MercyAscot - Sport medicine

CME event held on the 20th March 2017

Part of the MercyAscot Education Series


Topic 1        Presented by Philip Clark

Community Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Imaging – beyond the X-ray

  • Imaging Findings of Common Knee Injuries.
  • Imaging Findings of Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Topic 2        Presented by Jeremy Stanley

ACL Injuries - current trends in Management

  • What to ask in the history
  • How to examine the acutely injured knee
  • Surgical management
  • When to return patients back to sport safely

Topic 3        Presented by Matthew Debenham

Update on sports Foot and Ankle surgery

  • Update on the latest techniques in foot and ankle surgery
  • Role of arthroscopic foot and ankle sports surgery
  • Where to in the near future?

Topic 4        Presented by Stephen Kara

Sports Related Concussion – Is Rest Best?

  • Recognise, remove, refer, rest, recover, return still form the basis for sports-related concussion management within NZ
  • Current research has challenged absolute rest within this realm
  • Sub symptom threshold exercise is a recommended management as part of an integrated rehabilitation in those experienced in the management of concussion

Topic 5        Presented by Dan Exeter

Injection Therapies in Sports Medicine

  • The role of Corticosteroid injections
  • Ultrasound guidance
  • Newer injection therapies


Jeremy Stanley - ACL (0.1MB)

Matthew Debenham - Diagnoses in foot & ankle trauma (0.8MB)

Stephen Kara - Concussion (1.6MB)

Dan Exeter - Osteoarthritis podcast episode


Jeremy Stanley

Jeremy has a unique insight into the understanding of sports injuries and the demands placed on professional athletes having played rugby for the All Blacks, Auckland Blues and Otago Highlanders. He has also played softball for the New Zealand Black Sox and captained the Samoan softball team in the World Series hosted in Christchurch in 2004.

Jeremy specialises in sports/soft tissue injuries of the knee, shoulder and foot and ankle.

Best way to contact Jeremy: P 027 548 1699     EDI: usportak
E [email protected]


Matthew Debenham

Matt is an orthopaedic surgeon treating disorders of the lower limb from childhood to late life. He treats the foot and ankle, hip and knee, with a mixture of traditional open surgical reconstructions, joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery and, where appropriate, newer percutaneous techniques. Matt consults privately at Unisports and Eastwood Orthopaedic clinics.His public practice is based at Middlemore Hospital. His current research interests are patient-reported outcome measures for foot and ankle surgery, and contemporary hip replacement implant designs and failure mechanisms.

Best way to contact Matthew:
Unisports: P: 09 521 9814         E: [email protected]         EDI usportak
Eastwood: P: 09 520 4487     E:[email protected]      EDI eastwood

Steve Kara

Stephen is in his 9th season as Team Doctor for The Blues Super Rugby Team, having been involved with rugby medicine since 2004. He has held previous roles with Auckland Rugby and has travelledas team doctor for New Zealand U19 Teams and Maori All Blacks. He works full-time within the realm of rugby medicine, is an educator for World Rugby in Pitchside Immediate Care and is Chairman of Sports Medicine New Zealand.

Stephen has an interest in sports-related concussion and has commenced work at Axis Sports Medicine Clinic, focussing on the assessment and management of community based concussion.
Best way to contact Stephen:  M: 027 467 6681 P: (09) 846 5425  W:,  EDI usportak

Dan Exeter

Dan is a Sport and Exercise Physician and returned to Axis in 2014 after a two-year stint in Australia where he worked at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and as team physician at Hawthorn Football Club. Now Medical Director for Athletics New Zealand (High Performance), he was one of the doctors with the New Zealand team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Dan previously worked with Counties Manukau and Chiefs rugby, as a tournament physician at the ASB Classic and Heineken Open and as an event physician for the World Rowing Championships and ITU triathlon events - both in New Zealand and overseas.

Dan has active research interests in the areas of injury prevention and cardiac screening of athletes. He is also interested in physician-performed ultrasound and performs ultrasound-guided injections at Axis Sports’ Merton Road site. Dan has a Senior Lecturer role with the University of Auckland.
Best way to contact Dan: E: [email protected]     EDI: usportak     W: For questions: [email protected]

Philip Clark

Philip is a New Zealand trained Radiologist who specialises in Musculoskeletal Radiology. He trained as a Medical Radiation Technologist at Waikato Hospital graduating in 1988. He attended Auckland Medical School, graduating with an MBChB in 1995. He commenced specialist radiology training in Auckland, graduating in 2004 with a FRANZCR. He has worked as a Consultant Radiologist at Waitemata Health, completed an MRI Fellowship at North Shore Hospital in 2006 and worked for two years for Regional Imaging in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. He returned to Auckland and currently works at Waitemata Health and is team leader of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mercy Radiology.
Best way to contact Phillip is via Mercy Radiology: P: (09) 630 3324

S Jayaraman (Jay)

Jay trained in Radiology at University Hospital Southampton. Between 2005 and 2014 he was a consultant radiologist at West Sussex NHS Trust where he was Lead for Musculoskeletal Radiology. Jay is now a consultant radiologist at Auckland City Hospital where he is Lead for Emergency Radiology. He is a very experienced Musculoskeletal Radiologist and has published and presented internationally in this area. Jay is also fellowship- trained in nuclear medicine and performs this both at Auckland City Hospital and Mercy Radiology.
Best way to contact Jay is via Mercy Radiology: P: (09) 630 3324

Referrals:- To refer your patients to one of the consultants please contact them directly.

MercyAscot Education Series

The MercyAscot Education Series is designed to complement the Goodfellow Symposium and is always evolving as topics are suggested. The Education (CME) Sessions provide General Practitioners with clinically relevant and practical education, harnessing the expertise and interests of the specialists working with MercyAscot.

Recently they have held updates on ‘Sports Medicine’, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Care, ‘Gynae, Upper GI and Uro’, and ‘Lower GI Cancer Care’. Watch this space for more information or email [email protected] to be notified as soon as content for the next MercyAscot Education Sessions are confirmed.

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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