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30 June 2017 at 10:07

A surgeon has received a major international award for his work on a common knee injury that left untreated can end the sports careers of professional and recreational athletes.

Liverpool Danny Ings, Everton's Yannick Bolasie and Manchester United's Marcos Rojo are just three Premier League footballers who have suffered injury to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Mr Adnan Saithna, a specialist sports knee and shoulder injury consultant surgeon at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals, was presented with the Richard J O'Connor Award by the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Denver, Colorado last month.

The award was given for research that was conducted through his collaboration with the FIFA Centre for Medical Excellence at the Santy Clinic in Lyon, headed by Dr Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, a world renowned sports knee surgeon.

The research shows that their surgical reconstruction technique for dealing with ACL injury results in a three-fold reduction in failure rates after surgery and significantly improves rates of return to pre-injury levels of sport when compared to standard reconstruction techniques.

Mr Saithna said: "This award is really a very big deal. It is a major international award and has been won previously by some huge international names in knee surgery.

"It shows that our hospital is collaborating in world class research and can offer cutting edge surgical techniques not just to people in Southport and Ormskirk but across Merseyside and the North West too."

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is an international professional society of more than 4,000 orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery to improve patient outcomes.












Mr Saithna receives his award from John Richmond at the Arthroscopy Association of North America

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.