Tim Spalding disclosure

Mr Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon in the UK at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. In London, he is knee surgeon at the Fortius Clinic.

His specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament injuries, and osteotomy.

Mr Spalding trained at Oxford and at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, prior to a specialist arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London, and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy. He joined Coventry in 2000 after five years as a Consultant in the Armed Forces. He has a busy sports knee surgery practice, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques.

Nationally, he leads the National Ligament Registry collecting outcome on ACL surgery, while Internationally he was the recent chair of the Arthroscopy Committee for ESSKA and now co-leads the European Allograft Initiative. For the ICRS he was chair of the Finance Committee and now helps lead the Cartilage Foundation. Previously he was the program chairman of the ICRS congress in Chicago in 2015. He is current Vice President of the International ACL Study group and currently has over 70 publications and 12 book chapters.

ConmedRoyalties and Education expenses contract
Smith & NephewEducation contract for speaking
Joint Operations (UK)Education contract for speaking. Teaching Visiting Surgeons contract
Episurf (Sweden)Member Medical Advisory Board
BioventusConsulting contract – never used
Zimmer Biomet
Previous Grants for Fellowship at University Hospital Coventry, UK
Unpaid Advisory Position on Medical and Survival CommitteeRNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute)

Sverre Løken disclosure

Dr Sverre Løken graduated from Medical School, University of Oslo in 1988. He underwent specialty training at Akershus University Hospital, Norway, and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. He is a specialist in general and orthopaedic surgery. He has been a consultant at the Sports Traumatology Unit, Orthopaedic Department, Oslo University Hospital since 2000. He is now the chair of this unit. He is practising knee sports traumatology, including cartilage repair, multi-ligament reconstructions, meniscal transplantations, and osteotomies around the knee as well as hip arthroscopies. His team is treating the majority of knee dislocations in Norway and is a referral center for complex knee ligament cases in the South East region of Norway. His team has a high publication rate in international, peer reviewed journals and new research projects related to knee, shoulder and hip surgery are ongoing.

Dr Løken has been a team doctor of the Norwegian national rowing team. He has a previous athletic career in rowing and won a world champion title in 1982 and a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games. In 2010, he defended his PhD on “Cartilage injuries in the knee, natural history and surgical repair” supervised by Prof. Lars Engebretsen. He is part of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center since the founding in 2000. He is a board member of the Norwegian Arthroscopy Association. He is a member of ESSKA and ISAKOS and is member of the Hip Arthroscopy Committee of ESSKA. He has been a reviewer for the KSSTA journal since 2010.

He has published 22 scientific articles and one book chapter with most of the articles related to cartilage research and hip arthroscopy.

Has no industry connection nor conflict of interest to disclose