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I am a Senior Orthopaedic Consultant to the Portsmouth Group of hospitals. I have done 800 hip and knee replacements in the last 3 years and in the region of 120 knee arthroscopic procedures per year. My revision rate is only 1% over the last 5 years for total hip replacements . This is within the top 5% of surgeons in the UK. and 2.2% for total knee replacements (National average 2.6%).
My specialist training included a fellowship in lower limb joint reconstruction at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the USA
I have been involved in the design of 2 hip replacements and an advisor on 1 knee replacement system
I run a problem Metal on Metal hip replacement service
I was one of the first surgeons to use custom patient specific knee replacements in the UK.
I currently work alongside the following anesthetists
Shirley Savitha Lobo
Dunitru Stefan Raduceanu
Areas of interest
Hip replacement; Knee replacement; Knee arthroscopy, Revision hip surgery; Revision knee replacement; Hip fracture surgery; Biomet Signature/Vanguard custom MRI guided knee replacement; Knee surgery, knee injections, hip injections
Current NHS consultant posts held
Senior Orthopaedic Consultant to Portsmouth Group of Hospitals
I have specialist interests also in revision hip, hip surgery and metal hip replacement bearing outcomes.
MRI knee guidance systems for knee replacement.
I use limited posterior approaches for the majority of hip replacements as I believe this has the best functional outcomes. I avoid the direct anterior approach as, despite many claims, I believe this surgery has now been shown to have significantly higher complications and no differences in outcome.
I practice an enhanced recovery package using local anaesthetic blocks, significantly reducing post operative pain and speeding rehabilitation.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Extensive peer reviewed papers in hip and knee surgery. Please see website for full details (link above)
Reference number 2654607
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons 1994
- Member British Orthopaedic Association 1994
- Member British Hip Society 1994
- Medical Expert Expert Witness Association 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register of General Medical Council, 1994
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.
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