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Children have a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. The vast majority are part of a spectrum of normal, and while regular reassessment, physiotherapy and, rarely, surgery may be indicated it is often a stressful time for parents and care-givers.
I aim to inform and reassure and, when necessary, correct any underlying problems.
Working in paediatric orthopaedics for some time it is clear that there is much overlap with young adult orthopaedics. I specialise in the assessment of young adult hip pathology and perform lower limb joint replacements and soft tissue reconstructions.
I have completed over 150 cases in the last year and have a revision rate for Total Knee Replacement of 0.6% and for Total Hip Replacement of 0% over the last 3years.
I am aware of and published in venous thromboembolism around the time of surgery and have strict evidence based protocols on how to avoid these medical complications. I also have the support of an excellent anaesthetic preassessment clinic.
Adult neuromuscular orthopaedics has often been neglected. While most paediatric orthopaedics surgeons have some role in Cerebral Palsy management, once children transition to adult services, support is vastly reduced. Post stroke or traumatic brain injury, the support for gait problems, joint contractures, etc is almost non-existent.
I have set up an East of England service for these patients on the NHS, and am happy to see these patients privately.