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MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Knee Surgeon
I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Portsmouth NHS Trust. My special interests include knee surgery, knee arthroplasty (replacement), arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction. I am one of the region's leading surgeons in revision knee surgery, and teach these techniques internationally.
MB ChB (Hons), MSc (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Knee Surgeon
After graduating from the University of Leeds, I completed all of my basic surgical and higher orthopaedic training in the Yorkshire region, before being appointed to a substantive consultant post at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Jul 2014. I have also spent a year on one of the world's most prestigious knee Fellowships with Dr Peter Myers in Australia.
I specialise entirely in the treatment of knee conditions and am able to offer a wide variety of treatments including arthroscopic techniques and ligament reconstruction, joint saving surgery, and partial and total knee replacement.
I believe strongly in maximising the use of non-surgical treatments prior to considering surgery. I also utilise tried and tested techniques rather than new fads, but do like to introduce new methods when there is good reason or evidence to do so. An example would be the use of robotics in knee surgery, which I established as first in the NHS in 2018.
I lead the orthopaedic research department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital and the collaboration with the University of Portsmouth. We run a variety of projects including stem cell treatments and the use of technology and artificial intelligence in health care.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family and young children, trying keep fit with some running, cycling and the occasional Ironman, and sailing if there's ever a chance.
Mr DAVID FARR
MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Knee and Hip Surgeon
I have a busy elective and trauma practice specialising in knee and hip replacement surgery and arthroscopic procedures.
I qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London in August 2000. I completed a basic surgical training rotation incorporating neurosurgery, plastic surgery and critical care medicine, in addition to orthopaedic and general surgery, before entering the Wessex Orthopaedic Training Programme as a specialist registrar in 2006.
Following a one year international fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty, navigational arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy in Brisbane, Australia, I took the opportunity to work as a locum consultant in Cairns, Far North Queensland for six months, experiencing orthopaedics and trauma in the tropics.
I have worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, since July 2013, and was appointed there to a substantive post in July 2014.
Research interests: Published and presented on lower limb orthopaedic topics at national and international meetings