Dr Pat Smith awarded Honorary Membership of the BKS

We are delighted to announce that Dr Pat Smith, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Missouri, has accepted Lifetime International Honorary Membership of the UK Biological Knee Society!

Dr. Smith completed his medical training at the University of Michigan, followed by a sports medicine fellowship under Dr. Jack C. Hughston. Dr. Smith joined the Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1986, where he specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He has served as the Head Team Physician for the University of Missouri since 1991. In 2010, Dr. Smith was appointed as the Director of the Sports Medicine Division at the University of Missouri in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as co-director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Smith was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

The UK Biological Knee Society was honoured to have Dr Smith speak at it’s 5th Annual Meeting at Old Trafford, in Manchester, and Dr Smith presented on:

  • Internal bracing in ACL reconstruction,
  • Primary ACL repair,
  • Quads tendon harvesting – with a live demo from the Arthrex Mobile Skills Lab, and
  • The role of PRP in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

On behalf of the organising committee for the meeting, we  would like to thank Dr Smith for his inspiring lectures, and on behalf of the whole UK Biological Knee Society, we are proud that Dr Smith kindly accepted Honorary Membership of our society.

Dr Pat Smith being awarded Lifetime International Honorary Membership
of the UK Biological Knee Society

1st February 2019
by Mr Ian McDermott, BKS President


2 February 2019