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The past, present and future of joint replacement surgery

Patients and the public are invited to celebrate the developments in orthopaedic surgery in the NHS over the past 70 years, as well as finding out more about the next 70 years of musculoskeletal services at the Freeman Hospital.

Date/Time: 4th July, 2018 - 17:00 - 19:45

Venue: Education Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

At an event aimed at the public, the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will host speakers and workshops designed to celebrate the past 70 years of orthopaedic surgery, as part of nation-wide NHS70 celebrations.

Time: 17:00 - 19:45

Confirmed speakers at this event are:

  • Mr James Holland - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who will present on: Hip replacement surgery - reasons replacements fail and research priorities.
  • Professor David Deehan - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who will present on: The future of knee replacement surgery, improving patient outcomes and new technology.


The past, present and future of joint replacement implants.

Hands on session to demonstrate developments in joint replacements implants over time.

The patient experience team will discuss the recent patient feedback from the relevant MSK services at the Freeman and facilitate a ‘What Matters To You’ session to identify your priorities for future development.

The role of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre

A tour of the unique, state-of-the-art facility that provides advanced education to medical professions from the UK and Europe.  The centre provides surgical training using cadavers as well as pioneering research into new technologies.

To book

Places are limited to 50 patients and members of the public on a first come first served basis.

To register please email:

If you do not have access to email contact the orthopaedic research team on 0191 2231514

Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided.

Free parking is available on levels 0, 1 and 2 in the Freeman Hospital multistory car park.

A full agenda with workshop options will be provided when you register your place.