Sunny Deo - Knee Surgeon Swindon, Keyhole Knee Surgery & Sports Clinic

Consultant Profile

​Consultant T&O​​
Born and schooled in London, then went to Birmingham Medical School. Posts in Birmingham and Worcester, before spending a year in the Trauma Unit at Groote
Schuur Hospital, Cape Town 1994-5. I completed my higher surgical training (HST) in Orthopaedics and Trauma on the Oxford Programme in 2001; in my final year I was an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow at Vancouver General Hospital / University of British Columbia.
Medical Qualifications:
FRCS (Eng) ad eundem 2007
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training 2001
University of BC Fellowship Certificate  2001
ATLS Instructor 2000
FRCS(Tr&Orth)   1999
FRCS (Edinburgh)  1993
MB ChB(Birmingham) 1989
Essence of practice:
Knee surgery is my principal subspecialty, and I undertake a comprehensive range of "soft" and “hard” knee surgery, principally related to sport injuries, arthritis of all causes, and direct trauma/injury, as well as surgical complications or problems following knee surgery.
I maintain an interest in the management of polyarthritis and sports injuries beyond the knee.
I am an enthusiastic traumatologist in particular, surgery of complex lower limb peri-articular fractures, multiple injuries and complications of trauma surgery.

Current split of NHS clinic/operating activities:
  • NHS: Elective 60%, Trauma, emergency  40%
  • Current split of NHS/private operating, in numeric terms 50:50.

Conditions commonly seen and treated:
  • Knee arthrtitis, all causes, ages and severity
  • Sports knee injuries and problems of all severity eg meniscal, chondral tears and ligament injuries
  • Major joint surface or meniscal loss requiring reconstructive surgery such as microfracture, chondrocyte implantation, osteotomy, meniscal transplantation
  • Problems following knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery, including the painful/unstable knee replacement
  • Knee pain of unknown origin
  • Adult lower limb (acquired) deformity following trauma, infection, arthritis
  • Lower leg problems in general, particularly sports related
  • Chronic compartment syndromes
  • Trauma problems in general
  • Specific expertise in lower limb trauma particularly peri-articular fractures
  • Complex trauma cases including non-union, mal-union, fixation failures

Average number of main procedures per year is as follows:
  • Knee arthroscopic debridement 220
  • Arthroscopic additional/complex procedure eg meniscal repair, tendon debride, microfracture 20
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction 20
  • Primary total knee replacement 65
  • Unicompartment (partial) knee replacement 40
  • Revision joint replacement procedures 25
  • Upper tibial osteotomy 8
  • Patellar realignment procedures 6
  • Peri-articular fracture fixations 25
  • Other trauma/emergency procedures 85
Research topics published in peer-reviewed journals or textbooks or presented at national meetings:patient 
My research interests have evolved over the years and I’ve become increasingly interested in clinical complexity and it’s role in determining risk, outcome and health economic costs. This dovetails with my other key interest of outcome measurements, and finding the optimal, practical dataset to fully take account of patients' complexity. I’m looking at this both in elective and trauma patients. 

All of my research has been undertaken while working as a full time NHS consultant and trainee, without formal funding. As of the end of 2016, this comprises:
  • 24 articles in peer reviewed journals; 17 as lead or senior author
  • 110 Presentations at national or international scientific meetings; 78 podium / oral, 32 as posters
  • 3 published book chapters including editions of prestigious titles such as Bailey & Love and the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics & Trauma

Other topics include: Knee arthritis natural history and treatments, in particular TKR (total knee replacement), Uni (partial) KR, ACL surgery, risk classification and outcome measures for TKR and UKR. In terms of trauma, most of my current research relates to risk classification and outcomes following hip fracture and peri-articular lower fracture surgery. Previously I’ve undertaken major projects on acetabular fractures, multi-ligament knee injuries, tibial plateau fractures, revision surgery with impaction grafting, lumbar spinal stenosis, cervical spine tumour surgery, management of polytrauma and severe injuries, major chest injuries, hip replacement in renal transplant patients.

Additional current clinically related activites include:
  • Reviewer for Injury (International journal of the care of the injured
  • Orthopaedic surgeon to Swindon Town FC
  • Faculty of AO/ASIF (Association for study of internal fixation) UK, a number of knee surgery courses including the Oxford Uni Knee, ATLS instructor
  • Past Clinical Lead T&O Department and Clinical Trauma Unit Lead
  • Founding chairman of Swindon Orthopaedics limited
  • Member of a number of committees within the Trust including the Trust Mentors Group and Transfusion Committee
  • Previously Surgical Clinical Lead for Emergency Service Collaborative GWH
  • BOA Clinical Champion for Swindon
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