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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Knee

Mr Shaun Sexton

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Knee

ABOUT

Mr Sexton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee problems at Schoen Clinic London. 

Qualifications and academic training: Mr Sexton studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, graduating in 1998. He undertook his basic surgical training at University College Hospital, London and higher surgical training on the prestigious St George's Hospital, London training programme.

Mr Sexton was appointed as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2002, and in 2008 was appointed as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also a foundation member of the faculty of sports and exercise medicine.

​Specialties and techniques: Having spent a large part of his training in the field of hip and knee surgery Mr Sexton was appointed senior fellow in hip and knee surgery at the Mater Hospital, Sydney. During this time he was able to gain highly specialised experience in the latest techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery including robotic surgery, partial knee replacement and patient specific instruments. He published and presented worldwide on these techniques as well as on the optimum materials used in replacement surgery.

​Now specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery in London, as well as trauma and sports injuries to the hip and knee, Mr Sexton receives referrals from surgeons when hip replacements fail and require revision; and he has particular experience in revision surgery related to different artificial bearing surfaces.

Mr Sexton uses the latest techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery including partial knee replacements, patients specific instruments, optimisation positioning software and robotic surgery. Care over implant selection and bearing surface is particularly important and he believes this accounts for his hip and knee replacement patient satisfaction and implant survival being substantially higher than the average for surgeons in the UK.

Improving results for his patients: Performing 250 hip and knee replacement operations each year, Mr Sexton is an active researcher, particularly into improving results following joint replacement surgery. His patient reported outcome measurements and hip and knee replacement revision rates are collected and analysed independently by the National Joint Registry and NHS Digital, and his results are exceptional.

5 year revision rate (surgeries which require revision) for any cause for knee replacements is substantially better than the national rate. 0.76% vs 2.63%

5 year revision rate for any cause for hip replacements is substantially better than the national rate. 1.53% vs 2.19%

Patients' improvement in hip symptoms as measured by the Oxford Hip Score is in the top 2.5% of UK surgeons.

Patients' improvement in knee symptoms as measured by the Oxford Knee score is in the top 2.5% of UK surgeons.

When his patients are asked "How would you describe the results of your operation?" for both hips and knees Mr Sexton's results are statistically significantly higher when compared to other UK surgeons. (p<0.001)

NHS Base: Royal Cornwall Hospital

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement