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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, which saw him selected to return to Bristol for his 6-year higher surgical training rotation. Following becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 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 enjoys teaching, serving as faculty on many national and international courses and has a Diploma in Medical Education from the University of Bristol.
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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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
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 Severn Deanery Trainee of the year.
The Skin Investigation Society Dermatology Prize.
Undergraduate prize competition of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain.
Finalist in Institution of Mechanical Engineers Biomedical Engineering Project Competition.
Dorothy Fielding Prize in anatomy for best research project in final year.
Mary Edith Evans Prize in anatomy for best student in final year.
Commendation in the Francis Dudley Memorial Prize for dissection.
Burston BJ, Wood JH, Lewis JR, Prosser GH, Firth L, Wood DJ, Yates PJ. High failure rates of the Spectron EF stem at a minimum of 10 year's follow-up. J Arthroplasty. 2014;29:1956-60.
Burston BJ, Barnett, AJ, Amirfeyz R, Yates, PJ, Bannister GC. Collarless polished tapered stem (CPT): clinical and radiological results at 15 years’ follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2012; 94B: 889-894.
Barnett AJ, Howells N, Burston BJ, Ansari A, Clark D, Eldridge JD. Radiographic landmarks for tunnel placement in reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2012; 20: 2380-4.
Burston BJ, Yates PJ, Hook S, Moulder E, Bannister GC. Cemented polished tapered hip replacements in patients aged 50 years or less. A minimum 10-year follow up. J Arthroplasty. 2010; 25: 692-9.
Barnett AJ, Burston BJ, Atwal N, Gillespie G, Omari AM, Squires B. Large diameter femoral head uncemented total hip replacement to treat fractured neck of femur. Injury. 2009; 40: 752-5.
Burston BJ, Butt U, Kamathia G, Gleeson RE. The economic implications of transfusion post primary total knee arthroplasty – an argument for autologous blood retransfusion? JBJS (Br). 2009; 91B: Supp II, 356.
Yates P, Burston BJ, Bannister GC. Collarless Polished Tapered Stem (CPT). Clinical and Radiological Follow-up at a Minimum of 10 Years. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2008; 90B: 16-22.
Burston BJ, Yates P, Bannister GC. Cement burn of the skin during hip arthroplasty. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007; 89 151-152.
S Hook, E Moulder, BJ Burston, PJ Yates, GC Bannister. The Exeter Universal stem. A minimum 10-year review from an independent centre. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2006; 88B: 1584-1590.
Little CP, Burston BJ, Hopkinson-Woolley J, Burge PD. Failure of surgery for scaphoid non-union is associated with smoking. J Hand Surg (Br). 2006; 31B: 252-255. (Elected in the "top 10" downloads of this journal on Science Direct).
Burston BJ, Pretorius P, Ramsden JD. Gradenigo’s syndrome: successful conservative treatment in adult and paediatric patients. J Laryngol Otol. 2005; 119: 325-329.
Harvie P, Ostlere SJ, Teh J, McNally EG, Clipsham K, Burston BJ et al. Genetic influences in the aetiology of tears of the rotator cuff. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2004; 86B: 696-700.
Burston B, McNally DS, Nicholson HD. Determination of a standard site for the measurement of bone mineral density of the human calcaneus. J Anat. 1998; 193: 449-456.
- 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
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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