Mr Helmut Zahn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Personal profile

Mr Helmut Zahn, MD FRCS Tr & Orth Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon.

Mr Helmut Zahn undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Heidelberg were he obtained a Medical Degree and Doctorate in 1988. He has lived in England since 1989 where he trained for several years at leading hospitals including King’s College, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and The Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He completed the FRCS part 1 and 2 in London as well as the Final FRCS Tr and Orth in Glasgow at first attempt.

He was appointed to the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust in Ashford in 1999, where he specialised in hip and knee surgery. Having actively engaged in ongoing research projects over the years, he has several publications to his name. As a review reader for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and regional representative for the National Joint Registry he is regularly exposed to the latest developments in his field.

Mr Zahn has been the Clinical Lead in Orthopaedics at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust since 2010.

Professional Membership



  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

  • British Hip Society (BHS)

  • Royal College of Surgeons ( England)

Clinical Interests



  • Signature knee replacement

  • Hip resurfacing

  • Knee and hip arthroscopy

  • ACL reconstruction

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