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Mr Sean Symons

Mr Sean Symons

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Trauma & Orth

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sean Symons at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Other conditions of the knee treated are: ligament tears requiring reconstruction: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and posterolateral corner (PLC).  Meniscus injury: partial resection or repair/suture and artificial scaffold. Arthritis, total knee replacement, patellar stabilisation surgery, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction and fractures. I also have extensive experience in all areas of children's orthopaedic and trauma surgery.

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Professional profile

I treat all knee disorders, in particular sports injuries. Where possible this treatment will be done arthroscopically (keyhole surgery), which will reduce your pain and speed your recovery. I trained at The Royal London Medical School and qualified as a doctor in 1994. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. I trained as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in North West Thames.

I have a specialist interest in regenerative medicine within the knee joint. Methods are used to treat isolated cartilage defects using the patient’s own (autologous) bone marrow stem cells and growth factors derived from the patient’s blood (from platelet rich plasma). The stem cells are injected onto a scaffold that is placed into the cartilage defect and held in position using a mixture of a sealant (fibrin glue) and the platelet rich plasma.

Another area of regenerative medicine I specialise in is the use of bio-degradable scaffolds to treat defects in the meniscus (the specialist buffer cartilage of the knee).

Treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions in the soft tissues around the knee. These may be in the body of the tendon or ligament or where the tendon ligament inserts into the bone (enthesopathy). These conditions may be treated by platelet rich plasma injections, which provide vital growth factors that help the repair of these inflamed and damaged tissues.

I am available for appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Tuesdays from 8am - 12pm and Thursdays from 9am - 12pm.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedics Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Defence Union

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Current NHS posts

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Website http://www.essexorthopaedics.com
Private secretary Alison Anslow
Private secretary telephone 07598 888 638