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Last updated: 3 Sep 2020
Prof. Edward T Davis
MB ChB MSc PGCME FRCS
(Trauma and Orthopaedics)
Professor Davis holds an honory professorship at the renowned Birmingham University Medical School. He is a recognised expert in the management of patients with hip and knee problems that require surgical replacement and is requested to lecture all around the world to other surgeons on the techniques he uses.
He is a recognised expert in the use and development of computer navigation, which improves the precision in which these operations can be performed. He is a self-confessed perfectionist, which has led him into the field of computer navigation in an effort to improve the outcomes for his patients. He performs a wide range of different replacements using different techniques and different types of hip and knee replacements to match the requirements of individuals needs.
Professor Davis is also an expert in revision hip and knee replacement. He sees patients with worn-out or painful hip and knee replacements and uses a number of different procedures including the latest techniques and materials to restore patients function and abilities.
He holds his NHS appointment at the prestigious Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and works in the world renowned arthroplasty unit, which was made famous by the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. He also has clinical sessions at Russell's Hall hospital in Dudley. He sees private patients at The West Midlands Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
He graduated from Birmingham University in 1996 and undertook his basic and higher surgical training in the West Midlands. He undertook a year's fellowship in revision hip and knee arthroplasty in Toronto, Canada. He was appointed to the position of Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham in 2015.
Professor Davis holds an MSc in Trauma and a postgraduate certificate in medical education as well as the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics). He has led in many areas of training.
He has a strong research background in both clinical and basic research, with over 50 national and international presentations and is Director for Research and Development at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. He has been invited faculty at national and international meetings on hip and knee replacement; hip and knee revision surgery and the use of computer navigation to improve outcomes for patients.
He was the lead surgeon designer in hip and knee replacements for one of the world's largest computer navigation companies (BrainLab) in devising and using the navigation system. He also undertook numerous reesearch projects with the system, which were published in top peer reviewed journals. He also works closely with orthopaedic implant companies in developing computer navigation in hip replacement and knee replacement in research, in an effort to improve patient's outcomes following the surgery.
He is actively involved in education and currently holds the title of Head of Academy at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital co-ordinating all undergraduate medical education. He is also the module lead for orthopaedics at the University of Birmingham. He is also currently working with Aston University and the development of their new medical school aiding in the development of their undergraduate orthopaedic training.
Professor Davis is married and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 3 children.
Areas of interest
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty; Hip and Knee Revision surgery (orthopaedic); Computer navigated surgery; Knee replacement surgery; Knee surgery; Hip replacement surgery; Hip disorders; hip revision surgery; knee revision surger; MAKO robot assisted joint replacement surgery
- Tess Davis
- West Midlands Hospital Colman Hill HALESOWEN B63 2AH
- 07976 942027
Anaesthetists worked with
- Mr Lee Plant Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor Davis-shared post
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon- Arthroplasty and Trauma
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley Group of Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Management Appointment
Director for Research and Development at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Academy and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Birmingham
hip revision surgery
knee revision surgery
computer navigation joint replacement surgery
MAKO robot assisted joint replacement surgery
obesity and its effects on the development of arthritis
position of fat on the body and its effects on the needs of joint replacement
Clinical Excellence Awards recognise those delivering safe & high quality care through
sustained commitment & high standards of service through:
-sustained commitment to values & goals of the NHS by annual job planning
-observing the private practice code of conduct
-commitment to achieving agreed service objectives
-active in research
-outstanding contribution to leadership.
Professor Davis holds 6 CEA points
Davis ET, Pagkalos J, Gallie PA, Macgroarty K, Waddell JP, Schemitsch EH. Defining the Errors in the Registration Process During Imageless Computer Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study.J Arthroplasty. 2013 Aug 20. doi:pii: S0883-5403(13)00467-1. 10.1016/j.arth.2013.06.034. [Epub ahead of print]
Heaver C, St Mart JP, Nightingale P, Sinha A, Davis ET. Measuring limb length discrepancy using pelvic radiographs: the most reproducible method.Hip Int. 2013 Aug 9;23(4):391-394.
Aghayan S, Shepherd DE, Davis ET. A biomechanical study of the Birmingham mid head resection arthroplasty: effect of stem size on femoral neck fracture.Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Aug;227(8):913-8.
Davis ET, Olsen M, Zdero R, Smith GM, Waddell JP, Schemitsch EH. Predictors of femoral neck fracture following hip resurfacing: a cadaveric study.J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jan;28(1):110-6.
Olsen M, Davis ET, Whyne CM, Zdero R, Schemitsch EH. The biomechanical consequence of insufficient femoral component lateralization and exposed cancellous bone in hip resurfacing arthroplasty.J Biomech Eng. 2010 Aug;132(8):081011.
Davis ET, Heaver CE, Pynsent PB, Pearson AM, Treacy RB. A comparison of subsidence of Exeter standard and long stems.Hip Int. 2010 Apr-Jun;20(2):131-5.
Khattak MJ, Umer M, Davis ET, Habib M, Ahmed M. Lower-limb alignment and posterior tibial slope in Pakistanis: a radiographic study.J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2010 Apr;18(1):22-5.
Gallie PA, Davis ET, Macgroarty K, Waddell JP, Schemitsch EH. Computer-assisted navigation for the assessment of fixed flexion in knee arthroplasty.Can J Surg. 2010 Feb;53(1):42-6.
Olsen M, Davis ET, Chiu M, Gamble P, Tumia N, Boyle RA, Schemitsch EH. Imageless computer navigation without pre-operative templating may lead to malpreparation of the femoral head in hip resurfacing.J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Oct;91(10):1281-6.
Pluot E, Davis ET, Revell M, Davies AM, James SL. Hip arthroplasty. Part 2: normal and abnormal radiographic findings. Clin Radiol. 2009 Oct;64(10):961-71. Epub 2009 Jun 16.
Revell M, Davis ET. Hip replacement: Clinical perspectives. In Joint Replacement Technology Ed PA Revell. Woodhead Publishing. 2008.
Courses offered to GPs
hip and knee revision
when to refer
non-operative treatment of knee or hip replacement
- MBChB Birmingham University Medical School 1996
- Member of Royal Collage of Surgeons London 1996
- MSc (Surgery of Trauma) Birmingham University 1999
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education University of Wolverhampton 2003
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) Manchester 2004
Reference number 4285245
Details of entry to specialist register
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics), 2004
Affiliations / memberships
- West Midlands Hospital Colman Hill HALESOWEN...
- 17:30 - 20:30
- 07976 942027
- West Midlands Hospital Colman Hill HALESOWEN...
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 07976 942027
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