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Mr David Elson - Orthopaedics

Mr David Elson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newcastle with a special interest in Knee surgery

Based at: Cobalt Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Biological knee surgery

Knee osteotomy

Ligament reconstruction

Meniscal surgery in selected cases and bionic knee surgery - partial and total knee replacement in advanced arthritis.

Offering a bespoke approach, tailored to each patient's specific problem.

Academic background

Mr Elson has authored 20 publications, mostly concerning knee surgery.  He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy and the features and location of knee pain.

Mr Elson aims to be an approachable friendly surgeon, working in partnership with his patients to establish their particular problem whilst working towards a manageable solution.

Away from work he enjoy's spending time outdoors and his young children are always keeping him busy.

Professional Memberships

BKS - Biological Knee Society

BOA - British Orthopaedic Association

BOSTAA - British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association

BASK - British Association for Surgery of the Knee (executive committee)

Chairman - United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry (www.ukkor.co.uk)

Co-convener - Northern Osteotomy Master Class (www.northernosteotomy.co.uk)

ESSKA - European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

NHS base

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

01916 070 319