Rapid Recovery Hip
G J STRANKS BSc FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Ed) Orth
Born in London, grew up around London and went to medical school at St George’s Hospital Medical School. Completed a BSc in Basic Medical Sciences with Anatomy in 1980 and qualified in 1983. . Initially I started on a career in General Surgery. I gained my fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989. I switched to Orthopaedics in 1989 initially working in Bristol and then as a Wessex Rotational Registrar at QAH Portsmouth and Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital. I was a senior registrar at Southampton and took the FRCS (Orth) in 1995.
I was appointed a consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke in 1995. I started as a general Orthopaedic Surgeon but after a few years started to develop an interest in lower limb Arthroplasty. I now spend more of my time undertaking Hip primary and revision Arthroplasty.
I am married with two children and dog. I live in the countryside outside Basingstoke. I have quite a wide range of interests from music to gardening and holidays abroad.
Over the last few years I have developed an interest in M. I. S. hip surgery and Rapid Recovery. I have enjoyed teaching ever since becoming a doctor and more so since becoming a consultant. I have run the registrar teaching in Basingstoke since 1995. For the last few years I’ve also looked after the Houseman/Foundation doctors. I am an examiner for the FRCS Orth Exam.
Organisations / wider responsibilities
Clinical Director Orthopaedic Dept NHH
Orthopaedic Clinical Tutor NHH
Presented and Published work
Includes Foot Pump and DVT, Ankle Arthrodesis, Rapid Recovery and MIS Hip Replacement.
Essence of practice
Electively - main interest Hip Primary and Revision Arthroplasty, including MIS, Rapid Recovery and Hip Resurfacings. I also enjoy Knee Arthroplasty, basic hand and foot surgery, general orthopaedics and trauma. Still a general orthopaedic surgeon at heart.