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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Knee Specialist

Expertise

  • Management of knee injuries in all athletes from elite professional to recreational
  • Paediatric and young adult knee injuries and conditions
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
  • Arthoscopic surgery for meniscal (cartilage) and chondral (joint surface) injuries
  • Knee joint preservation surgery
  • Partial knee replacment/resurfacing
  • Total and revision knee replacement

Procedures

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery - meniscal (cartilage), chondral and complex
  • Knee Ligament reconstruction/repair (including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and complex (multi-ligament)
  • Partial knee resurfacing (unicompartmental knee replacement)
  • Total and revision knee replacement
  • Joint preservation surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears in young, middle age and older knees
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) - medial (inner) compartment of knee and whole knee
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Other ligament injuries especially medial collateral ligament )MCL)
  • Chondral (joint cartilage) injury
  • Patella (knee cap) dislocation or pain
  • Failed knee replacement

Most common symptoms seen

  • Knee pain
  • Knee instability (giving way)
  • Knee swelling
  • Knee locking/catching
  • Knee deformity
  • Loss of movement in knee
  • Crunching
  • Stiffness

Background

He is a specialist knee surgeon with national and international recognition in the fields of knee injury and arthritis surgery. Since his appointment as a Knee Consultant in 2000, he has performed many thousands of knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction (ACL) and knee replacement surgeries. He achieves excellent results in comparison to national and regional data for both knee replacement surgery and ligament reconstruction and is a key opinion leader in sports and knee arthritis surgery.

He is committed to providing a complete, through life orthopaedic service. He manages all orthopaedic knee conditions, from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’) to knee replacement in patients with severe arthritis.

In addition to working with elite sportsmen and women, he has a particular interest in managing young, active patients living with arthritis. His experience with partial knee resurfacing (ligament-preserving replacement surgery) is unparalleled in the region (> 1,600 cases). He works with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques for sports and arthritis surgery.

His work takes him worldwide, but he carries out treatment in the UK at two leading hospitals.

Training

He has been in full-time Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery since August 1994. From July 1999 he completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedics at the Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Australia. Between 1999-2000, he spent a year in Brisbane working with two of Australia’s most experienced and renowned knee surgeons.

He was appointed Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on 1st September 2000.

In 2003 he set up an international fellowship to give senior orthopaedic trainees the opportunity to study knee surgery and be involved in ongoing research and development activities. This is a 6-month fellowship and has attracted > 30 local and international knee fellows.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

He is experienced in all aspects of knee injuries, arthritis and surgery. His main areas of expertise are:

  • Management of knee injuries in all athletes from elite professional to recreational
  • Paediatric and young adult knee injuries and conditions
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
  • Arthoscopic surgery for meniscal (cartilage) and chondral (joint surface) injuries
  • Knee joint preservation surgery
  • Partial knee replacment/resurfacing
  • Total and revision knee replacement

Research interests

He has produced multiple, peer-reviewed publications and presented nationally and internationally in the field of knee surgery. His research interests include:

  • Management of ACL injuries in children
  • Partial knee resurfacing/replacement
  • Anatomical gender differences at knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement vs. conventional (randomised controlled trial)
  • Load absorption for knee arthritis
  • Bilateral simultaneous knee replacement
  • Knee injury prevention

He works closely with ZimmerBiomet, and Moximed (orthopaedic implant companies) and has consultancy, educational and developmental roles.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) University of Cambridge (1987)
  • MB BChir University of Cambridge (1989)
  • MA University of Cambridge (1991)
  • MD University of Cambridge (1994)
  • FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) Intercollegiate Board (1998)

GMC Number: 3440687

Memberships

  • European Knee Society (Founder Member)
  • ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
  • AAOS (Overseas Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)
  • BASK (Bristish Association of Surgery of the Knee)

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Knee Specialist

Expertise

  • Management of knee injuries in all athletes from elite professional to recreational
  • Paediatric and young adult knee injuries and conditions
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
  • Arthoscopic surgery for meniscal (cartilage) and chondral (joint surface) injuries
  • Knee joint preservation surgery
  • Partial knee replacment/resurfacing
  • Total and revision knee replacement

Procedures

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery - meniscal (cartilage), chondral and complex
  • Knee Ligament reconstruction/repair (including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and complex (multi-ligament)
  • Partial knee resurfacing (unicompartmental knee replacement)
  • Total and revision knee replacement
  • Joint preservation surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears in young, middle age and older knees
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) - medial (inner) compartment of knee and whole knee
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Other ligament injuries especially medial collateral ligament )MCL)
  • Chondral (joint cartilage) injury
  • Patella (knee cap) dislocation or pain
  • Failed knee replacement

Most common symptoms seen

  • Knee pain
  • Knee instability (giving way)
  • Knee swelling
  • Knee locking/catching
  • Knee deformity
  • Loss of movement in knee
  • Crunching
  • Stiffness

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