About Us

Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) is a one-day course held at The Royal Society of Medicine, London. The course was established in 2011 to address the fact that there is very little formal teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels on this subject, which is an integral part of the orthopaedic practice. These principles are often first encountered on the job (trauma meetings!) and can be quite difficult and time consuming to grasp.

The aim of the course is to introduce and explain core biomechanical principles in orthopaedics. The material is covered by a range of speakers, who are keen to relate the theory to surgical examples. The faculty includes orthopaedic registrars and consultants as well as a radiology registrar. Many of the faculty members have a higher postgraduate degree in addition to the surgical diplomas.

The course is delivered over one day with a mixture of lectures and small group break out sessions. The participants are divided according to their level of training. After attending the course, the participants should feel more confident about their understanding of the loads encountered in the different parts of the musculokeletal system and how the commonly used orthopaedic implants 'work'.

We are passionate about orthopaedic biomechanics, and our goal is to popularise this somewhat neglected subject in the early medical training.

Our Mission

To help clinicians gain an insight into orthopaedic biomechanics at an early stage in their career.

Our Vision

To become a ‘must-attend’ course for any one interested in orthopaedics.

Our Promise

We expect that after attending the course, you would have a better perspective of orthopaedics. However, you are the only judge of how well the course is delivered. Therefore, if after attending the course you feet that it was not useful to you, tell us so in writing within 7 days of the course and we will refund up to 100% of the course fee.