For starters this website and other social media connections will all be 'works in progress' as there is the challenge of spreading time between doing the orthopaedics I love, some medicolegal work, and the occasional hour looking after the two kids!
I have been dabbling with orthopaedics since 1998.
I have 3 orthopaedic degrees from India, 3 more from the UK including the FRCS in trauma and orthopaedics and am on the GMC specialist register to practice as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics.
My specialist interest is in hips and knees(hoping the name of the website was a giveaway)
I do believe it is necessary to restrict ones practice to one or two specialist areas and I think its difficult to deliver great outcomes unless the focus is narrow
I have been in the NorthWest since 2003 and have enjoyed learning from some superb surgeons in some well run hospitals
This includes working at Wrightington Hospital(which is one of the centres of excellence for orthopaedic work) as the John Charnley Fellow learning how to tackle complex hip and knee problems.
My focus is on delivering an ethical and sensible consult to start with. An ability to explain the pathology (in simple terms!) and then laying out the options available is vital to this.
Sometimes its about giving you time to make that call and in some cases its about having that additional information to get your head around the problem.
With hips and knees I deal with all pathologies related to and including sports injuries, having a painful or unstable joint due to early wear and tear to severe forms of arthritis. Your treatment may range from getting an understanding and then walking away, physiotherapy, injections to the joint or around it, key hole surgery, various forms of joint replacements (talk to me about options and materials).
On a personal front, I have a teenage son and a younger daughter(who still thinks i am great), love the following in no particular order: cricket(mainly watching occasionally doing), swimming(do this one), and an occasional dram of a good single malt(definitely do this one)
FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics, RCSEdinburgh)
MSc (Orthopaedics, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust and UCLAN Preston)
MRCS (Intercollegiate, RCSEd)
Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics, Mumbai Unversity)
Diplomate National Board (Orthopaedics, New Delhi, India)
Diploma Orthopaedics (College of Physician and Surgeons, Mumbai)
MBBS (TNMC, Mumbai)