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I am a full time Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, based at both the West Suffolk Hospital (NHS) and the BMI St Edmunds Hospital (Private). I have been a Consultant for five years. My areas of expertise are primary (first time) and revision joint replacements, of both the hip and knee. I have a particular interest in the surgical management of Osteoarthritis in the younger, active patient. I am the only fellowship trained hip replacement surgeon practising at the BMI Hospital, here in Bury St Edmunds. I am able to use both traditional and more modern up-to date contemporary joint replacements. This expertise allows a bespoke implant choice to each patient rather than using a one size fits all approach.
My Private Practise scope is confined to areas that I regularly undertake in the NHS, so patients can be assured that their operating surgeon is thoroughly trained expert, rather than a 'jack of all trades'.
I regularly teach on Hip and Knee Replacement instructional courses for Smith and Nephew, Stryker, and De Puy, as well as Hip Fracture Management Courses for De Puy and Stryker. I have recently been appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University.
Areas of interest
Primary Hip Replacement Surgery
Primary Knee Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
- Gaye Chapman
- West Suffolk Hospital Hardwick Lane BURY ST EDMUNDS IP33 2QZ
- 01284 713626
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ian Frost Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
West Suffolk Hospital,
Bury St Edmunds,
Bearing Surface Technology in Joint Replacement.
Fragility Fracture Management.
Peri-prosthetic Fracture Management.
Revision Of Failed/ing Joint Replacement.
Reducing Blood Loss in Joint Replacement Surgery.
Avascular Necrosis of the Hip.
Hip Disorders of Childhood.
Cycling, Both Road and Mountain Biking.
Professors Gold Medal (Oswestry), joint award with R.Banerjee.
Oswestry Grand International Moustache Champion (2008)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Br.
Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Journal Of Hospital infection.
East Anglian Daily Times.
Courses offered to GPs
'Hip Replacement in the 21st Century'
'Getting Your Patient The Joint Replacement They Need'
'How To Examine The Lower Limb'
- MBBS University Of London 1997
- MRCS Royal College Of Surgeons 1999
- FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) Royal College Of Surgeons 2008
Reference number 4371852
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Hip Society
Royal College Of Surgeons
- BMI St Edmunds Hospital, IP33 2AA
- 13:30 - 20:00
- 01284 701371
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