Orthopaedic surgeon on hand at Varsity Athletics match

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, practicing at The Richard Villar Practice at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital was on hand on Saturday 19th May at the Athletics Varsity Match to assist with any sporting injuries.

Mr Ali Bajwa, Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon specialising in sports injuries, helped with any sports injuries to any of the athletes partaking in the event on the day and subsequent recovery should that be needed.

Common injuries include ligament and muscle tears when the athletes push themselves beyond physical boundaries. More often these are ligament sprains and tearing of the muscle-tendon complex but occasionally more serious injuries such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears, Groin tears and fractures are sustained.

Mr Bajwa joined The Richard Villar Practice in 2012, specialising in Hip and Knee sports injuries. One of Mr Bajwa’s research interests is investigating the techniques to aid rapid return to sport after injury so is very keen to be involved in events of this kind.

Mr Bajwa said: “Being a university Blue from years ago, it is a pleasure for me to watch this very talented team and help in any way I can, in what is promised to be an exciting competition against arch rivals.”

About Mr Ali Bajwa
Mr Bajwa is a passionate sportsman who spends his life in pursuit of challenges ranging from athletics and climbing through to expeditions. As an athlete he earned the Cambridge Blue for Discus throwing and competed at National and International level. He is a keen thrower and
mountaineer, and his strong sense of adventure recently led him to the magnetic North Pole.

About The Richard Villar Practice at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
The Richard Villar Practice is a highly respected practice specialising in hip and knee surgery. Featuring Mr Richard Villar, a world recognised surgeon and Mr Ali Bajwa, with local, national and international patients attending for consultation and surgery. Many premier sporting individuals and many household names have attended the Richard Villar Practice.

The practice is located at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital in Cambridge, although also holds outpatient consultations in London. It is supported by some of the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available.

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