Mr Christopher Edward (Ed) Bache

Consultant Paediatric and Young Adult Hip Surgeon

MBCHB FRCS ( Trauma and Orth)

"I enjoy working in a Hospital that has expressed a keen desire to support the treatment of children."


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I qualified from Birmingham University in 1990 and subsequently spent 3 years junior surgical training in Nottingham before returning to the West Midlands Orthopaedic training scheme. During this time I became very interested in Children’s Orthopaedics and after completing my training I went on a Fellowship to Melbourne Children’s Hospital. This is the largest Children's Hospital in the Southern hemisphere and its Orthopaedic Fellowship one of the most prestigious and sought after.

I am able to see patients for all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma. Procedures I perform include osteotomies (altering the position of the bone), for conditions such as shallow hip and hip arthroscopy, which is useful for the treatment of non arthritic hip conditions such as impingement and sports injuries.

I have a sub specialist interest in the management of Hip Dysplasia (clicky hip, dislocated hip), Perthes disease and Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE). I take referrals from across the UK in these conditions. Many adult hip problems are the sequelea of these paediatric conditions and I have a clinic specifically for young adults with hip pain. The aim of this is to perform joint preserving surgery in the hope of avoiding joint replacement at a later stage.

I am the lead clinician for paediatric hip disease at Birmingham Children's Hospital. On returning to the UK in 2003 I was appointed as consultant to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. In addition I run outreach clinics at Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley.

I am regularly involved with teaching and I have been a faculty member and invited speaker on many national and international courses and conferences.

Some of the procedures that I perform are relatively new and I am involved heavily in research in these areas. I have more than 25 publications in peer reviewed journals and have written book chapters and edited a text book.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Edward (Ed) Bache at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • All aspects of childrens' orthopaedics and trauma ages 0-18 years
  • Young adult hip - joint preserving surgery, hip arthroscopy, pelvic and femoral osteotomies

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Paediatric orthopaedics
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Medico-legal

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Birmingham / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons ( FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics)

British Orthopaedic Association

British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgery

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Russell's Hall Hospital

Personal profile

I enjoy fishing, swimming and watching Aston Villa (occasionally win).

Contact information

Telephone 0121 704 5530
Private secretary Sarah
Private secretary telephone 07805 075 923
Private secretary email bache@themidlandhipcentre.co.uk