Mr Sandhu was appointed as a Consultant in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, in 2005. He has a specialist interest in complex hip and lower limb surgery. Mr Sandhu read medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge and undertook specialist training in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery in London and the South West of England. During his training he also gained experience at some of the leading centres in North America for Orthopaedics and Trauma, including the world renowned Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto and Harborview Medical Centre, Seattle.
His main interest and area of expertise is in the field of hip surgery. He is an expert at major complex and reconstructive joint replacement procedures. This includes revision surgery for patients referred with either failed or poorly working hip replacements. He has also introduced ‘trabecular metal technology’ to Bath, enabling operations which were not previously possible to be performed.
Mr Sandhu performs a wide variety of hip procedures tailored to the individual needs of his patients, from hip conserving surgery to high demand ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacements. This enables his patients to continue with their everyday life and sporting requirements. Trauma and emergency fracture orthopaedics are also a major part of Mr Sandhu’s work, in addition to specialist hip surgery. His specialist knowledge and expertise were gained during his trauma fellowship at Harbour view Medical Centre, Seattle, a specialist level one trauma centre in North America.
Research and academia are also major interests for Mr Sandhu, who is Head of Research at the The Hip Unit in Bath. He has recently published several major clinical articles in highly respected international orthopaedic journals, and is currently heading several research projects which will be presented at both national and international conferences in the coming year. He also attends and lectures at international orthopaedic conferences.
Mr Sandhu finds academia both stimulating and challenging, and most importantly, it enables him to keep up to date in his clinical practice, especially with respect to the latest published research and current evidence-based practice.