International Faculty


Bertrand Sonnery-CottetBertrand Sonnery-Cottet

Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet is an orthopaedic surgeon working at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon. His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine surgery of knee and ankle conditions, in particular the treatment of knee ligamentous and meniscal injuries. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals (including AJSM and Arthroscopy) on these topics.

In addition to serving as a reviewer for two scientific journals (AJSM and OTSR), he is a member of the editorial board of OJSM, and a member of four scientific societies (ISAKOS, ESSKA, SOFCOT and SFA). Dr Sonnery-Cottet has a practice which includes elite and professional athletes from a number of sports including football, handball, rugby, basketball and skiing.


Patrick SmithPatrick Smith

Dr. Smith is a Michigan native who earned his undergraduate degree graduating with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He remained in Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Smith completed a surgical internship at the University of Michigan Medical Center as well as his orthopaedic residency. Upon finishing his residency, he was awarded the "Parke-Davis Research Award" at the University of Michigan. He then moved to Columbus, Georgia where he completed a one year sports medicine fellowship under the direction of Dr. Jack C. Hughston at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Smith joined Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1986 and specialises in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He has served as the Head Team Physician for the University of Missouri athletic department since 1991; he recently received the "Sports Medicine Hall of Fame Award" by the Missouri Athletic Trainer's Association for outstanding service, dedication and contribution in the field of Sports Medicine (June 2010). He also treats high school and college athletes from across the region. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and most recently (2010), Dr. Smith was appointed Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Missouri in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as co-director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. These roles highlight his commitment to education and research in the field of sports medicine.

Besides Dr. Smith’s involvement with research and education in sports medicine, he also participates in research that advances orthopedic knowledge in order to provide excellence in patient care both in the clinic and the operating room. Specifically, he is one of two surgeons nationwide to launch the International OrthoIllustrated Surgical Outcome Registry (SOS) –a web based solution to monitor patient reported outcomes.


UK Faculty


Tim SpaldingTim Spalding

Tim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London in 1982 and completed a fellowship in knee and sports surgery in Toronto, Canada in 1995. He has been specialising in knee surgery since that time.

Tim's interests cover the range of knee surgery including arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for the unstable knee, meniscal surgery and reconstruction for the torn footballer’s cartilage, surgery for patello-femoral problems, articular cartilage repair and autologous chondrocyte transplantation for joint articular surface damage, through to osteotomy and joint replacement for the worn knee. More recent interests include meniscus transplantation and he has now done over 100 such cases which is the most in UK.

He is also actively involved with research and teaching both nationally and internationally. Most recently he is one of the lead developers of the National Ligament Registry dedicated to analysing and improving the outcome of Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction.


Gordon MackayGordon Mackay

Gordon MacKay qualified from Glasgow University in 1987. As a newly qualified doctor, Gordon took the unusual route of pursuing a career in professional football and enjoyed a brief spell as a reserve player for Rangers Football Club It was during his playing career that he experienced at first hand the insecurity of injury and the casual attitude to sports medicine at that time.

Gordon returned to medicine a year later and spent the next decade undertaking extensive training and research in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine at London University followed by international training and Sports Surgery fellowships at some of the world's leading sports surgery clinics, including Sydney, Adelaide and Sweden. It was during his international surgical fellowships that Gordon embraced the potential of sports medicine with emphasis on early detection of injuries and fast track rehabilitation, not only for professional sports people but for the active population too.

On his return to Scotland, Gordon was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Stirling Royal Infirmary. His research interests allowed him to complete a MD in the Mechanism and Prevention of Injuries in Sports at Glasgow University, strengthening his resolve to work full time on sports injuries.

He has experience in treating a variety of athletes from the Institute of Sport in Australia and Scotland, as well as international rugby players and professional footballers.


Rob GilbertRob Gilbert

Rob Gilbert is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in soft tissue and reconstructive knee surgery. He works as a consultant at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Initially from Cumbria, Rob qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School (London) in 2001. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West before being selected for specialist orthopaedic training on the Oswestry Orthopaedic Rotation in 2006.

