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Mr Paul K Dixon

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBCh, FRCS(Eng.), FRCS(Tr & Orth)

"The Spire Washington hospital and staff are committed to patient focused care and this emphasis gives me the confidence to know that I can offer patients the best available care."

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul K Dixon at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Washington Hospital

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for 12 years and for the last 7 years my elective practice has been 100% devoted to surgery of the knee. My other interest is trauma surgery particularly the management of patients with fragility fractures.

All aspects of knee surgery in all age groups including arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction and meniscal surgery. General trauma surgery in all age groups.

To date I have performed over 1200 knee replacements, over 400 ACL reconstructions and over 1500 arthroscopies.

I am orthopaedic trauma lead at City Hospitals Sunderland and chair the BOA trauma group.

Clinical Interests

Knee surgery
Arthroscopy
Sports injury
Osteoarthritis
Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue knee reconstruction Knee arthroscopy Knee replacement General trauma.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBCh / University of Wales College of Medicine / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Trauma Group chairman, British Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Trauma Society
British Association of Surgeons of the Knee
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland


Professional leadership

I am chair of the British Orthopaedic Association trauma group

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

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Personal Profile

My main interests outside of work include rugby (watching and coaching), skiing and sailing (fair weather only). I also love the Lake District and try to get there as often as possible to either walk or get on my bike.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8636
Private secretary Rachael Drakesmith
Private secretary telephone 0191 3055233
Private secretary email rachaeldrakesmith@nhs.net

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