Mr Mark Blackman: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Mark Blackman

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

 

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Specialises in

  • Spine

About me

Mark Blackman qualified from Kings College with a degree in pharmacology and subsequently undertook his medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He spent two and a half years of his orthopaedic registrar training specialising in spinal surgery. He spent this time training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he gained extensive experience of spinal deformity surgery, paediatric spinal surgery, degenerative spinal surgery and spinal injuries. His last six months were spent with dedicated neurosurgeons in the care of cervical spine complaints.

Mr. Blackman was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Essex Rivers NHS Trust and since 2005 he has developed an extensive spinal practice at Colchester General and The Oaks Hospital specialising in degenerative cervical disorders, thoraco lumbar and lumbar spine degenerative complaints.

The scope of Mr. Blackman’s practice includes anterior and posterior cervical and lumbar surgery. Currently his specialist area of interest is the use of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of lumbar spine disorders.

Areas of interest

Spinal surgery – cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. Degenerative, deformity, traumatic injury, tumour, osteoporotic fractures and motion sparing technology.
Special interests: treatment of lower back pain offering an intergrate service with physiotherapy, spinal injections including caudal epidural, facet joint and nerve root. Surgical treatment of degenerate spine including decompression, disectomy, spinal instrumentation both minimally invasive and open. Use of motion sparing technology, intervertebral disc arthropasties, interspinus devices and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, verteberoplasty / kyphoplasty.

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Procedures completed

  • A5770

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • A5290

    Transforaminal epidural - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • A5771

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 5 or more joints - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • A5200

    Epidural injection (cervical) - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graft stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • V2660

    Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • V2500

    Primary posterior fusion +/- decompression +/- discectomy - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

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