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Mr Burston qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000 with Honours in Medicine and with a 1st class honours degree in Anatomical Sciences.
He undertook his basic surgical training rotation in Oxford, before undertaking an invaluable year as an orthopaedic registrar in New Zealand. On his return Mr Burston was selected at Bristol for his 6-year higher surgical training rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Following becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010, Mr Burston secured prestigious fellowships in Perth, Australia and at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
He took up his consultant post at the world renowned Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2013.
Mr Burston is widely published in peer review journals, mainly in the field of hip replacement surgery. He is the principal investigator in a number of national research trials.
He enjoys teaching, serving as faculty on many national and international courses and has a Diploma in Medical Education from the University of Bristol.
In 2019 he was selected as the sole British representative for the American Hip Society prestigious Rothman-Ranawat travelling fellowship. This six week venture took him to 10 centres of excellence across North America. Here he was able to interact and share knowledge with some of the world’s most prominent specialists in adult joint reconstruction, further developing his practice. He lectured in each site on some of his work covering prosthetic joint infection.
Areas of interest
Hip osteoarthritis; Hip replacement; Complex hip replacement; Revision hip replacement; Hip inflammation; Enhanced recovery protocol; Knee osteoarthritis; Knee replacement; Knee arthroscopy.
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- Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital Longden Road SHREWSBURY SY3 9DP
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Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital - Consultant Trauma Surgeon
I have published extensively in peer reviewed journals on the outcomes of hip replacement surgery.
Hill walking, mountain biking, cricket, golf and family life.
Orthopaedic nomination for Trainee of the year -Severn Deanery
The Skin Investigation Society Dermatology Prize
Winner of the undergraduate prize competition of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Finalist in the IMECHE Biomedical Engineering Project Competition, London
Dorothy Fielding Prize in anatomy (best research project)
Mary Edith Evans Prize in anatomy (best student in final year)
Commendation in the Francis Dudley Memorial Prize for dissection
Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection (PJI) following hip replacement.The Lancet Infectious Diseases
One- and two-stage surgical revision of peri-prosthetic joint infection of the hip: a pooled individual participant data analysis of 44 cohort studies. Eur J Epidemiol
Re-Infection Outcomes Following One- And Two-Stage Surgical Revision of Infected Knee Prosthesis. PLoS ONE
Patient-Related Risk Factors for Periprosthetic Joint Infection after Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE
One-stage or two-stage revision surgery for prosthetic hip joint infection--the INFORM trial. Trials
Re-Infection Outcomes following One- and Two-Stage Surgical Revision of Infected Hip Prosthesis. PLoS ONE
Re-infection outcomes following one- and two-stage surgical revision of infected hip prosthesis in unselected patients. Syst Rev
Human osteoblast growth and maturation in response to metformin and the ienopyridone A769662. SAJ Pharmacy and Pharma
High failure rates of the Spectron EF stem at a minimum of 10 year's follow-up. J Arthroplasty
Mid-term review of ADEPT metal-on-metal hip prosthesis. Open Journal of Orthopaedics
Collarless polished tapered stem: clinical and radiological results at 15 years’ follow-up. JBJS
Radiographic landmarks for tunnel placement in reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament. KSSTA
Cemented polished tapered hip replacements in patients aged 50 years or less. A minimum 10-year follow up. J Arthroplasty
Large diameter femoral head uncemented total hip replacement to treat fractured neck of femur. Injury
The economic implications of transfusion post primary total knee arthroplasty. JBJS
Collarless Polished Tapered Stem. Clinical and Radiological Follow-up at a Minimum of 10 Years. JBJS
Cement burn of the skin during hip arthroplasty. Ann R Coll Surg
The Exeter Universal stem. A minimum 10-year review from an independent centre. JBJS
Failure of surgery for scaphoid non-union is associated with smoking. J Hand Surg
Gradenigo’s syndrome: successful conservative treatment in adult and paediatric patients. J Laryngol Otol
Genetic influences in the aetiology of tears of the rotator cuff. JBJS
Determination of a standard site for the measurement of bone mineral density of the human calcaneus. J Anat
- MBChB(Hons) University of Bristol 2000
- BSc(Hons) 1st class University of Bristol 1997
- MRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
- FRCS (Tr&Orth) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010
- Diploma in Medical Education University of Bristol 2014
- Allograft and Arthroplasty fellowship Sir Charles Gairdner and Hollywood Hospitals, Perth, Australia. 2011
- Lower Limb Arthroplasty fellowship Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Australia. 2012
- AO Trauma fellowship Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. 2012
- Synthes Trauma observership John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. 2010
- Rothman Ranawat Travelling Fellowship American Hip Soc 2019
Reference number 4702375
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BOTA linkman for Severn Deanery British Orthopaedic Trainees Association 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council
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