Whilst at Oswestry, Rob trained under eminent sport/knee surgeon Mr Dai Rees, which helped shape Rob’s career in sports knee surgery. During his final year as a specialist registrar, Rob was awarded the BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sport Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) travelling fellowship in sports surgery. This enabled him to visit centres of excellence throughout the USA, and learn from leading knee surgeons.

Rob is committed to delivering the highest quality treatment to patients following knee injury and helping athletes return to competition.


Mike RiseburyMichael Risebury

Mr Risebury’s medical education started at Cambridge University’s Pembroke College, where he gained an MA (Hons) Degree in Cognitive Psychology in 1995. He completed his MB BS (Hons) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, London in 1998. Pre-registration House Officer posts in medicine and surgery were at Kingston Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey. His Basic Surgical Training was in S.E. Thames, and a keen interest in Orthopaedic Surgery developed into a period as a Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

After working as a Registar Fellow in Southampton University Hospital he gained a place as a Specialist Registrar on the Wessex Training Programme in 2004. From January 2009 Mr Risebury spent 12 months in Brisbane, Australia working at The Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre with Dr Peter Myers and Dr Peter McMeniman. This Internationally recognised Fellowship in Knee Surgery and Sports Orthopaedics helped prepare him for a Consultant Post as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in all aspects of Knee Surgery.

Having worked as a Locum Consultant in Orthopaedics at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust from July 2010, he was appointed into a substantive (permanent) Consultant Post as of November 2010. Since then his private practice has developed at The Hampshire Clinic. His practice includes all aspects of Knee Surgery. Special interests are sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, meniscal preservation (repair), cartilage surgery, osteotomy (re-alignment), aswell as total and partial knee replacement. He also performs hip replacement surgery.

Mr Risebury is actively involved in teaching programmes for other medical professionals, regularly lecturing nationally and internationally. He has been a faculty member on several courses teaching surgical technique in areas such as ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair and osteotomy.

Research is an important part of his ongoing professional development, and he has presented and published several scientific papers on various aspects of orthopaedics and particularly knee surgery.


Peter ThompsonPeter Thompson

Peter Thompson is a consultant specialist knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.

He qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1992 and completed specialist training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London in 2004 before undertaking a fellowship in Knee, Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery in Victoria, Australia. His interests cover a full range of knee problems from sports injuries to the treatment of the arthritic knee.

He is committed to training junior surgeons at UHCW, teaching various aspects of knee surgery at both national and international meetings as well as lecturing at Warwick University.


Paul TrikhaPaul Trikha

Paul Trikha is a Consultant Orthopaedics Surgeon and a Specialist in knee surgery, sports related knee injury, knee replacement and trauma reconstruction. Paul qualified from St. Georges Hospital in London and then he completed his postgraduate orthopaedic training in South East England.

He then undertook Specialist Fellowship Training in Sports Knee Surgery at the North Sydney Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Centre, Australia and at the Wimbledon Clinics in the UK.

His specialist interests lie in 'keyhole'' arthroscopic knee surgery, the surgical treatment of sports knee injuries including ligament reconstruction (ACL), as well as joint preserving surgery, and joint replacement surgery total, partial or uni-compartmental knee replacement, computer navigated knee replacement and now patient-specific custom made replacements.

Paul is active in research and teaching. He has published and presented extensively on knee surgery, trauma and sports injuries, and joint replacement. Paul is a keen teacher and lectures both nationally and internationally and continues to teach post graduate knee surgery to surgeons on the St. George’s Hospital Specialist Registrar training rotation.

In 2011 Mr Trikha joined Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, a specialist orthopaedic and sports surgery group providing a complete package of high quality musculoskeletal care. The Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic is a multidisciplinary collective of professionals practicing out of BMI The Runnymede Hospital and other private hospitals.


Adrian WilsonAdrian Wilson

Mr Wilson is a consultant knee surgeon. He qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He joined the North West Thames Orthopaedic training scheme in 1999. He completed his training in Australia with a 12 month fellowship in knee surgery at The Brisbane Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Centre. In 2005 Mr Wilson was appointed as a consultant to the North Hampshire Hospital where he is now the clinical lead for knee surgery. He has developed an interest in knee osteotomy and co-chairs the annual Basingstoke knee osteotomy masterclass. Mr Wilson also has an interest in ligament reconstruction and has recently designed new instruments for anatomic ACL reconstruction.


 

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