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Mr Damian Clark

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS (FCNS) MSc FRCS FEBOT

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Damian Clark at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

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Professional profile

I am a consultant orthopaedic knee & trauma surgeon. I perform knee surgery including ligament reconstructions, knee replacement surgery (partial and total replacements), arthroscopy, osteotomies and patellofemoral surgery.

I bring a modern approach to sports injuries and arthritis care with experience gained from fellowships in Australia, Canada, India and the UK. I have worked with several professional sports teams during my training in both North America and in Australia. I worked with american footballers, australian rugby players, UK strongmen and countless others. I bring that experience to every case.

Having attended secondary school in Bristol and then medical school at Kings College London I completed postgraduate training with the University of Swansea and the University of Bristol. I undertook specialist training at the Severn Deanery training programme. I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons the European Fellowship exam in 2013. I have been the beneficiary of some of the best surgeon training programmes in the world including fellowships in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. I am fully registered, having been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and am listed in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. I now train new surgeons in the NHS.

I was the most highly awarded fellow of my Canadian cohort receiving two fellowship prizes for best surgeon research.

I work with patients in the NHS and the private sector and regularly care for soft tissue and bone injury, sporting injuries and chronic disease. I perform surgery for various knee ligament injuries, including ACL rupture. I treat injuries to the meniscus (the knee's shock absorber) with repairs or partial excisions where required. When damage to the joint surface is irreparable we can choose to undertake knee replacement surgery. This includes total and partial knee replacements. It is important to use the most reliable implants, those that perform well (as recorded by the national joint registry)

Clinical Interests

Arthroscopy
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Medico-legal
Orthopaedic surgery
Osteoarthritis
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Soft tissue injuries

Special Clinical Interests: Trauma surgery; Patella instability (kneecap dislocations); ACL surgery; Arthritis.

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MSc / Swansea University / 2012
Trauma Surgery

FEBOT / Europe / 2013
Fellow European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

MBBS / King's College London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

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Private contact details

Website www.kneespecialists.co.uk
Private secretary Sally Lopeman
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4018
Private secretary fax 0117 980 4021
Private secretary email sally.lopeman@spirehealthcare.com