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I was appointed a consultant at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in 2003. My primary interest is in hip & knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy. I qualified from Cambridge in 1991 an my training was predominantly in the Eastern Deanery, with a specialist hip surgery fellowship in Australia.
I was awarded the British & American Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship in 2007 and have a Master of Surgery degree for a thesis on the basic science of loosening of joint replacements.
In 2010 I introduced the concept of enhanced recovery in hip & knee replacement to Norwich. By a multi-disciplinary approach, modified surgical and anaesthetic techniques, together with a new post-operative analgesic regime & more physiotherapy, we have improved pain relief & rehabilitation, resulting in a reduced the length of stay after hip & knee replacements. Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
I was a member of the British Hip Society expert panel for complex hip problems at the society's 2017 AGM.
I am Service Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
Areas of interest
Hip pain. Knee pain. Hip replacement surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Knee Arthroscopy;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Service Director,
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Loosening of joint replacements. Radiographic assessment of joint replacements pre- & post-operatively. Enhanced recovery after joint replacement.
Rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, cycling.
British & American Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship 2007.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
JBJS (BJJ), J Arthroplasty, Hip International, Injury, Acta Orth Scand, Acta Belgica, Annals of Royal College of Surgeons.
Courses offered to GPs
Current concepts in hip replacement. Enhanced recovery in hip & knee replacement. Revision hip replacement. Radiographic assessment of hip & knee replacement. Periprosthetic fracture management. Templating hip replacements.
I have worked hard on introducing & refining enhanced recovery after hip & knee replacements for patients in Norwich. My average length of stay after joint replacements at Spire Norwich hospital is 3-4 days. Data from every hip or knee replacement I perform is submitted to the National Joint Registry.
- MB B Chir (medical degree) University of Cambridge 1991
- FRCS (fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) RCS England 1996
- MChir (Master of Surgery) University of Cambridge 2000
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Intercollegiate Speciality Board 2001
- Revision Hip Fellowship Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia 2002
Reference number 3612639
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Regional Clinical Co-ordinator National Joint Registry 2014
- Intercollegiate Examiner FRCS (Tr & Orth) Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
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Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01603 255560 Level 3 Spire Norwich Hospital