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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth) is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee replacement primary and revision surgery. He has expertise in young adult hip surgery and knee surgery using keyhole techniques. Sam is also trained in all aspects of trauma surgery including major trauma and fragility fractures.
He qualified from Kings College London in 2005 and undertook his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation which includes time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He also undertook a masters degree in engineering at Cardiff University during this time. He was entered on to the specialist register in 2015.
Sam subsequently completed a one year arthroplasty and trauma fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He then went in on to complete a specialist hip surgery fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth hospital in all aspects of hip surgery, also for one year. In 2017 he was the visiting fellow at R. Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore USA specialising in major trauma.
Sam has presented nationally and internationally numerous times winning the AO Asia pacific young investigator of the year for his work presented in Cheng Du China. He has published many papers, is a visiting fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Unit at Bournemouth University and teaches trainee surgeons both locally and on national courses.
Sam plays regular hockey in the region and also enjoys staying active through other sports. He has a wife and children who he fills his time with as much as possible.
Current NHS or research position:
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Yeovil District Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
Special clinical interests:
Surgery of the hip and knee in adults both as planned procedures and in emergencies
Periprosthetic fracture management (fracture around hip and knee replacements)
Training and Education
Minimising blood loss and transfusion requirements
British Orthopaedic Association
Areas of interest
HIp replacement; knee replacement; Revision hip surgery; hip arthroscopy; knee arthroscopy
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