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The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

B31 2AP Birmingham

Professor Martyn Snow
+44 121 6854000

Data on Clinical/Research Center

We are a Clinical Center: yes
We are a Research Center: yes
We are both: yes
In University Programme: yes
Private Practice Programme: no
Primary Language: English
Secondary Language: none

Please provide a general description of your program:

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was founded in 1817. In its early years, the hospital was actually known as the Royal Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital became a National Health Service Trust on 1 April 1995 and became a Foundation Trust in 2007. It has an income base of £80m, making it one of the largest providers of elective orthopaedic surgery in the United Kingdom. There are over forty Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. The hospital currently has 124 beds, including a 10 bed High Dependency Unit for the post-operative care of patients after complex surgery or with medical problems. There are currently 14 operating theatres and an injection suite available at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. The Hospital has a Research and Teaching Centre with an on-site library and lecture theatre. There is also a dedicated x-ray department with MRI and CT scanning. The hospital itself is in pleasant wooded grounds about five miles south west of Birmingham City centre. It is 2-3 miles from Birmingham University with whom it holds very close links. Senior Clinical Fellow in Arthroscopy. The appointee will undertake clinical duties at the same level as the Trusts senior SpR trainees and additional duties commensurate with their individual skills. The appointee will work under the supervision of 3 of the 7 Consultants within the Arthroscopy service and will undertake clinic and operating theatre sessions as described in the job plan. There is significant oppertunities for both clinical and basic science research.

Training/Techniques are available

Approximate Annual Case Volumes

Knee Procedures: 1200
Hip Procedures: Undertaken by Hip dept (3 hip arthroscopists)
Foot & Ankle Procedures: Undertaken by F&A dept (3 surgeons)
Shoulder Procedures: 500
Advanced Cartilage Repair techniques: >100

Opportunities, Experiences and Location of the Teaching Center

Scientific Research Opportunities Available:

Through links with Birmingham and Keele University there is the opportunity to undertake basic science research. Keele University have a wealth of experience with cell therapy for cartilage repair and have been manufacturing cells for over 15years. Birmingham University in addition to cell therapy research have world leading expertise in material design and manufacture. Under the supervision of Prof Snow fellows have the potential to carry out clinical research and involve themselves in clinical trials. Prof Snow is a leader in the field of cartilage repair and has published extensively in the area. He practices many of the advanced cartilage repair techniques including, ACI, Osteochondral allograft, Meniscus transplantation, Bone marrow concentrate and osteotomy. His current main research interest is allogeneic cell therapies for cartilage repair.

Describe your participation in past ICRS educational, hosting or society events

I have been a member of the ICRS education committee for 4 years and more recently the registry committee. I was on the program committee for the world meeting in Vancouver and co chair if the focus meeting in Rome.

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