Mr Tom Pollard: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Tom Pollard

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Hip
  • Knee

About me

Mr Tom Pollard is a high volume hip and knee surgeon. In his elective practice, he performs approximately 100 total hip replacements, 70 total knee replacements, 180 hip arthroscopies, and 180 knee arthroscopies annually. He also performs revision hip and knee replacement surgery and treats complex hip and knee fractures, including those involving joint replacements, as part of his emergency (trauma) work.

Mr Pollard qualified in medicine at the University of Bristol, after being awarded a BSc for research in pathology and microbiology. Following basic surgical training, which included plastic and cardiothoracic surgery, his specialist orthopaedic training was on the Oxford programme. During this he gained an MD for a thesis on the causes, investigation, and treatment of early osteoarthritis of the hip, and was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery at the University of Oxford.
Fellowship training was at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, where he developed his specialist skills in hip arthroscopy, and hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. Thereafter he was invited to stay in the department as a locum Consultant from January 2012, prior to gaining a substantive Consultant appointment there in November 2012.
Mr Pollard’s pioneering research has been recognised by winning two of the first three annual awards made by the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and has gained him an international reputation in the cause and treatment of young adult hip conditions. He is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, and teaches on hip arthroscopy courses. He participates in a visiting surgeon programme, whereby consultant surgeons learning hip arthroscopy come to watch him perform the procedure so they can develop their own techniques.

Areas of interest

Hip arthroscopy; Femoroacetabular impingement; Labral tears; Hip Dysplasia; Hip and groin pain in young adults; Sports surgery; Hip pain; Knee pain; Hip surgery; Hip replacement surgery; Complex and Revision hip replacement surgery; Arthroplasty; Arthroscopy; Knee surgery; Knee arthroscopy; Cartilage repair; Sports injuries; Meniscal tears; Anterior knee pain; Knee replacement surgery; Partial knee replacement surgery; Revision knee replacement surgery;

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Procedures completed

  • W1380

    Arthroscopic femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome - (5-50)

    Circle Reading (5-50) Spire Dunedin Hospital (1-5) Berkshire Independent Hospital (1-5)

  • W6013

    Primary arthrodesis of hip joint +/- graft & +/- internal fixation - hip - (5-50)

    Circle Reading (5-50) Spire Dunedin Hospital (1-5) Berkshire Independent Hospital (1-5)

  • W3712

    Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (5-50)

    Spire Dunedin Hospital (1-5) Circle Reading (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)

    Circle Reading (5-50) Berkshire Independent Hospital (1-5)

  • W9030

    One or two injections, +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, with image guidance - (5-50)

    Circle Reading (5-50) Spire Dunedin Hospital (1-5)

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (1-5)

  • W3713

    Complex primary total hip replacement (including bone grafting or femoral osteotomy) - (1-5)

    Circle Reading (1-5)

  • W1080

    Osteotomy of long bone, +/- fixation (including graft) - (1-5)

    Circle Reading (1-5)

  • S0652

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs greater than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp greater than 5 cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Circle Reading (1-5)

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