I have been dabbling with orthopaedics since 1998. I have 3 orthopaedic degrees from India, 3 more from the UK including the FRCS in trauma and orthopaedics and am on the GMC specialist register to practice as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics.
My specialist interest is in hips and knees. I do believe it is necessary to restrict ones practice to one or two specialist areas and I think its difficult to deliver great outcomes unless the focus is narrow.
I have been in the North West since 2003 and have enjoyed learning from some superb surgeons in some well run hospitals. This includes working at Wrightington Hospital(which is one of the centres of excellence for orthopaedic work) as the John Charnley Fellow learning how to tackle complex hip and knee problems.
My focus is on delivering an ethical and sensible consult to start with. An ability to explain the pathology (in simple terms!) and then laying out the options available is vital to this.
Sometimes its about giving you time to make that call and in some cases its about having that additional information to get your head around the problem.