Miss Samantha Zoisa Tross

Personal profile

"The first black female orthopaedic consultant surgeon in the UK, specialising in minimally invasive surgery."

Miss Tross specialises in conditions affecting the hip and knee and is the only female Orthopaedic Consultant at The Clementine Churchill Hospital.

Miss Tross received her medical degree at University College London, before pursuing a career in surgery.  Her surgical training was obtained at a number of London teaching hospitals which include St. Georges Hospital, The Royal London and Guy's & St Thomas'. 

She also received fellowship training overseas at world renowned centres in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia, gaining further experience in primary and revision hip and knee replacement, computer assisted arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and knee arthroscopy. More recently she has trained in hip arthroscopy.

Miss Tross is an expert in minimally invasive hip surgery. This involves minimal soft tissue and muscle dissection and hence leads to less pain, less bleeding, faster rehabilitation and a smaller scar.  She also has an interest in hip pain in young adults.   Academically Miss Tross is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Case Reports and is an examiner for Imperial Medical School finals.

She is also involved in teaching basic surgical skills in conjunction with the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.   Miss Tross has been featured in the Dr Hilary Jones, ‘Choosing your Consultant’ magazine, in Derek Burnett’s ‘Millenium People, The Soul of our Success’ as well as in the  ‘Black Britannea Photographic Exhibition’ by John Ferguson.

Professional Membership

  • BOA
  • RSM
  • BHS(British Hip Society)

Clinical Interests

  • Lower limb arthroplasty - primary and revision
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Computer navigation knee surgery

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