I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at York Foundation NHS Trust in 2003. I have an Orthopaedic Practice which specialises in hip and knee joint replacement, hip and knee joint arthroscopy and re-do/revision hip surgery. I was appointed to establish a Yorkshire based practice to treat young adult hip disease, hip disease in active people of all ages and to further the number of re-do hip surgeries done at York Hospital.
To this end I was the first Yorkshire based Orthopaedic Surgeon to use hip resurfacing and computer navigated hip surgery as a routine part of my practice.
I graduated from Sheffield University in 1989. I did my basic surgical training in Nottingham. I had two years of post fellowship training in Derby before being appointed to the West Midlands Higher Orthopaedic Surgical Training Scheme. In my training I was fortunate to work with pioneers in the field of both hip resurfacing surgery and also hip surgery in young adults. I learnt techniques of hip resurfacing and also uncemented hip surgery.
I complemented my registrar training with a series of Fellowships in Oxford, Canada and the USA with leading experts in hip surgery.
I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at York in 2003. My main practice now concerns young adults/active adults of all ages, who have hip pain and high functional demands using hip resurfacing, minimal access hip surgery, hip arthroscopy and compute aided surgery. I perform between 300 and 400 hip replacements a year; between 100 and 120 knee replacements a year and 50 to 60 re do/revision hip replacements a year.
I have recently introduced hip arthroscopy surgery to North Yorkshire and have developed computer aided hip and knee surgery.