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Mr Marcus Bankes is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust. Whilst having a busy hip replacement practice he also has special expertise in non-replacement hip surgery and hip arthroscopy for conditions such as femoro-acetabular impingement and hip dysplasia. He trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, with subspecialty training in Boston, Toronto and Vancouver. Mr Bankes was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust in 2002.
His practice is exclusively confined to problems in and around the hip joint. During his training he recognised the rapid growth in knowledge and advances in surgical treatment of young adult hip disorders. His time in Boston with Dr Michael Millis was particularly important as he learned the technique, and saw the excellent results, of peri-acetabular osteotomy for dysplasia (PAO). He was also introduced to the concepts and surgical treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI).
On taking up his Consultant post, Mr Bankes has developed a specialist practice treating this small but important group of patients and acknowledges the continued support of colleagues who refer patients to him. He also identified the increasingly important role of hip arthroscopy to diagnose and treat many hip conditions at a time when the procedure was moving out of the realms of experimental surgery and into an established technique.
Mr Bankes is the Orthopaedic Surgeon in the multidisciplinary service for sickle cell anaemia at Guy’s Hospital. This team allows these patients to have safe and effective hip replacement surgery, a procedure that, in the past, was much less predictable. He has pioneered the use of uncemented ceramic on ceramic hip replacements in this patient group.
Recognised as an opinion leader in hip surgery, he gives between 20 and 30 talks a year to local and national meetings on the subjects of ceramic on ceramic total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy, hip dysplasia, hip impingement and the orthopaedic complications of sickle cell disease. He is a regular contributor at the British Hip Society, London Hip Meeting, The Great Debate, and The St George’s Revision Forum as well as being a reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals.
Areas of interest
Primary total hip replacement; hip dysplasia; young adult hip disorders; femora-acetabular impingement; hip arthroscopy; hip replacement in young adults; peri-acetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia; hip replacement in sickle cell disease.
- Sharon Coles
- Fortius Clinic 17 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6EQ
- 020 3195 0043
- 020 3070 0106
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Reference number 3541306
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
- 17 Fitzhardinge Street LONDON W1H 6EQ
- 08:00 - 17:00
- 020 3195 2442
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Therapeutic arthroscopy operation on articular cartilage (other than W8200 and W8230) (as sole procedure) - (5-50)
Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (5-50)
Arthroscopic femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome - (5-50)
Therapeutic arthroscopy examination of hip joint, +/- biopsy - (1-5)
Complex pelvic osteotomies and fixation, e.g. triple osteotomy, peri-acetabular osteotomy - (1-5)
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