Paul is a Sheffield University Graduate; he carried out basic surgical training in Sheffield and Leeds and Orthopaedic training as a trainee on the Yorkshire Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Programme. After completing general Orthopaedic training in July 2000 he spent 12 months overseas gaining specialist experience in knee surgery and sports Orthopaedics working at the Adidas Sports Medicine Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
Paul was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield in 2001. As a teaching hospital consultant surgeon he has a very busy practice and his private practice mirrors this. Paul’s elective work is almost exclusively as a specialist knee surgeon. This work encompasses both soft tissue knee surgery and all aspects of surgery for the arthritic knee.
Soft tissue knee Operations Paul commonly performs range from simple procedures such as knee arthroscopies (keyhole surgery) and cruciate ligament surgery to more unusual and complex surgery including surgery for complex ligament injuries, knee dislocations and patello-femoral (Kneecap) conditions. For arthritic knee conditions he performs a range of procedures dependent on the clinical need. Procedures he commonly performs for arthritic knee conditions include Total Knee replacement, uni-compartmental knee replacement (partial knee replacements), Patello-femoral joint replacements and Osteotomies (realignment surgery). Part of Paul’s workload includes tertiary referral work from Consultant Orthopaedic colleagues from within Sheffield and from hospitals in the surrounding areas.
Paul is a tutor on several post-graduate surgical courses including; the Leeds Arthroscopy course, the University of Dundee Arthroscopy Course and the Royal College of Surgeons in England (RCS) Core Skills in Orthopaedic Surgery course. He has an interest in research and has published several scientific papers related to knee surgery.
Outside work Paul is a keen sportsman and enjoys endurance sports such as cycling and triathlon.