Orthopaedic Surgery



This part of the site details the orthopaedic procedures that I have expertise in.


My main surgical interest is joint replacements such as hip and knee replacement.  I have experience in revision joint replacement and the treatment of infected joint replacements. I have 21 years experience of Hip Resurfacing.


I have a particular interest in the orthopaedic problems of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and I have also regularly undertaken operations such as elbow and shoulder replacement and rheumatoid foot surgery. 


These pages give details of some of the more frequent operations I have expertise in:



Things I do not do:


I do not do any arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery for sports injuries and similar problems).


There isn't much point in seeing me for torn knee cartilages, arthroscopic decompressions in the shoulder and most sports injuries.


I don't do routine foot surgery for bunions and similar problems, only for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and similar diseases.


I do not do much hand surgery apart from minor procedures connected with elbow replacement.


I do not do any acute trauma surgery but I do deal with late effects of trauma such as secondary arthritis.


I do not see any patients with back pain or sciatica privately, only at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.


I also have a long standing interest in lumbar spine disorders and sciatica I have experiance of microsurgical lumbar disc excisions and other spinal operations but I no longer undertake these operations. 



Some great people from the history of Orthopaedics:

The anatomical studies of Leonardo da Vinci, from around 1510, are one of the great achievements of the Italian renaissance.  His work helped to lay the foundations of modern scientific medicine, and orthopaedics in particular


Pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Sir John Charnley using the lathe in his workshop at home. John Charnley radically changed the treatment of hip arthritis with his total hip replacement designed in the early 1960s. 


Mr Mike Freeman of The London Hospital sitting with Dr John Insall  (right) of The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York in Mike Freeman's garden in about 1980.  These two individuals were responsible for working out questions of design, balance and alignment which are the basis of all good modern Total Knee Replacements.