Orthopaedic and Sport Injury Research


Specialty: Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests: Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine. Patella instability clinic. Painful knee arthroplasty clinic.
Knee arthroplasty and ligament reconstruction.

 Specific Surgical procedures:
• Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacement
• Knee arthroscopy: meniscal excision/repair, microfracture & synovectomy.
• Arthroscopic anterior and posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Multiligament reconstruction.
• Medial Patello-femoral ligament reconstruction
• Patellofemoral realignment and trochlea deepening
• Unicompartmental knee replacement and patellofemoral replacement
• Corrective knee surgery (Osteotomy) for “younger” patients with arthritis
• Cartilage repair surgery. (Chondrocyte transplantation)

 Orthopaedic Background:
• Knee fellowships in Newcastle and Sydney, Australia with Dr Leo Pinczewski 2004/2005.
• Specialist Orthopaedic Registrar Training in Aberdeen, Scotland 1999-2004
• MRI/Spine research fellow/ Aberdeen with professor FW Smith 1997-1998

 Professional Memberships:
• GMC Full registration/ Specialist registration – 4414076
• BOA: Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
• BMA: British Medical Association
• BASK: British Association of Surgery of the Knee
• ESSKA: European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
• AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
• BOSTA: British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association
• BASEM: British Association of Sport and exercise Medicine

Managerial/Professional Role:
Chairman and founder of Newcastle/Gateshead Medical Volunteers Charity
Clinical Director of NE-OASIR Research group
Managing Director of North East Orthopaedic and Sport Injury Surgery Ltd
External examiner (Edge Hill University)
Associate Editor for JMCR Journal
Reviewer for American Journal of Sport Medicine
Reviewer for the Surgeons Journal
Editorial Board of Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
Basic arthroscopy course convener at The Royal College of Surgeon
British Orthopaedic Association BOA Linkmen

Current Research Project Summary January 2011:
Orthopaedic and Sport Injury research group (OASIR) projects www.oasir.co.uk
And in collaboration with the Imperial College London
• Patellofemoral video Mapping (correlation between subjective pain location and patellofemoral chondral lesions identified at arthroscopy)
• Preoperative patient education reduces length of stay after knee joint arthroplasty
• Interactions between meniscal and chondral lesions (natural history review)
• The photographic knee pain map: Development and validation of a patient centered clinical and research instrument.
• ‘'The Long Term Monitoring of the Knee ROM Angle. A Spectrum Analysis using electronic goniometer
• Q Angle Measurement: Comparison of manual measurement with TT:TG distance
• Correlation between arthroscopic finding and various clinical diagnostic signs
• Biomechanical Analysis of Mobile Versus Fixed Bearing Knee Replacements.
• Effect of preoperative drug prescription on knee arthroplasty length of stay.
• Motion analysis using various knee braces
• Pelvic insufficiency fracture
• Assessing Knee revision systems and implants
• Cadaver study of MPFL femoral tunnel placement at the Imperial College London with professor Andrew Amis

Previous research interests:
• Chronic overuse tendon problems in athletes. Achilles Tendon rupture and Achilles Tendinopathy.
• Long-term Results of Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate ligament Reconstruction.
• Comparing the use Oxidized Zirconium and Cobalt Chrome materials in the femoral component of Total Knee Replacement.
• Studying the role of paraspinal muscle (multifidus) dysfunction in low back pain and evaluating the effect of rehabilitation in the treatment of low back pain
Outside interests: Football, running and cycling.

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