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Mr George Tselentakis MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth), PhD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Knee Surgery.
He came to the UK after qualifying in Greece and underwent basic surgical training in the London SW Thames region. After passing his FRCS in 1994 he undertook research, which was awarded with a PhD, at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, with Professor J.B Richardson.
Upon completion of his research he joined the North West Rotation where he received his higher orthopaedic surgical training in Manchester. He completed his training by passing the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam and undertaking a knee fellowship in 2001 at the Royal Bolton Hospital as well as visiting a number of nationally and internationally renowned knee centres.
He has presented nationally and internationally and has published several papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and authored book chapters.
Mr Tselentakis has been a Consultant since 2002 and the Lead Clinician of the Orthopaedic Department at ESH from 2010-2018.
His clinical and research interests encompass all aspects of arthroscopic and open knee surgery.
As a consultant he has performed over 3000 knee replacements including primary and revision procedures and a similar number of ligament reconstruction procedures including simple or complex reconstructive procedures. He has also performed over 7000 cartilage procedures including meniscectomies, meniscal repairs, cartilage regeneration and other arthroscopic or open surgeries.
Mr Tselentakis has been awarded 7 Clinical Excellence Awards for the managerial input in organising the Orthopaedic Department and for clinical excellence as detailed succinctly below.
His clinical results as recorded in the NJR show that his failure rate in knee replacements remains consistently one of the lowest in UK for the last 12 years at 0.1%.
His infection rate as recorded and audited by the hospitals has been consistently very low; less than 0.1%.
His mortality rate in Knee replacement surgery is 0%.
Independently conducted patient surveys by NHS and private hospitals show a patient satisfaction rate in the upper quartile in all domains having scored consistently over 95%.
In 2014 he was appointed an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Brighton & Sussex Medical School.
He is responsible for the training of medical students, junior doctors and also senior surgical trainees with an interest in knee surgery under my Knee Fellowship Program.
He has a busy practice performing over 800 knee surgeries annually with a fifty-fifty split between NHS and private sector.
Finally he is registered with the GMC and he is a member of the British Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association and British Association for Surgery of the Knee.
Areas of interest
Arthroscopy; Knee replacement surgery; Knee surgery; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Reconstructive surgery; revision surgery , Cartilage repair; Lower limb disorders.
PRP injections, stem cell injections.
- Colleen Powell
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Syed Ali Fee Assured
- Dr Mark Green Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic & Knee Surgeon
Lead Clinician in Orthopaedics
East Surrey University Hospital
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Articulate cartilage regeneration and transplantation
Five Clinical excellence awards by Surrey & Sussex Health Authority
Post graduate college approved Fellowship in Knee surgery
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern
Use of periosteal markers and DXA scans to monitor healing in callotasis
Book Chapter 20 Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Surgery, pp157-169
'Elective Orthopaedic Procedures' book edited by Professor Giannoudis of Leeds Universty
Publication Date: 03/02/2012
Book chapter 22 'Osteoporotic proximal femoral fractures'
G.Tselentakis, A. Kantak
'Surgical and Medical Treatment of Osteoporotic Principles and Practice'
Edited by Professors P.V. Giannoudis and T. Einhorn
Publishing House CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis
Dexa-scan can be used to determine fracture stiffness in callotasis segments.
JPO, Part B, Volume 10, Number 3, pp248-254
Preoperative equinus angle and prognosis in CTEV
JPO, Part B, Volume 9, Number 3 pp201-206
R.Wade, G. Tselentakis, J.B.Richardson, A.Roberts, A. New
Malunion in lower limb: effect of level and angle on function
Br JBJS vol 81-B pp312-316
G.Tselentakis, et al
A lethal vascular injury following total hip replacement
Hip International, Vol 7 No 2, pp78-80
G. Tselentakis, et.al
The behaviour of the periosteum during callotasis
JPO B(2003);12(4) 277-283
6. P. G.Tselentakis, et.al
Avascular necrosis of the intermediate cuneiform
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2003 Nov;12(6):402-5
Stiffness measurements to assess healing in bone transport
Journal of Orthopaedic Traumatology Volume 7, Number 2, 84-8, June 2006
8. Tselentakis G, et.al
Correction of simple and complex pediatric deformities using the Taylor-Spatial Frame.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Sep;28(6):640-7.
Navigation Knee Replacement
Int Orthop. 2009 Feb;33(1):7-10. Epub 2008 Oct 29. Review
Tselentakis G, et.al
Revision of failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadrupled semitendinosus allograft: intermediate –term allograft
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol,April 2015 (3)515-523
11. Tselentakis G et.al
Effects of fat pad excision on length of the patellar tendon after total knee replacement
J Orthop. 2015 Jun 13;12(4):197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2015.05.015. eCollection 2015.
12. Tselentakis, G et al
Fracture of femoral component in unicompartmental knee replacement: a case report and literature review
Current Orthopaedic Practice:
July/August 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 438–442
Courses offered to GPs
Annual lectures to GPs , physiotherapists, healthcare professional, medical students , junior surgeons etc
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