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Andy Langdown BSc MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Andy Langdown BSc MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Andy Langdown is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Portsmouth. He works at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Royal Hospital Haslar and BUPA Hospital Portsmouth. His specialist area of interest is surgery of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacement, ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery.

In addition Andy Langdown is an accomplished trauma surgeon, having spent time as a consultant on the specialist regional trauma service in Oxford. He has a specific interest in complex fractures of the knee.After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1993, Andy Langdown spent a year teaching anatomy to medical students in Bristol and was also involved with numerous repatriations of sick or injured patients from abroad. His basic surgical training was completed in Bristol and involved placements at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Frenchay Hospital and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. In 1997 he became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 1999 Andy Langdown commenced his specialist orthopaedic training on the Oxford programme. During this time he worked in recognised centres of excellence such as the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and The Trauma Unit at The John Radcliffe Hospital. He passed the Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2003 and obtained specialist accreditation on the GMC register in 2005.

The Concord Repatriation Hospital. Sydney, Australia

The Concord Repatriation Hospital. Sydney, Australia

Having worked with several world-renowned surgeons in the field of adult hip and knee replacement, Andy Langdown was appointed in 2004 as a Fellow in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstruction at The Concord Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, Australia. During this year he gained significant exposure to modern techniques in hip and knee replacement such as minimal access and computer assisted surgery, plus major experience in the use of modern implants with improved longevity.

During 2004 Andy Langdown was also employed as a Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales and was involved in several basic science research projects investigating tendon-bone integration, fracture healing and interaction of orthopaedic implants with bone. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published articles in many of the leading orthopaedic journals.

After seven months working as a Locum Consultant on the Trauma Service at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Andy Langdown was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Portsmouth, commencing in September 2005. His current practice covers all areas of hip and knee surgery and post-trauma reconstruction. His particular interests are joint replacement surgery in the young patient and revision knee replacement surgery. He is a founding member of the Portsmouth Arthroplasty Group.

Andy Langdown in Theatre

Andy Langdown in Theatre

Andy Langdown has a strong commitment to medical education and has examined undergraduate medical students in Australia and the UK. In addition he has been an invited examiner on specialist orthopaedic revision courses in Australia and is a member of faculty for both the Oxford and Wessex Orthopaedic Specialist Examination Revision Courses. He is co-convener and author of the Orthopaedic and Trauma modules of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Trainees Educational Programme (STEP).

In addition to a busy clinical practice Andy Langdown has maintained an active interest in orthopaedic research and is currently involved in projects concerning alignment in total knee replacement, uncemented hip replacement, metal debris in joint replacement and long-term follow up of patients with joint replacements.