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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. My orthopaedic 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. I am currently the clinical co-ordinator for East Anglia of the National Joint Registry.
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. I remain clinical lead for enhanced recovery in hip & knee replacement at the 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.
Areas of interest
Hip replacement surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Knee Arthroscopy;
- Cathy Smith
- Spire Norwich Hospital Watton Road NORWICH NR4 7TD
- 01603 255528
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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.
English, French to "holiday" standard
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
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
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
01603 255560 Level 3 Spire Norwich Hospital