Duration: 6 months (August or February), available from 2025

Supervisors: Jimmy Ng, Tom Kurien

Contact: [email protected]

Nottingham Soft Tissue Knee Fellowship

This fellowship has been set up by Mr Jimmy Ng and Mr Tom Kurien who are both passionate about surgical education and training of the future leaders in soft tissue knee surgery.

The fellowship is aimed at post CCT trainees who already have a foundation knowledge and skills in soft tissue knee surgery and want to further advance their skills. We aim to provide our fellows a comprehensive hands-on experience including the complex cases to fully prepare them as specialists capable of managing all soft tissue knee injuries and conditions.

The fellowship will primarily be based in Nottingham City Hospital, our elective site. The on-call commitments attract a pay uplift but doesn’t come with significant out of hours workload, allowing the fellows to be fully involved in the elective activities, maximising their learning.

We are also one of the few recognised national cartilage centres in the country, offering procedures such as MACI and OCA. In addition, QMC is one of the busiest major trauma centres in the UK, offering the fellows exposure to a high volume of multiligament knee injuries.

The fellows will gain experience in the following procedures:

  • 1
    Primary and revision ACLR (all graft options – hamstring, BTB, quads)
  • 2
    PCL and multiligament knee injuries
  • 3
    Chondral restoration (OATS/MACI/OCA)
  • 4
    Osteotomy and joint preservation
  • 5
    Complex meniscal repair including root repairs and meniscal transplant
  • 6
    Patellofemoral stabilisation
  • 7
    Paediatric knee surgery
  • 8
    Total and partial knee replacements

The fellows are expected to log 300 cases per 6 month with approximately 75% as the primary surgeon.

The current timetable is as follows

AM PM
Monday Research/JN list Research
Tuesday JN NCH list JN NCH list
Wednesday TK NCH/TC list* TK NCH/TC list
Thursday TK elective clinic (1in2) JN elective or acute knee clinic
Friday Other arthroplasty list Other arthroplasty list

*fellow will join JN at QMC for multiligament knee cases or any other cases of interest

We have many active research projects and actively encourage our fellows to come up with new projects and publish.

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