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Mr William Dunnet completed his basic medical training at Cambridge University Medical School and Guy's Hospital. His interest in knee surgery developed during his general training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and King's College Hospital, London.
After Mr Dunnet completed his general orthopaedic training he spent one year in Australia studying at the Institute of Orthopaedics in Melbourne and the North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre; both units specialised in reconstructive and replacement surgery of the knee. Working with the premiership Australian Rules players gave him insight into the special demands of the elite athlete.
Mr Dunnet completed his training in the Hand unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. The Queen Victoria hospital, East Grinstead is renowned for the pioneering work performed upon the World War 2 fighter pilots (the Guinea Pig club).
Mr Dunnet was one of the first surgeons to introduce the arthroscopic assisted hamstring Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) into East Kent in 1999. He has published on ACL reconstruction and more recently on patello femoral instability which is his current research interest.
Above all else Mr Dunnet values the importance of ensuring that every patient feels relaxed and at ease during the consultation. He gives sufficient time to every patient to ensure they understand their orthopaedic condition and can make an informed contribution to the successful management of their condition.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; Computer assisted knee replacement; uni compartmental knee replacement; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Hip replacement; Joint replacements; Lower limb disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Patello femoral joint instability
Computer facilitated knee surgery (Signature and Conformis)
Skiing (water and snow). Member of The Kandahar ski club.
Informal "Yard hand" supporting his daughters' equestrian pursuits.
Clinical Excellence Award 2008
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
BD Ferris, W Dunnett, JR Lavelle. An association between scapho-trapezio-trapezoid osteoarthritis and static dorsal intercalated segment instability. J Hand Surg[Br] 1994; 19B:338-339.
W Dunnet, R Birch. A ten year experience of the thoracic outlet syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg[Br] 1994.
W Dunnet, JS Blackburne. Regional blockade may predispose to early dislocation of total hip replacement. J Bone Joint Surg[Br] 1994.
WJ Dunnet, PL Housden, R Birch. Flexor to extensor tendon transfers in the hand. J Hand Surg[Br] 1995; 20B: 26-8.
W Dunnet, PS Unwin, TWR Briggs. Metal on Metal Joint Arthroplasty: Potential Lifetime Longevity. J Arthroplasty 1998
WJS Dunnet, DT Nash, IJP Henderson. Arthroscopic treatment of symptoms related
to ankle instability. Am J Sports Med 1998 .
DG Wood, MJ Cross, WJ Dunnet, MD Holt, J Breckenridge, M Banff. A Prospective
comparison of morbidity experienced six months after anterior cruciate
reconstruction. Patellar ligament versus four strand hamstring. J Bone Joint Surg[Br]
1999; 81-B:SUPP 1,17
M Mueller and W Dunnet. Acute on chronic peroneal compartment
A.Ujam, D.Neen, H.Oakes, W. Dunnet. The Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement . Prize winning Poster presentation at Prof Heatley Medal Meeting, St Thomas’s hospital, London February 2010.
BJ Dhinsa, JS Bamra, C James, W Dunnet, H Zahn. Patella fracture after medial Patellofemoral ligament reconstruction using suture anchors. The Knee 2013 (8)
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MB BChir Cambridge University 1986
- MA Cambridge University 1986
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991
- FRCS (Orth) Intercollegiate Speciality Board 1996
- Sports medicine fellowship Institute of Orthopaedics, Melbourne, Australia 1996
- Knee fellowship North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre 1997
- Hand Fellowship Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead 1998
Reference number 3174315
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association Of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
- BMI The Chaucer Hospital, CT4 7AR
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01227 825100
- One Ashford, TN24 0YS
- 08:00 - 10:00
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Heather Littlejohn 01233 616280