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- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Alex was appointed as a specialist knee and hip Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in January 2015. He trained in London, working in several of the major teaching hospitals learning the latest techniques before completed his advanced training in Australia at a leading private hospital where he specialised in sports injuries and arthoplasty. He currently has a busy, high volume NHS and private practice and regularly performs soft tissue knee surgery including ACL and meniscal surgery, and joint replacement surgery including partial and full knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery. He currently also acts as knee surgeon for Cheltenham Town FC.
Alex has a research doctorate (MDRes) from Imperial College, London. He is recognised globally for his pioneering work on the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee focusing on the anterolateral structures of the knee. His research fellowship under the supervision of Prof Andrew Amis and Mr Andy Williams focused on improving biomechanics to aid the return to sport of high level sports professionals, and now the technique has now grown in popularity in the UK. Alex is happy to discuss extra -articular reconstruction with his patients. He was invited to give a talk to update on current techniques in ACL surgery at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in September 2020.
Alex was elected to the prestigious post of Honorary Secretary of the British Association of the Knee in 2019, the organisation representing the 600+ knee surgeons in the UK, and completed his term in May 2022. In this position he had a major role in organising the BASK spring congress and BOA knee revalidation sessions, providing leading best practice education for consultant knee surgeons and driving standards of care nationally. He was also involved in policy development with the BASK executive. He is currently also a member of several working groups, including the BASK ACL injury prevention and BASK arthroplasty working groups. He is also a current member of the National Joint Registry RCC committee. He also sits on the Orthopaedic Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association.
Alex is currently lead consultant for knee surgery within the NHS Trust. Alex has worked hard to improve outcomes from surgery within the NHS Trust, and was previously governance lead for the department of trauma and orthopaedics in Gloucestershire. He was also infection control lead where he led work which introduced measures to minimise the risk from infection for patients undergoing surgery. In his NHS practice he is an Educational Supervisor for trainee surgeons and junior doctors. He recently organised the Knee education term for the senior Severn Deanery trainees.
Outside his busy roles in knee surgery he spends as much time as possible with his family and 3 small children. Alex enjoys passing on his love of football as a coach of an U10 football team at the weekend. He runs regularly and has completed several half and full marathons. He is currently learning to play the piano.
Areas of interest
Total knee replacement; Unicompartmental knee replacement; Partial knee replacement; Total hip replacement; Revision knee replacement; Knee arthroscopy; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Soft tissue knee surgery; Patellofemoral Instability; Knee trauma; Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Patellofemoral instability; knee arthritis; Sports knee injuries; ACL tears; Mulitligament knee injuries; Revision knee Surgery; Osteotomy around the knee; knee pain; hip pain; knee instability; knee research;
- Rachel Anderson
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital Hatherley Lane Cheltenham GL51 6SY
- 01242 246549
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Charles Garcia-Rodriguez Not Fee Assured
- Dr Michael McSwiney Not Fee Assured
- Dr Simon Webster Fee Assured
- Dr Warren Doherty Not Fee Assured
- Dr Matthew Oram Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Knee Lead, Glos Hospital NHS FT
Awarded an MD(Res) degree from Imperial College, London.
Investigator for ACL SNAPP national trial
Multiple peer reviewed research publications (see publications section)
Acting as taxi and referee for my three children aged 11, 9, and 7.
Completed Cheltenham half marathon last year, runs regularly.
Childrens football coach Prestbury Phantoms FC.
Dodds AL, Halewood C, Gupte CM, Williams AM, Amis AA. The anterolateral ligament: Anatomy, length changes and association with the Segond fracture. Bone and Joint Journal 2014; 96B: 325- 3
Stephen JM, Dodds AL, Lumpapopong P, Kader D, Williams A, Amis AA. The ability of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction to correct patellar kinematics and contact mechanism in the presence of a lateralized tibial tubercle. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 43: 2198- 207
Dodds AL, Narvani A, Williams AM. Multiple ligament injuries of the knee. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2013; 27: 106-112.
Stephen JM, Lumpaopong P, Dodds AL, Williams A, Amis AA. The effect of tibial tuberosity medicalization and lateralization on patellofemoral joint kinematics, contact mechanics and stability. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20145; 43: 186- 94.
Dodds AL, Bauze AJ, Keene GC. Revision surgery for failed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2014; 28: 116-122.
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to provide courses to physio / GP practices. Possible topics for lunch and learn sessions:
Knee arthroscopy in 2018: in the light of recent controversies which patients should have one?
The anterolateral ligament of the knee: how a ‘new' knee ligament was discovered
How to reduce complications including infection in hip and knee replacement patients: what does the GP needs to know
What the general practitioner needs to know about anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=6074858
- BSc (Hons) - First Class Honours - Anatomy Cardiff University 2001
- MB BCh UWCM 2003
- MSc (Trauma Surgery) Swansea University 2010
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
- MD (Res) Imperial College 2018
- Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty Fellowship Sportsmed SA, Adelaide, Australia 2014
- Arthroplasty Fellowship Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading 2014
- Knee Fellowship Imperial College / Fortius Clinic 2012
Reference number 6074858
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Association for Surgery of the Knee, Honorary Secretary British Association for Surgery of the Knee 2019
- Orthopaedic Committee Member British Orthopaedic Association 2023
- National Joint Registry Regional Committee NJR 2022
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery , 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (5-50)
Arthroscopic meniscectomy (including debridement) - (5-50)
Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (1-5)
Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (1-5)
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