. Abduladheem Kamkar MS, PT, OMT Orthopedic Manipulative Physiotherapist is the Director of the center. His special interests are in manual therapy, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal & sport physical therapy. Mr. Abduladheem has over 20 years experience in the field of physiotherapy. Other members of the team are Ms. Lynne Moore Physiotherapist with interest in Sports Rehab, Biomechanics, and Knee. Ms. Ellen May Bautista Physiotherapist with interest in Shoulder, Knee, and Hip.  Dr. Maisaa Suliman Alslaiman a Specialist in Family Medicine. The Team is also available for consultations at their Uptown Mirdif branch Dr. Kamkar Child Wellness Center.

Cases presented during discussion highlighted on actual case based commonly encountered shoulder injuries with problems like Shoulder dislocations, cartilage tears, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, and the very intriguing topic on PRP. Evidence based and published journal articles were also presented within the discussion, such article like the MOON PROGRAM for rotator cuff problems.

Cases presented during the discussion:

Case 1 was a case of SICK Scapula Syndrome with Posterior Labral Tear

Case 2 was Massive Rotator Cuff Tear in Semi-Professional Ice Hockey Player with neurologic symptoms

Case 3 was Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen shoulder in active weekend warrior

Case 4 was Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in active male.

Additional discussion on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Future cases on Knee injury, Knee arthritis, Meniscus tear, ACL Tear, Cartilage injury, rehabilitation, and cutting edge biologic treatments will be discussed by Dr. Bill on His next presentation.





June 2014 Sports shoulder injuries, Rotator Cuff Tear, Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Surgery, Imaging Post-op Rehabilitation Dr Bill having case presentations at the Physiotherapy Center The Aviation Club

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Dr. William Murrell having case study presentations on sports shoulder injuries with colleagues at Physiotherapy Center The Aviation Club. The center is headed by Sally-Ann Spencer Bsc Physiotherapy (South Africa), with Jonathan Covich Bsc Physiotherapy (New Zealand), Alexandra Collishaw Bsc Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), Sarah Campbell Bsc Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), Rowena Schembei Bsc Physiotherapy, Jon Evans Bsc Kinesiology (USA) Doctor of Physiotherapy (USA). Interactive discussions on common sports shoulder injuries such as Rotator Cuff Tears, Frozen Shoulders, Scapular Dyskinesis, and Labral Tear emerged during the presentation. Also, discussions on imaging, shoulder surgery and Post-op rehabilitation were tackled during the presentation. Additional highlight during the discussion was the evidence based literature and the great success seen with well thought out programs like the MOON Program for Rotator Cuff problems. Future cases will discuss additional sports shoulder surgery and also the use of biologics like PRP and Stem Cells in the Advancing field of Biologic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Surgery. Dr. Bill and dubaisportsmedcine team continuously search for evidenced based and recent advancement in the field of orthpaedics and sports medicine to share with colleagues and other health care providers so we can provide best possible patient care in the region.

Cases Discussed

Case 1 was a case of SICK Scapula Syndrome with Posterior Labral Tear

Case 2 was Massive Rotator Cuff Tear in Semi-Professional Ice Hockey Player with neurologic symptoms

Case 3 was Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen shoulder in active weekend warrior

Case 4 was Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in active male.





June 2014 Sports Injury, Ankle Sprain, Voltaren Novartis Celebrating 40years at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai-Dr.Bill invited speaker

Dr. William Murrell invited to talk about Ankle Sprain at the Voltaren’s  40th  year celebration presented by Novartis. The event hosted by MBC was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE. Other distinguished speakers invited for the event was Dr. Vishwas Chhabra, and Dr. Humeira Badsha consultant rheumatologist at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center.

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are very common among soccer, hockey, basketball, and volleyball players. They are almost inevitable in sports that involve jumping, running and turning quickly; these movements can lead to twisting the ankle and even possibly tearing a tendon or ligament. An X-ray can rule out the possibility of a fracture or dislocation of joint.

Prevention: Strengthening your ankles by doing exercises such as ankle lifts on stairs, as well as taping the ankle or wearing a lace-up brace can help, but these measures in no way guarantee that you won’t be injured if you fall hard or make a false movement.

Rehab Tips The RICE method – rest, ice, compression and elevation – to effectively deal with ankle sprains. Once pain reduces, start back riding on a stationery bike, then move on to static balancing exercises while also strengthening the quads, hamstrings and glutes to increase ankle stability. Light plyometrics are helpful before making a return to regular activity. Returning to your regular routine early from an ankle sprain just puts you at greater risk of suffering from another one, which could be even more painful and damaging to your ankle ligaments.

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June 2014 Sports Shoulder Injury, Voltaren Novartis Celebrating 40years at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai-Dr.Bill invited speaker

Dr. William Murrell invited to talk about Sports Shoulder Injury at the Voltaren’s  40th  year celebration presented by Novartis. The event hosted by MBC was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE. Other distinguished speakers invited for the event was Dr. Vishwas Chhabra, and Dr. Humeira Badsha consultant rheumatologist at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center.

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Shoulder Injury

About 20% of sports injuries involve the shoulder, including dislocations, sprains and strains. Shoulder injuries are most common in tennis, swimming, weightlifting, baseball, and volleyball — basically, any sport that involves a lot of overhead movement. These problems are generally due to overuse, which loosens the rotator cuff — the group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and weakness and slipping in the shoulder.

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Injury

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?
  • Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?
  • Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon for help in determining the severity of the problem

 Prevention: To prevent shoulder injuries — which often occur when you haven’t been using your shoulder muscles for a while, such as during your baseball league’s off-season — be sure to strengthen your muscles through weight training before the season begins.

Rehab Tips If you do injure yourself, RICE and an anti-inflammatory medication are your best treatment options.

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June 2014 Sports Knee Injuries, Voltaren Novartis Celebrating 40years at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai-Dr.Bill invited speaker

Sports Knee Injuries – Dr. William Murrell

Dr. William Murrell invited to talk about Sports Knee Injuries  at the Voltaren’s  40th  year celebration presented by Novartis. The event hosted by MBC was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE. Other distinguished speakers invited for the event was Dr. Vishwas Chhabra, and Dr. Humeira Badsha consultant rheumatologist at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center.

 

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Knee Injury

Knee injuries comprise about 55% of all sports injuries and approximately one-fourth of all problems treated by orthopedic surgeons. Although torn ligaments and cartilage are the most common injuries, many knee problems are grouped into the category of “runner’s knee,” which includes a variety of aches and pains related to the kneecap. Runners are not the only victims of such injuries; they also strike cyclists, swimmers, people who practice step aerobics, and football, basketball, and volleyball players. Runner’s knee occurs when overuse leads to irritation of the tendon below the kneecap or when the region underneath the kneecap is worn or afflicted with arthritis.

Prevention: Replace shoes and insoles regularly; choose a softer running surface such as an indoor track rather than hard pavement; strengthen your quadriceps through weight training; take more rest days between workouts; and cross train to prevent overuse.

Rehab Tips: If you injure your knee, don’t exercise for at least two days and take an anti-inflammatory medication. When you resume your workout, make sure to warm up properly and apply ice to your knee for about 20 minutes afterward.

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