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Mr. Dawson-Bowling is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the treatment of painful hip and knee conditions, including failed joint replacements.
After completing his medical training at the University of Cambridge and Guy's and St. Thomas' Medical School in London, he was appointed to the South Thames Orthopaedic Training programme. Since his qualification in 2000 he has gained extensive experience in all areas of orthopaedic surgery, focussing especially on conditions affecting the hip and knee.
In 2010 he spent a period of time gaining specialist experience with the internationally renowned hip and knee specialist Paul Pellicci at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has also completed fellowship training in hip and knee surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
He has previously held a consultant post St. George's Hospital, London, and in 2013 he was appointed to his present consultant employment with Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest teaching hospital trust in the UK.
He also holds a degree in medical law and offers medicolegal services.
Areas of interest
Joint sprains/sport injuries
Partial knee replacement;
Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery;
Redo (revision) hip replacement;
Redo (revision) knee replacement;
Assessment and treatment of failing/painful joint replacement
Keyhole (arthroscopic) hip and knee surgery
Assessment of sporting injuries to the knee and hip
General orthopaedic trauma/fracture treatment
- Lisa Abbott
- London Independent Hospital 1 Beaumont Square LONDON E1 4NL
- 01992 813356
- 07801 009590
- Sara Vinall
- Sussex Nuffield Hospital Warren Road BRIGHTON BN2 6DX
- 01273 627008
- 01273 627008
- 01273 627003
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Barts Health NHS Trust - Royal London Hospital/Gateway Surgical Centre
Mr Dawson-Bowling maintains an active interest in clinical research and publishing. He completed an MSc based on his laboratory research into uncemented hip resurfacing implants.
Current interests include the development of accelerated recovery pathways for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
He has contributed book chapters on orthopaedics, trauma and medical law for Oxford University Press and PasTest, and has himself produced 3 textbooks as lead author/lead editor.
Mr Dawson-Bowling is married to a psychiatrist and has two young children. His favourite pastimes outside work centre largely around spending time with his family.
A former Cambridge University and GB oarsman, he also continues to maintain an active interest in exercise and training. In addition to this he has a keen interest in classical music, and enjoys singing, playing the harpsichord and conducting. In 2001 he founded his own baroque orchestra in London.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Conversational
Akhbari P., Dawson-Bowling S. et al. The Avon patellofemoral joint replacement; mid-term prospective results from an independent centre. Clin Orth Surg 2015
Al-Nammari S., Dawson-Bowling S., et al. Fragility Fractures of the Ankle in the Frail Elderly. Bone Joint J 2014.
Dawson-Bowling S et al. A Multidisciplinary Enhanced Recovery Programme Allows Discharge Within 2 Days of Total Hip Replacement – Results of 100 Patients up to 5 Years. Hip Int 2014.
Jalgaonkar A., Dawson-Bowling S et al. Biopsy tract identification in musculoskeletal tumour surgery: a novel technique using India ink tattoo. Bone Joint J. 2013.
Dawson-Bowling S et al. The MOJE Press-Fit Ceramic-On-Ceramic Metatarsophalangeal Arthroplasty: Disappointing results at 2-8 year follow up. Foot Ankle Int 2012.
Jalgaonkar A, Dawson-Bowling S et al. Deep soft tissue leiomyoma mimicking fibromatosis in a 5 year old. J Foot Ankle Surg 2012.
Berber O, Dawson-Bowling S et al. Clinical management of bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation of bone – a series of 22 cases followed up to a maximum of 13 years. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011
Dawson-Bowling S, et al. Should outer surgical gloves be changed intra-operatively before orthopaedic prosthesis implantation? J Hosp Infect. 2011.
Dawson-Bowling S. Negligence and Informed Consent – a Review. Surgery 2011.
Gallagher K, Dawson-Bowling S et al. Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery – A National Survey of Trainers and Trainees. BMJ Careers 2010.
Dawson-Bowling S, et al. Troponin T as a Predictive Marker of Morbidity in Patients with Neck of Femur Fracture. Injury 2008.
Dawson-Bowling S et al. Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Talonavicular Joint. Foot Ankle Int 2008.
Dawson-Bowling S et al. Multiple sclerosis and bilateral dislocations of total knee replacements: a case report. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2008.
Hamilton P, Dawson-Bowling S. et al. Foot Ecchymosis Sign: A valuable diagnostic sign with therapeutic implications. Br J Hosp Med 2007.
Dawson-Bowling S et al. Metastatic malignant melanoma presenting with a bruise. Br J Plas Surg 2004.
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to offer lunchtime-type talks on the following:
'Primary care management of common problems affecting the hip and knee'
'Updates on joint replacement - the primary care perspective'
'Metal-on-metal hips - a guide for patients and GPs'
- MA University of Cambridge 2000
- MBBS University of London 2000
- LLM Cardiff University Law School 2009
- MSc Brighton and Sussex Medical School 2009
- FRCS(Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2009
Reference number 4736143
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT/Specialist Register, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical Protection Society
- BMI The London Independent Hospital, E1 4NL
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 020 7780 2400
- Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, BN2 6DX
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01273 961737
- Queen Anne Street Medical Centre
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 020 3837 9926
- The Princess Grace Hospital42-52 Nottingham...
- 18:00 - 19:00
- 020 3733 1717
Post treatment communication
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