David Hartwright is an orthopaedic surgeon in Winchester, Hampshire with a practice based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital as well as Sarum Road BMI and Nuffield Wessex Hospitals. Although trained in general Orthopaedics and Trauma, he specialises in lower limb surgery particularly hip and knee arthroplasty and sports injuries.
Prof O Trentz, Prof C Gerber, Prof Ganz
David was based at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland (a Level III trauma centre) under the tutelage of Professor Trentz (Past president of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery). He gained experience in the management of all aspects of trauma surgery (especially polytrauma using the concept of Damage Control Orthopaedics).
He also gained experience in Orthopaedic hip and shoulder surgery (including hip arthroplasty, periacetabular osteotomy and shoulder arthroscopy/arthroplasty) at Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland with Professor Ganz and Professor Gerber.
Mr SA Williams, Mr C Whitewood
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hollywood Hospital and university of Western Australia (UWA) Perth
During this fellowship, David had a wide exposure to elective lower limb joint replacement and soft tissue knee surgery. He gained skills in many aspects of specialist surgery including: Computer Assisted arthroplasty Surgery (CAS), Chondrocyte Implantation techniques, Meniscal surgery, Ligament reconstruction about the knee etc.
He was also actively involved in research and education (based at both the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and UWA). His work there lead to a number of international presentations and laid the basis for his MSc thesis.
Prof WA Walsh,Dr A Loefler, Dr R Stanford
Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney
In this general orthopaedic fellowship, David gained experience in not only lower limb arthroplasty but also adult spine, hand and trauma surgery.
As part of the fellowship he was also involved in research and teaching in the Department of Orthopaedic Research (University of New South Wales) where he was appointed a Conjoint Lecturer and was involved in many laboratory studies. The department has an excellent reputation and the research undertaken there is “world standard”, “reflected by the numerous peer reviewed journal articles published in recent years”.
David undertook a 6 week observership at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney. He was mentored by Dr L Pinczewski and Dr M Cross, both world leaders in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery.
He has also visited several eminent surgeons in the United States (Dr L Whiteside, Dr Lombardi amongst others) where he gained valuable experience in arthroplasty surgery; including uncemented implantation techniques, enhanced recovery programmes etc.
Away from his UK surgical training, David has spent time working for the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) flying doctor service in Kenya (www.amref.org/flying-doctors) well as working in a Ugandan missionary hospital (www.fokh.org.uk).