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Professor Adnan Saithna is a multi-award winning Shoulder and Sports Injury Knee Surgeon based at Renacres Hospital. He is Honorary Professor, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. His most recent prizes include the 2017 Richard J O’Connor Award from the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the 2016 British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship Award.
The international award was received for the world’s largest series of combined ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and anterolateral ligament reconstruction. This study demonstrated significant improvements in graft rupture rates and return to sport after knee ligament surgery and was conducted in collaboration with the Santy Clinic, Lyon, France which is one of the few FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) designated centres of reference for medical excellence in Europe.
The BOSTAA travelling fellowship was awarded for pioneering work in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which has now been presented at numerous international meetings and published widely. The fellowship allowed Professor Saithna to spend 3 weeks visiting several world-class sports injury centres and exchange ideas with other international experts.
In addition to his clinical work, Professor Saithna is involved in research that is designed to improve outcomes for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. He has an extensive peer reviewed publication history and the importance of his work is reflected by the fact that in the last year alone he has been on the invited faculty for many meetings and his work has been selected for presentation at numerous national and international specialist society meetings.
Prior to becoming a Consultant, Professor Saithna’s highly specialist training included two years at internationally recognized sports injury centres (The Pan Am Clinic, Canada & The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, UK). This training means that he is able to provide high quality care using the latest surgical techniques for patients with knee and shoulder injuries.
Areas of interest
SHOULDER; Rotator Cuff Tear; Rotator Cuff Repair; Revision Rotator Cuff Repair; Surgical Treatment of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear; Shoulder Instability (Dislocations); Biceps Tendinopathy; Biceps Tendon Rupture; Calcific Tendinopathy; Subacromial Impingement; SLAP Tear; Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis); ACJ (Acromioclavicular Joint) Injuries
KNEE; ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction;Revision ACL Reconstruction; PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction; PLC (Posterolateral corner) Injury; Collateral Ligament Injuries; Chondral (Cartilage) Injuries;Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation; Meniscal Tear; Meniscal Repair;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Shoulder and Sports Injury Knee Surgeon at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Saithna is internationally recognised for his academic work. He is an invited research committee member for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Secretary of the SANTI (Scientific ACL NeTwork International) Study Group. He is a reviewer for the most important Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Journals (American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Journal). He is an Editor for the "World Journal or Orthopaedics" and an Invited Guest Editor for "Current Orthopaedic Practice". He has approximately 100 publications and his research portfolio can be viewed at the link below:
Adnan held a Sports Scholarship at The University of Birmingham. He continues to compete and was the 2011/13 Solihull Time Trial Champion.
In 2012 he cycled the full route of the Tour de France (onedayahead.co.uk) for charity. The team were named in the Independent on Sunday Happy List which names “100 outstanding people
whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity founding or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, supportive, better-adjusted and happier place”.
Richard J O'Connor Award, AANA 2017
British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship Award, 2016
Best Poster Prize. European Society for Surgical Research, 2015.
2nd Prize. European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Milan, 2011.
1st Prize Hollier Fellowship Award. 2009.
1st Prize. Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Course
1st Prize EVSS, Prague, 2006.
1st Prize. Arthur Guest Award. 2004.
1st Prize Junior Doctors Presentation. Birmingham 2002.
For brevity, only selected publications from 2016-2017 are listed below but a full list of publications is available via this link:
Thaunat M, Clowez G, Saithna A, et al. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. Accepted AJSM March 2017
Vieira TD, Thaunat M, Saithna et al. Surgical Technique For Arthroscopic Resection of Painful Bipartite Patella. Arthroscopy Techniques, June 2017
Temponi EF, de Carvalho Júnior LH, Saithna A, et al. Incidence and MRI characterization of the spectrum of posterolateral corner injuries occurring in association with ACL rupture. Skeletal Radiol. 2017
Buscaryet F, Temponi EF, Saithna A, et al. 3D-CT Evaluation Of Tunnel Positioning In ACL Reconstruction Using The SAMBBA Technique. OJSM May 2017.
Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Reduced ACL Graft Rupture Rates at a Minimum Follow Up of 2 Years. AJSM Feb 2017
Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, et al. Hamstring donor site block provides equivalent pain relief to intra-articular injection following ACL reconstruction: OTSR, 2017
Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, et al. Regarding "Antero-lateral Ligament of the Knee, Fact or Fiction?". Arthroscopy. 2016
Saithna A, et al Re: A 70 degree Arthroscope Significantly Improves Visualization of the Bicipital Groove in the Lateral Decubitus Position. Arthroscopy Dec 2016
Saithna A, et al. Biceps Tenoscopy: Arthroscopic Evaluation of The Extra-Articular Portion of The Long Head of Biceps Tendon. Arthroscopy Tech, Dec 2016
Richards B, Saithna A. Improving the diagnostic quality and adequacy of shoulder radiographs in a District General Hospital.BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016
Saithna A. Current Concepts and Strategies for Reducing Rates of Persistent Rotatory Instability and Improving Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction. COP, May 2016
Saithna A, et al Transillumination of the bicipital groove: a novel technique for localization of the long head of biceps tendon in the subacromial space. Current Orthopaedic Practice April 2016
Saithna A, et al Shoulder Arthroscopy Does Not Adequately Visualize Pathology Of The Long Head Of Biceps Tendon. OJSM 2016
Saithna A, et al. Cadaveric assessment of the risk of nerve injury during open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a bicortical guideiwre. KSSTA Jan 2016
Courses offered to GPs
Professor Saithna is happy to provide educational seminars on any aspect of Shoulder and/or Sports Injury Knee Surgery
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- BMedSci(Hons) Birmingham University 1997
- MBChB Birmingham University 2001
- DipSEM Royal College Of Surgeons 2009
- MSc Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery University of Warwick 2010
- FRCS (T&O) Royal College of Surgeons 2012
Reference number 6025369
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Research Committee Arthroscopy Association North America 2017
- Secretary SANTI Study Group Scientific ACL NeTwork International 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
AANA: Arthroscopy Association of North America
ESSKA: European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
ICRS: International Cartilage Repair Society
ISAKOS: International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
BMA: British Medical Association
BASK: British Association for Surgery of the Knee
BESS: British Elbow and Shoulder Society
RCSEd: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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