Mr David Dunlop
I went to medical school in Birmingham and qualified as a doctor in 1989. I then underwent further surgical training in Birmingham, Manchester and Vancouver before being appointed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham in 2001. My fellowship year in Vancouver concentrated on revision or ‘redo’ hip and knee replacement surgery and was an opportunity to work with international leaders in this field. I specialise in hip arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery, performing hip replacements, revisions and resurfacings. I am the Clinical Director for the Arthroplasty Service at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where I am also a member of the Executive Management Team. I am also currently the National Joint Registry (NJR) Regional Clinical Coordinator for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority. Since I joined the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, I have sat on the Infection Control Committee and facilitated the introduction of routine screening for MRSA and improved surveillance of Surgical Site Infections. I use a variety of hip implants ranging from hip resurfacings to complex specialised revision prostheses and proximal femoral replacements for occasional cases where there has been severe bone loss. For first time replacements I offer the choice of hip resurfacing, uncemented total hip replacements with modern bearings or conventional cemented implants and will endeavour to match the best implants to each patient’s individual circumstances and requirements.