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Mr Peter Ward

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

Background:
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

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

Contact:
01305 255515

Key members of team:
Arthroplasty Fellow – Harrish Karup

 

Mr Nicholas Savva  (Foot and Ankle)

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

Background:
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

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

Contact:
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

Qualifications:
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

Background:
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.

Clinics:
Fracture clinic (hand and wrist problems mainly) Dorset County Hospital Monday AM
Hand/wrist and General Orthopaedic Clinic, Bridport Community Hospital, Wednesday AM, on 3rd Wednesday.
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

Contact:
01305 254483 (secretary)
If GPs require advice I may be contacted by email on sean.walsh@dchft.nhs.uk 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

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

Background:
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

Clinics:
Tuesday PM, Dorchester
Thursday AM, Dorchester
Friday AM, Swanage

Contact:
01305 255413 (secretary)

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

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Mr Simon Garrett

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

Background:
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.

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

Contact:
01305 254696

 

Mr Colin Senior

Qualifications:
FRCS (Tr+Ortho) 2009 Wessex
MRCS 2003
BMBS 1998 Nottingham Medical School
BMedSci 1996 Nottingham Medical School

Background:
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

Clinics:
Thursday am
Friday am

Contact:
01305 254696

 

Mr Tim Crook

Qualifications:
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

Background:
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.

Clinics:
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

Contact:
Secretary Ann Mcnee 01305 253124 or GPs can email directly on timothy.crook@dchft.nhs.uk

Key members of the team:
Hand Therapy Services


Mr James Smith (Knee and Hip Surgeon)

​Qualifications: ​
BSc (First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences) University of Southampton, 2002
BM University of Southampton, 2003
MRCS Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2007
DM University of Southampton, 2013
FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2015​

Background:
2019 – Current Clinical Governance Lead, Orthopaedic Department
2016 – 2017 Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Trauma Fellowship, Auckland, NZ
2015 – 2016 British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) Knee Fellowship, Bournemouth, UK
2008 – 2016 Higher Surgical Training (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery), Wessex Rotation, UK
2004 – 2008 Basic Surgical Training (General Surgery), Wessex Rotation, UK​

Special interests: 
All aspects of knee surgery – I have subspecialty training in ligament reconstruction, computer navigation and trauma surgery.

I have a keen research interest – my doctoral thesis investigated strategies for bone tissue engineering using stem cells and I have written clinical papers related to knee ligament, osteotomy and joint replacement surgery. I am keen to translate this research into clinical practice to continually improve patient outcomes. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Smith60

Founder Member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) – Working together with patients and healthcare professionals, to prevent and treat orthopaedic problems using lifestyle modification.

New treatments introduced: 
Multidisciplinary complex knee clinic

Clinics:
Elective clinics – Tues and Wed afternoons, Dorset County Hospital
Fracture clinics – Alternate Thurs mornings, Dorset County Hospital​

Contact: 
Secretary Jacqie Butler 01305 255549 or email jacqie.butler@dchft.nhs.uk​​