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Mr. George Pavlou qualified in 2001 and currently practices as a consultant with a specialist interest in adult reconstruction at WWL. He completed his specialist orthopaedic training at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital followed by fellowship training at the Princess Elizabeth Knee Reconstruction unit in Exeter.
In addition George was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association/EFORT travelling fellowship, where he visited centres in Marseille, Nice and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
His clinical interests are that of joint replacement surgery of the knee and revision surgery for infection and aseptic loosening. His is a high volume knee replacement surgeon working in a tertiary centre, often dealing with complex problems of failed or problem knee replacements.
He has also developed a specialist interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee. He is lead for enhanced recovery at wrightington hospital and also promotes this gold standard of practice privately.
He is an active member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Association for Surgery of the Knee and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
He is a also an invited member of the UK revision knee experts group and the UK periprosthetic infection consensus group.
Areas of interest
Knee reconstructive surgery;
Patient specific knee replacements;
Custom design knee replacements
New design knee replacement;
Revision (re-do) knee replacement;
Arthroscopic knee surgery;
Cartilage and meniscal surgery;
- Cathy Thornthwaite
- Wrightington Hospital Hall Lane Appley Bridge WIGAN WN6 9EP
- 01257 256424
- 07990 704622
- 01257 256461
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Nicholas Doree Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Knee and Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust
George actively pursues an academic and research interest in lower limb arthroplasty and joint replacement surgery. He has numerous peer review publications and presentations in both the British, European and American Orthopaedic literature. More recently he has published two book chapters on hip replacement surgery and has been invited to lecture around the world. More recently he has been researching outcomes of newer design knee replacements and the use of cryo-compression therapy in the recovery of patients after knee replacement
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Fluent
Most recent peer reviewed publications include
For a full list of updated publications go to pubmed for details:-
Complications associated with opening wedge HTO- a review of the literature and of 15 years experience. Knee Mar 2016 23(2):276-82
Do you have an infection problem?
Bone Joint J 2016 97-B(9):1170-4
The epidemiology of revision total knee and hip replacement in England and Wales: a comparative analysis with projections for the US. A study using the National Joint Registry dataset.
Bone and Joint J 2015 97-B(8):1076-81
Impaction bone grafting for periprosthetic fractures around total hip arthroplasty
Injury 2014 45(11):1674-80
Philadelphia 2013: international consensus meeting on periprosthetic joint infection
Hip Int 2014 24(1):3-4
Biomechanical characteristics of bone in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. An in-vivo randomized controlled experimental study.
World Journal of Orthopaedics. 2013 Jul 18;4(3):124-9.
Management of pubic symphysis diastasis with locking plates: A report of 11 cases
Injury. 2013 Jul;44(7):947-51
Modern management of patella instability
International Orthopaedics 2012 36;12: 2447-56
Pharmacological treatment of heterotopic ossification following hip surgery: an update
Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy 2012 13;5: 619-22
Risk factors for heterotopic ossification in primary total hip arthroplasty
Hip International 2012 22(1): 50-5
Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty: does design matter? A meta-analysis of 7075 cases
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 2011 20;93(14): 1301-9
A review of 202 periprosthetic fractures. Stem revision and allografting improves outcomes for B type fractures
Hip International 2011 21(1): 21-9
Influence of acetabular and femoral version on fractures of the femoral neck
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 468(8):2224-9
Periprosthetic femoral fractures around hip arthroplasty: Current concepts in their management
Hip International 2009 19(2):75-86
Targeting bone morphogenetic protein antagonists: in vitro and in vivo evidence of their role in bone metabolism
Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Targets 2009 13(1):123-37
Repair of the achilles tendon sleeve avulsion: A transcalcaneal suture technique
Foot and Ankle International 2009 30(1):65-7
The safety and efficacy of bilateral simultaneous total hip replacement. An analysis of 2063 cases
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2008 90(8):1005-12
Courses offered to GPs
I have presented and given talks to local GP's at CPD evenings. If you wish to enquire about further talks or seminars please contact my secretary directly.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk
Mortality rate for joint replacement: within expected range as per NJR dataset
Deep infection rate for joint replacement: within expected range as per NJR
Volume of knee replacements procedures and revision knee replacements is approx three times the national average.
- Intercalated Bsc University Of Leicester 1999
- Bachelor Of Medicine and Surgery University of Leicester 2001
- Member of Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2005
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgergy) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2011
- CCT JCST 2013
Reference number 6025257
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS trust 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Medicolegal Independent Expert
UK revision knee experts group
- Euxton Hall Hospital, PR7 6DY
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01257 237002
- Renacres Hospital, L39 8SE
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 01704 842017
- Wrightington Hospital, WN6 9EP
- 08:00 - 13:00
- 01257 256424
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
Cathy Thornthwaite/Debbie Maddock
01257 256 424
Out of hours please contact the ward you received treatment on and they will forward and urgent enquiries.