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Mr David Sands Johnson has been a Consultant orthopaedic surgeon since 2001, and has a practice almost exclusively within knee surgery.
David graduated from St. Andrews then Manchester University. His orthopaedic training was undertaken within the North West (Manchester) region, where he undertook a fellowship in knee surgery. He also graduated with a Master of Philosophy degree, from the University of Salford, following research into the outcomes of knee surgery. His research interests in the field continue, having also been awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Salford.
David has a wide experience of the treatment of all types of knee complaint. The commonest knee problems he treats are sporting injuries (including cruciate ligament tears), cartilage tears, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The commonest procedures he performs include knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, total knee replacement and uni-compartmental (partial) knee replacement. The implants for knee replacement surgery he currently uses are the PFC Sigma knee (DePuy), the Avon patello-femoral replacement (Stryker) and the Oxford uni-compartmental knee replacement (Biomet). He also has an interest in complex knee replacement surgery, multiple knee ligament injuries and surgery for instability of the patella-femoral (knee-cap) joint. He accepts referrals for paediatric patients (over the age of 12 years with knee injuries / problems.
Teaching forms part of David's routine work, involving education of all grades of junior doctors, medical students, as well as non-medical staff. He also teaches on a number of local and national courses relating to knee surgery. He has recently become the NW orthopaedic specialist trainee research coordinator.
David has become the Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance (GMOA), an organisation led by clinicians to improve care delivered within Greater Manchester.
David is a member of the Executive of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK). BASK is responsible for education of the knee surgeons of the future, as well as representing and promoting the views of Britain's knee surgeons. It is also increasing its role in the provision of information for patients undergoing knee surgery and education for the general public.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; knee arthroplasty (replacement) including total and partial replacement; knee injury; knee arthroscopy including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; patellofemoral (knee cap) disorders including dislocation and arthritis.
Current NHS consultant posts held
David Johnson is a Consultant orthopaedic surgeon with his NHS practice with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, based at Stepping Hill Hospital.
His research and audit interests are varied being mostly centred on the outcomes of knee surgery. He has made many presentations and publications of his work. He also acts as a reviewer for articles submitted to The British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Knee and The Cochrane Database; as well as reviewing applications to the National Institute for Health Research.
Courses offered to GPs
As a part of the Manchester Orthopaedic Group, David offers teaching as part of the group at meetings and on an individual basis if requested.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=3271889
David Johnson regularly reviews his outcome information. The most robust data is from the National Joint Registry, which he has submitted information to since its inception in 2003.
His current data demonstrates that his mortality rate following knee replacement is below the national average. His revision rate after knee replacement is below half the national average and that for partial knee replacement is a quarter of the national average. For further publically available information go to: http://njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=3271889
David is actively engaged in assisting in the design of both the PHIN and NCIP datasets, which will deliver to surgeons and their patients better quality outcomes information in the coming year.
- BSc Hons (Anatomy and Experimental Pathology) University of St Andrews 1985
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1988
- FRCS Tr and Orth Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000
- MPhil University of Salford 2001
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Executive member British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) 2007
- Trauma and orthopaedic teaching programme research lead NW Deanery 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC - Trauma and orthopaedic surgery, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
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