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Mr Dush Thakkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

Practices at: BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Background Training and Experience:

Born, schooled, gained University education in Mumbai, India, trained to become an  Orthopaedic surgeon, stood first in the Master’s degree Examination in Orthopaedics and Trauma in 1975 in the University of Mumbai and was appointed and worked as an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the  Nair Teaching Hospital in Central Mumbai – a multi speciality hospital with 400 beds, a designated  Trauma Centre with Cardiac and Neurosurgery. Work involved non – operative  and operative management of Deformities, arthritis, infections and fractures of the Spine, limb bones and joints; Surgery on deformities due to Poliomyelitis and congenital deformities  of the hips, knees and feet. 

Invited to work as an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at the Piramal Charitable Centre for Handicapped children in Worli Mumbai. This centre specialised in the management of limbs affected by Poliomyelitis. Work involved prescribing appropriate callipers, surgical bony correction of deformities and tendon transfers to facilitate calliper fitting and improve mobility.  

Came to the UK in 1986, received further training at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital, St Thomas Hospital in Central London, the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the Children’s hospital in Sheffield. Appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon in 2002 at the Medway Maritime Teaching ( NHS ) Trust Hospital in Kent, a busy  multi-speciality hospital which took in emergency medical, surgical cases and road traffic accidents. Work included surgical management of fractures and injuries to the  upper and lower limbs, surgical treatment of Acute Lumbar disc Prolapse, hip, knee and ankle replacement for arthritis, surgical management of sports injuries to the knee including Cruciate ligament surgery and cartilage surgery and correction of foot deformities and emergency  management of painful conditions and sports injuries. The week’s work included 5 operating sessions, three orthopaedic and fracture clinics , one teaching session and participated in the Trauma rota. 

Teaching duties:

Teaching medical students and career trainee doctors  surgical management of fractures and diseases of the bones and joints, consultation techniques,  the conservative and surgical treatment of Lumbar Disc lesions for Low Back Pain, Hip, Knee and Ankle replacement surgery, Arthroscopy ( key hole surgery) of the Knee and ankle, cruciate ligament surgery and cartilage surgery, correction of deformities of the feet and management of sports injuries.  

Research interests:

Thesis on “Role of Caudal Epidural injections in the management of Acute Sciatica” and “ Comparison of conservative and surgical treatment of intra-articular fractures of the knee” and “ Comparison between Conservative and Surgical management of Acute Lumbar disc Lesions”

Audit work:


The following procedures have been audited:
1) Hip and Knee joint replacement with a minimum of two year follow up – to assess the satisfaction rates.
2) Satisfaction rates of Arthroscopy of the knee in patients with Grade III & IV Osteoarthritis of the knee joint and it’s role in delaying knee joint replacement.

Languages spoken:


English, Hindi , Gujarati.

 

Clinical Interests

  • Non-operative management of Acute Low Back Pain and Sciatica with Caudal epidural injections and facet joint injections
  • Hip Joint Replacement surgery
  • Knee Joint replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopy (Key hole surgery) of the Knee for cartilage lesions
  • Acute Bone and Joint injury and Fracture Management 
  • Correction of Toe deformities
 

Professional Membership

  • Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

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