Mr Andrew Barnett is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises exclusively in knee surgery. He holds NHS posts at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, where he undertakes his planned elective work and at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where his trauma practice is based.
Andrew graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and underwent his surgical and orthopaedic training in Bristol. He completed his specialist training in knee surgery with UK fellowships in Oxford (working under Prof Andrew Price, Prof David Murray and Mr Chris Dodd) and Exeter (under Mr Andrew Toms). In 2011, he undertook a fellowship in Sydney, Australia at the world renowned Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Surgery where he gained valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Dr David Wood. At the same unit he was able to visit and gain further training with Dr Leo Pinczewski and Dr Merv Cross, both pioneers in arthroscopic (key-hole) knee ligament reconstruction.
Prior to commencing specialist orthopaedic training, Andrew undertook a 12 month clinical research fellow post based in Bristol, where he developed a keen interest in knee research. His enthusiasm for research and audit has led to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented his research both nationally and internationally. Andrew is a reviewer for the journal, Injury. He teaches nationally on arthroscopy courses.
Andrew took over the clinical practice of Mr Dai Rees, an eminent sports knee surgeon who recently retired from his post at Oswestry. Andrew has a particular interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, knee ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacement. Having spent twelve months training at Avon Orthopaedic Centre under Mr Jonathan Eldridge, a national expert in patellofemoral (kneecap) instability, he has developed expertise in this field.
Andrew lives near Shrewsbury with his wife and two children. He is a very keen sportsman and has played representative level rugby and cricket. He continues to play cricket and golf and regularly undertakes endurance cycle and running events.