Blog to record the musings and activities of Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon as he goes about his daily business working full time as NHS Consultant at Chelsea and Wesminster Hospital. Includes also thoughts and discourse his his private medical practice, complex surgery, lecturing, teaching, audit, learning and working with medical colleagues.

from Russia with love

I attended the World Symposium on Arthrogryposis in St Petersburg  on 17, 18 & 19 September 2014 where I presented a paper on the "use of the talipes clinic as a screening tool for distal arthrogryposis".  Meeting with colleagues from several continents all of whom are experts in the field is always an honor and it was a great opportunity to discuss the best ways to manage this complex condition.

As well as visiting St Petersburg for the first time (with a little time spent sightseeing), I was fortunate enough to visit the Turner Institute for Scientific Research for Children’s Orthopaedics for a fascinating tour of a 500 bedded paediatric orthopaedic hospital. Here we saw in action and learned about new techniques to treat arthrogryposis in the hand and upper limb.