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I underwent orthopaedic training in the Southeast Thames and London region, and then undertook fellowship training in my areas of specialist interest, knee replacement and knee injuries. This took me to the Adidas Sports Medicine Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, where I worked with the orthopaedic team treating the All Blacks, and then to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where I gained further experience in lower limb joint replacement surgery. I started in my post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Torbay Hospital in 2008, and have pursued an interest in rapid rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery. I have pioneered the introduction of day case unicompartmental knee replacement surgery in this post, now being one of the only departments in the country to be able to offer this. I also have an interest in enhanced training technology, such as the use of internet-enabled video devices to record operations (Google Glass), and can offer patient specific devices to improve knee replacement surgery.
I live in South Devon with my wife and two children.
Areas of interest
Cartilage repair; Knee replacement surgery; Ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament; Hip replacement surgery; Patient specific knee replacement surgery; Partial / Unicompartmental knee replacement
- Amanda Higginbotham
- Mount Stuart Hospital St. Vincents Road TORQUAY TQ1 4UP
- 01803 321602
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Jeremy W Ackers Fee Assured
- Dr Melanie Hearn Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Knee biomechanics, day case knee replacement surgery, technological developments in surgical training.
Music (I play bass guitar very badly), history, travel, sailing.
The Fred Heatley Award for research into knee motion before and after ACL surgery. This research lead to the award of a postgraduate degree Master of Surgery (MS).
Recent papers in the Journal of One Day Surgery on daycase ACL and partial knee replacement surgery. Publications in the Bone and Joint Journal, and The Knee, on aspects of knee replacement surgery and knee ligament injuries.
Courses offered to GPs
Topics include new developments in knee surgery and managing the injured or painful knee.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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Zero deep infection rate over the past 24 months in all procedures.
100% patient satisfaction in 2014 20/20 survey.
- MBBS University of London 1996
- BSc (Hons) University of London 1993
- MS (Master of Surgery) University of London 2003
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Intercollegiate 2006
Reference number 4320784
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Orthopaedic Association 2015
- Member British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC full registration, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
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