The day started off with a traditional English Breakfast at the hotel (which was delicious), followed by an escorted walk to SWLEOC by Tom, a fellow from Croatia. At SWLEOC we were introduced to Mr. Simon Bridle, the consultant we would be working with that day. Mr. Field had planned for us to see a traditional British Cemented total hip arthroplasty on this day, but alas the cards dealt us a complex primary total hip that required a modular pressfit stem. Mr. Bridle remained in good humor throughout and was a great introduction to hip surgery in the UK.

Following our time in the theatre we were given a tour of the research facilities at SWLEOC, an involved project of Mr. Field. Following that we were whisked to the Epsom train station to catch a train to London.

In London we were met at our hotel by Mr. Jon Negus, a fellow at the University College Hospital with our host, Professor Fares Haddad. Jon took us to UCHL to see a periacetabular osteotomy by Mr. Johan Witt. We left right before closure to swing by a restaurant which already had our food laid out for us. In twenty minutes we had eaten with plenty of time to head to the theatre to see “The Book of Mormon.”

After the play we had a pint at the pub and retired to our hotel to ready ourselves for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Michael enjoys himself in the lobby of our London hotel