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Dr Richard Weiler qualified from the University of Bristol in 1999, then completed an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine from UCL in 2008. He is currently a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.
Dr Weiler treats musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries at any age and level of activity and has a particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation following injury or surgery, tendon injuries and groin pain. His focus is on helping patients return to function and reach their goals. He works with athletes of all abilities, from Team GB athletes at the London 2012 Paralympics to Premier League footballers. He has wide experience in the non-operative management of sports injuries, rehabilitating athletes across a wide range of sports as well as non-athletes with musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain and joint pain.
Dr Weiler's other appointments include Club Doctor at West Ham United Football Team, Lead Medical Officer, England and Team GB Disability Football, The Football Association and Honorary Consultant, University College London Hospitals. He is also a lecturer and module leader at the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and a lecturer and external tutor at the UCL Institute of Sport Exercise and Health.
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Dr Glyn Towlerton trained as an undergraduate in Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and commenced training in postgraduate medical specialities at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital before gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1992.
Dr Towlerton further specialised in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1995. He undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Seattle, USA prior to taking up his substantive NHS appointment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2000.
Dr Towlerton lead the Clinical Pain Management team involved in acute post-operative and chronic pain conditions. He is also a Consultant to the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Towlerton specialises in non-surgical treatments for the back, neck and leg. He has particular expertise in treating lumbar, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain. He has treated many elite athletes from a wide range of sports for over a decade.
Dr Towlerton's special interests include spinal interventional procedures and injections and spinal cord stimulation. He is also a member of BMA, British Pain Society and British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
Mr Jason Harvey specialises in neck pain and back pain, as well as nerve pain related to these conditions.
Mr Harvey's training took place at St Georges Hospital London, qualifying in 1992. His orthopaedic training was within the Wessex regional orthopaedic training programme. His further training in Spinal Surgery was at the Spinal Centres at Southampton and Bristol. He also completed a twelve month AO Spinal Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia, learning new techniques in both adult and paediatric spinal surgery. He also worked within the regional spinal injuries unit, treating spinal emergencies.
Mr Harvey was appointed as an NHS Consultant in 2004 to develop the adult spinal services within a large and rapidly expanding orthopaedic unit in Portsmouth. His practice involves all aspects of spinal care where he performs spinal surgery within the neck, lower back and thoracic spine, as well as performing pain relieving injections of the spine where appropriate. He has a special interest in management of back and neck pain as well as cervical disc replacement surgery.
Queen Alexandra Hospital has been appointed as the national training centre for Prodisc C Cervical disc implantation. This provides Mr Harvey with the opportunity to teach this new and exciting technique to consultant colleagues from other hospitals. Mr Harvey is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and AO Spine International.
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Mr Marcus J K Bankes trained at University College Hospital, qualifying in 1991. He completed his Postgraduate clinical training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex additional clinical training with Fellowships in Boston, Toronto, and Vancouver. Mr Bankes was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation NHS Trust in 2002.
Mr Bankes' practice is exclusively confined to problems in and around the hip joint, and he specializes in the arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement and other sporting hip disorders, minimally invasive PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) and total hip replacement in young adults.
He has pioneered the use of ceramic on ceramic bearings for total hip replacements for all ages and introduced the technique of minimally-invasive peri-acetabular osteotomy (MIS PAO) to the UK from Denmark for treatment of symptomatic hip dysplasia.
Recognised as an opinion leader in hip surgery, Mr Bankes gives between 15 and 20 talks a year to national and international meetings and is a regular contributor at the British Hip Society and London Hip Meetings, as well as being a reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals. He leads the Steering group for the British Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry.
Mr Adil Ajuied specialises in all aspects of knee surgery. He has worked as a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals since February 2009 and also practices at the Fortius Clinic London.
Mr Ajuied qualified as a Doctor in 1998 from Guy's and St Thomas' medical school. While in training he completed a postgraduate Master' degree, and has been appointed a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics as well as Director of Education for South London Orthopaedics, in recognition for his contributions to higher surgical training. He currently sits as an executive board member of the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK).
Mr Ajuied has travelled and worked in many countries from Belgium to South Africa on specialist fellowship training and charitable work. In 2008 he worked in South Africa (University Hospital of Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg), where he held an appointment as an Honorary Consultant. While in South Africa he established a new dedicated Knee Injury Service, which continues to serve the local community growing from strength to strength, and with which he still has strong links.
His special interests include knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), ACL reconstruction, knee injuries, meniscal repair, ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage treatments, orthopaedic trauma, limb injury and reconstruction, and joint replacement.
