Stuart Edwards MBBS FRCS (Tr & Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. His specialist area of interest is surgery of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacement. Stuart Edwards' goal is the delivery of modern Surgery, Personally Delivered and his drive is the provision of Clinical Excellence. After graduating from the University of London in 1993 with the Buxton prize for Orthopaedics, Stuart Edwards spent eighteen months at King's College Hospital, London and six months Mayday University Hospital. The next year was spent at The Horder Centre for arthritis, a joint replacement centre, where Stuart obtained his primary FRCS at the first diet. His basic surgical training commenced at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth in 1996. In 1998 he became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. For eighteen months he was a research fellow at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He published ten peer reviewed orthopaedic articles, sixteen abstract articles, over twenty presentations at local, national and international levels and was awarded two prizes. He was also involved with numerous repatriations of sick or injured patients from abroad. In 2000 Stuart Edwards commenced his specialist orthopaedic training on the Wessex programme. During this time he worked in recognised centres of excellence such as Southampton University Hospital. He passed the Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2005 and obtained specialist accreditation on the GMC register in 2007. Having worked with several world-renowned surgeons in the field of adult hip and knee replacement, Stuart Edwards was appointed in 2005 as a Fellow in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstruction at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, U.K. an Internationally renowned fellowship programme. During this year he gained significant exposure to modern techniques in hip and knee replacement such as minimal access and computer assisted surgery, plus major experience in the use of modern implants with improved longevity.
Mr Edwards completed higher surgical training and was awarded his certificate of completion of training on the 16th of January 2007. He is now on the specialist register with the GMC and IMC in the U.K. and Ireland respectively. He has performed approximately 7,500 operations; electively this has included approximately 1650 hip replacements, 1450 total knee replacements,1750 knee arthroscopies and 800 hip arthroplasties (primary (690), resurfacing (70) and revision (40)). In providing a trauma service he has treated in excess of 300 fracture neck of femurs and inserted approximately 50 intramedullary nails. Approximately one half of all his placements have encompassed general orthopaedics and trauma. Mr. Edwards has experience in the subspecialties of Paediatric and foot surgery, spinal surgery and knee surgery (fellowship trainers 1 yr). These appointments have enabled Mr. Edwards to gain an adequate understanding of elective and emergency orthopaedic surgery and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff and manage his own time and learning. These posts have given him the potential to function successfully under stress and to undertake responsibility and act on my own initiative appropriately.
Teaching and Management Experience
Stuart Edwards has a strong commitment to medical education and has examined at an undergraduate and Post-graduate level in the UK. Recent developments in implants and surgical techniques mean there is now a wide range of treatment options for knee and hip pathologies. It is vital that patients are given impartial advice and able to make informed choices when considering surgery. To read more about Mr. Edwards and his area of specialism, you can browse his website on which you will find further details on the vast amount of expertise and experience he brings with him to the Mater Private Hospital.