Mr Paul Haslam MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr and Orth), has been a consultant knee surgeon for 6 years at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and consults privately at Parkhill hospital. During this time he has developed an interest in acute knee injuries and using a multidisciplinary approach has helped many sports men and women back to their pre-injury level of fitness. Mr Haslam has developed his interest in sports injuries by attending national and international meetings.
He is now a faculty member teaching other surgeons ACL reconstruction surgery. He keeps up to date with latest developments in the world of knee surgery by attending meetings and has recently visited renowned knee specialists in the USA and Germany.
Mr Haslam is a knee speciaist and suggests all patients insist they see a specialist!
Training and Qualifications
Mr Haslam’s undergraduate training was at Sheffield medical school qualifying in 1994. He completed basic surgical training in Derby and Leicester moving on to Sheffield for registrar training.
During this time he developed an interest in knee surgery, presented at national and international meetings and published an undergraduate textbook.
He later undertook fellowships in Melbourne, Auckland and Sydney developing his expertise and interest in knee surgery.
Mr Haslam is now a member of the specialist training committee which oversees the training of future surgeons in the region. He acts as a mentor and educational supervisor for several doctors in training.
Mr Haslam is interested in all different types of knee surgery, developing this interest over the 6 years he has been a consultant. He regularly performs the following operations: ACL reconstruction, Medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction and Meniscal surgery (including repair).
He also has a clinical interest in joint replacement surgery especially in custom made knee implants being the first surgeon in the region to use the signature knee system.
Mr Haslam now offers patients Trumatch knee surgery using custom made instrumentation.
Current research interests include the medial patello-femoral ligament and junior doctor training across the Yorkshire deanery.
Whilst he was a trainee, he published and presented several papers on topics ranging from the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Total Knee replacement after High Tibial Osteotomy and Clubfoot.
During this time he was also able to co author an undergraduate textbook on Orthopaedics and Rheumatology which has sold all over the world and is now in its 2nd edition.
Experience and expertise
No. of key procedures performed
According to the national joint registry Mr Haslam performs more than double the national average number of knee replacements.
Outcome data/success rates
Mr Haslam's average post operative Oxford knee score after knee replacement is 38, with many patients achieving normal or nearly normal function.
His cumulative revision rate is 0.48% at 5 years
Post operative infection rates
Post operative infection rates at Parkhill hospital are among the lowest in the country.
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