Mr Robin Allum

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



Personal profile

I qualified MB ChB University of Bristol 1972.  I obtained FRCS (England) 1977.  I underwent comprehensive training in knee surgery both in the UK and abroad.  I was Clinical Fellow in Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Toronto, Canada 1980 to 1981.  I was Senior Registrar, Professorial Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore 1983.  I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in knee surgery to Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals 1983. 

In 1984 I was the British Orthopaedic Association European Travelling Fellow visiting knee surgery centres in France and Sweden.  I was Educational Secretary of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee 1995 to 1998, Honorary Secretary 1999 to 2002 and President 2004 to 2006.  I was chairman of the committee that produced the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Best Practice document for the British Orthopaedic Association in 2001 (updated 2009).  I have lectured in knee surgery in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Equador, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Peru, Portugal and Singapore and have carried out knee surgery in Egypt.  I was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery from 1999 to 2006 and continue to review articles on knee surgery for the journal. 

To date I have reviewed over 550 articles which has kept me up to date with current practice.  I also review articles for The Knee journal (over 150) and The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.   I was a member of the Council of the British Orthopaedic Association 1999 to 2001 and Honorary Secretary 2002 to 2004.  I remain active in clinical knee surgery both in the NHS and in private practice. 

Since 1994 I have carried out 1065 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and since the commencement of the National Joint Registry in 2003 705 knee replacements have been carried out under my care.

Professional Membership

  • FBOA




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