Mr Tarique Parwez
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS, Diploma Ortho Engineering, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
I am a High Volume Sports and Arthroplasty Knee Surgery and Primary Hip Arthroplasty Surgeon. I have practiced as a consultant for over 13 years. I am very passionate about “zero tolerance” in case of prosthetic joint infection among other things to achieve an optimal outcome for all my patients. I am an active listener and believe in true “shared decision” making with my patients. I explain and set expectations at a realistic achievable level, leading to a high percentage of my patients achieving a highly satisfying outcome as evidenced by my Patient Reported Outcome Measure personal data.
I have done over 2,000 THR’s and 2,000 TKR’s, over 2,000 knee arthroscopies and over 200 ACL’s and other soft tissue knee ligament surgeries since 2002. More than 1,000 total hip, over 1,000 total knee replacements and over 350 partial knee replacements are recorded on the National Joint Registry with satisfactory outcome. I have done many more since 2002 which did not get recorded on the NJR.
I practiced as a Locum Consultant at the Heart of England University Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham (2005-2009). And did over 200 total hip and total knee arthroplasties a year with very satisfactory outcomes. In 2016, I joined Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS trust, Bedfordshire as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics and am the Lead for surgical site infection, clinical audit and effectiveness, clinical governance and organiser of the lower limb group meetings.
I completed my undergraduate training from Magadh University, India (1991) and came to the UK in 1993 to undertake a comprehensive postgraduate training programme. I completed basic surgical training rotation at Aberdeen Hospital, Scotland and successfully passed the FRCS Ed in 1996. I completed the West Midlands Trauma and Orthopaedic higher surgical rotation (1998-2004), during which time I completed a two year part-time diploma in orthopaedic engineering from Cardiff University (2001).
I completed my FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2002 and have undertaken two fellowship posts, a lower limb arthroplasty fellowship (2004/5), and a knee soft tissue and arthroplasty fellowship at Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital (2009/10), with two consultants covering the full spectrum of knee surgery including cartilage, soft tissue, ligaments, partial knee replacements, revision knee surgery including use of mega prosthesis. It is one of the two high volume and pioneering centres of unicompartmental knee replacement in UK and the unit with the maximum volume of lateral unicompartmental replacement. My research topic was effect of age and BMI on the longevity of unicompartmental knee replacement and I presented my findings at the Combined Orthopaedic Meeting in Glasgow, 2010.
I keep my knowledge and skills updated by attending specialist society meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars and discussions with my peers. I also teach on registrars training workshop and GP training days.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tarique Parwez at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hip and knee
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MBBS / Magadh / 1991
University of India
FRCS Ed / Edinburgh / 1996
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FRCS (Tr&Orth) / UK / 2002
Diploma Ortho Engineering / Cardiff / 2004
Diploma in Orthopaedic Engineering
British Orthopaedic Association
British association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
ESSKA- European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery &Arthroscopy
British Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons
2013 - 2016 Clinical Lead Orthopaedics, Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, Bristol
2016 - preset Surgical site Infection prevention Lead - Luton & Dunstable Hospital
2019 - Clinical audit and Effectiveness Committee lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics L&D Hospital
2019 - Clinical Governance Lead Trauma & Orthopaedics L&D Hospital
I have a number of publications and have accumulated vast experience practicing within the independent sector at Emerson’s Green NHS Treatment Centre, Bristol (Jan 2011 - Dec 2016). Under my Clinical Leadership (2013-2016), the centre was voted ‘Best in the West” for total hip replacement in the South West region in 2013 as determined by patient reported outcome measures (PROMS). I introduced partial knee replacement in that unit. It was an elective high volume surgery centre with emphasis on providing a truly patient-centred care. I did over 100 total knee and total hip replacements, over 50 UKR’s, over 250 knee arthroscopies and over 30 ACL reconstruction per year for the six years I was there, with very satisfactory results as evidenced by my NJR outcomes.
I am an avid cricketer and cyclist and member of a local bike club. Having experienced my fair share of sporting injuries, I can empathise with the desire to ‘resume normal service’ without delay. I am married and have two children who help ‘keep me on my toes’.