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 Mr Peter Ward

• MbChB – Bristol 1984 – 89
• MSc – Oxford 1992
• FRCS Eng 1994 FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

• Registrar on Wessex Orthopaedic Training Program
• One year’s fellowship in hip Arthroplasty in Australia
• Seven years consultant experience as Arthroplasty and Trauma Surgeon
• Current Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Services

Special interests:
• Hip Arthroplasty in the young adult
• Resurfacing Arthroplasties
• Revision hip procedures
• Trauma

New treatments introduced:
• Resurfacing Arthoplasties

• Dorset County Hospital – Monday and Wednesday 9.00am, alternate Tuesdays, 2.00 pm
• Weymouth alternate Mondays, 9.00am
• Lyme Regis monthly Mondays, 9.00am

• 01305 255515

Key members of team:
• Arthroplasty Fellow – Harrish Karup


Mr Nicholas Savva  (Foot and Ankle)

• MBBS, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1988-1994
• BMedSci, University of London, 1993
• FRCS(Eng), London, 1998
• FRCS(Tr&Orth), London, 2005

• I trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School and undertook house jobs in London. My basic surgical training was in Wessex as was my Orthopaedic Rotation. I then spent a year in Australia on a Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship before being appointed a Consultant in Dorchester.
• Since then I have set up a multidisciplinary clinic in Dorchester including myself, a trainee registrar, an extended scope physiotherapy practitioner and two orthotists.
• I have recently visited several foot and ankle centres in the United States as a travelling fellow.

Special interests:
• Trauma
• General orthopaedics
• Foot and ankle surgery

New treatments introduced:
• Percutaneous Achilles tendon repair for acute ruptures
• Ankle replacement
• Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis/fusion

• Dorchester Tuesday morning
• Dorchester Thurs morning (Alt)
• Weymouth 3rd and 5th Mondays, pm

• 01305 253171

Key members of team:
• We provide a multidisciplinary approach to foot and ankle problems offering conservative, orthotic and surgical options for treatment.
• Aimee Johnston - extended scope physiotherapy practitioner with an interest in foot and ankle problems and rehabilitation.
• Juliet Bell – Orthotist


Mr Sean Walsh

• Batchelor of Medicine, Southampton 1990
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) 1995
• Master of Science (Orthopaedic Engineering) with distinction Cardiff 1999
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) 2001

• I trained at Southampton Medical School and undertook my basic medical training in Southampton and Portsmouth. I then move to East Anglia for 4 years to undertake my basic surgical training, working in Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Cambridge and Colchester. I was appointed to the Wessex Orthopaedic and Trauma Rotation in 1996.
• In January 2002 I was appointed on a advanced training post in hand surgery at the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby. I worked there under the supervision of 5 hand surgeons.
• In June 2003 I was appointed as a locum Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon in Dorset County Hospital. My Substantive appointment was in September 2003.

Special Interests:
• I have a special interest in Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery.
• I have trained in Hand and Wrist Surgery at the Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby and Southampton University Hospital, I have also received training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge.
• I am a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand

New treatments introduced:
• I have developed the Hand and Wrist Surgery Service at Dorset County Hospital. There is now a full time Hand Therapist together with Physiotherapists specialising in hand and wrist problems.
• Together with Duncan Farquhar-Thompson and Oliver Tweedie (consultant anaesthetists) we have developed the regional anaesthesia service at DCH. This allows patients to remain awake for many hand/wrist surgery procedures. This allows greater patient choice as to type of anaesthesia and allows more patients to be discharged home on the day of surgery.

• Fracture clinic (hand and wrist problems mainly) Dorset County Hospital Monday AM
• Hand/wrist and General Orthopaedic Clinic, Bridport Community Hospital, Wednesday AM, on 3rdWednesday.
• Hand and Wrist Clinic Dorset County Hospital, Wednesday PM, weeks 2-5. Wednesday AM week 1
• The hand and wrist clinics are multidisciplinary with Roberta our Hand Therapist present together with the hand and wrist physiotherapist commitments permitting

• 01305254483 (secretary)
• If GPs require advice I may be contacted by email on or alternatively I am usually in my office on Tuesday mornings and Friday lunchtime – 01305 254483

Key members of team:
• Roberta Brincat – Hand therapist, deals with all aspects of hand therapy, to manage patients after injuries or operations.
• Maree Dethick-Jones – Physiotherapist with a special interest in hand and wrist physiotherapy


Mr Ian Barlow

• MB, ChB , Bristol, 1985
• FRCS (Eng), 1989
• FRCS (Orth), 1996

• I qualified from Bristol and subsequently started postgraduate training in surgery at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.
• After orthopaedic speciality training I was appointed to the Wessex region as Registrar, then Senior Registrar in Portsmouth and Southampton.
• I undertook a travelling fellowship in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine in the USA in 1996.
• 11 years experience as Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Surgeon.

Special interests:
• Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery
• Knee ligament reconstruction
• Knee replacement (total and partial)
• Revision knee replacement
• Meniscal repair
• Articular cartilage surgery

New treatments introduced:
• Arthroscopic meniscus repair
• Arthroscopy/microfracture for chondral defects
• Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
• Allograft ligament reconstruction
• Computer guided/aligned knee replacement
• Intramedullary nail knee arthrodesis

• Tuesday PM, Dorchester
• Thursday AM, Dorchester
• Friday AM, Swanage

• 01305 255413 (secretary)

Key members of the team:
• Ms Toni Ardolino, Registrar
• Mr Harish Kurup, Knee Arthroplasty Fellow
• Ms Liz Hoskinson, ESP Knee Clinic
• Mr Mike Peak, ESP Knee Clinic


Mr Nick Fernandez


• Trained in Wessex

Special interests:
• General orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with special interest in shoulders, resurfacing of the shoulder, arthroscopic shoulder procedures

• Fracture Clinic, Tuesday AM, DCH
• Wednesday AM or PM, Blandford
• Friday, Weymouth or Dorchester

• 01305 255549

Key members of team:
• Tracey Atwell, Extended Scope Practitioner with interest in shoulder surgery

Mr Simon Garrett

• BM University of Southampton 1998
• MRCS Ed 2003
• FRCS (Tr&Orth) 2008

• After graduating from Southampton University, I undertook both my basic and high orthopaedic surgical training across the Wessex region. I spent the last year of my registrar training on an arthroplasty fellowship in Perth, Western Australia. I returned to Dorset County Hospital in 2009 as a Locum Orthopaedic Consultant and was appointed as a substantive hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon in October 2010.

Special interests:
• I have broad experience in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedics, however, I have a specialist interest in hip and knee arthroplasty, both primary and revision, in which I am fellowship trained.
• I am also very interested in both hip and knee arthroscopy and sports injuries.
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New treatments introduced:
• I am setting up a Hip Arthroscopy Service at DCH especially for treating the young painful hip, hopefully preventing some from developing arthritis in the future.
• I am also involved in developing our ‘Enhanced Recovery Programme’ for patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty. Our aim is to reduce post-operative pain and complications by enabling early mobilisation following surgery.

• Fracture Clinic, Wednesday pm, DCH
• Elective (new and follow-up), Thursday pm

• 01305 254696


Mr Colin Senior

• FRCS (Tr+Ortho) 2009 Wessex
• MRCS 2003 

• BMBS 1998 Nottingham Medical School
• BMedSci 1996 Nottingham Medical School

• Following medical school spent time in London, including one year at the Royal London Hospital trauma unit before entering higher surgical training in orthopaedics within the Wessex region
• Fellowship trained in the sub-specialties of arthroplasty, shoulder and trauma surgery during a year spent in Auckland, New Zealand
• Lead role in trauma surgery at DCH, also enjoys a general orthopaedic interest, with a special interest in lower limb arthroplasty and shoulder surgery
• As well as specialising in degenerative disease processes of joints he also deals with sports injuries

Special interests:
• Orthopaedic trauma
• Shoulder surgery
• Knee surgery
• Hip surgery

New treatments introduced:
• Computer navigation surgery for total knee replacements

• Thursday am
• Friday am

• 01305 254696


Mr Tim Crook

• Bachelor of Medicine (University of Southampton) 2000
• Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 2004
• Post Graduate Diploma Sport and Exercise Medicine (Cardiff University) 2008
• Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons) 2009
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) 2009

• After graduating from Southampton University Medical School in 2000, I undertook my Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region, obtaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2009.
• I have worked with some of the world’s leading upper limb experts. In 2010 I travelled to Sydney, undertaking an internationally renowned Hand and Wrist Fellowship for one year. The Sydney Hand Unit is a centre of excellence for simple and complex hand and wrist conditions, including the treatment of professional sports injuries. I was awarded a Travelling Bursary from the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in support of this.
• I returned to the UK to commence a consultant post at Dorset County Hospital in July 2011.

Special interests:
• Hand, wrist and upper limb surgery
• Upper limb sports injuries
• Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand
• Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons)

New treatments introduced:
• Free osteochondral grafting (bone and cartilage graft) for complex finger intra-articular fractures.

• Mondays – new and follow-up elective outpatient clinics (mainly hand and wrist)
• Friday morning – fracture clinic
• All clinics are run in combination with a hand therapist to enable a multi-disciplinary approach to patient assessment and care

• Secretary Ann Mcnee 01305 253124 or GPs can email directly on

Key members of the team:
• Hand Therapy Services