I am a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. I specialise in complex knee surgery, particularly for younger patients who may have been told that they have to "wait for a knee replacement".
I qualified in 2000 from Edinburgh University medical school. My surgical training was completed in Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle, before fellowship training in Cardiff and Hampshire.
I am the chairman of the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk) which is dedicated to improving outcomes for knee osteotomy patients.
I have authored several papers on knee surgery in particular regarding knee pain and osteotomies around the knee. I have spoken at many national and international conferences and Congress. My NHS practice is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead. I conduct private consultations from the Spire Hospital in Washington (November 2018 onwards).
Biological knee surgery
My clinical practice focusses on knee surgery and general trauma presentations. I have a special interest in younger patients with knee problems, where I endeavour to offer biological (joint preserving) knee surgery rather than bionic (joint replacing) knee surgery if this is possible. To do this I have surgical strategies to correct for malalignment, ligament injuries, cartilage and meniscal deficiencies.
If you do need a knee replacement then it may be possible to have a partial knee replacement rather than a total knee, or may be possible to fit a custom-made total knee replacement for you. This is something to discuss at your initial consultation.