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Knee Team

Editor in Chief

Professor Martyn Snow

FRCS , FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Professor. Martyn Snow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, which is 1 of only 5 purely Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country. Prof. Snow is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his Registrar training in the Manchester...

Professor. Martyn Snow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, which is 1 of only 5 purely Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country. Prof. Snow is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his Registrar training in the Manchester region. He spent 18 months on fellowship in North America, 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia. He subsequently spent 6 months at the Holand Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery. In 2008 Prof Snow was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American travelling fellowship. This enabled him to spend a further 4 weeks visiting some of the worlds foremost shoulder surgeons in major centres such as New York, Los angeles, San Antonio and Houston.

Professor Snow has over 50 publications in various International medical journals, has written 2 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries and has presented over 70 papers at various national and International meetings. In 2007 he was recognized by the European Trauma Society, and awarded a prize for the best scientific paper published that year.

In 2006 he completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. Prof. Snow has since designed his own fixation device for use in ACL reconstruction, which is currently on sale world wide.

Professor Snow has a honorary chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham and a honorary chair in Regenerative Medicine at Aston University. His current research interests include the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, Bone Marrow Concentrate, Platelet Rich Plasma and bone healing.

Prof. Snow is an invited faculty member on numerous national and international courses, teaching Surgeons the latest techniques in arthroscopic surgery.

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Mr Andrew Pearse

MB ChB, MRCS(Ed), FRCS(Tr & Orth)

Andrew Pearse is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worcestershire, specialising in Sports and Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Having graduated from the University of Manchester in 1998 he went on to train on the North-West orthopaedic rotation. He undertook an...

Andrew Pearse is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worcestershire, specialising in Sports and Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Having graduated from the University of Manchester in 1998 he went on to train on the North-West orthopaedic rotation. He undertook an international sports fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand, before taking up a consultant post initially at Wrightington Hospital and then his current appointment at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

His main areas of interest are sports and arthroplasty knee surgery. His teaching commitments include being a faculty member on a national soft tissue course and Honorary Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Salford. He is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Mr Pearse has published scientific papers in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Arthroplasty.

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Mr Faisal Hussain

FRCS , FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Hussain was first appointed as a full time consultant in orthopaedic surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and Edgbaston in August 2008. His interests include knee and shoulder surgery as part of the arthroscopy team (key hole surgery).

His...

Mr Hussain was first appointed as a full time consultant in orthopaedic surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and Edgbaston in August 2008. His interests include knee and shoulder surgery as part of the arthroscopy team (key hole surgery).

His undergraduate training was at the London Teaching Hospital Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, qualifying in 1993. He gained his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery based at the University of Leicester teaching hospitals, Trent training programmme. He went on to achieve dual fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery.

The management of young osteoarthritic knees is his special interest with procedures such as tibial and femoral osteotomy, articular cartilage repair surgery and unicompartmental knee replacements. The management of sports injuries was a focus of his fellowship training and he performs ACL reconstructions, complex knee multi ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopic meniscal repair. He also gained experience in patella realignment procedures including patelo-femoral ligament reconstructions.

Mr Hussain has performed mini incision total knee replacements as well as complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty surgery.

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Professor James Richardson

MBChB, FRCS (Ed) MD

Professor Richardson held the chair of Orthopaedic surgery at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry since 1993. His particular interests were in early arthritis of hip, knee and ankle. Hip resurfacing, the management of mal-united , infected...

Professor Richardson held the chair of Orthopaedic surgery at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry since 1993. His particular interests were in early arthritis of hip, knee and ankle. Hip resurfacing, the management of mal-united , infected and complex fractures of lower limb as well as cartilage repair techniques are also particular areas of expertise.
His untimely death in early 2018 is a great loss to every aspect of Orthopaedics in which he involved himself.

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Mr James Murray

MA FRCS (Tr and Orth) MB BChir (Cantab)

James started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds elective NHS posts at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital where he is the Specialty Director for Elective Orthopaedics.

James graduated from Cambridge University, underwent...

James started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds elective NHS posts at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital where he is the Specialty Director for Elective Orthopaedics.

James graduated from Cambridge University, underwent basic surgical training in Oxford before working in knee and hip research in Newcastle. He then entered orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery and won the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005. In 2006, he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, gaining valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Merv Cross. That same year he was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship.

James has a keen research and training interest having written numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, which was published in June 2008. He also reviews for scientific journals, including the Bone and Joint Journal, The Knee, Injury, Acta Orthopaedica and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. James leads on a number of trials and contributes to others as a co-investigator; he works closely with his colleagues as a member of the Bristol Knee Group which carries out research and teaching related to knee surgery both in the UK and internationally. He is a member of both national and international collaborative consensus groups.

His extensive experience has enabled him to offer a comprehensive knee service from ligament reconstruction, meniscal and cartilage surgery, osteotomy, partial, total and revision knee replacement. He is able to solve even the most complex of knee problems, including prosthetic knee joint infection, the management of which is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team at Southmead Hospital where James leads the service. He is well-known to encourage early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and avoidance of tourniquets.

James has a keen sporting interest, previously playing competitive squash, athletics and rugby, but now he tends to be more of a spectator, but still coaches rugby and still plays recreational squash and loves skiing! He is also a keen pianist, playing anything from Blues to Classical. He is married to a local GP at Bristol University Students’ Health Service and together they have three children.

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The Editorial team in Knee surgery is headed by Professor Martyn Snow of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham  and comprises Mr Andrew Pearse(Worcester) , Professor James Richardson (Oswestry) ,Mr Fraz Hussain(Birmingham) and Mr James Murray (Bristol).

Each have significant experience and expertise in this area of Orthopaedic knee surgery and share with you  their techniques and tips for operative management of elective and traumatic conditions of the knee.

All the images are of the named authors carrying out their own techniques and the operative descriptions and questions are written by themselves.

Where operative techniques are demonstrated using an implant this reflects the authors own technique as  used in their practice. Their demonstration is not an endorsement of technique or implant by either OrthOracle , the Royal College of Surgeons  or the manufacturer and should not be regarded as such.

Full technical and operative details are available from the manufacturer and should be referred to by those considering the use of any implant.

The detailing of particular products or implants on OrthOracle should not be taken as an indication that these are superior to other similar products ,which may perform to similar standards.

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