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Mr Tavares specialises in hip and knee surgery - resurfacings, revision hip and primary hip replacements; soft tissue knee surgery and joint replacements.
Mr Shawn Tavares qualified as a medical doctor from the University of the West Indies in 1987.His orthopaedic surgical training was done on the Oxford training programme with rotations in Oxford, Stoke Mandeville and Reading. This was complemented with a clinical fellowship in knee sports injury surgery at Chelsea and Westminster in 1998/ 99. He returned to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford in 2000 to complete his training in hip and knee arthritis surgery prior to taking up his current post as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Mr Tavares has pioneered Birmingham hip resurfacing, large metal on metal bearings and computer-navigated surgery in Reading. He has developed a service for day case Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction (ACL) repairs. He is currently involved in an international study on 4th generation hip resurfacing (Further Info). Shawn has been Clinical Director for trauma and orthopaedics at the the Royal Berks Hospital from 2004 to present. His specialist knee interest include: - Anterior cruciate ligament surgery - Oxford unicompartmental knee replacements - Meniscal ( Sports Cartilage) surgery - Total knee replacements including revision surgery