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David Elson

 

"I offer a bespoke approach, tailored to each patient’s specific problem.  If you’re too young to have a knee replacement, I may be able to find an alternative way to treat your symptoms. I try to be clear in my communication about your procedure, rehabilitation and likely outcome."



Male patient, aged 57: "Absolutely first class, brilliant, best thing I’ve ever done. I have no pain and my walking is much better.  I’m now back at work, it’s made such a difference to my life."

Female patient, aged 44: "Absolutely tremendous, I ran up the stairs for the first time in 4 years, so now I want my other knee done."

Specialty

Specialist knee surgeon

Operations

I offer a specialist knee service which includes knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery (repair, scaffolding and transplantation), cartilage regeneration, ligament reconstruction, knee re-alignment osteotomy and patellofemoral surgery.   In addition I perform primary knee arthroplasty (either partial or total knee replacement).

Clinics

I consult patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Blaydon Primary Care Centre.  Ask your GP for a referral.

Qualifications

MBChB MRCS FRCS (T&O)

Training

I trained in Orthopaedics in the North East.  Subsequently I completed specialist knee surgery fellowship training with Chris Wilson (Cardiff) and later Adrian Wilson (Hampshire).  

Other responsibilities

I am chairman of the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk).  This is an initiative designed to capture meaningful outcome data which should influence future surgical techniques in years to come.   I am co–convener of the Northern Osteotomy Masterclass educating other surgeons on the best techniques to perform knee osteotomy.

Publications 

I have several publications in the field of knee surgery and I've presented at national and international conferences.

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