Mr Lawrence graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986. He trained at Wrightington Hospital, where the pioneering hip replacement work by Sir John Charnley was undertaken. He also trained in Exeter where major advances in hip design and surgical technique were made. He also spent one year at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA as a surgical and research fellow.
Mr Lawrence has been a consultant at the Heart of England Healthcare Trust since 1999.
He runs the runs the Solihull Hip and Knee Clinic held at Parkway Hospital Monday mornings, Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. He specializes in the treatment of painful hip and knee joints and treats patients of all ages. Mr. Lawrence offers the whole range of treatment options including cartilage repair, key hole surgery of the hip joint, resurfacing and total hip replacement. He has recently presented his results and reports, over a period of 10 years, 0% incidence of revision surgery for loose hips or worn hips. The Exeter hip has excellent long term results with over 90 % of hip joints functioning up to and beyond 39 years.
For younger patients not ready for hip replacement or resurfacing, key hole surgery can be beneficial. Painful spurs and loose bodies can be removed . Areas of damaged cartilage can be treated.
Mr. Lawrence has recently introduced “Signature’ for knee replacement surgery. This new technique allows computer aided planning of the knee replacement so that the alignment of the limb can be optimized for each individual patient. An MRI scan of the knee and entire leg is obtained and from these images, a jig is manufactured specifically for the individual patient. Improved alignment will prolong the lifespan of the knee replacement , improve function, and aid recovery.
Mr Lawrence's recent achievements include:
- Awarded excellence points for quality of care given to patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement and revision hip replacement at Solihull Hospital on the NHS.
- Convener for the Exeter Hip Course held for the first time at Solihull Hospital with speakers and Orthopaedic Surgeons attending from all over Britain.