28 December 2022
It’s been a busy year for Fortius Clinic and its consultants. We take a look back at the highlights of 2022 and some of the amazing achievements by our consultants.
In January, Mr Nick Gallogly was appointed Consultant Orthotist in the NHS, making him just the second person in the UK and Ireland to be in such a post.
During the 2022 Winter Olympics, Dr Richard Weiler was in Beijing performing his duties as Team GB medical officer, which included looking after the team's alpine skiers, bobsleigh, skeleton and luge athletes.
Professor James Calder was presented with his OBE by Princess Anne at Windsor Castle. Professor Calder received the accolade for his contribution to sports and exercise.
In March, Fortius renewed its official partnership with the Rugby Players Association (RPA) for the second year running, continuing to support RPA members during their professional careers and transition into retirement from professional sport.
Mr Callum Clark was appointed Chairman of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. He was also elected onto the Education Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, making him the first UK-based surgeon to be given such a distinction.
Mr Andy Williams delivered one of the keynote lectures at the 20th ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) congress in Paris.
The third edition of Radiologist Dr Adam Mitchell's highly successful book Gray's Basic Anatomy was published in May.
"Gray’s Basic Anatomy was developed in response to students and colleagues around the world who requested a more concise description of anatomy. To accomplish this goal we have reworked the material, developed clinical apps, imaging apps and extra surface anatomy features. This is now the third edition.” - Adam Mitchell.
Fortius Consultants Professor Ernest Schilders and Professor Rowena Johnson were invited to run a session on non hip-related groin pain at the prestigious Porto International Hip Meeting.
Sport and Exercise Consultant and Lionesses team doctor Dr Ritan Mehta helped the team celebrate their incredible victory over Germany in the Euro 2022 final having supported them throughout their journey.
Fortius Consultant Mr Peter Rosenfeld helped 45 surgeons from across Africa get a better understanding of the surgical approaches to the foot and ankle through the BOFAS international educational course in Kenya. Fortius supplied all the surgical kit for free for the course which took place at the Kenyatta National Teaching Hospital and involved a week of lectures, clinical examinations and dissections.
In October, Fortius announced an exciting new partnership with Premiership Rugby club Harlequins, becoming an Official Club Partner for the 22/23 season across the Club’s Men’s and Women’s teams.
Our ski injuries event in October in partnership with the Warren Smith Ski Academy was one of the many face-to-face educational events we ran throughout the year at our City and Wimbledon clinics.
In November, Dr Jon Houghton travelled to Qatar with the Wales squad in his role as Chief Medical Officer, as the team made their first World Cup appearance in 64 years.