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Mr Stephen Tai - Orthopaedics

Mr Stephen Tai is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon in Hitchin, Hertfordshire who specialises in hip and knee surgery, and trauma injuries

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

Clinical interests

Adult and young adult hip arthritis

Hip replacement and revision hip replacement surgery

Trochanteric Bursitis

Knee arthritis

Knee replacement surgery

Key hole knee surgery (arthroscopy)

Traumatic injuries

For more information on Mr Tai, please visit his personal website.

Academic background

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, who specialises in adult hip and knee arthroplasty and the management of traumatic injuries.

Having studied medicine at St Mary's Hospital medical school, Mr Tai underwent specialist training on the highly regarded Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Specialist Registrar rotation. He then continued his sub specialty training in adult hip and knee replacement surgery on the prestigious year-long fellowship with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship, he was trained in the latest arthroplasty techniques, including the direct anterior approach to the hip, computer navigated hip replacements and patient specific implants.

He has completed a second fellowship in complex trauma at University Hospital, Walsgrave - one of the busiest major trauma centres in the United Kingdom. Traumatic injuries remain a specialist interest of Mr Tai, and he is the trauma lead in hiis NHS hospital. He has published a number of articles related to his areas of sub-specialty interest and has written book chapters on traumatic injuries.

Mr Tai has published a number of articles in highly respected peer-reviewed journals, that specifically relate to my areas of sub-speciality interest. He has also written book chapters on traumatic injuries for “Orthopaedic Trauma: The Stanmore and Royal London Guide”.

Mr Tai was awarded an iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running in 2021. This is an annual award made to clinicians, clinics and surgeries who receive consistently outstanding patient feedback.

NHS base

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Clinic Times

Alternate Monday afternoon, every Wednesday all day, alternate Friday and alternate Saturday

What our patients say

I had a Total Knee Replacement 8 weeks ago and I’m now pain free and walking quite well. Because I was very nervous and anxious because of a previous operation not related to Mr Tai, he treated me with a lot of reassurance and kindness explaining everything that was going to happen regarding my Operation and although I was nervous on the day of my Operation there was no need to be because Mr Tai was there to reassure me about everything.m, and to be quite truthful he has restored my faith in Hospital’s and Operations and will be quite happy to go ahead when the time come’s to have Mr Tai to do a Knee Replacement on my other knee.

October 2021

I had a new hip fitted by Mr Tai. It has all gone extremely well, in just a few weeks I’m pretty much back to normal movement, looking forward to getting back on the golf course! The whole treatment went exactly how Mr Tai said it would. Thank you so much to Mr Tai and the team at Pinehill Hospital.

September 2021

Mr Tai made me feel comfortable with the operation explaining all that would happen and i am 100 percent happy with my hip replacment,the aftercare i received from both him and Pinehill hospital was second to none i cannot think of anything of how they could improve the service as it was spot on.

July 2021
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