Speaker Biography

Wasim Khan

University of Cambridge, UK

Title: The spectrum of musculoskeletal trauma and fractures

Wasim Khan

Wasim Khan is a University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is based at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital that is a level 1 Trauma Centre. Wasim completed an Orthopaedic Academic Higher Clinical Training programme in London where he was a Lecturer from 2010-14. He has completed national and international clinical and research fellowships. He have over 15 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of soft tissue, fractures and musculoskeletal injuries. His current clinical practice routinely involves management of upper and lower limb trauma. Wasim has a special interest in lower limb and knee trauma with his elective interests being knee surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements and revision arthroplasty. Wasim has published, taught and presented work on spine, upper limb and lower limb injuries. He has authored over 250 papers, 50 chapters and 5 books.


Musculoskeletal trauma encompasses a wide range of pathologies that make up a significant proportion of the Emergency Department’s workload. These range from minor soft tissue injuries in the Minor Injuries Unit to polytrauma in the Resuscitation Bays, and a significant amount of resources are utilized in dealing with these injuries effectively. How these injuries are managed immediately will significantly affect the patient’s outcome. It is important that our practice remains evidence-based to ensure these injuries are managed optimally and do not lead to complications in management or unwanted legal repercussions. In this session we will look at musculoskeletal trauma presenting to the emergency department and discuss its management in the light of the most recent evidence. We will consider a range of injuries from minor soft tissue injuries to polytrauma and periprosthetic injuries.