I am a Specialist Knee Surgeon with particular expertise in sports injuries and knee replacement surgery. Following training at the University of Cambridge, a Yorkshire surgical rotation and a fellowship year in Australia, I was appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at Harrogate District Hospital in 2000. I maintain a busy and active NHS practice. In addition to clinical practice I have extensive teaching, training, development and research commitments.
I have extensive experience performing hundreds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and thousands of arthroscopic surgeries and knee replacements (from partial replacements through to complex revision procedures) since my appointment as a Consultant in 2000. The ability to manage all orthopaedic knee conditions from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’) and ultimately to knee replacement in patients with severe arthritis is crucial to providing a complete service.
In addition to working with elite sportsmen (in rugby, football, cricket etc) I have a particular interest in managing the young, active patient with arthritis and work with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques.