Mr Damian Clark
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS (FCNS) MSc FRCS FEBOT
I am a consultant orthopaedic knee and 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 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).
Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
MSc / Swansea University / 2012
FEBOT / Europe / 2013
Fellow European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
MBBS / King's College London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery