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My approach to treating patients
I focus particularly on hip and knee surgery including minimally invasive and computer assisted joint replacement and arthroscopic (keyhole) hip and knee surgery.
I graduated from The University of Leeds and completed a rigourous postgraduate training including overseas training in the United States giving me a broad experience in general orthopaedics and trauma care.
I strongly believe continuing education is the key to providing excellent, ongoing patient care. I regularly attend national and international academic meetings and conferences to further enhance my surgical skills and clinical knowledge.
I have a strong commitment to research and with my research fellow participate in a number of ongoing research projects with other doctors and scientists.
I also believe in a professional approach to training tomorrow's doctors and am actively involved in teaching medical students and trainee surgeons. I also participate in national training programmes.
As an experienced doctor I have more than 15 years of specialisation in orthopaedics. I believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of patients, communication; patient education; prevention of musculoskeletal injuries; presenting treatment options to the patient; establishing a relationship with my patients/involving patients in treatment plan; etc.)
My practice specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems including arthritis. My practice includes hip and knee replacement as well as general orthopaedics. I am an active trauma surgeon.
I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. I aim to combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide my patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
I work to develop a partnership with my patients. This begins with listening through dialogue, with my patients I can help them to understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients always help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.
I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I want to present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I also believe in being frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I will explain that avenue in depth. Lastly questions are always welcomed and encouraged at every stage
Areas of interest
Knee; Hip disorders; Non-union fractures; Deformity correction; Anterior knee pain; Knee pain; Degenerative knee disorders; Revision surgery (orthopaedic); Knee arthroscopy; Hip; Knee replacement surgery; Arthroscopy; Hip replacement surgery; Knee surgery
- Rachel Hartley
- Yorkshire Clinic Bradford Road BINGLEY BD16 1TW
- 01274 550848
- 01274 550876
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr David L Shaw MBChB MSc FRCSed FRCSorth CSci MFST
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Bradford Teaching Hospitals
Hon. Sen. Clin. Lecturer Leeds University
Visiting Lecturer Mech. Eng. Leeds University
Mr Shaw has published research in Pubmed cited journals and presented at scientific meetings in the following areas:
Knee Ligament Injuries,
Fracture non union
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
Courses offered to GPs
Hip & Knee replacement
Lower limb Trauma care
- MBChB Leeds 1984
- FRCS Royal Col of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1988
- MSc Univ of Salford 1992
- FRCS(orth) Intercollegiate Board Orthopaedic Surgery 1995
- Memb Faculty of Surgical Trainers Royal Col of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2013
Reference number 2960544
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthoapedic Association,
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
British Hip Society,
British Trauma Society,
British Limb Reconstruction
British Orthopaedic Research Society
- The Good Health Centre116 Street Lane, Leeds
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01274 550852
- The Yorkshire ClinicBradford Road BINGLEY
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01274 550852
Post treatment communication
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