While in clinical practice, Mr Ajuied has developed a number of care innovations, including new surgical techniques and a unique rapid rehabilitation programme for patients undergoing knee surgery. At present he is engaged in a number of research projects, including international collaborations in multi-centre trials. Mr Ajuied lectures and instructs nationally and internationally on topics relating to knee surgery.
Mr Giles Heilpern is a consultant knee surgeon with a special interest in sports and ligament injuries of the knee and knee reconstruction and replacement.
He studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, London qualifying in 1999. He trained as an orthopaedic registrar in London. In 2009, Mr Heilpern completed two subspecialist fellowships in Australia – in Sydney and Perth.
He started at Kingston Hospital as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in October 2010 and he joined Fortius in 2012. His knee surgery practice covers all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, partial and total knee arthroplasty and osteotomy.
Mr Heilpern has had multiple publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics. He is regularly a faculty member on orthopaedic training courses and regularly lectures on knee surgery.
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Mr Simon Ball studied Medicine at Cambridge University. He completed the Hammersmith Basic Surgical Training followed by the North West Thames Higher Surgical Training.
He has completed fellowships in education, upper limb surgery and knee surgery. He spent one year on an International Fellowship at Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, one of the leading Orthopaedic centres in Australia, which has a long history of managing elite- and amateur-level athletes.
His first Consultant NHS appointment was at Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, where he is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead. He is now a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster.
Mr Ball is an extremely keen sportsman. He captained Cambridge University Football Club and has played semi-professional football. Due to his experience in sport, he has great insight into the needs and expectations of sports people and is passionate about managing this subgroup. He has a special interest in sports knee injuries, complex ligament reconstruction and re-alignment surgery.
Mr Ball has had many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and regularly presents at national and international meetings.
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Mr Callum Clark studied Medicine at Cambridge University graduating in 1993 and undertook his basic and higher surgical training in North West Thames London, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where he developed his interest in foot and ankle surgery.
He spent a year of his training on a travelling Fellowship to Melbourne, Australia, where he gained further expertise in foot and ankle surgery and sports injuries. Upon his return, he worked briefly as a locum Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital before taking up the post of Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in 2004.
Mr Clark's surgical interests include arthritis and deformity correction, with a special interest in sports injuries and complex bunion and toe deformities. He holds the MFSEM (UK) qualification as a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has an active involvement in research and education. He has published and presented both nationally and internationally on aspects of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has been principle investigator in a number of multi-centre trials. He is an elected member of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and regularly lectures to surgeons, general practitioners, physiotherapists and podiatrists both locally and nationally.
Mr Nick Savva is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle and Trauma Surgeon. He qualified in 1994 at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and went on to gain his surgical fellowship in 1998. After a further six years of specialist training in orthopaedic surgery, he gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 1997.
Mr Savva was awarded an AO Trauma Travelling Fellowship to Seattle in 2004. Two years later he won the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship for 2006. During this year he took advantage of the opportunity to work in the Brisbane Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit. More recently, as the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellow, Mr Savva has shared best practice in several centres of excellence throughout the USA.
In addition to the treatment of trauma and sports injuries, Mr Savva has developed an expertise in a range of degenerative conditions such as arthritis and bunions and he is one of a small number of surgeons in the UK to perform ankle replacements and minimally invasive bunion surgery. In addition to research interests Mr Savva runs an annual conference on sports injuries. He also teaches and examines regularly.
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Mr Andy Roche moved to Liverpool to study Medicine in 1994. He stayed in Liverpool up to senior registrar level, before taking up post-FRCS training fellowships in Chelsea and Westminster, Colorado and Bristol, to develop his interest in foot and ankle surgery and trauma / limb reconstruction.
Following completion of his fellowships, Mr Roche worked briefly in Liverpool as a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery but then took up residence in London to work as a Consultant to Chelsea and Westminster in January 2013. Following this move he joined the Fortius Foot and Ankle team.
Mr Roche has developed and tailored his career path from day one to excel in the treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries, working with many different athletes in a variety of sporting disciplines from soccer to ultimate Frisbee. He has regular links to sports clubs at many different levels including elite football and rugby. This enables working with athletes of different ability levels, injury profiles, rehabilitation needs and a variety of expectations.
Mr Roche's special interests include the particular mechanisms of injuries sustained and also optimisation of rehabilitation in athletes. Mr Roche also treats many non-athletes with a variety of non-sporting complaints of the foot and ankle. Through his career this has developed his interest and ability to treat complex problems around the foot and ankle with whatever technique is required for the best interest of the patient be it internal fixation techniques or external fixation/circular frame techniques. Mr Roche regularly delivers lectures across the UK on sports related topics and publishes in international journals.
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