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Mr Alexander Dodds

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

 

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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  • Hip
  • Knee

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Alex was appointed as a specialist knee and hip Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in January 2015. He trained in London, working in several of the major teaching hospitals learning the latest techniques before completed his advanced training in Australia at a leading private hospital where he specialised in sports injuries and arthoplasty. He currently has a busy, high volume NHS and private practice and regularly performs soft tissue knee surgery including ACL and meniscal surgery, and joint replacement surgery including partial and full knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery.

Alex has a research doctorate (MDRes) from Imperial College, London. He is recognised globally for his pioneering work on the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee focusing on the anterolateral structures of the knee. His research focused on improving biomechanics to aid the return to sport of high level sports professionals, and now the technique has now grown in popularity in the UK. Alex is happy to discuss extra -articular reconstruction with his patients. He was invited to give a talk to update on current techniques in ACL surgery at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in September 2020.

Alex was elected to the prestigious post of Honorary Secretary of the British Association of the Knee, the organisation representing the 600+ knee surgeons in the UK. In this position he has a major role in organising the BASK spring congress and BOA knee revalidation sessions, providing leading best practice education for consultant knee surgeons and driving standards of care nationally. He is also involved in policy development with the BASK executive. He is currently also a member of several working groups, including the BASK ACL injury prevention and BASK arthroplasty working groups.

Alex has worked hard to improve outcomes from surgery within the NHS Trust, and was previously governance lead for the department of trauma and orthopaedics in Gloucestershire. He was also infection control lead where he led work which introduced measures to minimise the risk from infection for patients undergoing surgery. In his NHS practice he is an Educational Supervisor for trainee surgeons and junior doctors.

Outside his busy roles in knee surgery he spends as much time as possible with his family and 3 small children. Alex enjoys passing on his love of football as a coach of an U7 football team at the weekend and is a Cheltenham Town season ticket holder. He also enjoys following the mixed fortunes of the Welsh and Gloucester rugby teams. He runs regularly and has completed several half and full marathons.

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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