An experienced knee surgeon with a special interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and the treatment of sporting and traumatic injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament damage, based in Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead.
Mr Callum Clark is Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust. He offers private knee surgery at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor, Spire Thames Valley Hospital, Slough and The Bridge Clinic, Maidenhead.
Expert treatment of knee problems in Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead
Following his medical training at Cambridge University Medical School, Mr Clark undertook his surgical training in London, working at various hospitals including Charing Cross and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. A lower limb specialist, he completed a year's surgical fellowship in foot, ankle and sports injuries in Melbourne, Australia, prior to taking up his current position at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust in 2004.
In addition to his busy NHS practice, Mr Clark has developed a successful private practice covering Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. He is skilled in the treatment of all conditions affecting the knee joint, including sporting and traumatic injury.
Areas covered include:
Windsor, Eton, Stoke Poges, Maidenhead, Burnham, Wexham, Slough, High Wycombe and Gerrard's Cross
Knee conditions treated by Mr Callum Clark
Mr Clark offers treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the knee, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Knee ligament damage
- Cartilage damage
- Meniscal tear
Knee arthroscopy in Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire
Mr Clark is highly experienced in the latest arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques to diagnose and treat knee conditions. Using a fibre optic tube (arthroscope) inserted into the knee through a small incision, he is able to view the inside of the joint on a monitor screen and determine the cause of symptoms such as instability, locking, swelling and pain. Certain treatment procedures can also be performed arthroscopically using tiny instruments passed through other small incisions in the knee. These include removing loose pieces of bone and cartilage, cartilage repair and repair of damaged ligaments.
ACL reconstruction surgery
Running diagonally through the inside of the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays an important role in keeping the knee stable. Unfortunately, injuries to the ACL are very common, particularly in sport, accounting for 40% of all sporting injuries. Complete tears of the ligament result in instability of the knee and a loss in range of movement. For some people physiotherapy can strengthen the knee sufficiently for their needs, however those who are very active or wish to return to sport should have the ACL repaired surgically.
In an arthroscopic procedure lasting approximately 90 minutes, Mr Clark reconstructs the remnants of the ACL with a suitable tendon from elsewhere in the body, such as the hamstring or patellar tendon. Recovery can take from six months to a year, however around 90% of people find that the procedure allows them to return to full activity, including sport.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Callum Clark is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.
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