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I am enthusiastic about my work and dedicated to providing optimal quality patient care. I have worked hard to gain experience, both academically and clinically.
My aim is to continue to develop Torbay Hip and Knee Clinic and to promote individually tailored quality patient care.
Areas of interest
Patient Specific Knee Replacement; Patient Specific Hip Replacement; Knee replacement surgery; Knee surgery; Trauma; Hip replacement surgery; Lower limb disorders; Hip resurfacing; Degenerative knee disorders; Revision surgery (orthopaedic); Knee arthroscopy; Lower limb trauma; Lower limb arthroplasty; Hip disorders; Computer Aided Navigation;Unicompartmental Knee Replacement;Knee arthroscopy;Total Knee Replacement; Total Hip Replacement
- Dr Foster page: http://www.drfosterhealth.co.uk/consultant-guide/Mr-Gordon-Andrew-Higgins-4505279.aspx
Current NHS consultant posts held
Jan 2010 Appointed:
Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant
South Healthcare Devon NHS Foundation Hospital Trust
Special Interest:Trauma, Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Revision Surgery (Hip & Knee)
Incl. Resurfacing, navigation & partial knee replacement
Principal Investigator in 4 National Studies & 1 International Study Based in Canada.
Including assessing Fractured neck of femur outcomes, and outcomes of partial vs total knee replacements(TOPKAT)
Other interests include:
Metal on metal issues after hip replacement/ resurfacing.
Modern Bearing Surfaces in Hip Replacement
Computer Aided Surgery & improving accuracy of implants to optimise outcomes of surgery.
Divisional Nominee for the prestigious Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship Achievement Award.
University of Toronto, Canada 2009
Success & Application of Taylor-Spatial Frames for Paediatric Lower Limb Lengthening and Angular Correction.
Higgins GA, Bradish C
BLRS London-podium presentation prize. March 07
A few recent publications: See website for full list
Computer Navigation vs Extramedullary Guide for Sagittal Alignment of Tibial Components Radiographic Study and Meta-Analysis.
J Arthroplasty. 2012
The Effect of Anterior and Posterior Notching on Femoral Neck Fracture in Hip Resurfacing Arthoplasty: A Biomechanical Study
Review Article: Management and treatment of Peri-prosthetic Fractures Around Both Total Hip and Hemiarthroplasty.
Courses offered to GPs
Managing questions & treatment of patients with metal on metal hip replacements.
Assessing patients for hip and knee replacement
Mount Stuart Hospital
0% post-operative MRSA deep infection
0% hip dislocation rate
0% readmission rate post-operatively
0% Mortaility Rate
0% post-operative MRSA Deep infection rate
<2% hip dislocation rate (including complex revision)
<0.5% readmission rate
- Bachelor of Medical Science St Andrews Unuiversity, Scotland 1995
- MBChB Manchester University 1998
- International Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship St Michaels Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada 2008
Reference number 4505279
Details of entry to specialist register
- Member of The Royal College of Surgeon, 2002
- FRCS England (Trauma & Orthopaedics), 2007
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
- Mount Stuart Hospital, TQ1 4UP
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 01803 321602
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01803321623- Manor Ward
Contact Telephone Numbers for colleagues can be reached here.
Emergency: 0771 364 0797