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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist expertise in all aspects of knee surgery including sports injuries and degenerative conditions. I have a particular interest in robotic surgery and joint preservation techniques including cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, knee cap stabilisation and osteotomy surgery. I am a strong proponent of partial knee replacement surgery which forms a large part of my practice in addition to total and redo knee replacement procedures. As a surgeon, I feel it is important to recognise that patient expectations from their knee problems may go far beyond that of just pain and symptom control to include many recreational and sporting activities which are unique. It is the challenge of meeting such expectations that drives my passion for providing patient-centric and individualised treatment options for my patients.
I qualified in medicine at University College London and completed my orthopaedic training in London, Yorkshire and Toronto. As a senior knee fellow, I trained for a year at University College London Hospital under the supervision of Prof Fares Haddad who is one of the foremost authorities on robotic lower limb surgery in England. During this time I gained extensive experience in the use of the MAKO robot for both partial and full knee replacements in addition to ‘keyhole’ and ligament reconstruction surgery. My training in the use of this technology enables me to offer truly personalised and bespoke surgical solutions using contemporary kinematic alignment techniques and implants in the care of my patients.
I subsequently undertook a year-long international fellowship at the University of Toronto where I gained high volume experience in the management of knee cap problems, joint preservation surgery using osteotomy and redo joint replacements. On my return, I completed my final fellowship training at Southampton University Hospital where I learnt contemporary cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction techniques with wider experience of partial knee replacements. This experience has enabled me to offer individualised surgical options for sports injuries such as the use of all-inside ACL reconstruction techniques and the use of quadriceps tendon grafts for high-level athletes. I have a keen interest in technological aids to improve outcome and frequently use 3D-printed technology in achieving accuracy for osteotomy surgery.
I am the Director of Research and Development for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and am responsible for strategic oversight of all research activity for the trust.. With over 40 peer-reviewed publications and over 50 international presentations, I believe that engaging in research is integral in ensuring that I can offer the best possible treatment for my patients.
I am intimately involved with teaching and am a faculty member for the Orthopaedics MSc program at University College London where I regularly supervise postgraduate students for their Master's Thesis.
Areas of interest
EXCLUSIVE KNEE SURGEON WITH FELLOWSHIP TRAINING IN MAKO ROBOTICS;
Knee Arthroscopy - keyhole surgery;
Kinematic and Functional Alignment knee replacements using MAKO Robotics (individualised alignment surgery for better alignment);
Bespoke partial knee replacement surgery including patellofemoral and bicompartmental knee replacements using MAKO Robotics
Knee Joint Preservation surgey including osteotomies using patient specific 3D printed technology
Ligament Reconstructions around the knee
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction (incluing all-inside techniqes and quadriceps grafts for high performance athletes);
Cartilage repair techniques - Autologous Matrix induced Chondrogensis (AMIC);
Young patients with cartilage damage;
Knee cap stabilisation surgery
Evidence Based Biological treamtents for knee problems (PRP);
Patients with painful knee replacements;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Sports and Arthroplasty Knee Surgeon
Director of Research and Developement
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Tutor for MSc in Orthopaedics
University College London
Performance based outcome instruments after surgery
Length of Stay after Knee Arthroplsty Surgery
Contemporary grafts for ACL Reconstruction
Interest in Martial Arts - Tae Kwon do
Cooking for the family!!
Certificate of Merit For outstanding performance in clinical firms and end of year exams and OSCE Aug 2001
21st SICOT Trainees Meeting Oral Prize Presentation Award Best paper presentation at national trainee conference Jun 2014
The First SICOT Oral Prize Presentation Award Best paper presentation Nov 2012
UCL Clinical Research and Development Award Jun 2010
Charles David Lightowler Prize in Orthopaedics Prize for orthopaedic presentation Jun 2004
Over 40 peer reviewed publications with some selected publications listed below:
Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study, Lancet. 2020 Jul 4;396(10243):27-38
Early Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of the Metaphyseally Fixed Totally Stabilized Knee Prosthesis in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Knee Surg. 2020 Jul;33(7):678-684.
Quadriceps Tendon-Bone or Patellar Tendon-Bone Autografts When Reconstructing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Meta-analysis., Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Jun 22,
A Meta-analysis of Functional Outcomes in Patient-Specific Instrumented Knee Arthroplasty J Knee Surg 2016 Dec 1.
The assessment of outcome after total knee arthroplasty: are we there yet? Bone Joint J. 2015 Jan;97-B(1):3-9.
Measuring function after hip and knee surgery: the evidence to support performance-based functional outcome tasks, Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1431-1435,
Use of navigation aids as an additional training tool for orthopaedic trainees, Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2014; 96: 270–272
A cohort study predicts better functional outcomes and equivalent patient satisfaction following UKR compared with TKR, HSS J, February 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 21-24,
A performance based patient outcome score for active patients following total knee arthroplasty, Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Jan;21(1):51-9,
The radiological assessment of total and unicompartmental knee replacements, J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Oct;94(10):1321-9,
The impact of elective knee/hip replacement surgery and thromboprophylaxis with rivaroxaban or dalteparin on thrombin generation. Br J Haematol. 2010 Dec;151(5):469-76,
Knee arthroplasty with a medially conforming ball-and-socket tibiofemoral articulation provides better function. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jan;469(1):55-63.
The effects of a non-operative multimodal programme on osteoarthritis of the knee. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Sep;92(6):467-71.
Midterm assessment of causes and results of revision total knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1221-8.
Patellar Instability, Sports Injury Bulletin, 2011 May; 107:7-9
Venous Thrombotic Events Following Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Adv Orthop 2009;1(4):151–155.
Courses offered to GPs
Any thing related to knees
- CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF TRAINING IN ORTHOPAEDICS INTERCOLLEGIATE SPECIALTY BOARD 2016
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 2015
- MBBS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 2003
- Postgraduate Fellowship in Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Arthroplsty University of Toronto 2018
- Zimmer Advanced Knee Fellowshp University Hospital Southampton 2019
- Lower limb reconstruction, sports and Robotic Fellowship University College London and Princess Grace Hospital 2017
Reference number 6077693
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Young Surgeons Committeee SICOT 2019
- Founding Member British Patellofemoral Society 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
British Patellofemoral Society
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