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."

Specialises in

I am able to see patients for all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma. I perform procedures including 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 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 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.


Treatment information

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




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

Paediatric orthopaedics
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

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

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

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

Telephone 0121 704 5530
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