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Last updated: 11 May 2020
- Hand & Wrist
- Shoulder & Elbow
Appointed as an orthopaedic consultant in 1998 I specialise in upper limb, particularly shoulder and elbow.
My practice includes arthroscopic surgery and open surgery, including joint replacement (I am one of the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeons in the country).
In addition, I am a national level examiner in orthopaedic surgery and I instruct on arthroscopic courses for trainees.
I am a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society as well as the South Thames shoulder & elbow group.
Areas of interest
Elbow surgery; Upper limb surgery; Shoulder surgery; Arthroscopy;
Wrist & Hand- Carpal tunnel release; Trigger thumb release; Trigger finger release; Treatment of inflamed wrist tendons (de Quervain's tenosynovitis; Surgery for contractures in the palm (Dupuytrens Disease)
Elbow Ulnar nerve release; Treatment for both Golfers and Tennis elbow; Elbow arthritis including elbow replacement
Shoulder: Frozen shoulder; Rotator cuff impingement and repair; Shoulder pain
Fracture fixation; AC joint reconstruction;
Major interest in shoulder replacement including use of the "Reverse" shoulder replacement both in the presence of arthritis or fracture.
- Amanda Roots
- Spire Sussex Hospital The Ridge St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7RE
- 01424 757400
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ian Hicks Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
With an increasing number of shoulder replacements (both anatomic and reverse) each year I collect movement data pre and post operatively using a computer based sensor.
Keen golfer and fly fisherman both of which allow me time away from the focus of a hospital and takes me to some very beautiful parts of the United Kingdom
Courses offered to GPs
I give regular talks to GPs , Physiotherapists and students on conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Early treatment especially use of cortisone. Recent international speaker at meetings in Pakistan (2015) and Bahrain (2019)
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991
- MBBS St Mary's Hospital, London 1986
- FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics JCIE 1996
- Fellowship in upper limb and arthroscopic surgery Perth Orthpaedic and sports Med 1997
Reference number 3166145
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Orthopaedic Association 1995
- Member British Elbow and Shoulder Society 1998
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion CCT, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
South Thames Shoulder and Elbow Group
- Spire Sussex
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 01424 757400
- The Horder Centre
- 08:00 - 18:30
- 01892 665577
Post treatment communication
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