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I have been a consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in Dorchester for 20 years. I was appointed as a General Orthopaedic Surgeon and have since developed a Shoulder Surgery interest. I am a very experienced in hip , knee and shoulder replacement. I am also a very experienced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeon. I was invited as a Faculty member at the 2013 Reading Advanced Shoulder Surgery Course and have instructed on the knee arthroscopy course at the Royal College of Surgeons.
I am able to provide holistic care to orthopaedic patients with multiple orthopaedic problem as well to patients with an injury including sports. I see private patients at BMI Winterbourne Hospital in Dorchester and at Circle Hospital Reading
Areas of interest
Hip replacement surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Knee arthroscopy; Shoulder replacement; Shoulder stabilisation; Shoulder resurfacing; Shoulder surgery; Shoulder decompression; Shoulder pain; Rotator cuff repair; Knee pain; Carpal tunnel decompression; Bunion surgery; Shock wave therapy; Sports injury
- Cathy Varley
- Hiscocks Farm Moorside Sturminster Newton DT10 1HF
- 01258 821030
- 07778 524199
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Shoulder and Knee.
kite surfing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, skiing, cycling, walking, beekeeping, gardening, reading, theatre and cinema
I have received 4 Clinical Excellence awards
The Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee Treated by a Modified Marshall-Macintosh Repair. Surgery and Arthroscopy of the Knee. · G. N. Fernandez,
J. A. Robertson Second European Congress of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Basel, Switzerland, 29.Sept.–4.Oct.1986 1988, pp 142-144
Pseudarthrosis of the Ulnar and Osteoarthritis of the elbow Fernandez GN. JBJS 68B,4 ,1986
Internal fixation of the oblique, osteoporotic fracture of the lateral malleolus. Fernandez GN Injury 1988;19:257-8.
Locking of a metacarpo-phalangeal joint caused by a hemangioma of the volar plate. J Hand Surg,. 13: 323-324, 1988. 18. Fernandez GN
Retrosternal dislocation of the clavicle: an important injury easily missed. Worrell J, Fernandez GN. Arch Emerg Med. 1986 Jun;3(2):133–135.
A prospective randomised controlled trial of cannula versus arthroscopic lavage in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Ward PJ, Ramos JL, Fernandez GN et al. (1998) Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) 80-B
Supp I: 46.
Unusual cause of medial deviation of the big toe. Porter P, Fernandez GN
Stretch-induced spinal accessory nerve palsy: A case report. P Porter and GNFernandez J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2001: 10; 92-4.
Cost and time savings in ASD: the use of Coblation vs Diathermy Fernandez GN, Diab M JBJS Proceedings 88B,11,275
Time and cost savings in arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Fernandez GN, Diab M Int Orth vol 33, issue 1, (2009), 175
Courses offered to GPs
As part of the dorsetorthopaedicclinic.co.uk we provide regular talks to Gps, and other allied health professionals on a regular basis. Extra talks can be provided by request
My readmission rate over the last 5 years is 0%
My post operative infection rate over last 5 years is 0%
My mortality rate is 0%
- MBBS London University 1976
- FRCS England Royal College of Surgeons 1982
- FRCS Ed ORTH Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1989
Reference number 2310273
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon Dorset County Hospital 1993
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion Orthopaedic training JCHST, 1993
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
ISIS indemnity sheme
- BMI The Winterbourne Hospital, DT1 2DR
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 01305 263252
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
The RMO Winterbourne Hospital