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Orthopedic Surgeon, Knee Surgery
Dr (Mr) Robin Allum is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. He is President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and Secretary of the Council of Management on the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Between 2002-2004, he was Honorary Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association.
Spire Thames Valley Hospital
51° 32' 33.8892" N, 0° 34' 21.1764" W
I qualified MB ChB University of Bristol in 1972. I obtained FRCS (England) in 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 in 1980 to 1981. I was Senior Registrar, Professional Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1983. I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in knee surgery to Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in 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 in 1995 to 1998, Honorary Secretary in 1999 to 2002 and President in 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 in 2009). I have lectured in knee surgery in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, 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 for The Knee journal and The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. I was a member of the Council of the British Orthopaedic Association in 1999 to 2001 and Honorary Secretary in 2002 to 2004. I remain active in clinical knee surgery both in the
NHS and private practice. Since 1994, I have carried out of 1000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and since the commencement of the National Joint Registry in 2003, over 800 knee replacements have been carried out under my care. In 2010, I was nominated as one of the top ten surgeons in the UK for carrying out knee replacements in a national survey of knee surgeons by the Daily Mail.