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Mr Dodds is a specialist knee and hip surgeon, appointed as a consultant in January 2015. He trained on the Imperial (NW Thames) rotation, working in several major London teaching hospitals. His advanced training included a UK fellowship where he was involved in knee operations on premiership football and rugby players, and a year in Australia focused on hip and knee primary and revision surgery and soft knee tissue surgery including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and patello-femoral surgery.
Mr Dodds has a keen research interest. His landmark paper on the anterolateral structures of the knee (often injured at the same time as the ACL) is regularly referenced at international conferences.
Other research including on the patellofemoral joint has been published internationally in leading titles such as American Journal of Sports Medicine and the American JBJS.
In 2016 he was voted on to the national council of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. He is orthopaedic infection governance lead at Gloucestershire Hospitals, chairing a group to prevent infections in arthroplasty surgery.
Mr Dodds qualified MBBCh in 2003. He holds an Anatomy BSc (First Class Honours) and a MSc in Trauma Surgery (Merit). He is currently completing a MD(Res) at Imperial College.
Areas of interest
Total knee replacement; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Partial knee replacement; Total hip replacement; Revision knee replacement; Knee arthroscopy; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Soft tissue knee surgery; Patellofemoral Instability; Knee trauma; Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Patellofemoral instability; knee arthritis; Sports knee injuries; ACL tears; Mulitligament knee injuries; Revision knee Surgery; Osteotomy around the knee; knee pain; hip pain; knee instability; knee research;
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- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital Hatherley Lane Cheltenham GL51 6SY
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- Katy Charlton
- Winfield Hospital Tewkesbury Road Longford Gloucester GL2 9EE
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Currently completing MD(Res) degree at Imperial College, London.
Investigator for ACL SNAPP national trial
Multiple peer reviewed research publications (see publications section)
Acting as taxi and referee for my three children aged 5,3 and 1. Completed Cheltenham half marathon last year. Watching the mixed progress of Cardiff City FC and Welsh rugby team.
Dodds AL, Halewood C, Gupte CM, Williams AM, Amis AA. The anterolateral ligament: Anatomy, length changes and association with the Segond fracture. Bone and Joint Journal 2014; 96B: 325- 3
Stephen JM, Dodds AL, Lumpapopong P, Kader D, Williams A, Amis AA. The ability of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction to correct patellar kinematics and contact mechanism in the presence of a lateralized tibial tubercle. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 43: 2198- 207
Dodds AL, Narvani A, Williams AM. Multiple ligament injuries of the knee. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2013; 27: 106-112.
Stephen JM, Lumpaopong P, Dodds AL, Williams A, Amis AA. The effect of tibial tuberosity medicalization and lateralization on patellofemoral joint kinematics, contact mechanics and stability. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20145; 43: 186- 94.
Dodds AL, Bauze AJ, Keene GC. Revision surgery for failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2014; 28: 116-122.
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to provide courses to physio / GP practices. Possible topics for lunch and learn sessions:
Knee arthroscopy in 2018: in the light of recent controversies which patients should have one?
The anterolateral ligament of the knee: how a ‘new' knee ligament was discovered
How to reduce complications including infection in hip and knee replacement patients: what does the GP needs to know
What the general practitioner needs to know about anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- BSc (Hons) - First Class Honours - Anatomy Cardiff University 2001
- MB BCh UWCM 2003
- MSc (Trauma Surgery) Swansea University 2010
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
- Arthroplasty Fellowship Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading 2014
- Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty Fellowship Sportsmed SA, Adelaide, Australia 2014
- Knee Fellowship Imperial College / Fortius Clinic 2012
Reference number 6074858
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee Early Years Consultant Rep British Association for Surgery of the Knee 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014
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.